At Des Moines University, student research experiences add depth and breadth to classroom knowledge and give students a clear picture of how research affects the roles of health care professionals. Contributions from students are also vital in helping move campus research forward.
Students involved in research at DMU have had scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, traveled to scientific meetings across the country to present their research abstracts, and won prestigious national research awards, fellowships, and scholarships.
At our annual Research Symposium, students have the opportunity to present the results of their research projects.
Mentored Student Research Program (MSRP)
MSRP is a paid research program in which DMU students and undergrads may participate in eight weeks of research with a DMU faculty mentor over the summer.
Research Elective Course
The Research Elective course is a semester-long course intended to introduce students to conducting research in basic and clinical laboratory settings while fostering the development and reinforcement of responsible conduct of research concepts. Students become eligible to enroll starting in the second semester of their first year. The Research Elective is a credit/no credit course.