Girls in Science Day connects kids to health concepts and careers

How do you harness the enthusiasm of an energetic middle-school girl and direct it toward science? Let her cradle a human heart …

Front row seat to heart surgery

Area high school students celebrated heart month at Des Moines University with a “front row” seat to a cardiac surgery …
Back To School Physicals 2015

Mentor students through volunteer initiatives

Volunteer experiences – especially involving community medicine – help Des Moines University students make connections between coursework and their future …

A vision to volunteer

DMU students love to pursue volunteer opportunities that tap their clinical skills. Yet the need for appropriate oversight and documentation can …
President Franklin thanks the Klisares family for their donation.

A gift of gratitude for Stroke Camp

LAST YEAR Kevin Klisares was on a turkey-hunting trip near Lake Rathbun in south central Iowa when he began to feel …
Presidents Society

2015 President’s Society Holiday Reception

On Saturday, December 5 Des Moines University hosted its annual DMU President’s Society Holiday reception. Over 100 of DMU Founders Society …
Senior Health Fair 2015

Three things to love about the DMU Senior Health Fair

On November 7, the Des Moines University Geriatrics Club hosted our annual “50 and Better” Senior Health Fair on campus. …
Senior with DMU student at Senior Health Fair

DMU health fair offers free check-ups to seniors Nov. 7

Des Moines University is offering free health screenings to adults 50 and older at its annual Senior Health Fair on …

DMU Senior Health Fair praised by AARP International

Des Moines University’s annual Senior Health Fair, which will occur this year on Saturday, Nov. 7, was named one of …

Connections Matter for healthy kids

Listen to someone’s story. Help a stressed parent. Welcome a new neighbor. Science shows that these kinds of caring connections …
Stroke Camp partcipants laugh as they bat around a balloon in "volleyball."

Stroke Camp uses fun to foster function

Stroke survivors likely never describe their recovery process as fun and games. Therapy can be grueling and gains incremental. Yet the …
DMU Day at the Fair 2015

DMU Day: a family af-Fair

The University’s annual DMU Day at the Fair is the rare opportunity for the public to experience osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) within a …