Alumni spotlight: Gary P. Plundo, D.O.’79

Plundo completed his doctorate of osteopathy in 1979 at Des Moines University (DMU). He went on to complete an internship …

Finding ways to fight inflammation

Suzanne Bohlson, Ph.D., started doing research as an undergraduate at the University of California-Irvine, investigating how a circulating protein called C1q …

Meet Kathy Mercuris

Kathy Mercuris, PT, DHS has been a member of the Physical Therapy faculty since the program began in 1988. Originally from Illinois, she …

Alumni spotlight: Danna K. Herrick, D.P.T.’12

The 189 female elite runners who competed in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon on Saturday, January 14, …

Alumni spotlight on the Boston Marathon

Julia Moffitt, David Reinhardt, Eric Lew and Jake Summers were at different locations during the Boston Marathon on April 15, …

Alumni spotlight: Rachael N. Poore, D.P.M.’12

Poore is a resident at UnityPoint Health System (formerly Iowa Health) in Des Moines, IA. She grew up in Orlando, …

Alumni spotlight: Thomas L. Wicks, D.P.M.’94

When news of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore, OK, came across his pager, Tom Wicks, D.P.M.’94, began “climbing …

DMU alumnus, student run marathon to fight cancer

People run for a number of reasons – to get and stay in shape, relieve stress or take a break …

Alumni spotlight: Michelle N. Friedersdorf, D.P.M.’99, and Scott C. Friedersdorf, D.P.M.’00

Where are you from, where do you work, and how long you have worked there? Shelly is from Manchester, IA, …

Meet Kari Smith

Dr. Kari Smith, PT, D.P.T., ATC is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University. She graduated …

DMU alumnus named Wisconsin PA of the Year

His patients and colleagues sing the praises of DMU graduate Robert Birk, but he says he’s simply doing what he wants – being a small-town care provider in the county where he grew up.

Leaping into life on the nation’s last frontier

Stretching his horizons physically, professionally and personally was what physical therapist Gio Villanueva was seeking when he moved to Alaska. There he discovered the environment presents as many challenges as do his patients’ conditions.