The Greater Des Moines Partnership flew in 200 local leaders to DC to advocate for policies important to central Iowa.

Advocating for a healthier city and university

If you’re going to Washington to secure the support of elected officials, there’s strength in numbers with a single voice. …

Mercuris named Iowa Campus Compact Faculty Fellow

Kathy Mercuris, PT, D.H.S., associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, was selected as a 2016-2017 Iowa Campus Compact Engaged …

Ease the pains of pregnancy

Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common occurrence. Approximately 20 percent of women have pelvic girdle pain at some point …

DMU joins HuffPo “Sleep Revolution”

Sleep deprivation is something of a badge of courage for medical students, residents and providers who are expected to study …

DMU Employees show they are DMU PROUD

Des Moines University’s faculty and staff commit themselves every day, making the University the best it can be for students, …
Tracy Port, D.P.T., helps a patient recover from orthopedic surgery.

4 steps to recovering from orthopedic surgery

Physical therapy is a key component of rehabilitation from any orthopedic surgery. Whether it’s a total joint procedure or a …

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 …
Pioneering students in the Class of 1986 showed osteopathic students were capable of advanced research.

From the Class Note mailbag: DMU researchers

Darwin Schossow, D.O., Rick Hecker, D.O., FAOCA, Don Benson, D.O., and Daniel Deavers, Ph.D., professor (now emeritus) of physiology and …
Michelle Brown, M.S.P.T., and a DMU D.P.T. student lead a patient through a balance exercise.

Three steps to living free of the fear of falling

For most of your life, falls are no big deal: a small bruise, a scraped knee, a sore hip. As …
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 …
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New DMU department expands degree options

Des Moines University’s master’s degree programs in public health and health care administration equip individuals to become leaders in diverse …
DMU President Angela L. Walker Franklin accepts the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame honor from Governor Terry Branstad.

DMU receives highest state honor for volunteerism

Des Moines University was inducted into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame on April 13 as part of National Volunteer …