Alumni lead Iowa’s osteopathic physicians

The president, president-elect and vice president of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA), elected at the organization’s 113th annual conference this spring, are DMU graduates. IOMA also selected a DMU graduate and faculty member as its 2011 Physician of the Year.

Gray tsunami: challenges and solutions of global aging

We are aging – not just as individuals or communities but also as a world. This “gray tsunami”is both a medical and public health success story and a certain source of numerous challenges for our planet.

A soldier for the Union and for osteopathy

As the United States begins to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, DMU notes one of its connections to the epic conflict.

Good Grief

The profound blessing of modern medicine’s ability to prolong life can be a curse when a seriously ill person’s quality of life and wishes regarding end of life are on the line. How can providers help beyond giving physical care?

Goin’ for the Gold

Back in the 1990s, when medical educators and residency program directors expressed the need to recognize internship and residency applicants …

Friday recipe: griping and grilling (salmon)

I love having someone else cook for me as much as anyone. That “someone else” is almost always my spouse, …

“Lead, inspire, serve and dream big”

With May’s commencement ceremonies, DMU’s alumni community welcomed nearly 500 new members who were charged by University President Angela Walker Franklin to “relentlessly pursue knowledge, seek wisdom, give service and demand excellence.”

A colleague of many colors

The long-time professor of biochemistry – now emerita – and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine loves to improve processes, to teach the often-esoteric aspects of biochemistry and to dig in the dirt. Diane Churchill Hills has helped cultivate DMU’s high quality like the blooms in her garden.

Remembering the war that changed the nation

COM Dean Kendall Reed and Associate Professor Roy Lidtke discuss how the horrors, casualties and lessons learned during the Civil War helped transform both medicine and warfare.

Flying feathered fun

A DMU student and his team’s video game-inspired soapbox triumphed this spring in the wackiest event on wheels.

DMU faculty salute peers

One of DMU’s hallmarks is its exceptional faculty. In June, they honored four of their own: Laura Delaney, Tim Steele, Wayne Wilson and Vassilios Vardaxis.

‘Seize the day’ must be this student’s motto

If DMU were a buffet, Roberto Fernandez, D.O.’13, has helped himself to a very full plate. He’s now piled on a little more with an appointment on the executive board of the official “voice” of osteopathic medical students.