DMU student Laura Hoffman honored with leadership award

Laura Hoffman, D.O. ’12, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2012 Leadership Award. This …

CPMS Student Achievements

Several CPMS students have been rewarded for their leadership and excellence in podiatric medicine. APMSA Leadership Kyle Duncan, D.P.M. ’14, …

DMU students to spend break providing health care in Honduras

Thirty-three Des Moines University students are skipping the traditional spring break hot spots for a week in Honduras. Instead of …

President Franklin featured in dsm’s Faces of Education

President Angela Walker Franklin was featured recently in dsm Magazine‘s Faces of Education, a special publication highlighting leaders of 12 local educational institutions. Learn a little more about what attracted her to DMU and what she thinks makes us distinct.

Exceptional board results for CPMS students

The CPMS class of 2012 sat for Part II of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam in January and achieved …

Learn to live a happier, healthier life at DMU’s Mini Medical School

Did you ever wonder how people stay healthy into old age? Or how you can establish good nutrition habits? This …

Remembering a musical mother

David Lans, D.O.’81, always knew he would follow his father, Allan Lans, D.O.’58, into medicine, but his mother, Joan, inspired his love of music, art and the humanities. The two alumni have created a scholarship that memorializes Mrs. Lans, celebrates her influence and will soon benefit DMU students.

Doctors Defeat Lawyers

Every fall in Des Moines a battle rages between health care and the law, but we’re not talking in court. The annual Malpractice Bowl lets DMU students and Drake University law students take it out on the gridiron. DMU got the ball rolling in 1998.

Family tragedy triggers career choice

A head-on, 60-mile-per-hour collision left 12-year-old Ashlee Mickle with hip and pelvis injuries; her mother with a broken neck; and her father with bruised organs and many crushed bones. As bad as all that was, though, Ashlee’s brother, Aaron, suffered the worst.

Going to the dogs

Todd Capistrant, D.O.’97, grew up enthralled by the great outdoors and American author Jack London’s stories of survival. Still, that doesn’t fully explain why he and his wife, Anne – who grew up terrified of canines – to respond to a classified ad about a sled dog team for sale.

Great Beginnings

The inauguration of DMU’s new president, Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., was a “seminal moment” in the University’s history and future that featured formalities, festivities, a fun run and a 50-passenger bus that trekked more than 1,100 miles to be part of the occasion.

Building Better Leaders

What are the traits, talents and tools that tomorrow's health care leaders must possess? We asked some tried-and-true chiefs for their must-haves.