Joseph T. Poterucha, D.O.’09

Poterucha will complete an internal medicine and pediatrics combined residency program in July 2013 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and will go on to begin a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

— Anna Hudson

Carissa L. Janssen, D.P.T.’08

Janssen and husband, Austin, welcomed a son, Levi Evan, on May 31, 2012. Carissa is a physical therapist with Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. The family resides in McCook Lake, SD. 

— Anna Hudson

Todd W. Furness, D.O.’10

Furness and Sara Dixon were married on October 22, 2010. After Furness completed an internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI, the couple moved to Warren, OH, where Furness would begin a family practice residency program at St. Joseph Health Center. The couple welcomed their first child, William Richard, on August 16, 2012, […]

— Anna Hudson

Joshua J. Gustafson, PA-C’09

Gustafson and wife, Megan J. Gustafson, PA-C’09, welcomed a son, Carter Scott, to their family. Joshua is a physician assistant with Dermatology, PC in West Des Moines, IA. The family resides in Ankeny, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Alicia R. Rasmussen, D.P.T.’11

Rasmussen and Aaron Rasmussen were married on June 6, 2012. She is a physical therapist with Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, IA. Aaron is a personal trainer with Aspen Athletic Clubs. The couple resides in Des Moines, IA.  

— Anna Hudson

Melissa J. Lawler, M.P.H.’10

Lawler and Scott Lawler were married on June 17, 2006. They welcomed a son, Braeden Michael, to their family on July 23, 2008, and a second son, Colin Benjamin, on August 31, 2011. Melissa is currently working on her nursing degree. The family resides in Rochester, MN. 

— Anna Hudson

Mari M. Metzler, D.O.’08

Metzler is stationed at the Osan Air Base in South Korea as the health and wellness center flight commander. She will spend a year on base in South Korea and afterward she will be moving to the Aviano Air Base in Italy to head up the aerospace and operational physiology training team. 

— Anna Hudson

Joshua L. Moore, D.P.M.’09

Moore completed a podiatric surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, and is now an assistant professor in the department of surgery at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. 

— Anna Hudson

Amanda K. Hall, D.O.’09

Hall and her husband welcomed their first child, Hannah, on May 16, 2012. Hall completed an internal medicine residency at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City, UT, in June 2012, and began her chief medical residency year in July. 

— Anna Hudson

Daniel A. Nelson, D.O.’09

Nelson completed an emergency medicine residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, IL, and relocated to Jackson, WY, in July to work at St. John’s Medical Center as an attending emergency medicine physician. 

— Anna Hudson

Friday recipe: curry chicken soup and vegetables

Like many people, my friend Cecelia is working to reduce her consumption of carbohydrates while maintaining a tasty diet. She shared this recipe from naturopathic doctor Natasha Turner, author of the book, The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite, and Banish Belly Fat (Rodale, 2012). The phrase “banish […]

— Barb Boose

Halt the salt

It’s little surprise that we consume too much salt. Sadly, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that our kids are, too: American youth between the ages of 8 and 18 are eating, on average, 3,387 milligrams per day – about the same amount […]

— Barb Boose

How do you motivate good behavior?

I had a ton of fun writing in the spring issue of DMU Magazine about the healthy cooking class co-taught in our Wellness Center kitchen by David Spreadbury, Ph.D., chair of biochemistry and nutrition, and Joy Schiller, M.S., CHES, director of DMU’s wellness program (with frequent “guest demonstrations” by other faculty). While the course feels […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: tempeh cheeseburgers

L.V. Anderson, Slate assistant editor who edits its food and drink sections, has some definite ideas about food – often, as the title of Slate’s culture blog Brow Beat’s recipe column implies, “You’re Doing It Wrong,” that we’re preparing it incorrectly. In a recent post she sets us straight on preparing the perfect veggie burger. […]

— Barb Boose