The Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those at Des Moines University and in the surrounding medical and scientific communities. The Symposium provides a forum for the collaboration of ideas, the production of new hypotheses, and demonstrates to attendees the critical role that research plays in the advancements of health care.
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.
The 2021 DMU Research Symposium is going virtual! There is no cost to attend but registration is requested. Visit https://cme.dmu.edu/Research2021 for more information and to register.
Abigail Amissah-Arthur, PhD
Senior Director of Research Administration, Des Moines University
|12:15pm||Keynote Address - 39 Years of Coronavirus Research: Insights into COVID-19
Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa
|1:00pm||Oral Presentations Session 1
Calmodulin availability regulates basal autophagy
Elizabeth McConnaha, MS, PhD'25, Jennifer Giles, MA, Eric Wauson, PhD, and Quang-Kim Tran, MD, PhD
Validation of the foot arch stiffness measurement in healthy non-symptomatic adults
William Bui Tran, DPM'23 and Vassilios Vardaxis, PhD
|1:16pm||Poster Presentations Session 1
Breakout Categories: Biomedical Sciences 1 and Clinical
|1:45pm||Oral Presentations Session 2
NMDA receptor modulation in protracted ethanol withdrawal
Mercedes C. Foster, MBS'25, Jennifer Giles, MA, and Daniel T. Christian, PhD
Reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy primarily among the Medicare population, associated disparities and methods to address the gap in vaccination rates
Nimo Nour, DO'24 and Tami Swenson, PhD
|2:01pm||Poster Presentations Session 2
Breakout Categories: Education, Movement Science, and Public Health
|2:30pm||Oral Presentations Session 3
Potential renoprotective effects of chronic remote ischemic conditioning in a rodent model of sleep apnea
Benjamin G. Madigan, DO'24, Katherine Harbeck, DO'24, Raina Gerritts, DO'24, Kalie A. Savage, DO'23, Sarah C. Clayton, PhD, Kiefer W. Kious, MS, Kelsey S. Schwartz, BS, James A. Lang, PhD, and Noah J. Marcus, PhD
Medial orbital floor thickness and asymmetry: implications for blow-out fractures
Michael A. Munafo, DO'24 and Lauren Butaric, PhD
|2:46pm||Poster Presentations Session 3
Breakout Categories: Biomedical Sciences 2 and Anatomy
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will 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 and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.
Abigail Amissah-Arthur, PhD, Planning Committee Member
Christina Billings, MPH, CHCP, Planning Committee Member
Lori Byrd, MS, Planning Committee Member
Vanessa Gray, MHA, CMP, CHCP, Planning Committee Member
Mollie Lyon, Planning Committee Member
Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD - Speaker
Kennedy Wrice, Planning Committee Member
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.