New job news

I hinted that I was wrapping up with “I Have a Dream” and moving on to a new step in my career, but wanted to make sure I had my official welcome letter in hand before I made an announcement. (Also, I messed up the first iron-transfer onesie attempt for sharing the news.)

I’m off to med school! Well, kind of… It’s not as a student.


I’m joining Des Moines University as Community Relations Manager at the end of March! My role will involve spearheading DMU sponsored events,  community service initiatives, the DMU Mobile Clinic, some social media engagement (give them a like!) and I’m sure a lot of other duties I have yet to discover.

A few fun facts about DMU:

  • DMU is the largest medical school in Iowa with approximately 841 students in the osteopathic college and 1,800 total enrollment with three colleges offering nine graduate degrees.
  • Founded in 1898, DMU is the second oldest osteopathic school in the country.
  • DMU is one of the top 20 largest medical schools (for D.O.s or M.D.s) in the nation, out of 155 schools.
  • The very first medical class in 1898 included both sexes and today 54% of the student body are women.
  • 66% of students are recruited from outside Iowa.

I’m looking forward to the challenge, but I will miss spending Fridays with this face:


Thankfully, Joe is switching his schedule so he’ll take over the home front on that day. And his sister sold their house! We’re hoping they’ll be moving to our side of town very soon. Anyone know of great 4-bedroom homes in the North of Grand/Waveland area that haven’t hit the market yet? We’re daydreaming about dropping Emmett off by bike and then riding to work together. I’d say that so many things are going right at the moment, the next thing I need to focus on is health and fitness. I think working in a wellness-centered environment like DMU will definitely help!


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10 responses to “New job news

  1. Maria Campanaro

    Hey Brianne,

    Congrats on the new gig!! Mobile health is the place to be!! Check out the program I’m working on:

    Take care,

  2. chelsabea8

    Congrats, Brianne! And welcome to the DMU family. Chase used to do the Mobile Clinic and loved it. It’s going to be a great fit, I’m sure. Yippee!

  3. betsym

    When I started my new job, one of the unexpected perks was being surrounded by health-conscious people. (I came from a pizza munching, beer guzzling office culture, which was fun, but I could never say no to.) Aside from being around people who packed healthy lunches, my work also brings in a yoga and Pilates teacher once a week! All of this has really helped my commitment to health & fitness and I hope you get that, too!

  4. Focusing on fitness and wellness will be easier with such a great gym for you to enjoy on campus! Congrats on your new job!

  5. congratulations! are you going to be working with Barb Boose (does she still work there?)? If so, you’ll be in good hands. She is a lovely person.

  6. I’ve been wondering where the new gig was since I saw your last post mentioning a new job. I just read the announcement on our internal website! lol I work at DMU, too, in the Office of Research. My role is Grants and Contracts Manager. Look forward to working with you and meeting you in person!! 🙂

  7. Erin Shaw

    I know you’ll be all about DMU soon but I also know you like museums. If you want a freeplace to stay with a visit to the home of osteopathic medicine then head down to Kirksville sometime. The museum is small but it blows your mind that osteopathic medicine was founded in the one room schoolhouse that now sits in the atrium of one of the buildings of A.T. Still University.

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