6th Annual Global Health Conference: Climate, Nutrition and Health

Contents Agenda Keynote Speakers and Special Guest Poster Guidelines Giving Back: Nothing But Nets Registration Contact Register Submit Abstract Target Audience Students, faculty and staff from HGHC member schools (Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Science, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and […]

— Vanessa Ross

Global health conference explores ecosphere, hunger

The crisis of world hunger likely has endangered humans since they came to exist. But the problem is about to get much worse, and not just for third-world dwellers with distended bellies and protruding ribs. “Nearly one billion people are hungry every day,” Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, stated at the fourth annual Heartland […]

— Barb Boose

DMU to send interprofessional team to Honduras

The team DMU is assembling for a health service trip to the Central American nation of Honduras March 16-24 will wear multiple hats. To date, the group includes students from all three DMU colleges and five of its nine programs; four Drake University pharmacy students; two DMU alumni; two DMU faculty members and two Drake […]

— Barb Boose

International service opportunity in Honduras for DMU alumni

The Global Health department has received information about an upcoming medical service opportunity in Honduras. The trip is a partnership with Grinnell Global Brigades, and the exact community served will be determined by in-country Global Brigades staff. Global Brigades‘ purpose is to provide rural communities with sustainable solutions under a holistic service model in order to […]

— Anna Hudson

International service opportunity in India for DMU alumni

The Global Health Department has received information about an upcoming medical service opportunity in India. The Logos Medical Mission group will travel to Uttarakhand, India, June 6-17, 2012. The trip is organized through the Des Moines Valley Evangelical Church partnership. Areas of focus will be women’s health issues, pediatric care and general medicine in underserved […]

— Anna Hudson

International delights!

YAY!!!!  If you know me you know how much I love to eat & I love outdoor community festivals. Combine them into a FOOD FESTIVAL and you’ve won my heart. One of my FAVORITE outdoor festivals is next weekend – the World Food Festival! There’s great entertainment, cooking demos and you can learn about non-profit […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to contribute to DMU’s literary journal

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) is the largest medical school in Iowa — not necessarily a school you’d expect to produce a literary journal. Now in its third year, however, the annual Abaton journal is very popular and the public is invited to submit work. Overseen by DMU students and staff in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU alum honored with Global Health Outreach award

Dr. Niru and Mrs. Priya Pandeya Des Moines – A 1969 graduate of Des Moines University was recently honored by the school’s global health department. Nirmalendu (Niru) K. Pandeya, D.O., M.S., was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Global Health Outreach award. The Global Health Outreach award was created in 2008 to recognize contributions […]

— Courtney Tompkins