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Nicholas K. Ford, D.O.’03

Dr. Ford was recently honored with an appointment as a board member and examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiologists. He also was granted the designation of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Anesthesiologists in September 2014.

— Alumni Relations

Anna Ruelle, D.P.M.’95, WCC

Dr. Ruelle  received the 2014 Outstanding Work in Diabetic Wounds Award from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO), the nation’s largest wound care certification and member organization. The award recognizes her contributions to the promotion of diabetes education, volunteer service in the treatment of diabetic wounds, recruitment/mentoring of other wound care professionals, […]

— Alumni Relations

Kristin M. Halvarson, M.H.A.’10

Kristin Halvarson is the executive director at Community Health Services Inc. in Moorhead, MN. She recently received the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni honor at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

— Alumni Relations

Carol L. Kuhle, D.O.’85, M.P.H.

Dr. Kuhle advanced to consultant in the division of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has a fellowship and QAC in geriatrics as well as a fellowship in preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She received her M.P.H. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her current area […]

— Alumni Relations

Laura Heath, D.P.M.’12

Dr. Heath, a podiatric physician with the Phoenix Veterans Administration Health System, presented her research at Desert Foot 2014, the high-risk diabetic foot conference, in Phoenix in November. She presented results in 40 patients who were successfully treated with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) graft to full epithelialization. Participants in her study had undergone prior […]

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Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H.’03, M.H.A.’03

Jami Haberl recently was named executive director of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, a privately led public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness. The community-focused effort is using the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® to measure progress toward the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation […]

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William H. Koller, M.H.A.’14, M.S.Ed.

Mr. Koller accepted a position as a decision support analyst with Marshalltown, IA, Medical and Surgical Center. He was previously working as a senior functional analyst with General Dynamics Information Technology in West Des Moines.

— Alumni Relations

Melissa M. Deer, D.O.’14

Dr. Deer received the Recent Humanitarian Service Award from her undergraduate alma mater, Simpson College in Indianola, IA, as part of the college’s annual alumni recognition reception on Oct. 17. Her many activities as a student and volunteer include raising funds for the central Iowa chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), which was inspired by […]

— Alumni Relations

Nicholas S. Racker, D.O.’11

Dr. Racker and his wife, Jenni, have three children, George (6), Stuart (4) and Greta (5 months). A chief anesthesiology resident at the University of Arizona, he recently matched into a critical care fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University. The family will relocate to Portland, OR, in July 2015 so that he can […]

— Alumni Relations

Mark K. Williams, D.P.M.’89, FACFAS

Dr. Williams was appointed to the Washington State Podiatric Medical Board by Governor Jay Inslee. His two-year term began in July 2014.  The board is responsible for addressing complaints regarding treatment by podiatrists within the state as well as for establishing continuing medical education and licensing guidelines for podiatry.

— 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

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 […]

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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.

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