The essentials of effective leadership

A physician, professor, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a hero in both higher education and health care, Louis Sullivan knows what makes good leaders. One of his tips for people with power: Give it away.

Franklin Commitment to Excellence Fund

Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., who became Des Moines University’s 15th president on March 1, 2011, has worked in higher …

Global Health Learning Collaborative

Join us for a new health education initiative brought to you by the Department of Global Health, the Masters of …

Racing across frozen Alaska

In February, while the rest of us were settling in with a mug of cocoa and a Stieg Larsson novel, Eric Johnson, PA-C’98, marched 350 miles on foot to traverse the forests, rivers and mountain passes of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail – for the fifth time.

Surgery by cell phone light still inspires

DMU alumnus Karl Disque shares his experiences treating patients in Ethiopia with tireless colleagues, a lot of creativity and never a dull moment.

Serving patients with great need and even greater gratitude

Joel Post says a service trip he took as a DMU student to Mali, Africa, changed his outlook on medicine. Now a graduate, he recently rekindled the experience with a DMU group in Honduras.

Want to make a difference in health care? Here’s how

DMU alumni and friends have an exciting opportunity to tackle health care’s many challenges, says DMU Board Chair James Grekin, D.O.’62, MACOI.

Global Health book drive to benefit the Sudan-American Foundation for Education

Together with the Des Moines University library and the Community Service Committee, the Global Health Department initiated a book drive …

Global Health Outreach award 2011

The Global Health outreach award was established in 2008 to recognize contributions from faculty and students, toward their work for …

Jeff Gray, Ph.D., named interim vice president of research

Jeff Gray, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, has been named DMU’s interim vice president of research. In this role, he …

Andrew Brittingham, Ph.D. becomes fellow of the Iowa Academy of Science

Andrew Brittingham, Ph.D., has been selected to become a fellow of the Iowa Academy of Science at the 123rd IAS …

Research student spotlight: Tyler Nielsen

I received my B.A. in biology at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in 2008. I am currently working with …