Probst joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Julie Probst of West Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the art director. She was previously employed as a senior graphic designer at NCMIC Group, Inc. in Clive.

— Courtney Tompkins

Divino joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Jeffrey Divino recently joined Des Moines University as a research assistant in the microbiology department. He was previously a graduate student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

— Courtney Tompkins

Glenn joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Courtney Glenn recently joined Des Moines University as a communications associate. She was previously employed as an editor at the Press Citizen in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Ryff joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Kyle Ryff recently joined Des Moines University as an animal caretaker. He was previously employed as a language technology center tutor at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University to be given well workplace award

(Des Moines, IA) – For the third year in a row, Des Moines University will be recognized for excellence in worksite health promotion by the Wellness Council of Iowa, which will recertify DMU as a Gold Well Workplace. This award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of employees. The Well […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Wright joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Brian C. Wright, recently joined Des Moines University as the director of major gifts and planned giving. Previously, Wright was the director of gift planning at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.

— Courtney Tompkins

Vincent joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Danessa Vincent recently joined Des Moines University as an admissions assistant in the Enrollment Management office. Previously, Vincent was a human resources coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa in Des Moines.

— Courtney Tompkins

HIV/AIDS Forum to be held at Des Moines University

Des Moines, Iowa – Nelson Musoba, M.D., public health doctor from Nigeria, will present “A Physician’s Perspective of HIV/AIDS in Uganda” on Monday, September 19 from noon – 1 p.m. Immediately following, Carolyn Beverly, M.D., M.P.H., will address AIDS rates in Polk County followed by a question and answer session. The forum will be held […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU student on NBC’s reality show “The Biggest Loser”

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University medical student, Jen Kersey, spent a few months earlier this year with 13 other contestants on NBC’s hit reality show, “The Biggest Loser,” which premiers on September 13.   The Crandall, Texas, native took time off from medical school to appear on the show. The show was taped […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Sec. Mike Leavitt to discuss Medicare drug coverage at public forum

(Des Moines, IA) – Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mike Leavitt, will be at Des Moines University on Thursday, August 25, as part of a nationwide tour to discuss Medicare’s new prescription drug coverage. A public forum will take place at 9:30 a.m. in DMU’s Medical Education Center, 3200 Grand Avenue. The event is […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University researcher receives NIH grant

(Des Moines, Iowa) – A Des Moines University (DMU) associate professor has been awarded over $180,000 to study the effects of a protein on inflammation. Andrew Brittingham, Ph.D., DMU associate professor of microbiology, was awarded the grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research project, titled “The Production of Endothelin-1 (ET-1) by Macrophages […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Kelly joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Jolene Kelly, M.P.A.S, PA-C, recently joined Des Moines University as a faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program. Previously, she worked as a physician assistant at Doran Clinic for Women in Ames, Iowa.

— Courtney Tompkins

Beverly joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Carolyn L. Beverly, M.D., M.P.H., former director of the Polk County Health Department, recently joined Des Moines University as a College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member. She will also serve as the College of Health Sciences medical director.

— Courtney Tompkins

Wilson joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Wayne A Wilson, Ph.D., recently joined Des Moines University as an assistant professor of biochemistry. Previously, Wilson worked as an assistant scientist at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Ind.

— Courtney Tompkins

Newt Gingrich to speak at Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House, is scheduled to speak at Des Moines University on Friday, August 12, 2005, from Noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue. His stop in Des Moines is part of a nationwide tour to discuss his proposed redesign of the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Celebrate health during DMU Day at the Iowa State Fair

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Sunday, Aug. 14 is Des Moines University (DMU) Day at the Iowa State Fair. Plan to stop by the DMU booth anytime throughout the day to join in a variety of fun and educational activities to entertain adults and kids alike. The following activities will be available at the booth, which […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU provides more than 300 free physicals

(Des Moines, IA) – On Saturday, July 30, Des Moines University hosted a free, comprehensive Health Fair and provided 331 free school and sports physicals for Des Moines area students. DMU partnered with the Iowa Heart Center and other concerned organizations to host the fair on the DMU campus in the Medical Education Center (MEC), located […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU announces 2004-05 Faculty Awards

DMU announces 2004-05 Faculty Awards   (Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University announced its 2004-05 faculty awards at a reception held Tuesday, July 12. Faculty Awards are awarded to peer-nominated and committee-selected faculty members in recognition of outstanding performance in particular categories. The awards are presented to faculty in celebration of their achievement in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Building named in honor of Dr. Richard Ryan Jr.

  Des Moines, IA – A building on the campus of Des Moines University, located in Des Moines, Iowa, was recently renamed Richard M. Ryan Hall in honor of the University’s former president, Dr. Richard M. Ryan Jr., of Winchester, Mass. Ryan was 13th president of the 107-year-old medical and health sciences institution from 1996 […]

— Courtney Tompkins