DMU researchers attract grants with diverse research

Julie Meachen, Ph.D., is fascinated by carnivores and willing to spelunk to find their remains. Her explorations in Wyoming’s Natural …
Probing depression and its links to pain are student and faculty researchers Bradley Lamb, Jessica Kline, Jeremy Kapuscinski, LiLian Yuan, Ph.D., Vanja Duric, Ph.D., and Misty Carder.

Yuan battles depression with NIH grant

Curiosity is creating an audible buzz among students and faculty engaged in DMU’s increasingly robust research enterprise. This story is …
Mandy Ivanov

M.P.H. student receives “engaged research” scholarship

For her capstone project required for DMU’s master of public health degree, Mandy Ivanov chose to focus on a “personal …
MSRP2015

Students Seize Summer Research Opportunities at DMU

Each year, graduate and undergraduate students from the local scientific community have the opportunity to apply to participate in an …
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

“Illegal, immoral, deplorable” – and so critical to medical advancement

On Feb. 6, 1951, a poor African American tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks entered the ward for colored women at …

Wauson awarded $200,000 for cardiovascular research

Eric Wauson, Ph.D., has been awarded more than $200,000 by the American Heart Association (AHA) to fund his research into autophagy …

PT research podcast hits airwaves

What are the key age-related differences in the reflex vasoconstrictor response in skin microvessels, and how are angiotensin II and Rho-kinase …
Aaron Shoskes, D.O.'18, presents his research at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

Aaron Shoskes, D.O.’18, explores link between chronic stress and gut bacteria

Aaron Shoskes, D.O.’18, gave a platform presentation titled “A possible link between chronic stress and the microbiome: a metagenomic analysis” at the …
Assistant Professor Muhammad Spocter teaches graduate-level neuroanatomy concepts to high school students who in turn help further his research.

High schoolers help advance canine brain research

It seems like a normal Friday morning in Muhammad Spocter’s neuroanatomy lab. Students are in their seats, intently listening to …
SCI CAN's Chris Norton and family present a $60,000 check to Katie Stevermer and Des Moines University representatives.

Stevermer receives $60,000 SCI CAN Foundation grant for mobility research

DMU took another step this spring in efforts to help people become more mobile: Catherine “Katie” Stevermer, P.T., Ph.D., GCS, …

Biomedical sciences students win awards at Iowa Physiological Society Meeting

Des Moines University was well represented at the 20th Annual Iowa Physiological Society Meeting held on campus on Saturday, April …

Julie Meachen, Ph.D., awarded DMU’s first NSF grant

Congratulations to Julie Meachen, Ph.D., for securing the first National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to a Des Moines University …