WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Josi Barscz, a student from Syracuse, who is in Des Moines University's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, is serving as vice president of the Infectious Disease and Public Health Club for the 2023-24 academic year.
Barscz also is treasurer of the Medical Students for a Sustainable Future at DMU and vice president of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy.
The Infectious Disease and Public Health Club takes an interdisciplinary approach toward building a better understanding of the specialty of infectious disease, the disciplines and practices involved in become a disease prevention specialist and the public health applications and benefits of implementing successful disease prevention strategies.
Medical Students for a Sustainable Future is a national network of health professional students dedicated to preventing and assessing the health harms of climate change. It seeks to provide education and outreach opportunities for DMU students in areas such as sustainable living, waste reduction, advocacy and community service.
SAAO is a nationally recognized organization and the official osteopathic manual medicine club on campus. It aims to aid students in their study of OMM at DMU as well as to create opportunities to perform OMM treatments on patients on campus and in the community. its mission is to aid in the understanding, practice and proficiency of osteopathic principles among osteopathic students and to improve public awareness of OMM.