Liz Swartz Lahr, D.P.T.’19

Elizabeth “Liz” Swartz Lahr, D.P.T.’19, practices at Breathe. Physical Therapy and Wellness in Des Moines and West Des Moines, a practice that specializes in dry needling, women’s health, pregnancy/postpartum pain and recovery and pelvic floor dysfunction and pain. She has …

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Janean Wedeking, D.O.’16

Janean Wedeking, D.O.’16, accepted a position as a family medicine physician at the Floyd County Medical Center hospital and clinic in Charles City, IA. She is currently completing her residency in family medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center …

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DMU is nation’s first medical school to require mental health course

In 2018, Des Moines University became the nation’s first medical school to partner with the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), the nation’s leading advocacy group for mental illness, to offer its provider education program to third-year osteopathic medical students. All medical schools train …

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All together now: DMU faculty member is a force for interprofessional health care teams

In her former work as a physical therapist in an intensive care unit, Julie Ronnebaum, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., quickly learned how important teamwork is in health care. That’s why she pursued her doctoral degree in interprofessional health care studies and …

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Global health experience transports M.P.H. student out of her comfort zone

Angela Russo’s work as a medical technologist in a hospital laboratory of NCH Healthcare System in Naples, FL, sparked her interest in epidemiology and infection control. That motivated her to broaden her career opportunities by enrolling in Des Moines University’s …

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