Kudos to DMU podiatric students!

Hats off and hearty applause to several students in DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) for their recent achievements: Kyle Duncan, CPMS Class of 2014, was elected president-elect of the American Podiatric Medical Students Association at its House of Delegates meeting in February. Jeff Weber, CPMS Class of 2013, received the Robert Barnes […]

— Barb Boose

Tami S. Gudenkauf, D.O.’92

Gudenkauf is an emergency medicine physician at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, IA. Twice a year she participates in medical service trips to Haiti. Her daughters, Emily and Jeni, have accompanied her on the last two trips, and her father usually goes along to do construction.

— Anna Hudson

Charles E. Jaffe, D.O.’97

Jaffe practices with Lake Heart Specialists in Libertyville, IL. He is active at three local hospitals and is chair of the department of cardiology at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He is happily married to his wife, Randi, and they reside in the north suburbs of Chicago with their three children Sam (13), Alexa (10), and […]

— Anna Hudson

Breaking up is hard to do with habits

I’ve been writing about diet and obesity for an upcoming DMU Magazine, which has made me think a lot about habits. Particularly bad ones – like mindlessly eating that bag of potato chips, regularly bingeing on too many desserts or eating those greasy chicken nuggets your kid left on his plate. New York Times business […]

— Barb Boose

International service opportunity in Honduras for DMU alumni

The Global Health department has received information about an upcoming medical service opportunity in Honduras. The trip is a partnership with Grinnell Global Brigades, and the exact community served will be determined by in-country Global Brigades staff. Global Brigades‘ purpose is to provide rural communities with sustainable solutions under a holistic service model in order to […]

— Anna Hudson

Stephen R. Eckstat, D.O.’72

Eckstat was named physician leader of primary care for Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He will provide leadership for family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry and weight loss. He will work in collaboration with an administrative leader to manage planning and organization to ensure efficient operations, quality clinical care and excellent customer service. […]

— Anna Hudson

Dennis P. Dornbier, D.O.’86

Dornbier was named surgery physician leader at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He will share leadership of the surgery division with an administrative leader, working together to ensure coordination and quality of patient care. The surgery division includes general surgery, anesthesia, ENT, hand, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and urology. Dornbier will manage planning and organization […]

— Anna Hudson

Friday recipe: perfectly juicy chicken

Mastering some very basic cooking skills opens doors for dozens of dishes. I recently watched a video blogby “Skinny Chef” Jennifer Iserloh on cooking perfectly juicy chicken breasts, to which some of you will say, “Well, DUH,” while others of you may appreciate as a great go-to recipe when you’re looking for something to cook […]

— Barb Boose

A true sense of community

Last Friday morning I was about 15 miles into my 35-mile commute to DMU when my cell phone rang. The caller ID showed me it was someone here at the University. I answered the phone and right away knew something was not right. The caller asked me where I was, what I was doing, had […]

— Melissa Wilder