DMU mourns alumnus, trustee

Inspired by his professors to pursue the highest levels of intellectual attainment and professional integrity, Robert “Bob” Kreamer gave back to his medical alma mater as a physician, osteopathic leader and a member of the DMU Board of Trustees for nearly two decades.

Human Rights Day this weekend

It has been a year like no other for human rights. Human rights activism has never been more topical or …

Student seeks ways to advance podiatry

Growing up in Pleasant Grove, UT, Ted Butterfield was often told he was a natural leader whom others would gladly follow – even, he admits, "sometimes in mischievous ways." The American Podiatric Medical Students' Association affirmed his leadership abilities by honoring him with the association's 2011 Leadership Award.

Saddened and gladdened

In this season of plenty, when my friends and I often bemoan the plethora of tempting holiday treats and eats …

An investment in innovative instruction makes a great DMU education even better

Des Moines University has a new educational resource for students and faculty, courtesy of Brad Bakotic, D.P.M., D.O., and his company. The Bako Pathology Clinical Skills Lab and Classroom is the result of a $100,000 gift from Bako Pathology Services in Alpharetta, GA, where Bakotic is chief executive officer.

The essentials of effective leadership

A physician, professor, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a hero in both higher education and health care, Louis Sullivan knows what makes good leaders. One of his tips for people with power: Give it away.

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

This time of year, I love talking with family and friends about their favorite holiday traditions. My daughter, for example, …

Friday recipe: squash and apple saute

Linda Gobberdiel is president of the Iowa Food Systems Council Board of Directors; co-convener of the Healthy Urban Food and …

CPMS students receive PICA scholarships

Katie Jenewein and Ryan Donegan, both members of the class of 2012, were selected by the faculty of CPMS to …

Anatomy word of the month: Vagus

Vagus means “wandering” in Latin. This aptly named nerve (there are a pair of them) meanders from our brainstem, down …