Rick Wilkerson, D.O.'80, and the orphans of La Concorde in Haiti.

Heeding Haiti’s call

Rick Wilkerson, D.O.’80, didn’t need Haiti to fulfill his passion for overseas medicine. After all, he’s provided health care and …
ACFAS 2016

Kicking off 2016 alumni events

On Friday, February 12, Des Moines University Development and Alumni Relations hosted the first of many 2016 events. Over 130 …
The Alumni Board visits the ultrasound lab.

Alumni Board seeks to engage grads

Members of the DMU Alumni Association Board of Directors want their 12,179 fellow alumni to also “get on board,” so …

DMU board update

After his three years as chair of the DMU Board of Trustees, Larry J. Baker, D.O.’77, FACEP, turned the reins over …
COM Dean J.D. Polk teaches students how to use an ultrasound.

DMU gives students the “stethoscope of the 21st century”

Ultrasound, a technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to make images of organs and structures in the body, can give …
Joel Rand, Program Director/Chair of the Physician Assistant Program

Rand brings rich life experiences to PA students

Joel Rand, M.P.A.S., PA-C, openly admits he had little academic experience before joining DMU’s physician assistant (PA) program faculty, as …

PPDPT program to sunset

When the American Physical Therapy Association pledged that all physical therapy services would be offered by doctors of physical therapy …

They came, they ran, they got treated

More than 20 DMU physical therapy and podiatric medical students and clinicians staffed eight tables to treat participants in the …

2015 Alumni of the Year

They work in different roles in health care and represent different eras of Des Moines University alumni, but the 2015 …

The toll of ACEs

Adverse childhood experiences and their effect on lifelong health By Caitlin Suginaka, M.P.H.’13 and Barbara Dietrich Boose Imagine a world …

Treasured DMU Traditions

As vice president of the DMU Student Government  Association (SGA) during her second year in the University of Osteopathic Medicine and …

DMU students take walks, sleep outside to help others

This fall, Maggi Schutte, D.P.T.’16, invited her classmates to join her in supporting an organization she loves, St. Jude Children’s …