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."

2015 Research CME

Friday Research Seminar Series: A Dual Role for Complement in Atherosclerosis

February 20, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 21
  • Speaker: Deborah Fraser, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, Immunology, Inflammatory Disease, California State Univeristy Long Beach
Friday Research Seminar Series: The End of the Ice Age: Ecology, Functional Morphology, and Megafaunal Response to a Changing World

February 27, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 20
  • Speaker: Julie Meachen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University
Friday Research Seminar Series: Using the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) and Clubhouse Model to Educate Faculty and Students about Mental Illness and Community Based Approaches to Holistic Treatment

March 13, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 11
  • Speaker: Carolyn Beverly, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health; Medical Director, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Des Moines University
Friday Research Seminar Series: Physician Assistant Student Psychological Type Preferences to Inform Academic and Professional Practice

March 27, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 4
  • Speakers:
    • Carla Stebbins, PhD, Director, Master of Healthcare Administration, Des Moines University
    • Sarah Gilmore, MHA-20
Friday Research Seminar Series: The Renal Adenosine System: Focus on Receptor Heterodimerization and Novel Therapeutic Approaches Against Kidney Diseases

April 10, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 10
  • Speaker: Victor S. Babich, PhD, PMP, Adjunct Instructor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Friday Research Seminar Series: Farnesol, a Candida albicans Quorum Sensing Molecule, Stimulates the Host Innate Immune Cells

April 24, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 6
  • Speaker: Audrey Atkin, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biological Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
20th Annual Iowa Physiological Society Meeting

April 25, 2015
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website (agenda and objectives 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.
  • Research Keynote Address: The Baroreceptor Reflex: From Sensors to Sympathetic Neurons, and Beyond
    • Mark Chapleau, PhD, University of Iowa
  • Number in Attendance: 52
  • 2015 IPS Abstract Book
Friday Research Seminar Series: Effect β-Hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate on Body Composition and Muscle Recovery

May 8, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 17
  • Speaker: John Rathmacher, PhD, Metabolic Technologies, Iowa State University
2015 Mentored Student Research Program

July 17, 2015
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

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  • 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: Treating the High Risk Limb: A Marriage of Team, Technology, and Tenacity
    • David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Director, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) & Professor of Surgery, The University of Arizona
  • Number in Attendance: 86
  • 2015 Mentored Student Abstract Book
  • 2015 Mentored Student Dose of DMU Blog Post
Using SciENcv to Create your NIH Biosketch

July 30, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: DMU Faculty
  • Purpose: NCBI's SciENcv is a platform for maintaining a record of research accomplishment in the form of a CV and automatically generates the NIH BioSketch, required for NIH grant applications. This webinar teaches how to use SciENcv to maintain your scientific record and generate the new NIH BioSketch. The new format of the NIH Biosketch will begin to be accepted for grant applications starting January 25, 2015.
  • Number in Attendance: 4
  • SciENcv Webinar Slides
Community Engaged Scholarship: A Research Orientation Model in Comparative Neuroanatomy

August 13, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: DMU faculty.
  • Purpose: Educators have constructed a Research Orientation Module in Comparative Neuroanatomy that familiarizes high school students (Grades 11-12) with evolutionary neuroscience and some of the research methods employed in mapping the human brain. Through the use of a mixed instructional approach, this intervention has allowed students to learn science outside of the traditional classroom setting and to apply this knowledge by collaborating on a research project pertaining to the mammalian brain.
  • Speaker: Mohammad Spocter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Des Moines University
  • Number in Attendance: 4
  • Community Engaged Scholarship Presentation Slides
  • This activity was a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning's 2015 Showcase Series
Reproducible Research

August 14, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: DMU faculty.
  • Purpose: The idea of "replicability" is central to scientific research. However, researchers observe and recognize that the standards of reproducibility are quite unrealistic for some topics and among some disciplines. Where replication appears difficult or impossible, researchers are now proposing the standard of "reproducibility". The goal of this presentation is to discuss this issue and demonstrate an approach that is being proposed to require "reproducibility" in addition to peer-review of published research results.
  • Speaker: Simon Geletta, PhD, Associate Professor, Master of Public Health, Des Moines University
  • Number in Attendance: 2
  • This activity was a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning's 2015 Showcase Series
A Developmental Pursuit of Foundational Scientific Knowledge

September 17, 2015
Academic Center Board Room, Des Moines University

Transforming Medical Education through the Science of Health Care Delivery

September 24, 2015
Academic Center Board Room, Des Moines University

Friday Research Seminar Series: From Dead Bones to Life History - Using Histology to Reconstruct the Biology of Modern and Extinct Animals

September 25, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 22
  • Speaker: Sarah Werning, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Des Moines University
Friday Research Seminar Series: Colitis and the Gastrointestional Microbiota - Lessons for Murine and Swine Models Colitis

October 9, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 16
  • Speaker: Michael Wannemuehler, PhD, Professor and Chair, Vet Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University
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7th Annual Global Health Conference: Educating for Sustainable Global Health

October 14, 2015
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: The Other Side of the Coin: Perspectives from a Global Experiential Learning Site
    • Fatima Suleman, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD, Associate Professor, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
  • Number in Attendance: 129
  • 2015 Global Health Research Posters
Friday Research Seminar Series: Nine Trends that Will Determine the Future of Cancer Research in the World

October 23, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 41
  • Speaker: Richard Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society
Friday Research Seminar Series: Upper Limb Motor Performance and Neuroplasticity After Stroke

November 6, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 23
  • Speaker: Stacey DeJong, PT, PhD, PCS, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Director, Applied Neuroplasticity Laboratory, University of Iowa
Friday Research Seminar Series: Transitioning from Volume to Value - Impact of Alternative Payment Models

November 13, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Number in Attendance: 14
  • Speaker: John Brady, DHA, FACHE, Adjunct Faculty, Master of Health Care Administration, Des Moines University
Get Funding, Create Change: Research Proposal Workshop

November 18, 2015
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

 
2015 DMU Research Symposium

December 3, 2015
Student Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website (agenda and objectives 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: Minnesota Nice? Some Perspective on Protecting Vulnerable Human Subjects and Conflict of Interest in Healthcare Research
    • J. Michael Oakes, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota
  • Number in Attendance: 500
  • New York Times Keynote Article
  • 2015 DMU Research Symposium Abstract Book
  • 2015 DMU Research Symposium Photos
  • 2015 DMU Research Symposium Dose of DMU Blog Post (includes award winners)
Friday Research Seminar Series: Using Data to Promote Public Health Action

December 4, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Speaker: Debra Kane, Ph.D., R.N., PHCNS-BC, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Des Moines University
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Friday Research Seminar Series: How Polyploidy and Aneuploidy Impact Adaptation

December 18, 2015
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

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  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff and students.
  • Speaker: Anna Selmecki, PhD, Creighton University
  • The attendance scanning software experienced an error for this presentation and the roster is not available.