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 …
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A spirited family affair

Jean and Paul Groben, D.O.’75, a radiologist, are thankful their three children and two grandchildren reside in Des Moines. That’s …

Alumnus brings broad views as DMU Board chair

Larry Baker knows health care from micro to mile-high levels. As medical director of the emergency medicine department of UnityPoint Health …

DMU President Franklin named Iowa History Maker

Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., is the first African American woman to serve as a president of a medical/health sciences university. She …

Des Moines University appoints Ellen Chaffee to Board of Trustees

Ellen Chaffee, Ph.D., of Bismarck, North Dakota, was appointed to the Des Moines University Board of Trustees at the August …

Great Beginnings

The inauguration of DMU’s new president, Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., was a “seminal moment” in the University’s history and future that featured formalities, festivities, a fun run and a 50-passenger bus that trekked more than 1,100 miles to be part of the occasion.

Alumni spotlight: Laurence J. Baker, D.O.’77, FACEP

I grew up in small-town Iowa. My father was a family practice physician. I was educated at Iowa (go Hawks!) and DMU; my residency was in family practice, but I drifted to emergency medicine early in my career. I just successfully recertified my ABEM boards for the third time, making me close to dinosaur status. I own a professional staffing company that provides physician [...]