Meet the Honorees

DMU names longtime Des Moines family the 2016 Glanton honorees

This fall, when Des Moines University celebrates the impact that its Glanton Fund has on students and the health professions, …
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DMU welcomes returning alumni for Reunion 2016

Bravo and thank you to the members of Class of 1956, 1966 and 1991 who participated in the May 2016 …
Class of 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016

Des Moines University awarded 472 degrees in nine programs at the 116th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 28. Family, friends, …
Michelle Brown, M.S.P.T., performs the Epley maneuver on a patient with BPPV.

Exercise your inner ears to alleviate vertigo and balance issues

Your ears play a major role in balance and movement. The organs in your inner ear make up the vestibular …

DMU mourns former president

David Marker, Ph.D., who served as Des Moines University president from March 1, 1994, to Jan. 31, 1996, died May …
The Greater Des Moines Partnership flew in 200 local leaders to DC to advocate for policies important to central Iowa.

Advocating for a healthier city and university

If you’re going to Washington to secure the support of elected officials, there’s strength in numbers with a single voice. …

Mercuris named Iowa Campus Compact Faculty Fellow

Kathy Mercuris, PT, D.H.S., associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, was selected as a 2016-2017 Iowa Campus Compact Engaged …

Ease the pains of pregnancy

Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common occurrence. Approximately 20 percent of women have pelvic girdle pain at some point …

DMU joins HuffPo “Sleep Revolution”

Sleep deprivation is something of a badge of courage for medical students, residents and providers who are expected to study …

DMU Employees show they are DMU PROUD

Des Moines University’s faculty and staff commit themselves every day, making the University the best it can be for students, …
Tracy Port, D.P.T., helps a patient recover from orthopedic surgery.

4 steps to recovering from orthopedic surgery

Physical therapy is a key component of rehabilitation from any orthopedic surgery. Whether it’s a total joint procedure or a …

DMU professor reveals unexpected wolf in continental U.S.

Last summer, Julie Meachen, Ph.D., found herself up close and personal with a pack of large, aggressive predators with bone-crushing …