DMU students will skip beaches, napping for chance to help others over spring break

29 Des Moines University (DMU) students will spend their spring break next week in Honduras providing medical care to those …

Return from Africa…

Summing up an experience of a lifetime isn’t my strong suite. Yet, I’ve been asked to write a little about …

Michael & Sheila’s Nepali adventures

Namaste! I’m writing this post after just having spoken to my wife from the other side of the world, in …

Public invited to hear Des Moines adventurer Charlie Wittmack on Jan. 13

Des Moines, IA – What’s it like to bike through 18 inches of sand, swim the English Channel and climb …

Des Moines University announces Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., as new university president

Des Moines, IA – Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., will be Des Moines University’s 15th president in the school’s 112-year …

Helping a hurting Haiti

Amy Borden takes notes on a Haitian family. Among the many memories DMU students acquired in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the visual …

Global health trip to Guatemala

In a mountainous village in Guatemala, Natalie Hinchcliffe positioned her stethoscope on a female patient's chest. Not a sound from the woman's left lung field. Now what?

Healthier women = healthier everyone

In her Peace Corps work, education, research and practice, Jenell Stewart has strived to follow an uncle's advice to "put a heartfelt effort into this life."

Global Health conference

On October 13, our global health department and the Heartland Global Health Consortium are again hosting an awesome conference. This …

Public invited to conference at DMU on global health, agriculture

In conjunction with the esteemed World Food Prize Festival in October, Des Moines University (DMU) will host “The Influence of …

Free film viewing to share stories of malnutrition

(Des Moines, IA) – Locally parents worry about childhood obesity. In other countries parents worry about getting enough food to …