Scholarships inspire students

In addition to easing the burden of debt, scholarships inspire and motivate the students who receive them.

DMU Clinic takes care of community

When central Iowa takes in an influx of refugees, DMU Clinic is there to provide physical examinations and any needed immunizations as required by the Iowa Department of Public Health.When undergraduates or other individuals interested in health care careers seek job-shadowing experiences, DMU Clinic welcomes them, too.

Sim Center snapshot

The University’s Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills continues to be a powerful learning resource for the community as well as for DMU students.

Inspiring tomorrow’s health care providers, scientists

Alexandra Hubbell first became a DMU student as a teenager. Interested in pediatrics as a career, she participated in Health Careers Exploring Post 141, a program sponsored by the University and the Boy Scouts of America that allows boys and girls ages 14 to 20 to learn about medical and health care fields.Now a first-year osteopathic student at DMU, Hubbell recently participated in the program as a volunteer.“The students asked great questions,” she says. “The faculty make the program fun but not fluffy. Plus it exposes students to osteopathic medicine and DMU.”

Loving my lipids and the DMU community

Being part of the Des Moines University community can have a very positive impact on one’s health.When I joined the staff in fall 2008, I marveled at the University’s Wellness Pays program, which offers employees financial incentives to exercise, get preventive health care, participate in select programs like Weight Watchers and even volunteer in the community. The program was just the motivation I needed to change my evil couch-potato ways.


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Planning an Iowa-cation?

Is that a real word? Probably not but maybe it should be! Whether you’re considering moving to town for the …

Public invited to DMU to hear from author on medical apartheid

Des Moines University invites you to hear Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation …

Friday recipe: slow-cooker wild rice soup

One of my resolutions for 2010 is to cook more meals in the crock pot. I love coming home on …

DMU students organize Dodgeball Derby to raise money for Variety-the Children’s Charity

What’s better than a costumed-team playing dodgeball on a chilly Saturday? Raising money for Variety–The Children’s Charity while dodging, dipping, …

Be careful and protect your feet!

Believe it or not, just 5 minutes of walking in this freezing weather can be exceptionally dangerous for your feet …

Alumni spotlight: Cynthia L. Swoyer, M.P.H.’07

B.S., University of Iowa, 1977; M.P.H., Des Moines University 2007. I am a bereavement counselor at Hospice of Central Iowa in Des Moines, IA. I counsel family members, friends, staff after the death of a loved one; facilitate grief groups throughout the metro on a monthly basis; offer memorial services to metro nursing facilities; offer memorial services quarterly at Bright [...]