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 …
DMU partnered with Tech Trek to make science cool for girls.

Tech Trek campers get a taste of medical school

This summer, the Simpson College branch of Tech Trek, an experiential summer camp backed by research and designed to make science, technology, …
DMU Physical Therapy Program: 1990-2015

Physical Therapy program celebrates 25 years

Commencement is always a special occasion at a university, but 2015 is extra-special for DMU’s physical therapy program: In May …

Wauson awarded $200,000 for cardiovascular research

Eric Wauson, Ph.D., has been awarded more than $200,000 by the American Heart Association (AHA) to fund his research into autophagy …

Thirty-two Des Moines University student leaders inducted into honor society

Des Moines University teaches students more than the sciences. Medical students also learn compassion, ethics and leadership — the interpersonal …
Cindy Lin, D.P.M.'16

Student goes big in service

Growing up in a low-income household in Portland, OR, Cindy Lin didn’t see a doctor until she was 16 years …

PPDPT program to sunset

When the American Physical Therapy Association pledged that all physical therapy services would be offered by doctors of physical therapy …
Professor Muhhamad Spocter gets pied at St. Baldrick's Day.

Campus, hair clippers and Cool Whip come together to support cancer research

On Feb. 10, first-year DMU students Jonathan Pickos and Iaswarya “Ice” Ganapathiraju experienced something rare and wonderful amid the stress …

Global Health Club hosts first aid at refugee soccer tournament

Students from the DMU Global Health Club partnered with refugee placement and support service organizations to provide first aid services at …
Tom Mueller, Ph.D., in his office

Student focus is in Mueller’s DNA

When Britt Hanson came to DMU for her interview day, she connected with a former elf who would become her …
Aaron Shoskes, D.O.'18, presents his research at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

Aaron Shoskes, D.O.’18, explores link between chronic stress and gut bacteria

Aaron Shoskes, D.O.’18, gave a platform presentation titled “A possible link between chronic stress and the microbiome: a metagenomic analysis” at the …

DMU leaders invited back to White House for climate and health summit

J.D. Polk, D.O., M.S., M.M.M., CPE, FACOEP, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Yogesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean …