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Alan J. Schenne, D.O.’96

Dr. Alan Schenne was re-elected to a two-year term on the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. He practices with Burgess Family Clinic in Mapleton. The Iowa Chapter ACOFP, headquartered in Des Moines, is a […]

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Jennifer M. Olson, D.O.’95

Dr. Jennifer Olson was elected to a two-year term on the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. She is with Family Practice Clinic PLC in Carlisle. The Iowa Chapter ACOFP, headquartered in Des Moines, is a […]

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Timothy C. Piearson, D.O.’02

Dr. Timothy Piearson was installed as president of the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. A family practice physician in private practice with Adair County Medical Clinic in Greenfield, IA, he […]

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Cheryl L. Scott, D.P.T.’07

Dr. Scott became board-certified as a neurologic certified specialist (NSC) in 2014. She continues to be a certified brain injury specialist (CBIS), a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist (CSRS), and certified in the neuro-developmental treatment approach (c/NDT).

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Richard G. Nellis, MS, PA-C’08

Richard Nellis, Wyoming, MN, earned a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in both hospital medicine and emergency medicine in 2013. He was also named clinical dyad lead for observation care within the Fairview health system in 2014.

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John C. Hardy, D.O.’65

Dr. Hardy retired from general surgery in 1997.  As a retiree, he is active in cancer support programs and photography. His photos can be viewed on his website Photography People.

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Sujoy Bose, D.P.T.’11

Dr. Bose transitioned from clinical work to full-time academia in January 2014. He is assistant professor in Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy in Huntington, WV.

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Nicholas K. Ford, D.O.’03

Dr. Ford was recently honored with an appointment as a board member and examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiologists. He also was granted the designation of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Anesthesiologists in September 2014.

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Anna Ruelle, D.P.M.’95, WCC

Dr. Ruelle  received the 2014 Outstanding Work in Diabetic Wounds Award from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO), the nation’s largest wound care certification and member organization. The award recognizes her contributions to the promotion of diabetes education, volunteer service in the treatment of diabetic wounds, recruitment/mentoring of other wound care professionals, […]

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Kristin M. Halvarson, M.H.A.’10

Kristin Halvarson is the executive director at Community Health Services Inc. in Moorhead, MN. She recently received the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni honor at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

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Merrell K. Kauwe, D.P.M.’14

Dr. Kauwe earned the award for best poster presentation by a resident at the fifth annual DMU Research Symposium on campus on Dec. 4. He was the presenting author of research titled “Quantification of Rotational Correction Achieved During First Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint Fusion.” Kauwe practices in Fort Dodge, IA. One of his co-authors on the research […]

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Nathan S. Coleman, D.P.M.’12

Dr. Coleman earned the award for best oral presentation by a resident at the fifth annual DMU Research Symposium on campus on Dec. 4. He was the presenting author of research titled “First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Range of Motion Following Implant Arthroplasty.” Coleman is a resident with UnityPoint Foot and Ankle in Fort Dodge, IA. […]

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Carol L. Kuhle, D.O.’85, M.P.H.

Dr. Kuhle advanced to consultant in the division of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has a fellowship and QAC in geriatrics as well as a fellowship in preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She received her M.P.H. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her current area […]

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Laura Heath, D.P.M.’12

Dr. Heath, a podiatric physician with the Phoenix Veterans Administration Health System, presented her research at Desert Foot 2014, the high-risk diabetic foot conference, in Phoenix in November. She presented results in 40 patients who were successfully treated with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) graft to full epithelialization. Participants in her study had undergone prior […]

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Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H.’03, M.H.A.’03

Jami Haberl recently was named executive director of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, a privately led public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness. The community-focused effort is using the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® to measure progress toward the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation […]

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