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Recent DMU Research Successes

Many Des Moines University faculty members and students were recognized for their recent presentations, publications and awards. Faculty names are in boldface. David Rettedal (DPM ‘13) and Dr. Vassilios Vardaxis received the first place award at the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine in Orlando for […]

— Mollie Lyon

Stimulating Saturday in neuroanatomy

While interactive learning is happening pretty much all the time at DMU, a particularly engaged group of clinicians came to campus last Saturday for a neuroanatomy review course. Designed for participants to review, dissect and discuss gross anatomical structures of the brain related to rehabilitation of cerebral and cerebellar pathologies, the course was a collective […]

— Barb Boose

Jerald J. Phipps, D.O.’88

Phipps joined the Ringgold County Hospital (RCH) in Mount Ayr, IA, as a family practice physician with the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic. He had practiced with The McFarland Clinic in Boone, IA, for 20 years.  “Family practice is what I love,” said Dr. Phipps. “It’s great taking care of people of all ages. From when […]

— Anna Hudson

Joseph E. Bergstrom, D.O.’97

Bergstrom was elected president of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians during the group’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines. Bergstrom directs medical education and is program director of the family residency program at Trinity Medical Center in Bettendorf, IA. He is a board-certified family physician.

— Anna Hudson