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Roger Senty, D.O.’58, FACOS

Roger Senty gave a lecture at DMU on Aug. 25 titled “The Post-war Years: the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the New Acceptance.” Senty was appointed chair of the surgery department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now DMU, in 1967 and served as dean of the college from 1971 to 1973.

— Alumni Relations

Matthew T. Connell, D.O.’10

Dr. Connell was appointed a gynecology faculty member at the National Institutes of Health. On July 1, 2015, he will begin a reproductive medicine fellowship at the Program for Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology at the NIH.

— Alumni Relations

Anatomy word of the month: coccyx

Our “tailbone” was called the “cuckoo” by the Greeks who thought it resembled the beak of the bird of the same name. This structure is a fusion of three or four vertebral bones, greatly reduced in size, that is attached to the end of our spinal column.  In rare instances an individual is born with an […]

— Bill Dyche

Col. Wayne A. Schirner, D.O.’79

Dr. Schirner retired from civil service with the U.S. Army on Sept. 20, 2014.  He served the Army for 35 years, 25 on active duty and 10 as a civilian. He was the director of medical education at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, TX, for the last 15 years of […]

— Alumni Relations

John H. Yost, D.O.’86

John H. Yost, D.O.’86, is an assistant professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

— Alumni Relations

440 medical students take part in largest disaster training

First- and second-year D.O. students were involved in a volunteer disaster relief training on September 26. The American Red Cross took 440 students — the largest group trained in the United States this year — through a tabletop exercise with disaster situations to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Red Cross Disaster Health Services volunteer. […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Des Moines University series to raise awareness of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern-day slavery, involving victims who are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. An estimated 293,000 U.S. children are at risk of being exploited and trafficked. Des Moines University is holding a series of events to bring awareness to the issue. On Wednesday, October 1, DMU is partnering with […]

— Jordan Bahnsen