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."

2014 Research CME

2014 Write Winning Grant Proposals

June 20, 2014
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: 35
  • 2014 Grant Writers Flyer
  • 2014 Grant Writers Recap
2014 Mentored Student Research Program

July 18, 2014
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. The DMU Mentored Student Research Program is designed so that students may intensify or focus an interest in research while growing knowledge of how research impacts life.
  • Keynote Speaker: Michelle Stock, PhD, Associate Professor of Applied Social Psychology, The George Washington University
  • Number in Attendance: 82
  • 2014 Mentored Student Flyer
  • 2014 Mentored Student Abstract Book
  • 2014 Mentored Student Recap
2014 Global Health Fall Conference: Climate, Nutrition, and Health

October 15, 2014
Parents Hall, Olmsted Center, Drake University

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  • 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.
  • Keynote Address: Climate Change and Health and Climate Change: The Driver of Human and Planetary Health
    • Carlos Dora, MD, PhD, World Health Organization
    • James Hansen, PhD, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Number in Attendance: 127
  • 2014 Global Health Flyer
  • 2014 Global Health Agenda
  • 2014 Global Health Research Posters
2014 DMU Research Symposium

December 4, 2014
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: The Ebola Epidemic: Where We've Been, Where We're At, and Where We're Going
    • Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota 
  • Number in Attendance: 559
  • 2014 Research Symposium Abstract Book
  • 2014 Research Symposium Recap
  • 2014 Research Symposium News Article