Food Day spreads a message of sustainability

Lori Graff remembers eating food from the animals raised on her family’s farm and getting fresh milk from a neighbor. …

Viewpoint: Let’s debate issues that warrant debate

As you’ve likely heard or seen, there was a “debate” about vaccination at the GOP presidential debate on CNN Sept. …
GH SDOH

Global Health Learning Collaborative to explore social determinants of health

The factors defining your health have a lot to do with where you are born, how and with whom you …
Abby Shannon, D.D.S. receives the USPHS Buell Award.

M.P.H. student melds dentistry and public health

Although she earned her dental degree just seven years ago, Abby Shannon, D.D.S., has taken her career far beyond filling …
Happy graduates at 2015 Commencement

472 degrees of happiness

Ideal weather, a distinguished grand marshal, honored “milestone” alumni, a compelling keynote speaker and, of course, the elation of earning …
Fork in brain

Back for seconds

After getting a taste of Des Moines University for three weeks one summer, these students returned to campus to complete …
Female holding globe

Stretching beyond comfort zones

As a fourth-year medical student, Mali Schneiter delivered twins — by herself — in a hospital in Uganda. Classmate Nicole Cook counted potentially …
Mandy Ivanov

M.P.H. student receives “engaged research” scholarship

For her capstone project required for DMU’s master of public health degree, Mandy Ivanov chose to focus on a “personal …

No one person can do it all

We’ve all heard the expression, “One person can make a difference,” and while I truly believe that, I also think …

DMU joins the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Des Moines University is now the newest member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH ). …
Drake University

New “3+2” option lets Drake students earn M.P.H. at DMU

Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in health sciences (BSHS) in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences …
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

“Illegal, immoral, deplorable” – and so critical to medical advancement

On Feb. 6, 1951, a poor African American tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks entered the ward for colored women at …