The below table summarizes educational activities offered by the Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education office that highlight and incorporate the scholarly research endeavors of our students and faculty. The activities have been developed under the leadership of Jeffrey Gray, PhD, Vice President for Research and Global Initiatives and supports the Office of Research's mission to "develop the University as a cultivator of distinctive faculty and student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge."

2013 Research CME

2013 Write Winning Grant Proposals

January 31, 2013
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website (agenda included)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty and staff
  • Purpose: This grant writing workshop is designed to give participants strong knowledge regarding the entire process of developing funding for their research programs. It is intended to help both basic scientists and clinical investigators convey their ideas convincingly so proposals will be favorably reviewed and funded.
  • Facilitator: John D. Robertson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Number in Attendance: 22
  • 2013 Write Winning Grant Proposals Flyer
Research Literacy for Health-Professions: Promoting Competence in Assessing Evidence-Based Medicine

January - February, 2013 (5-part series)
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

Key Decision Points: Is it Research Involving Human Subjects? Is it Exempt? Is IRB Review Required?

February 28, 2013
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (coming soon)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty and staff, local human research investigators, and research coordinators.
  • Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to review regulatory criteria for making determination regarding whether proposed research will require IRB review. During the activity, the positive reasons for applying these criteria, and the negative consequences associated with them, will also be discussed.
  • Speakers:
    • Karen Hale, RPh, MPH, CIP, Director, Office of Responsible Research Practices, The Ohio State University
    • Daniel Nelson, MSc, CIP, Director, Office of Human Research Ethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Number in Attendance: 11
  • PRIM&R Handout
Online Research, Social Media, and the IRB: Assessing Ethics, Norms and Risks

April 19, 2013
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (coming soon)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty and staff, local human research investigators, and research coordinators.
  • Purpose: The emergence of online communities and research on and through social media has presented challenges to institutional review boards (IRBs) who assess novel recruitment methods, data collection techniques, and diverse forms of risk. This presentation discusses an array of online spaces, with a particular focus on appropriate IRB review.
  • Speakers:
    • ​Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, Endowed Chair in Ethics, Director, Center for Applied Ethics, University of Wisconsin, Stout
    • Joseph Konstan, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Associate Director, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Number in attendance: 6
  • 2013 Online Research Handouts
IACUC Approval in the Ever Changing Research Environment

June 14, 2013
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: IACUC members, investigators, and administrators (e.g. coordinators)
  • Purpose: The conference is designed to introduce an overview of regulatory requirements prescribed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for the approval of research and testing involving animals.
  • Speakers:
    • Cynthia Gillett, PhD, Institutional Veterinarian, Director of Animal Research, University of Minnesota
    • Melanie Graham, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Number in Attendance: 44
  • IACUC Agenda
  • IACUC Brochure
  • IACUC Recap
2013 Mentored Student Research Program

July 22, 2013
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website (agenda included)
  • Target Audience: DMU students, staff, faculty, surrounding scientific medical community, and participants in the Mentored Student Research Program
  • Purpose: Research is vital, and at DMU students are vital to research. Contributions from students are vital in helping move campus research forward. The DMU Mentored Student Research Program is an excellent opportunity for students to highlight their research findings. All summer research students are invited to present on any topic or experience related to research.
  • Keynote Address: The Biopsychosocial Model and the Prevention of Chronic Pain
    • Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, ABPP, Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Science at The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Number in Attendance: 75
  • 2013 Mentored Student Abstract Book
  • 2013 Mentored Student Recap
PRIM&R At Your Doorstep: IRB 250

August 2, 2013
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty and staff, local human research investigators, and research coordinators.
  • Purpose: IRB 250 is designed for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of and insight into core topics related to human research protection programs. The curriculum delivers an array of practical strategies for enhancing an institution's IRB operations via the use of best practices.
  • Speakers:
    • George Gasparis, CIP, President, The PEER Consulting Group, LLC
    • Moira Keane, MA, CIP, Executive Director, Human Research Protection Program, University of Minnesota
  • Number in Attendance: 63
  • 2013 IRB 250 Flyer
  • 2013 IRB 250 Agenda
  • 2013 IRB 250 Recap
2013 Resident Education Day

September 19-20, 2013
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: DMU Residents, Faculty, and Staff.
  • Purpose: A highlight of the HEARTland Network OPTI is Resident Education Day. This is a concentrated educational session focusing on OMM skills, Simulation Laboratory experiences and professional development presentations. It is offered to the residents of affiliated programs as a benefit of membership. Resident Education Day occurs twice a year at Des Moines University, in the spring and fall.
  • Keynote Address: Research Publications and Presentations
    • ​Jeffrey Gray, PhD, Vice President for Research, Des Moines University
  • ​Number in Attendance: 19
  • 2013 RED Agenda
17th Annual Iowa Physiological Society Meeting

September 21, 2013
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website (agenda and Keynote Speakers included)
  • Target Audience: Scientists, physician scientists, educators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. You do not need to be a member of the Iowa Physiological Society to attend.
  • Purpose: The mission is to unite physiologists in enhancing, networking and advancing physiology throughout the State of Iowa. This is at the molecular, cellular, organ and whole body levels. Both basic and applied research as well as teaching are included.
  • Number in Attendance: 55
  • 2013 IPS Research Abstract Book 
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2013 Global Health Fall Conference: Food, Nutrition, and Health in a Changing World

October 16, 2013
Parents Hall, Olmsted Center, Drake University

  • Target Audience: DMU students, faculty and staff, individuals from HGHC member schools (Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, and William Penn University), and community members
  • Purpose: Ignorance and misinformation can cause a world of hurt. The conference will include panels on global health topics, ways to prepare students to for global health experiences, and sessions related to the social determinants of health.
  • Speakers: 
    • Hugo Laviada, School of Health Sciences, Marista University, Mexico
    • Jim Zaffiro, Professor of Political Science, Central College
    • John Gitua, Professor of Chemistry, Drake University
  • Attendance information and an event website are not available for this activity.
2013 Research Vendor Fair

October 23, 2013
Student Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Target Audience: DMU students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding medical and scientific community
  • Purpose: The 2013 Research Vendor Fair is intended to provide Des Moines University researchers with the connections they need to advance and support their research endeavors. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with one another and industry leading research entities to develop new ideas and address current needs with regards to their research environments.
  • Vendors: BD, Eppendorf, Fisher Scientific, IBI Scientific, KNF, Labconco, Mettler Toledo, Microflex Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sartorius Laboratory Products and Services, Thermo LED, Thermo Liquid Handling, Kimble Chase LLC, Corning Incorporated, and EMD Millipore
  • 2013 Research Vendor Fair Flyer
  • Attendance information and an event website are not available for this activity.
 
2013 DMU Research Symposium

December 5, 2013
Student Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website (agenda included)
  • Target Audience: DMU students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding medical and scientific community
  • Purpose: 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 this event. Prizes will be awarded to the presenting author(s) (students and residents only) with the best quality oral presentation and poster abstract. Classes are not scheduled so all students and faculty can attend and participate.
  • Keynote Address: Diversity, Databases, and Discoverability
    • Laurel L. Haak, PhD, Executive Director, ORCID
  • Number in Attendance: 152
  • 2013 DMU Research Symposium Abstract Book
  • 2013 DMU Research Symposium Recap
  • 2013 DMU Research Symposium Photos
  • 2013 DMU Research Symposium Dose of DMU Blog Post