Get to know DMU’s new president

A small-town girl from South Carolina with a collection of angels, a love of music and a weakness for dark chocolate, President Franklin shares some fun facts and perspectives in this question-and-answer session.

Passion, Reason & Integrity

Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., is known by colleagues, friends and family as the “voice of reason,” a visionary leader, a gifted consensus-builder and an ardent advocate for students. Learn more about Des Moines University’s new chief.

Let’s stop driving in the dark health-wise

The United States spends far more than any other nation on medical care, more than 17 percent of our gross domestic product. We are not getting our money’s worth, however. That’s because we lack a cohesive national strategy for collecting, analyzing, communicating and using data to improve our health.

Ready, set, run

This time of year may find you chomping at the bit to ramp up your outdoor running routine. Maybe you’re training for a marathon or other distance race. Or perhaps you just want to shave off a few pounds, enhance your overall health or reduce stress through exercise. Here are tips for avoiding injury as you hit the road or track.

First-time experiences often launch great enterprises

From a new president and a new era at DMU, from new adventures undertaken by alumni to a newly structured DMU Alumni Association board of directors, we celebrate several “firsts” in this issue. When was the last time you tried something for the first time?

DMU mourns loss of beloved professor

Anatomy Professor Frank Maximilian Kneussl taught and mentored students, co-founded DMU’s physician assistant program, helped develop the podiatric medicine program and inspired an award given annually to outstanding PA students.

DMU notes passing of past president

J. Leonard Azneer’s 22-year tenure as DMU’s president was marked by a new campus location, two new colleges, several new facilities and a controversial conclusion.

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