DMU Day at Iowa State Fair

August 10, 2009 —

In between trying s’mores-on-a-stick and visiting the Varied Industries building on Sunday, August 16, stop by the Des Moines University tent on the Grand Concourse.

“We are proud to sponsor Des Moines University day at the fair,” said Kendall Dillon, director of marketing at DMU. “As Iowa’s largest medical school, we are very concerned with the health of Iowans. What better place to connect with Iowans than at our great state fair?”

At the Des Moines University (DMU) tent, visitors can take a health quiz for a chance to win a collapsible frisbee. They can also take home a free first aid kit, bottle of hand sanitizer and pen. Also, the much-loved temporary tattoo that looks like stitches.

DMU students and physicians from the Des Moines University Clinic will be offering osteopathic manual treatments – a hands-on adjustment to the skeletal system – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to Sunday’s tent on the concourse, DMU physicians and students will be doing COPD screenings with the American Lung Association in Farm Bureau Park on August 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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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.