College of Health Sciences News and Updates

Celebrate National Public Health Week

If you or your loved ones have had immunizations, worn seat belts or used child car safety seats, enjoyed drinking clean water and breathing clean air, quit smoking or avoided the habit altogether, you’ve benefited from the nation’s public health efforts. In addition to greatly enhancing our safety, health and quality of life, public health […]

— Nicole Branstad

Find a food desert near you

We’ve all heard about the problem of food deserts, those geographic areas where residents have limited or no easy access to healthy foods. Now you can find out exactly where they are with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Food Access Research Atlas. The USDA website notes the atlas – an improved version of its […]

— Barb Boose

Advance your career at DMU

Looking to be a leader in today’s ever-changing health care environment? Choose DMU and get started on earning your degree in either the master in health care administration or master of public health programs. The M.H.A. program at DMU was established to support professionals who wish to enhance their career with a degree while remaining employed. Three-quarters of the […]

— Nicole Branstad

America’s sugar high: 22 teaspoons a day

I don’t mean to sound like just another prima donna who’s smacking down Americans’ unhealthy eating habits, but a new book by a New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Michael Moss, got my attention. Titled Salt Sugar Fat, Moss states that every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese – triple what […]

— Barb Boose

Get a (flu) shot, take a survey

Have you noticed how many people have been sick this winter? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of influenza cases is higher than normal at this time of year, and that the most common strain is associated with more severe illness. The good news: Most of those nasty viruses in […]

— Barb Boose

Sujoy Bose, D.P.T.’10

Bose became board-certified in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy in 2012. He is a faculty member at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he teaches physical therapy for medically complex populations.

— Anna Hudson

Amy D. Welch, PA-C’08

Welch works full-time at Primary Health Care in West Des Moines, IA, in family practice for under-served patients. She is still doing weekend work at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA, in adult and child inpatient psychiatry. Her youngest child left for graduate school in Wales in September, and she and her husband are […]

— Anna Hudson

Ashley J. Alm, D.P.T.’11, M.H.A.’14

Alm is a 2011 D.P.T. graduate who plans to graduate with her master’s degree in health care administration from DMU in 2014. She is completing a sports physical therapy residency program through ProRehab, PC, and the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. 

— Anna Hudson

Leonard A. Olu-Williams, M.P.H.’09

Olu-Williams is the health education program supervisor at the Philadelphia, PA, Department of Public Health, where he oversees three programs. He and his wife were married in December 2011. She is a fourth-year D.O. student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

— Anna Hudson

Jennifer Crimmins, M.H.A.’07

Crimmins was promoted to vice president of health center operations and administrator of the Tompkins Health Center at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge, IA. Crimmins had served as vice president and assistant administrator of the health center since March 2012. She recently completed all practicum requirements and successfully tested for her home administrator’s license. She is also […]

— Anna Hudson

Anne M. Wadle, M.H.A.’00

Wadle was appointed to be a financial representative by Northwestern Mutual in Mason City, IA, and is associated with Northwestern Mutual-The Funk Group of Waterloo, IA. Previously, she was a continuous improvement specialist at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, where she resides with her husband, Mike, and two children, Kaden, 16, and Faith, […]

— Anna Hudson