Social determinants of health and STD prevention: a CDC perspective

Des Moines University continues to improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate …
DMU students participated in a mass casualty drill at the Des Moines International Airport.

Student pairs public health and preparedness

Cynthia James was working on public health issues years before they were considered “public health.” Now a student in DMU’s …
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 …
Laura Delaney with kids on a medical mission to the Dominican Republic

Something to crow about

Assistant professor named PA of the Year and an Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellow Laura Delaney, PA-C’99, M.P.A.S., had provided health care …
Meghan Francis

Built to bridge research, health outcomes

Meghan Francis has conducted biomedical research on several topics, and she’s currently working as a research assistant in the nutrition …
Yogesh Shah, center, reconnected with several of the Ugandan physicians who experienced rotations in Iowa, through DMU, while they were medical students.

Ugandan physicians reflect on DMU, Iowa experiences

Juliet Babirye, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a lecturer in infectious disease and non-communicable disease control in the Makerere University College …

Food Day spreads a message of sustainability

Lori Graff remembers eating food from the animals raised on her family’s farm and getting fresh milk from a neighbor. …
Abby Shannon, D.D.S. receives the USPHS Buell Award.

M.P.H. student melds dentistry and public health

Although she earned her dental degree just seven years ago, Abby Shannon, D.D.S., has taken her career far beyond filling …
Happy graduates at 2015 Commencement

472 degrees of happiness

Ideal weather, a distinguished grand marshal, honored “milestone” alumni, a compelling keynote speaker and, of course, the elation of earning …
Fork in brain

Back for seconds

After getting a taste of Des Moines University for three weeks one summer, these students returned to campus to complete …
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 …
Female holding globe

Stretching beyond comfort zones

As a fourth-year medical student, Mali Schneiter delivered twins — by herself — in a hospital in Uganda. Classmate Nicole Cook counted potentially …