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.

Research News

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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Focus groups sought for research on web-based nursing home information

If you’re looking for a good restaurant or hotel, you might check out its website or consult review sites for customer reviews and recommendations. But if you were searching for a high-quality nursing home, would you be able to do …

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Iowan LGBTQ Health Assessment Results Released on National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11

Having sound data is key to making wise, informed decisions. That’s especially true when decisions are being made that affect large groups of people and policies. And that’s especially why the nation’s dearth of information on disparities among sexual and …

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Mark your calendar for the DMU Research Symposium, Dec. 6

New knowledge, stimulating conversations, enlightening oral and poster presentations, and an extraordinary keynote speaker will come together for the ninth annual DMU Research Symposium on Dec. 6 on campus. DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, alumni, external researchers and health professionals …

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Some brainy investigations at DMU

Recent research projects led by Muhammad Spocter, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy, share a theme: How has domestication affected the mammalian brain?  “The domestication of animals marked a major transition in human prehistory, forever changing the way in which humans …

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DMU researchers land NIH grant to explore potential new antidepressant

Ketamine is an anesthesia medicine that may be a powerful antidote to depression – if only scientists knew more about how it affects the brain. A group of researchers at Des Moines University and the University of North Carolina recently …

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Porcine passion pulls student to Iowa, podiatric medicine

While many factors came into play, the simplified story is that Edee Wildman’s path to podiatric medicine was first cleared by an “absolutely crazy” pig named Rosa. Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, Edee Wildman joined 4-H at age 8, …

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