DMU Magazine is a quarterly publication for Des Moines University alumni, friends, employees and students. We welcome comments, ideas and feedback from readers, reserving the right to edit letters for style and space. Send your comments to DMU Magazine Editor Barbara Boose at barbara.boose@dmu.edu or DMU Magazine, Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312-4198.


DMU alumnus, clinic team save a limb – and a life

One balmy evening 11 years ago, Edgar Gomez-Palacios was walking to his San Diego home when a car struck him, leaving him in the street with a compound leg fracture and future health care nightmares. Fortunately, the intervention of DMU’s Foot and Ankle staff reversed his fortunes.

— Barb Boose

DMU moves to give alumni a greater voice

In recent years, DMU’s three alumni boards –one for each college – have generated benefits and opportunities for fellow alumni and students. Now the University is restructuring the boards to sustain their good works, give all graduates a greater voice and create opportunities for more alumni to get involved.

— Barb Boose