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."

2016 Research CME

Friday Research Seminar Series: Biomedical Science

January 22, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 16
  • Speakers:
    • Samuel Engman, MBS-19
    • Vahe Matnishian, MBS-19
Friday Research Seminar Series: Biomedical Science

February 5, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 14
  • Speakers:
    • Brad Lamb, MBS-19
    • Rob Clements, MBS-19
Friday Research Seminar Series: Diet and Coronary Heart Disease - Independent of Familial Factors?

February 26, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 21
  • Speaker: Jun Dai, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Des Moines University
Friday Research Seminar Series: Uncontrolled Inflammation in Staphylococcal Infection

March 11, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (includes objectives)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 14
  • Speaker: Mallary Greenlee-Wacker, PhD, Inflammation Program, University of Iowa
Friday Research Seminar Series: Evaluation of Home-Based Interventions to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

March 25, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (includes objectives)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 9
  • Speaker: Mary Charlton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Friday Research Seminar Series: Revisiting 'Oxidative Stress' in Health and Disease

April 8, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (includes objectives)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 23
  • Speaker: Adam J. Case, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Friday Research Seminar Series: Asymmetric Cell Division in C. elegans Development - The WNTS of Change

April 22, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (includes objectives)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 15
  • Speaker: Bryan Phillips, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
Know Your Funder: NSF

April 27, 2016
Ryan Hall #181, Des Moines University

  • Event website (topics, objectives, and facilitator included)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty and staff
  • Purpose: Participants learn how NSF works, what makes a competitive NSF grant, and how to develop one.
  • Facilitator: Rebecca Huenick, Grants Consultant, Expert in Program Design, Grant Development, and Capacity Building
  • Number in Attendance: 19
  • Know Your Funder: NSF Presentation Slides
Friday Research Seminar Series: What Does the Fox Say? Insights on Human Craniofacial Evolution from Domesticated Canids

April 22, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 17
  • Speaker: Scott Maddux, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
Best Practices for Research Survey Selection, Development, and Evaluation

July 8, 2016
Munroe Building, Des Moines University

  • Event website (topics and objectives included)
  • This activity is part of the Pedagogy Research Development Series
  • Target Audience: DMU faculty and staff
  • Speaker: Michelle Mengeling, PhD, MS, Associate Research Scientist, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Number in Attendance: 23
  • July 8 Pedagogy Workshop Slides
2016 Mentored Student Research Program

July 17, 2016
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: Advancing Cancer Therapy by Manipulating Metabolic Oxidative Stress
    • Bryan G. Allen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Number in Attendance: 82
  • 2016 Mentored Student Abstract Book
  • 2016 Mentored Student Dose of DMU Blog Post
  • 2016 Mentored Student Photo Album
Basic Statistical Considerations for Qualitative and Quantitative Educational Studies

July 21, 2016
Munroe Building, Des Moines University

  • Event website (objectives included)
  • This activity is part of the Pedagogy Research Development Series
  • Target Audience: DMU faculty and staff
  • Speaker: Chunfa Jie, PhD, Associate Professor and Biostatistician, Des Moines University
  • Number in Attendance: 24
  • July 21 Pedagogy Workshop Slides
Medical Education Research and Practice: Making a Link Between the Two

July 28, 2016
Munroe Building, Des Moines University

  • Event website (objectives and resources included)
  • This activity is part of the Pedagogy Research Development Series
  • Target Audience: DMU faculty and staff
  • Speaker: Heeyoung Han, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Number in Attendance: 26
  • July 28 Pedagogy Workshop Slides
Friday Research Seminar Series: What to Expect [Histologically] when T. Rex is Expecting: IHC and Histochemical Staining of Well-Preserved Fossils Offer Insight into Dinosaur Reproduction

September 23, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 28
  • Speaker: Sarah Werning, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Des Moines University
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8th Annual Global Health Conference: The Social Determinants of Health

October 5, 2016
Parents Hall, Olmsted Center, Drake University

  • Event website (agenda and speakers included)
  • 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 (panel): Heroin and Opioids - A Community Crisis
    • Craige Wrenn, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Drake University
    • Sarah Grady, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
    • Frank Caligiuri, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
    • Dale Woolery, Associate Director, Governor’s Office on Drug Control Policy
  • Number in attendance: 185
  • 2016 Global Health Research Posters
Community Engaged Scholarship: A Research Orientation Module in Comparative Neuroanatomy

October 6, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • 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: 8
  • Community Engaged Scholarship Presentation Slides
Friday Research Seminar Series: Comorbidity Factors and Brain Mechanisms Linking Stress and Illness

October 7, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 26
  • Speaker: Vanja Duric, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology, Des Moines University
Friday Research Seminar Series: The Applied Learning Platform: Creating Case Scenarios that Bring Thought into View

October 21, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 14
  • Speaker: Eric (Rick) M. Mills, DVM, PhD, LMSW, Software Developer, Applied Learning Platform for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills, WhenKnowingMatters.com
Know Your Funder: Private Foundations

October 26, 2016
Munroe Building, Des Moines University

21st Annual Iowa Physiological Society Meeting

October 29, 2016
Olsen Medical Education Center, Des Moines University

  • Event website (agenda, objectives, and speakers included)
  • Target Audience: Scientists, physician scientists, educators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. 
  • 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: A View From the Top - Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases in Obesity
    • Colin N. Young, PhD, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Number in Attendance: 68
  • 2016 IPS Abstract Book
  • 2016 IPS Photo Album
Friday Research Seminar Series: The Relationship Between Hospital Leadership Activities and Clinical Quality Outcomes in Iowa

November 4, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (includes objectives)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 12
  • Speaker: Sarah Pavelka, PhD, Instructor, Department of Public Health, Des Moines University
Iowa Physical Therapy Association Southwest District Meeting: DMU DPT Student Research Presentations

November 8, 2016
Academic Center, Des Moines University

 
2016 DMU Research Symposium

December 1, 2016
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: 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
  • Number in Attendance: 450
  • 2016 DMU Research Symposium Abstract Book
  • 2016 DMU Research Symposium Photos
  • 2016 DMU Research Symposium Dose of DMU Blog Post (includes award winners)
Friday Research Seminar Series: Big Data in Iowa and the Midwest Big Data Hub

December 2, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (includes objectives)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 11
  • Speaker: Wolfgang Kliemann, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Integrity Officer, Iowa State University
Friday Research Seminar Series: Gastroenteritis: How Astrovirus Attacks (and Cells Fight Back)

December 16, 2016
Student Education Center #115, Des Moines University

  • Event website (includes objectives)
  • Target Audience: Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students
  • Number in Attendance: 15
  • Speaker: Shauna Marvin, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Biology, Microbiology, Drake University