Podiatric students, faculty receive poster awards

December 6, 2012 —

Four members of the Class of 2013 of DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) earned honors for their recent poster presentations.

Vassilios Vardaxis

Vassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D.

David Rettedal, D.P.M.'13

David Rettedal, D.P.M.’13

David Rettedal and Vassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy and CPMS director of research, received the first place award at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM) in Orlando in October. Their project was titled “Reliability of the use of ultrasound in the assessment of the dorsal Lisfranc ligament.”

Kyle Moore, Blake Hines and Rebecca Mullin received the outstanding scientific poster award at the  Iowa Podiatric Medical Society’s 2012 Heartland Podiatry Conference in Des Moines in October. Their project was titled “A review of recurrence rates and ulcer free periods of venous stasis ulcerations with conservative and surgical treatments.”

Kyle Moore, D.P.M.'13

Kyle Moore, D.P.M.’13

Blake Hines, D.P.M.'13

Blake Hines, D.P.M.’13

Rebecca Mullin, D.P.M.'13

Rebecca Mullin, D.P.M.’13


When Mollie isn’t managing the research budget, Mentored Student Research Program, Friday Research Seminar Series, or any other happening in the DMU Office of Research you’ll find her enjoying time with her family. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Tim, and daughter, Kaydin, while exploring Des Moines and the surrounding area. She also enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and baking, blogging, photography, and frequenting the local Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, and local farmers’ markets. Mollie also has a personal interest in health and wellness and you’ll often find her in the DMU Wellness Center or researching the latest in nutrition science findings.

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