DMU Research Symposium 2016

DMU Research Symposium draws record number of abstracts

A record number of submitted abstracts, a keynote talk by a groundbreaking biochemist, excellent work by award recipients and lots …
Fossil analysis shows that pregnant theropod dinosaurs, like the T. rex on the right, apparently developed medullary bone as do modern-day female birds.

Researchers discover pregnancy test for T. rex

A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed Montana 68 million years ago may be the key to discerning gender differences between …
Mary Beth Scholand, M.D., presented at DMU Grand Rounds through a partnership between DMU CME and the France Foundation.

A diverse partnership for a difficult disease

Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education was recently awarded a grant from the The France Foundation to provide the educational …

Should researchers be required to get your consent to use your cells?

  Let’s say you’ve had a blood test, a biopsy or surgery. Did you know that any cells or tissues …
Kim Tran, M.D., Ph.D., right, supervises several student researchers at a time. They’ve included Vahe Matnishian and Robert Clements, back row; Lara Terry, now a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, and Briana Gebert-Oberle, now a research assistant in DMU’s physiology/pharmacology program. She and Terry completed the program this past summer.

M.S. program prompts probing investigations

Curiosity is creating an audible buzz among students and faculty engaged in DMU’s increasingly robust research enterprise. This story is …
DMU Research Symposium 2015

DMU Research Symposium probes ethics, awards presentations

The more than 500 graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, staff, residents and other researchers who attended the 2015 DMU …
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 …

DMU makes an impact for JDRF

The 2015 JDRF One Walk included a parade of purple amidst the crowd of participants, as Des Moines University students, …

A supportive, rigorous research environment

DMU operates under high ethical standards to earn and sustain the trust and respect of the public, research participants and …

Great minds, new discoveries

DMU is working strategically to guide and grow its research enterprise, an ongoing effort much like research itself. Building knowledge in four areas of emphasis – cardiovascular sciences, movement science, public health and pedagogy in the health sciences – will likely benefit students, patients and entire populations.

2012 Des Moines University Research Symposium winners

Thursday, December 7, marked another successful DMU Research Symposium. This year, in a new component, students competed in both the …

DMU names new research vice president

Des Moines University may be better known for the high quality of its educational programs than its research enterprise, but Jeffrey Gray, M.S., Ph.D., believes the latter strengthens the former.