In Good Shape

Amid changes in leadership and challenges of a turbulent economy, Des Moines University is squarely positioned for continued success. 2009 was a year of growth and change for Des Moines University.We experienced growth in our total enrollment, growth in our faculty numbers, growth in our research activities and growth in the recognition received by Des…

Annual Report, Featured, Winter 2010

DMU students see friends, not stereotypes

In the University’s Homeless Camp Outreach, students learn to help people “where they are” – and gain compassion in the process.

Featured, Winter 2010

DMU's well-rounded wellness program goes platinum

The University is the first U.S. college or university to earn the highest recognition granted by the Wellness Councils of America.

Annual Report, Featured, Winter 2010

Doctor feels the need for speed

Physicians typically dash from one patient or procedure to another through long exausting days. Jeannie Pflum, D.O.’97, an obstetrics and gynecology doctor in Santa Rosa, CA, is no exception.

DMU Profiles, Featured, Winter 2010
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Using tents allowed DMU alumnus Pat Crocker and his colleagues to treat an influx of H1N1 flu patients efficiently and effectively.

Fighting the flu with tents and tweets

Most medical centers expected the H1N1 flu virus would increase their patient counts this year, but last fall Pat Crocker, D.O.’80, and his colleagues found themselves in an especially hot spot for the flu and in the media.

DMU Profiles, Featured, Winter 2010

Pursuing the path of totality

By day, Kelly Prescher, M.S.’93, D.P.T.’04, is a physical therapist at University of California-San Diego’s Thornton Hospital. In her spare time, she is chair and newsletter editor of the San Diego district of the American Physical Therapy Association. She’s mother to daughter Audrey and partner to her significant other, Doug. But when the moon inserts itself between the earth and the sun, she becomes Kelly Prescher, eclipse-chaser.

DMU Profiles, Featured, Winter 2010
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To disclose or not disclose: That is the question

In the 2008 DreamWorks comedy “Ghost Town,” character Bertram Pincus discovers the surgeon failed to disclose his momentary death during a routine colonoscopy. “Have you any idea how much I am going to sue you for?” he sputters.

Featured, Live Smart, Winter 2010

P.T. alumna inspires others to persevere

Cindy Hauber’s motto must be “keep swimming, keep swimming”: The longtime Iowa Games multi medalist was named the 2009 National Congress of State Games Female Athlete of the Year. In 2000, Cindy Hauber woke up finding herself being prepared by an emergency medical technician for an ambulance ride. When he asked why she was trying…

DMU Profiles, Featured, Winter 2010