DMU Magazine

For alumni and friends of Des Moines University. Submit letters and editorial material to barbara.boose@dmu.edu.

A lot of moving parts

As in the human body, the anatomy department at DMU has … a lot of MOVING PARTS Anatomy faculty at DMU have a significant teaching load, given they teach courses taken by all students in DMU’s four clinical programs and the …

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Wynde Cheek, D.O.'03

Alumna unites generations to advance her specialty, serve patients

As a board-certified neurologist, Wynde Cheek, D.O.’03, FACN, learned from mentor Robert Simkins, D.O.’75, how to have “difficult conversations with patients with devastating conditions.” She manages that challenge by keeping up in her profession and walking patients through their diagnoses, …

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Joy Ride

Joy ride

DMU physical therapy students expand their skills and impact on patients with equestrian-assisted therapy On a rainy evening this spring, at a large equestrian center just north of Ames, IA, a volunteer leads two women on horseback in a game …

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