DMU Research Symposium

Des Moines, IA US
December 2, 2010

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.

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

Joel N. Kline, MD
Professor of Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Health

Dr. Kline's research focuses on modulation of airway inflammation in asthma. Using murine models, he is investigating how DNA containing CpG motifs and other innate immune stimuli can prevent and reverse eosinophilic airway inflammation, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and airway remodeling. As the Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center as well as the Environmental Health Science Research Center, he also leads clinical research investigations in airway disease. Dr. Kline is the Director of the UI Adult Asthma Center, whose purpose is to integrate clinical care, clinical research, and basic research in asthma and airway inflammation.

  • Medical School: Brown University
  • Residency: Valley Medical Center
  • Fellowship: The University of Iowa
  • Honors, Awards, and Organizations
    • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
    • Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholars Award, American Lung Association (1997)
    • Fellowship, Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation (1998)
    • Outstanding Investigator Award, Central Society for Clinical Research (2000)


12 pm

Four Themes Concurrent Plenary Sessions 

  • Basic Research – Cellular/Molecular Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology/Pharmacology
  • Educational Research – Social Science
  • Public Health/Pathogenesis
  • Therapeutics/Clinical Trials 
1:15 pm


1:30 pmPoster Session
3:30 pmBreak
4 pmWhy Translational Research?
Joel N. Kline, MD
Director of the Clinical Research Unit, Institute of Clinical/Translational Science; Director of the Physician Scientist Training Pathway, University of Iowa 
5 pmSocial Hour
7 pmAdjourn


  • Summarize the National Institute of Health mandates for Translational Research.
  • Differentiate T1 Research to T2 Research which is health services research that focuses on evidence-based outcomes and compares its effectiveness.
  • Update key members of the interdisciplinary research team on translational research and they'll translate this information to their respective departments and institutions.
  • Review multiple research projects that are occurring in the Des Moines area. 

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and approves this live activity for 2.0 Category 2-A CME credit(s) and 2.0 Category 2-B CME credit(s).
  • Nurse: Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 continuing education contact hour(s).
  • Other: Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for 4.25 hours which will include program content, objectives, presenters, location, date, time and number of education hours offered.

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the program director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­B
  • 4.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.25 CPME
  • 4.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/02/2010 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/02/2010 - 7:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­B
  • 4.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.25 CPME
  • 4.50 IBON


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