The tome to own on surgery for the diabetic foot

Thomas Zgonis, D.P.M.’99, FACFAS, sees a lot of diabetic patients in his part of the world, San Antonio, TX. The disease occurs more often among minority populations, and the city is more than half Mexican- American. In addition to giving him a special interest and expertise in diabetic foot problems, that fact motivated him to produce a 448- page textbook on the topic.

A textbook for tough work

“You will never find anyone more sincerely dedicated to those in need, whether in conflict or in a humanitarian effort, than those [military] medics.”

An early global health crusader, with a celebrity connection

British actor Colin Firth turned out an Oscar-nominated performance in his recent movie, “A Single Man,” but his Feb. 3 interview with Terry Gross on the public radio program “Fresh Air” turned up an item that’s just as cool: Firth’s maternal grandfather, John Rolles, graduated from Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery (now DMU) in 1952.

Today’s podiatrist

A podiatrist is much more than a foot doctor. They perform surgery, treat complications resulting from diabetes and work with …

Help our local shelters!

Saturday has been designated “Shelter Awareness Day” by Iowa’s first lady. This day is designed to remind us all of …

DMU marketing team earns six national AACOM awards

DES MOINES– The Des Moines University (DMU) Marketing & Communications department was recently honored with six national awards from the …

DMU at the Iowa Academy of Science (IAS)

Des Moines University was well represented at the recent Iowa Academy of Science (IAS) meeting April 16-17 at Graceland University …

Best place for business & careers!

Moving up six places to #1, Des Moines is Forbes’ top pick for business & careers! We were chosen for …

Thursday: earth day!!

Thursday is earth day so get outside, clean it up, plant something good & enjoy it! Here’s some earthy events: …

DMU trustee ‘almost in awe’ at White House celebration

DMU Trustee Willie Stevenson Glanton, J.D., was honored with an invitation to the White House in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

DMU gets defense funds to train military medics

The $77.2 million for defense projects across Iowa, approved by Congress and President Barack Obama as part of the 2010 Department of Defense appropriations bill, included $1.2 million for trauma response simulation training for Iowa National Guard medical personnel at DMU’s Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills.

M.B.S. students land research awards

Two students in DMU’s master of biomedical sciences (M.B.S.) degree program won research awards within two weeks of each other in January.