Classes are not scheduled so all students and faculty can attend and participate. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be served.
The Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those at Des Moines University (DMU) and in the surrounding medical and scientific community by providing a forum for the collaboration of ideas, the production of new hypotheses, and to demonstrate to the attendees the critical role that research plays in the advancement of health care.
All students and faculty are encouraged to develop research projects to be presented at this event. Prizes will be awarded to the presenting author(s) (students and residents only) with the best quality oral presentation and poster abstract.
- Abstract submission: Tuesday, November 24. Submit your abstract.
- Notification of oral presentations: Wednesday, November 25
- Poster submission to the DMU print shop: Monday, November 30 at 3 pm. Download the print shop order form.
J. Michael Oakes, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota
Dr. J. Michael Oakes is an Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. He directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Program Center for Interdisciplinary Research and is Co-Director of the University’s Federal Statistics Research Data Center. Dr. Oakes’s professional interests center on research methodology, social epidemiology, and research ethics. He is an active researcher and frequent principal investigator on a wide variety of studies addressing methodological, health, and ethical problems. Dr. Oakes has authored over 110 papers exploring problems at the intersection of the social and biomedical sciences. His first text Methods In Social Epidemiology was released in 2006 (second edition is forthcoming). He teaches several graduate-level courses in statistical methods and social epidemiology. Dr. Oakes has chaired an IRB panel for more than 15 years. For five years he served as Co-Chair of the University of Minnesota’s Human Research Protection Program and its Conflict of Interest committee. Dr. Oakes also serves on the National Bone Marrow Donor Program IRB and has been active in national training and discussions on protection of human research subjects.