A history of African American surgeons & global health success

July 6, 2010 —

What do those 2 have in common? They’re both topics of displays currently in the DMU Library!

The early contributions of African American surgeons is called “Opening Doors” and the exhibit about global health is “Against the Odds.” Both displays come from the National Library of Medicine and can be seen Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The library is open to the public and there is no charge.

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.


  • http://www.webguru-india.com/webdesign.php Urmi

    Thanks again for the update.Both are important subjects and therefore i am really happy to find out that DMU Library has taken it upon them to make the respective topics known to people.Thanks for the links too.Will check them out soon.Bye and take care.

  • http://www.virtusync.com/ Virtusync

    DMU library have always been a place of discussion. The current topics of discussion are quite interesting. It is a fact that the contributions of African American surgeons have opened a new arena in the field of medical science. Global health care, on the other hand, has reached a new height.