Five national AACOM awards for DMU marketing team

April 23, 2009 —

(Des Moines, IA) –The Des Moines University (DMU) Marketing & Communications department was recently honored with five national awards from the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

The awards honored the simulation center video as first place in the ‘best multimedia’ category, chose as the first-place winner in the ‘best website’ category and recognized the state fair frisbee giveaway in the ‘best specialty item’ category. The DMU literary magazine, Abaton, was again given first-place in the ‘special publication’ category and the 2008 faculty/staff annual fund appeal earned second-place in the ‘best development publication’ category.

The DMU Marketing department includes Kendall Dillon of Des Moines, Julie Probst and Seth Stevenson, both of West Des Moines, Courtney Tompkins and Barb Boose, both of Urbandale.

AACOM includes all the colleges of osteopathic medicine from around the country. DMU is the second oldest osteopathic school in the United States. The communication awards were presented at the annual meeting in Maryland, April 17. Last year the team earned six awards at AACOM.

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.