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Meenakshi D. Palani, D.O.’08

Palani will be joining Fort Madison Community Hospital’s women’s center in Fort Madison, IA, on August 1, 2012, after graduating from Aurora Health Care’s obstetrics and gynecology residency program in Milwaukee, WI, in June 2012.

— Anna Hudson

Lamar C. Miller, D.O.’57

Miller was chief of staff at Warren County Hospital in Warren, OH, and an associate professor at Ohio University in Athens, OH, from 1976 to 1979, where he was named outstanding professor of the year in 1978. He served as chief of medicine at Pasco Medical Center in Dade City, FL, from 1980 to 1982 and as Salvation Army board president for two years. He has been a member of the NPR rotary club since 1979. He retired from family practice in 1998. He and his wife, Phyllis, reside in New Port Richey, FL.

— Anna Hudson

James W. Hogin, D.O.’74

Hogin practices full-time office OMM and internal medicine after 31 years of hospital gastroenterology and internal medicine. He successfully battled brain cancer for six years, which brought about changes in his practice, but with his D.O. and general background, he is able to practice satisfying and quality medicine. He works because of the satisfaction and […]

— Seth Stevenson

There is still time

That is, time to enjoy the last two sessions of this year’s Mini Medical School. Tonight, Heart Health and Exercise. Presented by Julie Ronnebaum, MPT, DPT.

— Nicole Branstad

The wait is over

This year’s Mini Medical School begins this evening and runs for the five consecutive Tuesdays following. (February 7 – March 6, 2012) The theme this year is all about becoming the healthiest you possible. You will learn how to do this through the five keys to living a happier, healthier life. The 10 Pillars of […]

— Nicole Branstad

Save the date: Foot & Ankle Symposium

  SAVE THE DATE to attend the fourth annual Des Moines University Foot & Ankle Surgery Symposium! TOPICS: Complicated First Ray Controversies in the Hindfoot Evidence-Based Medicine Decisions in Nerve Surgery Sports Medicine Trauma 8 to 5 DATE: April 27 – 28, 2012 LOCATION: Des Moines University Student Education Center Auditorium 3300 Grand Avenue Des […]

— Nicole Branstad

Celebrate MLK’s life and achievements

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. DMU alum Dr. William Anderson, who will be on campus tomorrow to speak about […]

— Nicole Branstad

Laurie K. Tope, D.O.’08, Jennifer D. Haden, D.O.’11, and Benjamin M. Miller, D.O.’11

Tope, Haden, and Miller were awarded Farm Bureau Rural Family Medicine Scholarships during the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians’ annual meeting in November 2011. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage residents, upon graduating from an Iowa family practice residency program, to pursue a medical career in Iowa communities with populations under 10,000 and to […]

— Anna Hudson

Ralph E. Hinz, D.O.’54

Hinz was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal for service during World War II. He was in France from the invasion of Normandy in June 1944 until the war ended. 

— Anna Hudson

Julie A. Quam, PA-C’11

Quam (maiden name Carr) and and Derek Quam were married in the summer of 2011. She joined OSF Medical Group Galesburg in Galesburg, IL, as a family practice physician assistant and is active in her church, women’s small group and her local gym. The couple resides in Peoria, IL. 

— Anna Hudson

Erin M. Ott, PA-C’11

Ott joined Covenant Clinics and sees patients in Tripoli and Fairbank, IA. She was featured in an article in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier about physician assistants and their role in rural health care. She was also recently engaged and is busy planning her wedding.

— Anna Hudson