A changed perspective on global health

Dan Kraeger, D.O.’87, speaks with passion about global health service. But when he was invited to go on his first service trip in 2005, to Bolivia, South America, he didn’t want to go. “How much can I do in a week? How much can I really change?” he asked himself.

DMU alumnus, clinic team save a limb – and a life

One balmy evening 11 years ago, Edgar Gomez-Palacios was walking to his San Diego home when a car struck him, leaving him in the street with a compound leg fracture and future health care nightmares. Fortunately, the intervention of DMU’s Foot and Ankle staff reversed his fortunes.

DMU moves to give alumni a greater voice

In recent years, DMU’s three alumni boards –one for each college – have generated benefits and opportunities for fellow alumni and students. Now the University is restructuring the boards to sustain their good works, give all graduates a greater voice and create opportunities for more alumni to get involved.

Gifted at more than the art of medicine

Phillip Bryant, D.O.’79, is more likely to credit a short attention span than talent for his professional and personal activities, but DMU would beg to differ: A family practice physician with Mercy Johnston Medical Clinic near Des Moines, he recently had several of his paintings displayed in the University library.

DMU students will skip beaches, napping for chance to help others over spring break

29 Des Moines University (DMU) students will spend their spring break next week in Honduras providing medical care to those …

Alumni spotlight: Carla A. Stebbins, Ph.D., M.H.A.’93

I’ve worked at DMU in a variety of positions since 1992. I started my career as a student in the M.H.A. program and worked part-time as an academic secretary. I later moved into a staff position for the M.H.A. program coordinating the marketing and enrollment efforts. In 1999, I was offered a faculty position and in 2004 was asked to serve as the director [...]

Power Hour series begins tonight!

Tonight at 7 is the first session of our new Power Hour series in the DMU Clinic. It’s completely free, …

Free lecture series for athletes will focus on preventing injuries while training

The Des Moines University Clinic is kicking off the Athletic Power Hour five-part series on February 24. The series is …

Won’t you be ours?

Happy valentine’s day, lovely readers! On this day of warm fuzzies and mushiness, let us be clear in how much …

Alumni spotlight: Ginni M. Peterson, M.S.P.T.’99

I grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa and attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA, before coming to DMU. I am a part-time physical therapist with Iowa Health in West Des Moines, IA, at an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Patient issues vary from neck pain to foot pain and a lot are post-surgical rotator cuff repairs and total knee replacements. I have an emphasis in working with athletes [...]

Learn about medical fact vs. fiction at DMU’s Mini Medical School

Students of all ages get discount rate This year’s Mini Medical School at Des Moines University (DMU) will give you …