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Anatomy word of the month: coccyx

Our “tailbone” was called the “cuckoo” by the Greeks who thought it resembled the beak of the bird of the same name. This structure is a fusion of three or four vertebral bones, greatly reduced in size, that is attached to the end of our spinal column.  In rare instances an individual is born with an […]

— Bill Dyche

Lots to discover at DMU

Join us on campus for an interactive exploration of Des Moines University’s graduate programs. Those encouraged to attend include prospective students & applicants, advisors, friends/family! We look forward to seeing on November 5 for Discover DMU! Here is the schedule for the day:  12:30-1:30 p.m.            Check-in 1:30 p.m.       […]

— Nicole Branstad

Col. Wayne A. Schirner, D.O.’79

Dr. Schirner retired from civil service with the U.S. Army on Sept. 20, 2014.  He served the Army for 35 years, 25 on active duty and 10 as a civilian. He was the director of medical education at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, TX, for the last 15 years of […]

— Alumni Relations