Physician Assistant News and Updates

Steven S. Williamson, PA-C’09

Williamson and his wife, Tressa, welcomed a daughter, Quinn Lynne, to their family on Oct. 29, 2012. Williamson practices orthopedics with St. Croix Orthopaedics in New Richmond, WI. 

— Anna Hudson

Tera N. Diewold, PA-C’08

Diewold (formerly Barrick) and Austin Diewold were married on May 4, 2013. Tera is a physician assistant with Mercy Indianola Urgent Care Clinic in Indianola, IA, and Austin is a superintendent at Brockway Mechanical and Roofing in Burlington, IA. The couple resides in Carlisle, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Evan L. Witt, PA-C’11

Witt and Hope Coffin announced their engagement and upcoming wedding planned for April 27, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City, IA. Coffin is an occupational therapist at Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, IL, and Witt is a physician assistant at ORA Orthopedics in Moline, IL. 

— Anna Hudson

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

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

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