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Food is medicine in Valley Junction

Taking a healthy message to market

Nestled among the food vendors and fresh produce stands, DMU students have been peddling wares uncharacteristic of your average farmers’ market.

Fall 2012, The Pulse
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DMU faculty member receives Fulbright Specialists Award

Yogesh Shah, M.D., DMU’s associate dean of global health, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Rwanda at Kigali Health Institute (KHI), the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced in May. Shah will work with KHI to establish a center of excellence in palliative care training in May.

Fall 2012, The Pulse
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A true cultural exchange: Relaxing at home, Fred and Barb Hofferber flank Ugandan medical students Andrew Ntabi and Violet Kyakumwanya, who are rotating in Iowa. The Des Moines couple has hosted nearly 170 international visitors since 1993.

Des Moines couple “mom and dad” to visiting students

The medical students who visit DMU and Iowa from Uganda’s Makerere University get more than an intense introduction to American life and medicine.

Fall 2012, The Pulse
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Without change, things just wouldn’t be the same

At any institution of higher education, it isn’t just the students who change every year. Catch up on some other recent transitions at DMU.

Fall 2012, The Pulse
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That much-awaited moment of joy!

Hard work, perseverance, anticipation, relief and a readiness to pursue new opportunities were evident at DMU’s summer graduation ceremony.

Fall 2012, The Pulse
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Getting away in the great outdoors

“Visiting the national parks is a great adventure, experiencing the new terrain, wildlife and gaining knowledge about the history of the parks and the people who made them happen.”

Fall 2012, Great Escapes
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The “Zen” of feeling 17 again

“What you experience is…a freedom that’s not unlike the freedom when you first ride a bicycle down a hill without pedaling. Riding a motorcycle is like riding a bike downhill all the time.”

Fall 2012, Great Escapes
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Shedding our work costumes

“We all show up at the river in our rowing clothes and caps. Then later you find out you were rowing with a judge or a surgeon. It’s a great equalizer.”

Fall 2012, Great Escapes
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