Lego competition sparks friendship between podiatric students, Girl Scouts

Coming up with a way to convince older women to wear sensible shoes led a group of Des Moines Girl Scouts to learn teamwork, practice problem-solving and advance in a regional Lego competition. In the process, they gained mentors in some DMU podiatric medical students.

Getting to know you

Did Associate Professor Matthew Henry really once hang out with pro skateboarder Tony Hawk? Did Associate Professor Wayne Wilson truly once sport a Mohawk? Students pondered these and many other fascinating facts during DMU’s first-ever “Get to Know the Faculty Night.”

Fighting a scary problem on Halloween

Nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, struggle with hunger. Last Halloween, DMU students worked to alleviate this scary problem by trick-or-treating for food pantry donations.

DMU’s “masters of manipulation” again triumph in Malpractice Bowl

One might debate who is more competitive, medical students or law students, but on Sept. 29, the former showed they …

DMU student elected SOMA region trustee

DMU osteopathic medical student Katie Eggerman was “one of those three-year-olds” who always knew a health care career was her destiny. She’s also one of those students who seizes leadership opportunities, such as her new post with the Student Osteopathic Medical Association.

DMU PA program has heart

The University’s physician assistant program received a heart-felt honor for its efforts to address an ironic issue – that many direct care professionals lack health care coverage and, as a result, screenings that help detect health problems.

CHS dean earns prestigious fellow distinction

Jodi Cahalan, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., PA-C, recently earned six more letters to put after her name: DFAAPA, or Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants.

DMU researchers awarded grant from Polk County

DMU faculty Simon Geletta, Ph.D., and Carolyn Beverly, M.D., landed a community betterment grant to increase awareness among central Iowa African Americans of their risk for high blood pressure.

DMU goes double platinum

The DMU wellness program features a cohesive team, a supportive environment and a muscular operating plan driven by goals and proven outcomes. These and other strengths affirmed, for the second consecutive time, DMU’s status as the nation’s only educational institution to earn the Wellness Council of America’s top honor.

Embrace the new by keeping the patient front and center

Today, health care providers have work-hour limits, kinder and gentler physician and resident education meetings, electronic records and robotic surgery. They have the Accountable Care Act and new standards for practice improvement. But embracing all that’s new shouldn't mean forgetting the past.

Krista N. Nelson, D.P.M.’09

Nelson joined the staff at Alton Memorial Hospital Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Alton, IL, in December …