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Mark K. Williams, D.P.M.’89, FACFAS

Dr. Williams was appointed to the Washington State Podiatric Medical Board by Governor Jay Inslee. His two-year term began in July 2014.  The board is responsible for addressing complaints regarding treatment by podiatrists within the state as well as for establishing continuing medical education and licensing guidelines for podiatry.

— Alumni Relations

Jessica R. Johannesen Childe, D.O.’10, M.S.A.

Dr. Childe will graduate from the McLaren Greater Lansing orthopedic residency in June 2015 and will then begin a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She and her husband, J.R., are expecting their first child in June 2015.

— Alumni Relations

Grant R. Koster, M.S.P.T.’01, ATC, CSCS, FACHE

Mr. Koster was promoted to vice president of clinical operations for Athletico Physical Therapy (www.athletico.com). In 2014, he  became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and also an alumnus of Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School after completing the executive scholars program in leadership and management. He is currently part of the executive […]

— Alumni Relations

DMU, Drake University partner on Pharm.D., M.P.H. dual degree

Des Moines University and the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) have partnered to offer a combined Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degree. The partnership will allow graduates who want to promote health within the broader health care system to utilize an understanding of population health and the health […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Blessy Varghese Peacedale, M.H.A.’14

Blessy Varghese Peacedale was named risk and compliance coordinator at the Marshalltown, IA, Medical and Surgical Center. For her MHA capstone project, she had worked on projects with a department leader at the center; she then completed a three-month internship there, working on a variety of projects in different administrative areas. Previously a practicing physician […]

— Alumni Relations