DMU sending care teams near and far for spring break

Thirty-four Des Moines University students are heading for warmer weather for spring break. Unlike your traditional spring breaker, these students …

DMU announces 2015 Global Health Pathways interns

Des Moines University in December announced the four students who have been selected to participate in prestigious summer internships as …

Ugandan students experience health care and life, Iowa-style

While he was growing up, Charles Loponi’s mother and grandmother were traditional birth attendants, and his maternal grandfather was a local healer and …

Seeking a safe haven

Kelsey Millonig is a dual degree DMU student in podiatric medicine and surgery and public health, which fuels her passion for global health efforts. She was …

Des Moines University series to raise awareness of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern-day slavery, involving victims who are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. An …

Coming to you live on “Love” from St. Lucia

Three participants in DMU’s health service trip to St. Lucia this spring got to be radio celebrities in addition to health …

Empowering Malaysia to save lives with CPR

Karl “Fritz” Disque, D.O.’07, R.Ph., and colleagues of his family’s Disque Foundation recently coordinated with St. John’s Ambulance to help train medical residents and …

“A privilege of service”

Our trip was in conjunction with Global Brigades, an organization with ongoing sites in multiple areas around the world. The …

A journey of much more than 1,887 miles

The 31 students who participated in the DMU health service trip to Honduras touched the lives of more than the nearly 1,600 patients they …

Don’t walk much? Maybe it’s your neighborhood

“How do we make it so everybody could just naturally go out and walk or bike and get to know …

New consortium to probe climate change’s impact on health

While the polar vortex gripping many states this winter had people complaining about the weather more than usual, the discussion …

Honduras health service trip: the return home

Over spring break, 31 Des Moines University students embarked on a weeklong journey to provide health care, education and supplies …