As part of a campus celebration of DMU history, students, faculty, staff and members of the Still family lay a wreath at the tombstone of S.S. Still and his wife.

A tribute to our founders

During the month of March, the DMU community focused on a celebration of our history. Quite fittingly, the month concluded …

Thirty-two Des Moines University student leaders inducted into honor society

Des Moines University teaches students more than the sciences. Medical students also learn compassion, ethics and leadership — the interpersonal …
Jesse Wilson's figure drawing

Art exhibit displays students’ knowledge of human anatomy

Artwork from six first-year DMU students is on display in the DMU Library, showcasing their mastery of human anatomy. Evan …

The Power of Story in Healing

Beyond the necessities for survival, is there any more fundamental human need than to connect with others through stories? They let us feel kinship, experience emotion, and understand or challenge the people and world around us. Stories let us learn, share, get angry, become motivated, understand difference and appreciate community.

Honor society recognizes compassionate student leaders and teachers

Des Moines University is dedicated to teaching compassionate health care professionals and is a proud chapter of the Arnold P. Gold …

DMU prof named SOMA Educator of the Year

Gary Hoff, D.O., associate professor of behavioral medicine at DMU, was selected as the 2014 George W. Northup Educator of …

DMU professor is a D.O. “hero next door”

The DO Magazine, a publication of the American Osteopathic Association, features a series titled “The Hero Next Door” on osteopathic …

Hoff named Rotarian of the Year

Gary Hoff, D.O., began helping local elementary school kids with reading because the Rotary Club of Des Moines, of which he’s …

Enjoy DMU professor’s art in Ames Sunday

The nice weather we’re enjoying is a great reason to get out and about this weekend. If you like art, …

DMU journal marks seventh year, seeks submissions

DMU’s student-produced literary review, Abaton, reflects the art and humanism of medicine. If you have something to say about the hardships, joys and conflicting emotions of those in the medical profession, here’s your chance.

Portrait brings profits

A painting of the founder of osteopathic medicine, produced and provided by a DMU professor, pulled in $1,000 to support the activities of medical student leaders.

How to paint a portrait

To capture someone’s face on canvas, trust your eyes. “Most of us look at things and see not what they …