DMU students, alums recognized for research

Winners of the oral and poster presentations at the 2014 DMU Research Symposium
Des Moines University faculty and the award-winning researchers from the 2014 DMU Research Symposium.

A record 67 researchers presented their work to students, faculty and health care professionals at the 2014 DMU Research Symposium on December 4. Five DMU students and two alums were recognized for outstanding research in the most competitive field in the Symposium’s five years. Participants competed in both oral and poster presentations in their fields of study. Oral presenters were assessed on their submitted abstracts and performance, while poster presenters were evaluated on technical, visual and presentation aspects. The winners were:

Graduate Poster Presentations

  • Public Health
    Kelsey Millonig, D.P.M.’17 – “Contraceptive Accessibility in Rural Honduras”
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Ronald Smith, M.S.B.S.’18 – “Characterization of a Secreted Glucosidase from the Human Pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Movement Sciences
    Andrea Rindfleisch, D.P.T.’15 – “Lower Limb Dominance and Functional Task Performance”
  • Education
    Christopher Hogue, D.P.M.’17, and Brady Stewart, D.P.M.’17 – “Is the Increasing Scope of Podiatric Medical Education and Residency Training Leading to an Increase in the Privileges Granted to Recently Graduated Podiatric Physicians?”

Resident Poster Presentations

  • Biomedical Sciences
    Krista Haines, D.O., Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines – “Visceral Artery Aneurysm Repair: Case Report of a True Gastroduodenal Artery Aneurysm Not Amenable to Endovascular Repair”
  • Movement Sciences
    Merrell Kauwe, D.P.M.’14, UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge – “Quantification of Rotational Correction Achieved During First Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint Fusion”

Undergraduate Poster Presentations

  • Biomedical Sciences
    Keller Toral, Drake University – “Identification and Sequencing of the GSTP1 Gene and Transcript(s) in Dogs”
  • Movement Sciences
    Bradley Duwe, Drake University – “Effects of a Pre-Exercise Supplement on Anaerobic Power and Blood Lactate Levels in Males and Females”

Graduate Oral Presentation

  • Kathy Mou, Iowa State University – “A Comparative Analysis of Methylome Profiles Using PacBio Data in Campylobacter jejuni

Resident Oral Presentation

  • Nathan Coleman, D.P.M.’12, UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge – “First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Range of Motion Following Implant Arthroplasty”
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