Jill M. Hennessy, PA-C’02

Hennessy and Darin McLean, of Fargo, ND, announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jill is a physician assistant with Sanford Health in Fargo, and Darin is an application developer at Bobcat/Doosan in Fargo. The couple plans to marry on Saturday, June 30, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo.

— Anna Hudson

Steven K. Perkins, D.O.’05

Perkins was named the 2011 National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) Item Writer of the Year for the COMLEX-USA Level II. He has worked with the NBOME for the past two years in test development and review of items for the Level II examination. He also continues in his role as a full-spectrum family […]

— Anna Hudson

Peter G. Goebel, D.O.’97

Goebel was named Metro Health Hospital’s 2012 Nursing-Chosen Physician of the Year. The award is given annually by Metro Health’s Professional Nursing Council (PNC) to recognize a physician who exemplifies best practices and supports the role of nurses as part of the health care team. Goebel specializes in internal medicine and is a hospitalist. He […]

— Anna Hudson

A tale of two tracheas

Reporter and National Public Radio science correspondent Robert Krulwich recently shared a suspenseful and true story about a woman in Barcelona struck by tuberculosis. Rather than have her left lung removed, she agreed to receive a transplanted trachea. The woman, Claudia Castillo, would be a pioneer: She was going to receive a donated trachea that […]

— Barb Boose

Stop and drop the pop!

I don’t believe you can legislate intelligence or wise decision-making. That’s why I have mixed feelings about efforts to outlaw bad-for-us foods, such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s call to ban all sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces throughout the city’s restaurants, street carts and stadiums. That’s also why last week’s news from […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: reuben salad

In some instances, bacteria are a good thing. And much about these microbial creatures is unknown. That’s why the National Institutes of Health has launched a comprehensive Human Microbiome Project (HMP), with “the mission of generating resources enabling comprehensive characterization of the human microbiota and analysis of their role in human health and disease.” Bacteria also […]

— Barb Boose

Power of preventive care

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has long monitored the use of clinical preventive services to provide public health agencies, health care providers and their partners information needed to plan and implement programs that increase use of these services and improve the health of the U.S. population. As members of the DMU community know, better […]

— Barb Boose