An event for change
Join DMU and other community leaders as we change health care education. The Glanton event is your opportunity to show your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Together, we can have a greater impact.
Meet the 2020 Glanton Honorees
Robert Sieman, D.O.’73, and Loretta Sieman, M.S.E.
The lives and careers of Robert Sieman, a 1973 DMU graduate, and Loretta Sieman share the Glanton Fund’s goal of making the world a better place.
Dr. Sieman is an obstetrician/gynecologist and medical director of New Leaf Wellness in West Des Moines, Iowa. Loretta is a retired teacher, the first woman to serve on the West Des Moines City Council and a tireless volunteer for a wide range of causes.
Russell Dixon, PA-C'11
A 2011 DMU graduate, past Glanton Scholarship recipient and current member of the DMU Alumni Board, Russell Dixon is a physician assistant in the emergency department of the Veterans Administration Central Iowa Health Care System and at the Iowa Clinic P.C.
This is how we change health care
As our nation continues to grapple with longstanding racial injustice and disparities, Des Moines University is working to be part of the solution in health care. The Glanton Fund represents our response to persistent poor health outcomes related to race. Established in 2004, the W. Stevenson and Luther T. Glanton Fund generates scholarships for minority students, who are under-represented in the health care professions, and supports programs that foster the cultural humility of all DMU students.
When you support the Glanton Fund, you stand with DMU for the right of all people to live safely and to be treated with respect and dignity. You show your solidarity with the University for a more compassionate and just health care system. You share our urgency for change for a better society.
The impact of the Glanton Fund
The Glanton Fund supports Des Moines University’s three-pronged approach in tackling race-related disparities:
- Increase the number of minorities in the health care workforce
- Prepare all students to provide culturally competent care
- Provide students with opportunities to work directly with underserved populations
Doug & Mary Bruce
Shahbaz Ahmed Merchant
John & Mary Pappajohn
Mary A. Radia, D.O. '81 & Suku Radia
Angela & Thaddeus Franklin
Robert Sieman, D.O.’73 & Loretta Sieman
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
Mark J. Becker & Associates, LLC
Bradley & Riley PC
Bruce & Terri Boland
Ambassador Terry & Chris Branstad
Broadlawns Medical Center
City of West Des Moines
EMC Insurance Companies
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Bernard M. Feldman, D.O.'80 & Ava R. Feldman, D.O.'83
Formation Group, Inc.
Dr. John and Becky Hines
The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.
Iowa Medical Society Foundation
Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association
Dave & Mary Ann Kapaska
Dr. Mark Menadue - ACUTE CARE, INC.
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
R&R Realty Group
John Ruan Foundation Trust
Drs. Rebecca and Robert Shaw
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
The Waldinger Corporation
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Ahlers & Cooney, PC | Lori & Larry J. Baker, D.O. | TShiela M. Benda | Philip & Jennifer Blumberg | Dr. Kimberly Brown & Robert Koutek | Traci Bush | Hijinio Carreon | Linda M. Carter-Lewis | Martin Diamond, D.O.'62 | The Doll Family | EFCO Corp. | Nick & Stephanie Greiner | Marcia & Gary Hammers | Vickie B. Harris, D.O.'92 & Paul D. Harris | W. Hal Hatchett, D.P.M.'00 / Coastal Carolina Podiatry, Inc. | Victoria Herring | Harlan & Dorothy Hockenberg | Mike & Debbie Hubbell | Mike & Susan Huppert | Iowa Realty Foundation | Dr. Troy and Grace Ivey | Gabe and Jess Jefferson | Dr. Stephen & Martha Kaiser | Knapp Properties | Narayana Rao Kosuri, D.O. '76 | Erika Linden & Randy Thompson | Molly Moeller | Erna & Steve Morain | Amy Morris | Mark & Karla Peiffer | Claudia Peterson, D.O.'86 | Richard T. Pitts, D.O., Ph.D. & Colleen O'Connor, CRNA | The Rasmussen Group, Inc. | Richard Rawson | Mark & Janet Rosenbury | Rich A. Salas, Ph.D. | Louis E. Schneider, D.O.'79 & Patricia Schneider | Seth & Katie Stevenson | Tri-City Electric Co. | Walsh Door & Security | Carolyn Weaver | West Bank | Michael & Linda Witte | Sue & Art Wittmack | Adrian L. Woolley, D.O.'95 | Bill & Maribeth Wright | Tim & Donna Yoho