A trip to Tanzania

March 6, 2009 —


Dr. Yogi Shah is DMU’s associate dean of global health. Always going so many directions and working on so many great projects, he’s hard to keep up with some days!  Global health is a department that’s just exploding with growth and opportunities. Our students, staff, faculty & University friends have many ways they can contribute or help those in need of care.

Most recently Dr. Shah visited Tanzania. While there he had a chance to visit the Maasai people. He ate with them, danced with them and even received a gift of a goat and gorgeous purple cloth (did they somehow know DMU’s school color was purple!?). In the photo above he is wearing the purple cloth & showing the beaded stick he also received.

I can’t properly share the stories but luckily for you, Dr. Shah wrote about the adventure. Check it out!

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • Yogi Shah


    Good intro. You are funny (purple color)