CPMS faculty, students earn '09 APMA awards

August 11, 2009 —

At the 2009 APMA national scientific meeting, DMU students and faculty had great success in the poster abstract competition.

Kyle Peterson, D.P.M. ’10, received the first place award in the Resident/Student Abstract Category for his research project, “Radiographic analysis of Haglund’s deformity: an evaluation of NCSP and RCSP. Co-authors include Nicole Jedlicka, D.P.M. ’10, Vassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D., physical therapy professor, and Tim Yoho, D.P.M., CPMS dean.

Tea Nguyen, D.P.M. ’11, received the third place award in the Resident/Student Category for her research project, “Load deformation evaluation of lateral radiographic foot measurements.” Co-authors include Adam Lang, D.P.M. ’11, Dr. Vassilios Vardaxis and John Bennett, D.P.M., assistant professor of CPMS.

Roy Lidtke, D.P. M. ‘91, clinical associate professor, received the first place award in the Outstanding Poster Abstract Category for his research project, “New technique advances foot orthosis design.”

Dr. Tim Yoho received the second place award in the Outstanding Poster Abstract Category for his research project, “Assessing admission variables and academic performance of podiatric and osteopathic medical students at DMU.” Co-authors were Dr. Vassilios Vardaxis and Kat Comstock, D.P.M. ’09.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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