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Free DMU program honors black history month

(Des Moines, IA) – In the spirit of diversity and equality, Des Moines University will celebrate Black History Month with a free presentation on Feb. 14. Beginning at noon in the Des Moines University (DMU) Academic Center, lecture hall one, 3440 Grand Avenue, everyone is invited to learn about the Underground Railroad. “We want to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Hear from our students

Hello my dear friends. As you surely love hearing from me about how great DMU is, you will also love to hear from our students and learn a bit more about these fine current and/or future colleagues at “Hear from DMU Students!” Also, congrats to all the Colts fans out there and my deepest condolences […]

— Seth Stevenson

Events coming up in early February

We have quite a few things on the calendar in the next couple of weeks. I will get a more comprehensive calendar up later, but these are things to know about right away. PA and PT Career Day is this Friday, February 2nd. Lisa will be at the Drake Grad Fair from 2:00 to 6:30 […]

— Seth Stevenson

First Blog from DMU

I am happy to be posting the first DMU blog and hope that you find these insightful and useful (maybe not this first one) as I continue to do so at least once per week. I will keep all friends up on events that DMU is having on campus and that we will be attending […]

— Seth Stevenson

DMU professor Vincent Mandracchia, D.P.M., named chief medical officer at Broadlawn’s Medical Center in Des Moines

DES MOINES — Vincent Mandracchia, D.P.M., clinical professor for the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and nationally respected foot and ankle surgeon, has been named chief medical officer at Broadlawns Medical Center. Mandracchia has been with the hospital since 1995 and is a major advocate of transforming Broadlawns into the people’s community hospital for […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The Future of Podiatric Medicine, by Dr. Tim Yoho

The following editorial, written by CPMS Dean, R. Tim Yoho, D.P.M., M.S., was published in the January 2007 issue of APMA Today   Our Greatest Challenge Our profession is shrinking before our eyes. The question is, what are we going to do about it and when? The number of graduates from podiatric colleges from 1986-1990 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free conference focuses on cancer in young adults

(Des Moines, IA) – The loss of Des Moines University student Katherine M. Miller in 2005 to colorectal cancer has prompted a new focus for an annual student-organized cancer conference at Des Moines University. The February 15 conference begins at 6:30 p.m. with a free dinner followed by presentations from two physicians. At 8 p.m. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Julie Ronnebaum

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Julie Ronnebaum of West Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as an instructor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She was previously a physical therapist at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Celebrates Student Outcomes

The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is proud of the outstanding achievements of its students and graduates. Below are some recent indicators of the success of DMU students and the University’s dedication to providing superior medical education.   The mean first time pass rate over the past five years on Part I of the National Board Exam […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public can take Pilates classes taught by DMU physical therapist

Pilates will strengthen your abdominal and back muscles, improve body movement and correct your posture. Pilates is pronounced puh-LAH-teez and was invented 70 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates. (Des Moines, IA) – If your new year’s resolution is to strengthen and tone your body, exercise or just overall improve your health, sign up for […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes April Newton, P.T.

(Des Moines, Iowa) — April D. Newton, P.T., of West Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the director of clinical education in the physical therapy department. She was previously the therapy education coordinator for Iowa Health-Des Moines.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University researcher earns two national awards

(Des Moines, IA) – Dr. Roy Lidke, clinical associate professor of podiatric medicine at Des Moines University, was recently awarded first place in the poster abstract competition sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association. His winning poster presentation, “Valgus Posted Orthotics Provide Sustained Mechanical Unloading in Knee Osteoarthritis” included a $1,500 award. He also received […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Melissa Wilder

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Melissa Wilder of Stuart recently joined Des Moines University as an academic secretary for the OB/GYN and Pediatric departments. She was formerly a patient service representative for Iowa Health Physicians in Stuart.

— Courtney Tompkins

Don’t miss your chance for a free full-body assessment, treatment

(Des Moines, IA) – The public is invited to experience first-hand the benefits of osteopathic medicine at Des Moines University’s OMM Community Night on October 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. In the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue, D.O. students will be providing free full-body structural and muscular assessments and treatments, part of osteopathic […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Get to know future D.O.s

YOU ARE INVITED! What: Get to know future D.O.s: OMM Community Night When: October 5, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: Des Moines University Student Education Center 3300 Grand Ave. in Des Moines need directions? Cost: Free to all! Who: Open to the public. More details: Receive a free osteopathic manipulation full-body treatment, learn more about […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Dr. Jeff Gray joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Jeffrey T. Gray, Ph.D., of Johnston recently joined Des Moines University as an associate professor of microbiology. He was previously at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, also as an associate professor of microbiology.

— Courtney Tompkins