Alumni News and Updates

Want to research?

Faculty and students at Des Moines University work together in first-rate facilities on diverse research studies regarding health and wellness, and you could be a part of it. Are you an undergrad student (or know of one) interested in research or a future career in health or medicine? Then check out the mentored research program. This […]

— Nicole Branstad

New year for DMU

Good Morning! Many of you have heard me praise the numerous qualities of Des Moines University that drew me here. They include the University’s high academic quality; its rigorous, well-equipped curriculum that supports innovative education; the interprofessional interactions among our students and faculty; and the wonderful work and support of our employees. Another exceptional aspect […]

— Angela Franklin

We’re all connected

  Are you connected to DMU? If you aren’t already, head on over to our Facebook page and ‘Like’ us. Alums, check out this page. Check out our Twitter feed and follow our tweets. Or there is even the DMU Tube with all of our latest videos. Are you on campus right now? Check in on Foursquare. […]

— Nicole Branstad

Last minute shopping

Have you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? Are you running out of time and ideas for that special DMU student/faculty/staff on your list? Well you are in luck because the Matthew’s DMU Bookstore is open for business a few more days this week and has tons of great stuff! All […]

— Nicole Branstad

Polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocyte, Rah, Rah!

Nucleous, Pacemaker, Cardiograph – those are just some of the names of the Des Moines University yearbook published on and off since 1905. Lindsey Smith has launched an effort to scan the collection amid her other duties as archivist in the DMU Library and Kendall Reed Rare Book Room, where visitors can page through the […]

— Barb Boose

Lee C. Rogers, D.P.M.’04

Rogers is the associate director of Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Amputation Prevention Center in Van Nuys, CA, and will be named one of “America’s Most Influential Podiatrists” in Podiatry Management magazine’s November issue. The Amputation Prevent Center is an integrated limb-preservation center that is one of the nation’s only facilities of its kind.

— Anna Hudson

Jay W. Christensen, M.H.A.’01

Christensen is the recipient of the John Fisher Alumni Award from his undergraduate, Buena Vista University (BVU), in Storm Lake, IA. The award was established in 1970 and named for BVU’s 14th president. This outstanding service award recognizes a former student who possesses a consistent and persevering dedication to the qualities for which BVU stands. He is […]

— Anna Hudson

Clarence M. Jones, D.P.M.’93

Jones was recently published in Podiatry Management’s orthotics and biomechanics section in September 2011. The article was titled, “Unwringing the helix: it’s not nuclear physics, it’s old biomechanics with a new twist.”

— Anna Hudson

Stormy L. Weis, D.P.T.’11

Weis and Kyle Wilson announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple will be married on December 10 in Creston, IA. She is a physical therapist with Professional Physical Therapy Association at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, IA, and his employer is the Creston News Advertiser.

— Anna Hudson

Brandon J. Wegehaupt, PA-C’11

Wegehaupt joined Avera Orthopedic Associates in Mitchell, SD, where he resides. He is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Iowa Physician Assistant Society.

— Anna Hudson

Matthew W. Buck, M.H.A.’09

Buck began a new position as administrator at Ogden Manor in Ogden, IA, in September. He spent the past two years as administrator of Friendship Manor in Grinnell, IA. He and his fiancée reside in Ankeny, IA.

— Anna Hudson

Brent E. Van Til, D.P.M.’08

Van Til joined the staff of Allegan General Hospital’s Wound Healing Center in Allegan, MI, which specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions and offers hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He practices at the Holland Foot and Ankle Center in Allegan.

— Anna Hudson