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D.P.T students Mia Krackow, Kristin Strong and Jessie Gress work with Angie Plager, the 2009 Ms. Wheelchair Iowa.

Students help spinal cord-injured get moving

Everyone is smiling on this golf outing. Wheelchair users just want to have fun–and golf and bicycle and bowl and go kayaking. When the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Iowa (SCIAI) offers those opportunities to people with mobility issues, DMU physical therapy and osteopathic medicine students often volunteer to help. “I enjoy the game of…

Fall 2009, The Pulse
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Engaging youth in medicine

New summer program for high school students interested in science and medicine For most high schoolers, highlights of the summer include sleeping in, hanging out with friends and going on vacation. For Lynnville-Sully High School senior Katelyn Van Wyk, a summer highlight was taking measurements of the cadavers at DMU. “It is such a unique…

Fall 2009, The Pulse
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Michael Flood, D.O., explains aspects of a medical mannequin.  Photo by Sergeant Shelaine Harbart

Training America's military medics

Local medics practice at DMU’s Iowa Simulation Center.

Fall 2009, The Pulse
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Let's hear it for the spouses

DMU student spouse receives award For some, simply surviving marriage to a medical student is accomplishment enough. Not so Jon Kamrath: While his wife, Heidi, earned her D.O. degree at DMU, he commuted to Iowa State University, 40 miles away, to complete his master’s degree in fine arts; was selected to exhibit at the highly…

Fall 2009, The Pulse
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