Jeritt Tucker on Insight on Business

Stress in the Midwest

Being “Iowa nice” doesn’t mean that we’re stress-free.  Insight on Business the News Hour reached out to DMU’s Jerrit Tucker, …

2015 Alumni of the Year

They work in different roles in health care and represent different eras of Des Moines University alumni, but the 2015 …

DMU’s Brianne Sanchez wins Young Professional of the Year Award

Congratulations, Brianne Sanchez! DMU’s community relations manager this week received the Amy Jennings YPC Impact Award of the Greater Des …

Braving the Cold

Reprinted courtesy of the San Angelo (TX) Standard-Times and gosanangelo.com. San Angelo, TX, doctor and DMU alumnus warmly recalls mission to Antarctica. The temperature …

Life lessons taught by patients

DMU physical therapy student Shellina Herink gave up her spring break to work with post-stroke volunteers, other students and physical therapists during DMU’s second-annual stroke camp. “Come to find out, it was the best spring break adventure during my lifetime of education,” she says.

The ‘ultimate gift’

Amid the pain and worry of her husband’s illness and subsequent passing, Julie Powell-Mohr was comforted by his decision to make the ultimate gift – and the response she received from the DMU community. Attending the University’s body donor memorial service, she says, felt like “sitting in the lap of God.”

My miracle on Grand Avenue

In 1972, extreme back pain left U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, Ph.D., paralyzed and prone on the floor in a remote province in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam. He found relief during a $15 exam at Des Moines University.

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.

Health Care and Technology – What Is Meaningful Use?

Clinicians and staff in the DMU Clinic have been using electronic medical records since 2007. DMU Clinic was successful in …

Saving lives changes a career

As a DMU osteopathic medical student, Nick Bechtold was all set to apply for otolaryngology residency. That was before an action-packed, four-week rotation in South Africa put him on a completely different path.

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.

Garrett Reed Wheeler Award in Pediatrics

The death of a child is a devastating loss, difficult to comprehend. So it was when Garrett Reed Wheeler, the …