Abby Shannon, D.D.S. receives the USPHS Buell Award.

M.P.H. student melds dentistry and public health

Although she earned her dental degree just seven years ago, Abby Shannon, D.D.S., has taken her career far beyond filling …
Fork in brain

Back for seconds

After getting a taste of Des Moines University for three weeks one summer, these students returned to campus to complete …
Stroke Camp partcipants laugh as they bat around a balloon in "volleyball."

Stroke Camp uses fun to foster function

Stroke survivors likely never describe their recovery process as fun and games. Therapy can be grueling and gains incremental. Yet the …
Female holding globe

Stretching beyond comfort zones

As a fourth-year medical student, Mali Schneiter delivered twins — by herself — in a hospital in Uganda. Classmate Nicole Cook counted potentially …
Mandy Ivanov

M.P.H. student receives “engaged research” scholarship

For her capstone project required for DMU’s master of public health degree, Mandy Ivanov chose to focus on a “personal …

Students step right up to dunk their deans at DMU Palooza

Taunts and teasing did not deter students from dropping their deans into the dunk tank at the second annual DMU Palooza. …
DMU Day at the Fair 2015

DMU Day: a family af-Fair

The University’s annual DMU Day at the Fair is the rare opportunity for the public to experience osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) within a …
Hindsight is 20/20: Students share their advice for first-years.

Hindsight is 20/20

With their first year behind them, second-year podiatric medicine students reflected on their initial year of medical school and mined …
DMU students give kids a healthy start to the school year by offering free physicals.

Giving kids a healthy start to the school year

DMU helped organize an event that gave central Iowa kids, many from uninsured and under-insured families, a healthy start to …
The Walking Ched at Zombie Burger

Eating out: 10 places you gotta try

The dining scene in Des Moines offers something for everyone. Here are 10 local restaurants you have to hit during …
Runners on the track in the DMU Wellness Center

Taking care of others starts with taking care of you!

As a medical student, it is important to not only prioritize your education but also your wellbeing. At the Wellness …

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

Welcome to medical school, where almost everyone has a Type A personality, graduated in the top of their undergraduate class …