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Stephanie A. Moon, M.H.A.’09

Moon earned her RN, MSN-CNL from the University of Iowa in 2012. She is the nurse coordinator for the Iowa Weight Loss Specialists clinics, West Des Moines, which specialize in bariatric surgery and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. 

— Anna Hudson

Todd C. Peterson, D.O.’09

Peterson had his article, “Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Total Joint Arthroplasty,” published in Thrombosis Journal. He is in his fourth year of an orthopedic surgery residency with St. John Providence Health System in Madison Heights, MI. 

— Anna Hudson

Fear and loathing at the fiscal cliff

The many consequences unfurling from the legislation that kept the nation from falling over the fiscal cliff last week include changes to health care (you can find links to coverage by various media outlets here). While resolution of the nation’s fiscal situation is far, far away, the bill’s effects on health care include the following: […]

— Barb Boose

Do extra pounds make you live longer?

Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association sounds like the perfect post-holiday gift to anyone who resembles Santa a bit more than prior to the season of celebrations: A review of 97 studies involving a combined 2.88 million people on the relationship between body weight and death risk concluded that overall, […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: blueberry crumble

Colder weather, especially on weekends, turns my culinary inclinations to heartier breakfasts. Sorry to admit that I prefer to indulge my sweet tooth with my cup of coffee, which makes me love this recipe for more than its utter deliciousness: It’s easy to fix, doesn’t require any exotic ingredients (trust me when I say frozen […]

— Barb Boose

Patrick K. McClellan, D.O.’64

McClellan was elected to serve as president of the Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association in 2013. He will be installed as president on February 23, 2013, in Clinton Township, MI. He is a retired family practice physician and resides in Richmond, MI, with his wife, Sandra.

— Anna Hudson

Clifford M. Houseman, D.O.’07

Houseman is completing his chief year in neurosurgery at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center Cushing Neuroscience Institute in Manhasset, NY. He plans to begin a spine instructorship/fellowship with Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, this year that will continue into 2014.

— Anna Hudson

Andrea K. Weed, D.O.’91, M.B.A.

Weed was elected by the hospital staff at Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare in Carson City, NV, as physician of the year. She also graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with an M.B.A.

— Anna Hudson

Jaime Leonhart, M.S.P.T.’00

Leonhart and her husband, David, welcomed their third child, daughter Maci Ruthie Irene, to their family on October 18, 2012. Maci joins Mia, 8, and Max, 4. Jaime is a physical therapist at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Research Symposium follow-up

The 2012 Des Moines University Research Symposium was held December 6, 2012. It was another successful year with a great turnout! This year the number of attendees kept steady at 152, the exact number as the previous year’s symposium in 2011. The Office of Research is happy to report that the total number of presentations […]

— Mollie Lyon