The Office of Research strives to develop the University as a cultivator of distinctive faculty and student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge.  Every day at DMU, dedicated faculty, staff, and students create and apply knowledge as they work to provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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DMU CPMS students are also active researchers

Robert Clements tested whether using plastinated specimens helps students identify anatomical structures on MRI scans. Kiera Benge-Shea investigated the surgical management of a rare congenital lower limb deformity. Donald McDonald examined methods to determine the cost-effectiveness of treatment options for …

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DMU-based program earns Iowa STEM BEST award

If you stop by the anatomy research labs in Ryan Hall, you are likely to hear the soft mechanical movements of a 3D printer that is cranking out a small plastic model of the mammalian brain. This modest machine and …

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Kudos to DMU Research Symposium award recipients

In addition to the rich learning opportunities offered by the DMU Research Symposium on Dec. 6, numerous faculty were honored for their research achievements, and several students won awards for their work in a variety of categories. You can view …

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DMU Research Symposium offers rich learning opportunities

The ninth annual DMU Research Symposium on Dec. 6 was a feast for the brain, with a record 99 poster presentations, four oral presentations, approximately 550 attendees, numerous awards, 12 images submitted for an inaugural scientific photo competition, countless highly …

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A whole lot of learning going on

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education hosted the Iowa Physical Therapy Association Southwest District meeting in collaboration with the DMU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. DMU physical therapy students shared evidence-based research poster and oral presentations …

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Learn from Dr. Terry Wahls’ amazing transformation

Some might say Terry Wahls, M.D., is a walking miracle. She’s also an extraordinary example of an individual who applied medical and scientific knowledge and tireless determination to tackle a life-threatening situation. On Thursday, Dec. 6, she will give the …

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DMU student digs into climate change at the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Sasirekha “Sasi” Pandravada, D.O.’20, completed a seven-week internship at the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) in Washington, DC, during July and August 2018. She was selected to participate in this internship as part of the Department of Global …

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DMU student explores geriatrics at the Pan American Health Organization

Joshua “Josh” Tomashek, D.O.’20, completed an eight-week internship at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC, during July and August 2018. He was selected to participate in this internship as part of the Department of Global Health’s Distinguished …

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DMU student researches West Nile virus at the CDC

Christine Jackson, D.O.’20, M.P.H.’20, completed an eight-week internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, during July and August 2018. Christine was selected to participate in this internship as part of the DMU Department of …

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