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An appetite for assessment

How do educators know that their students are learning what they’re trying to teach? It’s a simple question at the heart of assessment – from preschool through graduate medical education. But as the technological tools for teaching and learning evolve …

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Mid-Iowa Health Foundation commits $50K to DMU Mental Health Project

When Des Moines University announced a bold proposal this fall to address the shortage of mental health professionals in Iowa through a partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), mental health advocates took note.  Des Moines Register columnist …

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MHA student contributes to Free Clinics of Iowa project on Social Determinants of Health

Patients who seek services from Free Clinics of Iowa (FCI) often struggle with access to a variety of resources in addition to health care, including limitations in food security, clothing, housing, transportation, insurance assistance and technology access points, among others.  …

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Students in SEC by DNA sculpture

Art around campus

Over the years, Des Moines University has amassed a large amount of artwork that can be seen scattered across campus. We have pieces ranging from a large scale DNA model to colorful abstract paintings. But it wasn’t until recently when a few …

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