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Music, food, fun a stone’s throw from DMU!

Saturday, 4-11 p.m., is Ingersoll Live!, a mere jaunt from DMU. This is the third year for the event and while I have never been, it appears to be a street festival with live music and food/drink vendors and there’s no way that could be bad! Juice has details here. The fun is coordinated by the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to global health conference at DMU

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) is honored to host World Health Organization physician, Mario Merialdi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., August 29 for the second annual ‘Global Health from the Heartland’ conference. The conference begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature Dr. Merialdi’s keynote presentation, “Research in Maternal and Perinatal Health: The Role of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Doing a Good – In DMU’s Backyard!

DMU has many opportunities for volunteering and outreach around the world, but did you know there are also plenty of opportunities right here in Des Moines? The Des Moines Art Center is a world-class, critically acclaimed art museum with two locations in Des Moines – the Main Gallery, 4700 Grand (a 5-minute walk west from […]

— David Lay

Medical outreach in El Salvador

For a week and a half this past summer, I took part in Des Moines University’s medical service trip to El Salvador. Twelve other DMU students and ten faculty embarked on this experience with me. Virtually all programs were represented in the trip, with eight second-year D.O.s, a first-year D.O., a PA student, a P.T. […]

— Seth Stevenson

Explore your way at Discover DMU on Sept. 3!

(Des Moines, IA) – We’re not big fans of boring tours and monotonous presentations, plus that wouldn’t represent our school very well. So we instead came up with Discover DMU Day, a dynamic, hands-on, action-packed, open house-style event for prospective students. Discover DMU Day is exactly as the name describes – a way for you […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Wins Awards at National Meeting

CPMS Wins Awards at National APMA Meeting At the 2008 National APMA Annual Scientific Meeting held July 24-27 in Honolulu, Hawaii, CPMS presented seven scientific poster abstracts and one oral abstract. Rachel Jung (DPM ’09) received the first place award and a $1,000 honorarium in the Resident/Student Category for her research project entitled, “A comparison […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A run, a reunion and return to the fair!

This weekend is big for DMU. Big tents, big crowds, big fun! Tomorrow is the beginning of our first-ever all-classes, all-colleges unified Reunion. There’s lots of great things planned for alumni and their guests. On Saturday, bright and early,we’re holding our first 5k race, the DMU Run-Day-Voo!  Sign up by midnight tonight or in person Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7:30 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Sweet, sweet corn!

There actually is one annual Des Moines area event that I try to attend every year and every year have a schedule conflict. The sounds of it make my stomach growl with delight and my mouth waters uncontrollably… This event I’m describing is the Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival. This event has a 5k run, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU is tops!

DMU has offered free physicals to local kids for years and years. This year we partnered with local cardiology groups, a dental group and others to form Des Moines University TOPS (team of physicians for students) and offer really in-depth sports physicals. The first TOPS physical fair was Saturday and in six hours, nearly 400 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University hosts first-ever 5k

Register today for August 9 run! (Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to join Des Moines University (DMU) students, faculty, alumni and staff for a 5k through the beautiful south of Grand neighborhood around DMU. The August 9 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Shelby Schultes

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Shelby Schultes of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as a wellness specialist. She was previously at Columbia College in Missouri.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Amanda Poppens

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Amanda Poppens of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the accounts receivable administrator. She is a 2008 graduate of Central College.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Dawn Bisenius

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Dawn Bisenius of Johnston recently joined the Des Moines University Clinic administration as an EMR application specialist.

— Courtney Tompkins

Hot air and hot rides

This weekend there are some really interesting things, as usual, going on in Des Moines. The National Balloon Classic will begin in Indianola today and run through Aug. 2. I saw some balloons lazily floating above Des Moines, one morning this week on my way to work and got excited for the festival. At $3 per […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Local music to m’ears

In May my little sister traveled through Italy. A waiter at a café asked where she was from and when she responded with “Iowa,” he got very excited and, with accent, proclaimed “AHH, Slipknot!” And while Slipknot is definitely a famous Iowa band, it and its brother band, Stone Sour, are not the only groups […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New Pilates sessions begin in August at DMU

(Des Moines, IA) – Stronger, more empowered and relaxed are all descriptions of how participants felt after taking Pilates at Des Moines University (DMU). Pilates classes are designed to strengthen abdominal, pelvic and back muscles and at DMU they are taught by people professionally trained to understand and work with the musculoskeletal system. The upcoming […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free physicals at DMU July 26 for athletes

(Des Moines, IA) – Middle school and high school athletes from Des Moines and surrounding areas can receive a free sports physical on July 26 at Des Moines University. Des Moines University (DMU) has offered free sports physicals to local children for years. This year the school will provide free physicals on Saturday, July 26 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Mary Mincer Hansen joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Mary Mincer Hansen, RN, Ph.D., of Panora recently became a full-time associate professor Des Moines. She joined Des Moines University part-time last fall. She was previously the director of the Iowa Department of Public Health.

— Courtney Tompkins