DMU Research Symposium

Des Moines, IA US
December 1, 2016

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Registration


There is no cost to attend but registration is requested. You must login or create an account before enrolling in this educational activity.

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Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: Tuesday, November 22 (Submission has closed)
  • Notification of oral presentations: Wednesday, November 23
  • Poster submission to the DMU print shop: Monday, November 28
  • 2017-2018 Mentored Student Research Program application cycle: December 1 – February 10. Submit your application. 

DMU Research Symposium student researchers

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 the Symposium. Awards will be given to the presenting author(s) (students and residents only) with the best quality oral abstract and poster presentation.

New this year, DMU will recognize faculty and clinicians who have demonstrated research and scholarly excellence over the past year. The awards will focus on researchers who have had an impact on advancing knowledge in science, health, education, wellness or other field of study. Faculty will also be recognized for their exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities.

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AgendaSubmit Abstract (CLOSED)Oral Presentations
Poster PresentationsIRB or IACUC ApprovalAbstract Guidelines
Faculty Research AwardsFrequently Asked Questions2017 Mentored Student Research Program

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, alumni, external researchers and health professionals from the Des Moines area and surrounding medical and scientific community are invited to participate and present. All students, faculty, and residents are encouraged to develop research projects to be presented at the Symposium. 

Keynote Speaker

Charles Brenner PhotoCharles Brenner, PhD
Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry, Professor of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

Dr. Charles Brenner is a 1983 graduate of Wesleyan University, who spent 5 years doing yeast genetics and molecular biology research in industry at Chiron Corporation and DNAX Research Institute before conducting his graduate research at Stanford University. He earned his PhD for purification and characterization of the Kex2 prohormone convertase and then served as a post-doctoral fellow at Brandeis University, training in X-ray crystallography. He took his first independent position at Thomas Jefferson University in 1996, where he earned funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Recruited to Dartmouth Medical School in 2003, he rose to serve as the Associate Director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, among other leadership positions. At Dartmouth, Dr. Brenner made the seminal discovery of nicotinamide riboside as a vitamin precursor of NAD and earned additional funding from the NIH, the National Science Foundation and the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. In 2009, he was recruited to the University of Iowa as head of Biochemistry. There, he continued his groundbreaking research on nicotinamide riboside using quantitative metabolomics, animal models and human clinical trials to dissect its functions as a nutritional supplement and candidate drug. He is also known for contributions to molecular oncology, biochemistry and molecular biology education, recruiting 8 faculty members to the Department of Biochemistry, building the high throughput screening shared resource, and establishing the University of Iowa Obesity Research and Education Initiative. He has won a number of national and international awards, serves on prestigious peer review panels for NIH and other agencies, is a tireless mentor for trainees and faculty members, and is a long time contributor to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in multiple capacities. 

Research Summary and Publications

Relevant to the content of the CME activity, Dr. Brenner indicated he is a consultant for ChromaDex, Inc., co-founder and self-managed stock shareholder for ProHealthspan, LLC., and founder of NRomics. 

Agenda

9 am – 12 pmInformal Poster ViewingSEC First Floor 
(Near the Bookstore)
12 pmLunchSEC Auditorium
12:30 pm

Keynote Address: Nicotinamide Riboside: From Discovery to Human Translation

Charles Brenner, PhD
Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry, Professor of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

  • Connect knowledge of micronutrients to the function of NAD+ coenzymes in metabolism and regulation of cellular stress responses. 
  • Discuss uses of nicotinamide riboside as a nutritional supplement and candidate therapeutic compound for improvements in human health. 
1:30 pmBreak
1:45 pmPoster Presentations
Odd numbered posters will be judged.    
SEC First Floor
2:45 pmPoster Presentations
Even numbered posters will be judged.    
3:45 pmBreak
4 pm

The Unmet Needs of Family Planning in Rural Dominican Republic Communities in the Context of Zika Virus
Michaela Simmons, DO'18,
Corrine Nelson, Brooke Bachelor, Shant Adamian, Rebecca Shaw

SEC Auditorium
4:15 pmPrehospital Quality Improvement and Education in Care for PARCA Patients
T. Jesse Yuan, BS, NREMT-P, DO'18,
Mark Pinchalk, MS, EMT-P, Ron Roth, MD, Paul Paris, MD
4:30 pmReduced Leucine Availability Inhibits the Growth of Bone Sarcomas by Stimulating the Fuel Sensing Enzyme AMPK
Shailer Martin II, DPM'19,
Michael Boyer, Elitsa Ananieva
4:45 pmComparing the Effects of Medicaid Expansion According to States’ Medicaid Expansion Status
Kevin Wang, DO'19,
Pamela A. Duffy, Simon Geletta
5 pmAwards Presentation

Oral Presentations

DMU Research Symposium student research presenter

Four abstracts will be selected to give an oral presentation. Presentations will be organized into sessions grouped by topics or disciplines with each presenter allotted 10 minutes to speak and 2 minutes for audience questions. Awards will be given to the winning presenting author(s) (students and residents only).

If the work is co-authored, only the PRESENTING author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form. A moderator keeps track of your presentation time and may also facilitate the discussion. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 will be used to project slides. Please make sure your presentation is compatible with this program. If you prefer to use a MAC computer or have video files, arrangements must be made prior to the program and you will be responsible for bringing an adaptor. Please contact DMU CME at cme@dmu.edu or 515-271-1596. Presentation and video files should be stored on USB drives.

Resources

Poster Presentations

DMU Research Symposium student research presenter

If the work is co-authored, only the PRESENTING author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form. Prizes will be awarded to the winning presenting author(s) (students and residents only).

Resources

Poster Guidelines

  • Materials to hang your poster will be available onsite.
  • Posters are displayed throughout the day. Please do not remove your poster until the end of the day’s activities.
  • On December 1, posters must be hung by 8:30 am and removed by 5:30 pm. If you’re able, please hang your poster as early as possible as we encourage people to view them the entire day.
  • Odd numbered student/resident posters will be judged from 1:45 – 2:45 pm. Even numbered student/resident posters will be judged from 2:45 – 3:45 pm. 
  • Prepare and practice a short summary speech—no more than 3 minutes—about your project. This is an excellent networking opportunity, so it is important to speak and interact professionally. You will receive lots of feedback and exposure as well.
  • Any remaining posters will be kept in the CME office (AC #430) until December 18.

Printing Guidelines

  • Optional: Click here to choose from six DMU approved research templates.
  • Posters for the symposium must be printed at the DMU print shop and emailed to printshop@dmu.edu.  
  • Download the print shop order form. 
  • Please print in seminar presentation size 42” x 54.35” (non-matted and non-laminated).
  • The account number to use for printing costs is #110-1435-50943.
  • Posters will need to be submitted to the print shop and proofs signed by Monday, November 28.
  • The poster will not be reviewed for academic content.
  • For poster printing questions, please contact Brenda at 515-271-1402.

Abstract Guidelines

DMU Research Symposium student research presenter

Research abstracts will be submitted under the following categories: biomedical science, education, movement science, and public health. All abstracts will be published in the meeting program. Please submit your abstract according to the following guidelines:

  • Format: Microsoft Word format
  • Font: Arial, 11 point
  • Margins: 1 inch on all sides
  • Spacing: Single-spaced
  • Justification: Left
  • Abstract body length: No more than 250 words
  • Type the title first, using title casing.
  • Capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles and species names. Italicize scientific names of organisms.
  • List all authors, institutional affiliations and short addresses (city and state only).
  • Bold the names of the author(s) presenting the work.

View an abstract example. 
Submit your abstract. (Submission has closed)

Writing Tips

Consider the following questions when preparing your abstract:

  • Does the abstract clearly state the aim of the project (i.e. a research question, theoretical issue, or problem)?
  • Is the significance of work clearly stated?
  • If relevant, are the methods, data collection, and analysis procedures well-designed and appropriate to the question addressed?
  • Are the conclusions justified in relation to the data and/or analysis/description?
  • Is the abstract written clearly and organized well?

Faculty Research Awards

New this year, DMU will recognize faculty and clinicians who have demonstrated research and scholarly excellence over the past year. The awards will focus on researchers who have had an impact on advancing knowledge in science, health, education, wellness or other field of study. Faculty will also be recognized for their exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities.

IRB or IACUC Approval

If your project involves human or animal research, you must have obtained IRB or IACUC approval, unless you are clearly presenting your work as a proposed project and make it clear that absolutely no research has yet been conducted. Posters involving such research should indicate an approval number or state that no research has been conducted. Anyone giving an oral presentation on a project involving human or animal research must have an IRB or IACUC approval. For questions, please contact the DMU Office of Research at 515-271-1445.

Dress

Business casual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions regarding the DMU Research Symposium? If your question isn’t answered, please contact DMU CME at cme@dmu.edu or 515-271-1596.

2017-2018 Mentored Student Research Program

Applications for the 2017-2018 Mentored Student Research Program will be available on Thursday, December 1, 2016. All application materials are due no later than February 10, 2017. Visit the Office of Research website for more information and to submit your application. 

Educational Grants

Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity. 

Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 4.0 continuing education contact hours.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 4.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.8 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other Professionals: This live activity is designated for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 4.00 CPME
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.80 IBON
  • 4.00 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
10/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2016
Event starts: 
12/01/2016 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/01/2016 - 5:15pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Des Moines University
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Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 4.00 CPME
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.80 IBON
  • 4.00 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2016

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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