Trauma Research: Quick and Easy!

Des Moines, IA US
December 13, 2019


There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Hosted by the DMU Office of Research. Light refreshments will be served.

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


Our guest speakers from UnityPoint's Level I trauma center will talk about their work and how research fits into their clinical setting. Hint: It’s never quick or easy.

Learning Objectives

  • Why a strong research program is a distinguishing component of a Level I trauma center’s verification
  • The challenges of creating and sustaining a trauma research program at a community hospital 
  • How residents and students have been and can be utilized in the research process


Carlos Pelaez, MD, FACS
Trauma Medical Director, UnityPoint Health


Sarah Spilman, MA
Research Data Analyst, UnityPoint Health 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/13/2019 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/13/2019 - 1:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Lecture Hall 3
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1445

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.



Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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