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Jessica R. Johannesen Childe, D.O.’10, M.S.A.

Dr. Childe will graduate from the McLaren Greater Lansing orthopedic residency in June 2015 and will then begin a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She and her husband, J.R., are expecting their first child in June 2015.

— Alumni Relations

Grant R. Koster, M.S.P.T.’01, ATC, CSCS, FACHE

Mr. Koster was promoted to vice president of clinical operations for Athletico Physical Therapy (www.athletico.com). In 2014, he  became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and also an alumnus of Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School after completing the executive scholars program in leadership and management. He is currently part of the executive […]

— Alumni Relations

DMU, Drake University partner on Pharm.D., M.P.H. dual degree

Des Moines University and the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) have partnered to offer a combined Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degree. The partnership will allow graduates who want to promote health within the broader health care system to utilize an understanding of population health and the health […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Blessy Varghese Peacedale, M.H.A.’14

Blessy Varghese Peacedale was named risk and compliance coordinator at the Marshalltown, IA, Medical and Surgical Center. For her MHA capstone project, she had worked on projects with a department leader at the center; she then completed a three-month internship there, working on a variety of projects in different administrative areas. Previously a practicing physician […]

— Alumni Relations

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