Speaker to tackle racial inequalities in health care Dec. 5

November 28, 2012 —

Tim Wise, anti-racist essayist, author and educatorDes Moines University has invited Tim Wise, a prominent anti-racist writer and educator, to speak at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, in the Student Education Center Auditorium, 3300 Grand Avenue. He will present “Racial Health Disparities – A Closer Look,” discussing the importance of cultural competency in closing the disparities in health care.

Wise provides anti-racism training to teachers and health care professionals nationwide. He has authored six books and lectured internationally on the issue of racism in education, labor, religion and health care.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact the Multicultural Affairs office at 515-271-1709 for further information. For a map and directions to campus, visit www.dmu.edu/about/campus.

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.


  • Michael T. Driscoll

    I am a Human Services major at Des Moines Area Community College. I am in a class that is studing cultural diversity. I would like to hear Tim, I feel I can gain a greater understanding of racism by listening to him speak. Thank you, Michael T.Driscoll.

  • Michael T. Driscoll

    I know where Tim is speaking, I will be in attendance.