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DMU delivers compassion, care and babies in Mali

The DMU students, alumni and faculty who recently traveled to Mali, West Africa, on a medical service trip with the nonprofit organization Medicine for Mali, faced challenging conditions and hot weather.

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Students in DMU’s young M.B.S. program, including Tyler Nielsen and Katie Welliver, enrich DMU’s research environment.

M.B.S. students land research awards

Two students in DMU’s master of biomedical sciences (M.B.S.) degree program won research awards within two weeks of each other in January.

Spring 2010, The Pulse
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DMU’s Willie Stevenson Glanton (hatless) sits directly across the table from President Obama. Official photo by Pete Souza, WhiteHouse.gov.

DMU trustee ‘almost in awe’ at White House celebration

DMU Trustee Willie Stevenson Glanton, J.D., was honored with an invitation to the White House in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Spring 2010, The Pulse
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DMU gets defense funds to train military medics

The $77.2 million for defense projects across Iowa, approved by Congress and President Barack Obama as part of the 2010 Department of Defense appropriations bill, included $1.2 million for trauma response simulation training for Iowa National Guard medical personnel at DMU’s Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills.

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Physical therapy rotation offers interdisciplinary insights

Podiatric medicine student Sara Revell is gaining insights on physical therapy that will benefit her career and her future patients.

Spring 2010, The Pulse
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Dodging, ducking and diving for a good cause

Fifteen teams, including nine from the community and many in costume, relived their P.E. days and raised money for Variety – the Children’s Charity in DMU’s first annual Dodgeball Derby.

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An early global health crusader, with a celebrity connection

British actor Colin Firth turned out an Oscar-nominated performance in his recent movie, “A Single Man,” but his Feb. 3 interview with Terry Gross on the public radio program “Fresh Air” turned up an item that’s just as cool: Firth’s maternal grandfather, John Rolles, graduated from Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery (now DMU) in 1952.

Spring 2010, The Pulse
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