College of Health Sciences News and Updates

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

Danniele S. Anderson, PA-C’11

Anderson (maiden name Richardson) joined Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City, IA, and practices family medicine and women’s health at the McCrary Rost Clinic in Lake City.

— Anna Hudson

Jennifer Crimmins, M.H.A.’07

Crimmins was promoted to assistant administrator of Tompkins Health Center at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge, IA. She had served as development director for Friendship Haven since 2007 and helped execute a $3.5 million capital campaign. She is also an online professor and developer of the health administration program at Iowa Central Community College and […]

— Anna Hudson

Reproductive and sexual health

Today is day 4 of National Public Health Week 2012! Our awesome Master of Public Health Student Club (MPHSC) members have a number of activities in the works – see below – to promote health across communities and population. MPHSC members offer information below on today’s theme, reproductive and sexual health. Why focus on reproductive […]

— Barb Boose

Kristina K. Hagen, M.P.H.’10

Hagen and Tyler Russell have announced their engagement and plans to marry on May 5, 2012, in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Both are certified personal trainers for Aspen Athletic Clubs and reside in Des Moines.

— Anna Hudson

Alissa A. Paul, PA-C’07

Paul (maiden name Hallstrom) and Joe Paul were married on February 17, 2012, in Roseville, MN. She practices at Minute Clinic in Woodbury, MN, and he is a senior negotiation consultant at Target Corporation in Minneapolis.

— Anna Hudson

CME opportunities for alumni, community

Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education (DMU CME) continues to provide countless opportunities for alumni and community members to earn CME credits year-round. Check out these upcoming CME events and the CME calendar! Foot and Ankle Surgery Symposium April 27–28, 2012 Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA Registration fee: $25-$125 Contact hours: TBD Register Fascial Distortion […]

— Anna Hudson

CHS launches revamped MHA curriculum

For nearly three decades, Des Moines University has given students real-world preparation to advance or change their careers as leaders in health care administration. To ensure DMU’s master of health care administration program continues to offer students highly relevant, evidence-based experiences they can immediately apply in their work, the College of Health Sciences recently revised […]

— Anna Hudson

Jill Whitson, M.P.H.’07

Whitson and her husband, Stephen, welcomed their second child, Stella Raye, on December 20, 2011. She joins sister Eden at the family’s home. Jill works in public health for the Central Iowa Area Health Education Center in Des Moines.

— Anna Hudson

Melissa Pechan, PA-C’04

Pechan and her husband, Brian, welcomed a daughter, Jocelyn, on December 12, 2011. Jocelyn joins sister Maya at the family’s Oregon, WI, home. Melissa is a neuroendovascular surgery physician assistant in Oregon.

— Anna Hudson