Alumni News and Updates

Free CME offered by the Mayo Clinic

The Des Moines University Office of Research invites you to participate in a series of online professional development research courses developed by the Mayo Clinic. The series focuses on research foundations that underlie practice improvement efforts. Research categories include advanced research methods, research and the community, research proposal process, statistical concepts, statistics and informatics software, […]

— Anna Hudson

Gregory B. Hoversten, D.O.’83, and Michael V. Thompson, D.O.’02

Hoversten, of Iowa City, formerly of Sioux City, was elected chair of the Iowa Board of Medicine at the board’s annual organization meeting April 26, 2013, in Des Moines. Hoversten, associate chief medical officer and regional medical director for Acute Care, Inc., succeeds Colleen Stockdale, M.D., of West Burlington, whose term on the Board expired April 30. Hoversten was appointed to the […]

— Anna Hudson

Jerald J. Phipps, D.O.’88

Phipps joined the Ringgold County Hospital (RCH) in Mount Ayr, IA, as a family practice physician with the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic. He had practiced with The McFarland Clinic in Boone, IA, for 20 years.  “Family practice is what I love,” said Dr. Phipps. “It’s great taking care of people of all ages. From when […]

— Anna Hudson

Joseph E. Bergstrom, D.O.’97

Bergstrom was elected president of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians during the group’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines. Bergstrom directs medical education and is program director of the family residency program at Trinity Medical Center in Bettendorf, IA. He is a board-certified family physician.

— Anna Hudson