College of Health Sciences News and Updates

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

Moises Cartagena, D.P.T.’09

Cartagena began working as associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao in December 2011. He resides in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.

— Anna Hudson

James N. Weston, PA-C’05

Weston is the lead physician assistant for orthopedics at Evanston and Skokie Hospitals in Skokie, IL, where he practices with North Shore University Health Systems.

— Anna Hudson

Amy J. Jaeger, D.P.M., M.H.A.’02

Jaeger accepted a position with Marshfield Clinic Wisconsin Rapids Orthopedic Center in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, after completing a podiatric surgery residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. She and her husband, Nick, reside in Wisconsin Rapids.

— Anna Hudson

Heather M. Dederman, PA-C’09

Dederman and her husband, Nick, welcomed their first child, Katelyn Corrine, on Dec. 18, 2011. The family resides in Norfolk, NE, where Dederman practices emergency medicine with Faith Regional Health Services.

— Anna Hudson