Erin M. Sinram, PA-C’11

Erin Ott Sinram, PA-C’11, and her spouse, Josh Sinram, welcomed daughter Nora Grace on Sept. 27, 2014, which is also Erin¹s birthday. She is a physician assistant at Covenant Clinic, Fairbank, IA, which is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. She also was one of five DMU physician assistant alumni recently selected to receive the state-funded […]

— Alumni Relations

Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H., M.H.A.’03

Jami Haberl has been named executive director of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative. Previously, she was executive director of the Safeguard Iowa Partnership. A native of Lohrville, Iowa, she has master’s degrees in public health and health care administration from Des Moines University. “We’re thrilled to have Jami leading our efforts to make Iowa the healthiest […]

— Alumni Relations

Alumni Spotlight: Blessy Varghese Peacedale, M.H.A.’14

Blessy Varghese Peacedale was a practicing physician in Kerala, India, when her spouse’s employer transferred him to Marshalltown, Iowa. Her decision to accompany him required her to make another decision – whether to pursue an American medical license.  “To complete the USMLE and a residency would have taken three to four years,” she says. “But […]

— Barb Boose

Alumni Spotlight: Kathy Goetz, M.H.A.’12

A nurse since 1979, Kathy Goetz increasingly took on administrative and management roles in her positions with the Iowa Heart Center. She decided earning her M.H.A. degree would allow her “to bring value” to the organization. “I am a life-long learner so going back to school was a great fit,” she notes. In 2013, a […]

— Barb Boose

Lauren R. Brown, M.P.H.’14

Ms. Brown recently accepted a position with Public Health Services of San Joaquin County in California. She is a public health educator in the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program.

— Alumni Relations

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).

— Alumni Relations

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.

— Alumni Relations