Amid the COVID-19 crisis, DMU students step up to serve, support Polk County health professionals

Sheltering-at-home and social distancing are not options for front-line health care employees. Working to provide some relief to these individuals and their families are more than 80 Des Moines University students, representing all eight of DMU’s graduate medical and health …

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Wynde Cheek, D.O.'03

Alumna unites generations to advance her specialty, serve patients

As a board-certified neurologist, Wynde Cheek, D.O.’03, FACN, learned from mentor Robert Simkins, D.O.’75, how to have “difficult conversations with patients with devastating conditions.” She manages that challenge by keeping up in her profession and walking patients through their diagnoses, …

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