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They got spirit, yes they do

Early in August, Annie Losinske and Sarah Barnett, members of the DMU Physician Assistant Class of 2014, realized last week was going to be a tough one for the class, with two big exams on the schedule. Capping off the week was Saturday’s White Coat Ceremony, a special event in which students in DMU’s clinical […]

— Barb Boose

Lori J. Boyd, D.P.T.’10

Boyd is a physical therapist with West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene and recently passed the pediatric clinical specialist exam. She resides in Anson, TX. 

— Anna Hudson

Deborah S. Keller, M.S.P.T.’93

Keller passed the orthopedic clinical specialist exam in February 2012 and is a full-time physical therapist for Frazier Physical Therapy, a private, outpatient clinic in Silsbee, TX. She and her husband, Michael, reside in Lumberton, TX. 

— Anna Hudson

Craig M. Drayden, M.H.A., M.P.H.’11

Drayden earned his registered health information technician credential from the American Health Information Management Association and recently accepted a position as a health information management supervisor in Dallas, TX. He will begin doctoral studies for a Ph.D. in information science with a concentration in health informatics this month. 

— Anna Hudson

Sara A. Moeller, PA-C’12

Moeller joined Trimark Dermatology in Fort Dodge, IA, under Dr. Carey Bligard. Moeller is a member of the Iowa Physician Assistant Society and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is a Fort Dodge native.

— Anna Hudson

Jill M. Hennessy, PA-C’02

Hennessy and Darin McLean, of Fargo, ND, announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jill is a physician assistant with Sanford Health in Fargo, and Darin is an application developer at Bobcat/Doosan in Fargo. The couple plans to marry on Saturday, June 30, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo.

— Anna Hudson

A sure bet career-wise

With unemployment at 8.2 percent and underemployment near 18 percent, pursuing a graduate degree is both an attractive option and a big investment. In this unsettled economy, which graduate degrees are “safe” options that lead to career opportunities? Forbes recently compiled dataon salaries and employment outlooks to determine which master’s degrees would provide the best […]

— Barb Boose

Amber L. Buyck, PA-C’08

Buyck and her husband, Derek, welcomed a daughter, Norah Mae, into their family on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 12:34 a.m. Buyck is a surgical physician assistant at Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons in West Des Moines.

— Anna Hudson

From autism to Alzheimer’s

Do you want to know more about supporting youth diagnosed with autism? How about new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, malignant melanoma, migraine and more? Want to explore the ethics of medically treating family members, the health effects caused by the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, or the “slippery slope” of the increased […]

— Barb Boose