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DMU Research Symposium

December 1, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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Evidence-Based Medicine: Doing a World of Good

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No classes will be scheduled for this afternoon so all students can attend or participate. All students and faculty are encouraged to develop research projects to be presented at this event.

The DMU Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those in the surrounding community; to provide a forum for the collaboration of ideas and the production of new hypotheses; and to impress upon the students of DMU the critical role that research plays in the advancement of health care.


  • , vice president of Research (scientific chair)
  • Alandra Greenlee, D.P.M.’14
  • , assistant professor, Microbiology and Immunology
  • ; instructor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • ; manager, Continuing Medical Education
  • Aaron Schenone, D.O.’14
  • Stefani Swinton, D.P.T.’12
  • , dean, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery


12 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Keynote presentation
Location: SEC AuditoriumEffects of Exercise, Age and Psychosocial Factors on Immune Response
Marian L. Kohut, Ph.D.
  1. Identify factors that influence immune response to vaccine.
  2. Compare how different types of exercise impact immune function.
1:30 p.m. Case-based panel discussion
Location: SEC AuditoriumTraci Bush, P.T., OTR/L, DHS, Chair, Program Director, Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Des Moines University

Gary Hoff, D.O., FACOI, FACC, Chair and Associate Professor, Medical Humanities and Bioethics; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Des Moines University

Marian L. Kohut, Ph.D., Chair, Immunobiology; Professor, Department of Kinesiology/Immunobiology/Gerontology, Iowa State University

James Mahoney, D.P.M., FACFAS, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University

2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Oral abstract presentations
Location: AC Lecture HallsView the oral abstract presentation schedule
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Poster abstract presentations
Location: SEC Common AreaView list of poster abstracts
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

Keynote speaker

Marian l. Kohut, Ph.D.Marian L. Kohut, Ph.D.

Chair, Immunobiology; Professor, Department of Kinesiology/Immunobiology/Gerontology, Iowa State University

Target audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff and students. External researchers and health professionals from the Des Moines area and surrounding hospitals are also invited to participate.

Abstract submission

Abstracts are no longer being accepted.


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There is not a fee to attend but registration is strongly encouraged.

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CME credit

AOA: Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 1.5 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credits and 2.0 hours of AOA Category 2-B CME credits.

CPME: Des Moines University is approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in Podiatric Medicine. This program has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 3.75 continuing education contact hours.

IBON: Des Moines University continuing education (provider #112) is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as an accredited provider. This program has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 4.5 continuing education contact hours.

Other: Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for a maximum 3.75 continuing education hours.

Disclosure statement

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the program director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend DMU sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the DMU Continuing Medical Education office at 515-271-1541 or cme@dmu.edu prior to the program.


December 1, 2011
12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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