Alumni Spotlight: Blessy Varghese Peacedale, M.H.A.’14

Blessy Varghese Peacedale was a practicing physician in Kerala, India, when her spouse’s employer transferred him to Marshalltown, Iowa. Her decision to accompany him required her to make another decision – whether to pursue an American medical license.  “To complete the USMLE and a residency would have taken three to four years,” she says. “But […]

— Barb Boose

Alumni Spotlight: Kathy Goetz, M.H.A.’12

A nurse since 1979, Kathy Goetz increasingly took on administrative and management roles in her positions with the Iowa Heart Center. She decided earning her M.H.A. degree would allow her “to bring value” to the organization. “I am a life-long learner so going back to school was a great fit,” she notes. In 2013, a […]

— Barb Boose

Lauren R. Brown, M.P.H.’14

Ms. Brown recently accepted a position with Public Health Services of San Joaquin County in California. She is a public health educator in the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program.

— Alumni Relations

Alan J. Schenne, D.O.’96

Dr. Alan Schenne was re-elected to a two-year term on the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. He practices with Burgess Family Clinic in Mapleton. The Iowa Chapter ACOFP, headquartered in Des Moines, is a […]

— Alumni Relations

Jennifer M. Olson, D.O.’95

Dr. Jennifer Olson was elected to a two-year term on the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. She is with Family Practice Clinic PLC in Carlisle. The Iowa Chapter ACOFP, headquartered in Des Moines, is a […]

— Alumni Relations

Timothy C. Piearson, D.O.’02

Dr. Timothy Piearson was installed as president of the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. A family practice physician in private practice with Adair County Medical Clinic in Greenfield, IA, he […]

— Alumni Relations

St. Baldrick’s Day is back

It’s that time of year and the St. Baldrick’s Day event is fast approaching.  St. Baldrick’s Day is a fundraising event held on the DMU campus on Tuesday, February 10th to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which is committed to the research for treatments of childhood cancer.  Although any cancer diagnosis has obstacles to remission, […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Cheryl L. Scott, D.P.T.’07

Dr. Scott became board-certified as a neurologic certified specialist (NSC) in 2014. She continues to be a certified brain injury specialist (CBIS), a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist (CSRS), and certified in the neuro-developmental treatment approach (c/NDT).

— Alumni Relations

The married life

The one thing I was most worried about before starting at DMU was how my spouse was going to transition to our new life, especially not knowing anyone. This was never even an issue. She soon made friends with other student spouses and even students in my class. She uses her “plus-one” pass all the […]

— Christopher Hogue, D.P.M.’17

Richard G. Nellis, MS, PA-C’08

Richard Nellis, Wyoming, MN, earned a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in both hospital medicine and emergency medicine in 2013. He was also named clinical dyad lead for observation care within the Fairview health system in 2014.

— Alumni Relations