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.

Can you run a mile?

One of our PA students is a finalist in Wellmark’s Whip It 180 challenge! Angela Nelson is now training with …

LACE UP: It’s walk/run season!

As the flowers peek through, the calendar starts to fill up. There are SO many fun outdoor activities. Here’s a …

Friday recipe: roasted asparagus

Spring is here and that means it’s time for fresh veggies! Yay! The first you’ll be seeing at farmers’ markets …

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.

We’ve changed, but then again we’re the same

Through its history, Des Moines University has evolved in several ways, including changing its name five times. But the University’s essence and high quality have endured.

Around the world in two minutes

Crushing polar ice, swimming at the North Pole and “polar bear baiting”: An alumnus and pilot takes us to the top of the globe.

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.

Kids’ fair April 30 will share free fun, education about healthy lifestyles

Obesity is a growing problem for America’s younger generation. Obesity leads to chronic disease, reduced activity, decreased lifespan and a …