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Lamar C. Miller, D.O.’57

Miller was chief of staff at Warren County Hospital in Warren, OH, and an associate professor at Ohio University in Athens, OH, from 1976 to 1979, where he was named outstanding professor of the year in 1978. He served as chief of medicine at Pasco Medical Center in Dade City, FL, from 1980 to 1982 and as Salvation Army board president for two years. He has been a member of the NPR rotary club since 1979. He retired from family practice in 1998. He and his wife, Phyllis, reside in New Port Richey, FL.

— Anna Hudson

James W. Hogin, D.O.’74

Hogin practices full-time office OMM and internal medicine after 31 years of hospital gastroenterology and internal medicine. He successfully battled brain cancer for six years, which brought about changes in his practice, but with his D.O. and general background, he is able to practice satisfying and quality medicine. He works because of the satisfaction and […]

— Seth Stevenson

There is still time

That is, time to enjoy the last two sessions of this year’s Mini Medical School. Tonight, Heart Health and Exercise. Presented by Julie Ronnebaum, MPT, DPT.

— Nicole Branstad

Is all this stress really necessary?

It is 2 a.m. and you’re thinking to yourself, “How did I get into this situation again?” You know, where you promised yourself you wouldn’t get behind in that subject again. As you come to a full understanding of your circumstances, your heart begins to race because you realize you still have to nail down […]

— Andrew Crisologo

Friday recipe: tofu sesame almond cookies

I had the great pleasure last week of observing a nutrition/healthy cooking class taught in the University’s wellness center kitchen by David Spreadbury, Ph.D., chair of biochemistry and nutrition; Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and nutrition; and Joy Schiller, M.S., CHES, wellness program director. This very popular elective lets osteopathic medical students apply […]

— Barb Boose

Celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Ross-Lee

Join us in celebration of Black History Month with a presentation by Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee on Monday, February 27. The talk starts at noon in the SEC Auditorium, and lunch will be provided for the first 150 guests. Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., is the first African-American woman to serve as dean of a U.S. medical school. She […]

— Nicole Branstad

Is the U.S. medical care system “resource constrained”?

It’s well-documented and well-known that the United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation. Many assume these higher costs are caused by Americans’ widespread over-consumption of medical resources. Similarly, many assume the U.S. has a boundless supply of physicians and hospital service capacity. Both assumptions are far from being accurate, however. […]

— Barb Boose

PA students pounce the PANCE

We don’t like to brag, but we are continually impressed by our hard-working students. We just got word regarding the final pass-rate data for the Des Moines University Physician Assistant Class of 2011 on the PANCE exam. Our PA students had a 98% first-attempt pass rate, while the national average was 91%. Over the past […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: chicken-sweet potato stir-fry

I love those relaxing, unscheduled weekends when I can lazily ponder new recipes over my coffee, trek to the store with a long list of sometimes-unusual ingredients and then devote the time to making my selected concoctions. Then there are the weeknights I get home later than I’d wanted to, when everyone’s hungry, the leftovers […]

— Barb Boose

Always impressed

As always, we are continually impressed with our students here at DMU. It was another excellent year for board results for the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery(CPMS) program here at Des Moines University. The class of 2012 sat for Part II of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam earlier in January. The first time pass […]

— Nicole Branstad

We HEART you

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to take the time to let you know how much we L-O-V-E all of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. Des Moines University would not be the same without you!  

— Nicole Branstad

Let’s get coordinated

Coordinated medical care, with fewer hand-offs, more efficiency and lower costs, is a goal for many organizations. Consumers/patients seem to want it, and health care payers – including Medicare under the auspices of the Accountable Care Organization policies of health care reform – are increasingly changing their payment methodologies to favor those who can produce […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: a sweet for your sweetie

In trying to reduce – or at least control – sugar in my diet, I find it works best to keep a little sweetness on the menu. I’m proud to say I’m at least 12 months’ Krispy Kreme-free; instead, I like to indulge in an occasional piece of Double-Bubble sour apple bubble gum. The sugar-free […]

— Barb Boose

Let’s Move

If campus seems bare today it’s because our employees and students have been given a unique and exciting opportunity to volunteer. Over 125 people from the DMU community are in downtown Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena taking part in the First Lady, Michelle Obama’s, 2nd anniversary of her ‘Let’s Move’ initiative. Let’s Move is […]

— Melissa Wilder