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La Clinica comes to campus

A clinic that since 1995 has reduced disparities among Latinos in Polk County, IA, as a partnership between DMU and Iowa Health System, will soon move from Des Moines’ south side to the DMU Clinic. It will bring better service to patients and additional training opportunities for students.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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DMU mourns loss of longtime employee

During her 23 years as a DMU employee, Sally Riggs Wallin was known for her loyalty to the University, her nurturing spirit, her broad smile and her unique way of caring both for faculty and students. Members of the DMU community lost this beloved colleague and friend on March 1.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Rites of Passage spark smiles, excitement

The annual Rites of Passage ceremonies of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) and College of Osteopathic Medicine (CO M) mark the much-anticipated transition of second-year medical students into the clinical phase of their curriculum.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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DMU podiatric symposium deemed “most successful”

DMU’s fourth annual Foot and Ankle Surgery Symposium hit peak stride this year in attendance, stature of its speakers and the myriad engaging discussions it sparked among students and podiatric professionals, including several alumni of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

Alumni News, Summer 2012, The Pulse
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U.S. faces ‘health crisis’

A DMU faculty member and her colleagues on an Institute of Medicine committee say the “abysmal investment” in public health is creating a health crisis in America, from rising rates of diabetes to major spikes in childhood obesity. That crisis could decrease lifespan for the first time in the nation’s history.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Public health powerhouse receives IPHA award

Mary Mincer Hansen has benefited many in her careers: individual patients, residents of underserved communities, millions of Iowans and even more Americans with her advocacy for public health. She’s far from sitting back on her achievements and accolades, however.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Life-saving device has DMU tie

Every year, approximately 358,000 women around the world die in childbirth. Poised to change that tragic statistic is a low-tech, low-cost instrument, the “Odon Device,” that has journeyed from its invention in Argentina and its successful testing at DMU in 2008 to high praise this May by Margaret Chan, M.D., director-general of the World Health…

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Medicine or magic?

DMU Library’s Kendall Reed Rare Book Room maintains marvelous collections of some medically relevant botanicals, from sweet-scented water lilies to the narrow spathed skunk-cabbage, at times in history valued for their power to heal wounds, cure disease, increase the appetite and induce vomiting.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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