Missing Mali

Recent political violence in Mali could only make life more difficult in one of the planet’s poorest nations. It also put on hold the much-needed medical and public health services of Medicine for Mali (MFM), which MFM board member and DMU Assistant Professor Laura Delaney says “breaks my heart.”

DMU student awarded Lyman scholarship

Third-year osteopathic medical student Justin Bloomberg was awarded the central Iowa society’s 2013 Kathie J. Lyman Scholarship Award for his scholarly achievements.

DMU collaborates on clinical education

A new effort by the University and a number of health care organizations in Iowa seeks to increase and standardize clinical training opportunities for students.

DMU president “goes red for women”

As the “Go Red for Women” Movement of the American Heart Association marks its 10th year of fighting heart disease and stroke, DMU President Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., is leading the charge in central Iowa.

CPMS dean receives two appointments

R. Tim Yoho, D.P.M., FACFAS, dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, has been appointed to a central Iowa cancer center board and elected chair of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.

CPMS student receives APMSA’s highest student honor 

Scott Carrington, a fourth-year student in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, embraced leadership opportunities in the college and in the American Podiatric Medical Student Association. His advocacy and hard work earned him the association’s top student honor.

Alumna embraces interim role

As a physician and chief medical officer, Tammy Chance, D.O.’95, helped make Skiff Medical Center in Newton, IA, a core site for clinical rotations and was reminded of how much she loves interacting with future physicians. She’s doing so again as interim associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

DMU delivers for the deployed

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may have ended in many people’s minds, but members of the DMU community continue to remember the men and women who remain deployed in service to their country.

A destiny discovered on the farm

“Love of the land” is one reason Stacie Kasper, D.O.’12, wants to practice rural medicine. She’s also motivated by the opportunity to be a physician, counselor, teacher and advocate for her patients, the chance to become a community leader and the lasting relationships she’ll form with those in her care.

Honduras 2013: Clinical (the interprofessional experience)

Osteopathic medical student Brian Sullivan was a member of Des Moines University’s largest and most interprofessional global health service team …

Hop to it

Looking for a little family fun this weekend? Maybe in the form of an egg hunt? Well, I’ve got just …

Honduras 2013: First day of clinic

Osteopathic medical student Brian Sullivan was a member of Des Moines University’s largest and most interprofessional global health service team …