DMU’s Homeless Community Outreach lives up to its name

  One evening, they found themselves surrounded by jewels from Tiffany’s. On another, they were constructing shelters out of cardboard …

The importance of trauma informed care

Understanding the impact of psychological trauma is critical for future health care providers, as we inevitably will treat patients with …

Alumni assist with DMU Back 2 School Physicals

For many student volunteers, Des Moines University’s free Back 2 School Physicals event is their first time applying skills learned in clinical …
Mentored Student Research Program 2016

Summer research soars to new heights

Each year, graduate and undergraduate students from the local scientific community have the opportunity to apply to participate in an …
FitFeetSpecialOlympics

Podiatry students volunteer at Special Olympics “Fit Feet”

Each spring, Des Moines University students from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery volunteer with “Fit Feet,” a Special Olympics …
Class of 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016

Des Moines University awarded 472 degrees in nine programs at the 116th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 28. Family, friends, …

DMU professor reveals unexpected wolf in continental U.S.

Last summer, Julie Meachen, Ph.D., found herself up close and personal with a pack of large, aggressive predators with bone-crushing …
A student takes the blood pressure of a legislator at DMU Day on the Hill.

DMU students head for the Hills

Des Moines University students took over the Iowa State Capitol on April 13 for “DMU Day on the Hill.” Throughout …
DMU faculty and students provided first aid at the Living History Farms Off-Road Races.

On the run

First-, second- and third-year physical therapy students made DMU proud by providing recovery services to more than 150 runners participating …
DMU Students with Ultrasound

Students lead ultrasound workshop

Ultrasound — a technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to make images of organs and structures in the body — can give …
CJ Koozer cares for children in Tanzania.

Compassionate care, with a business edge

As a high school student, Catherine “CJ” Koozer worked at Camp Courageous, a facility near Monticello, IA, for children and …

Girls in Science Day connects kids to health concepts and careers

How do you harness the enthusiasm of an energetic middle-school girl and direct it toward science? Let her cradle a human heart …