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President Franklin

Great Beginnings

The inauguration of DMU’s new president, Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., was a “seminal moment” in the University’s history and future that featured formalities, festivities, a fun run and a 50-passenger bus that trekked more than 1,100 miles to be part of the occasion.

Fall/Winter 2011, Featured
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Louis Sullivan speaking

The essentials of effective leadership

A physician, professor, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a hero in both higher education and health care, Louis Sullivan knows what makes good leaders. One of his tips for people with power: Give it away.

Fall/Winter 2011, View Point
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Jeff Gray

DMU names new research vice president

Des Moines University may be better known for the high quality of its educational programs than its research enterprise, but Jeffrey Gray, M.S., Ph.D., believes the latter strengthens the former.

Fall/Winter 2011, The Pulse
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PA Week

PA program marks 30th anniversary

Happy birthday to the “other white coat” program that is preparing students for a profession expected to grow exponentially in the years ahead. DMU’s PA grads will be ready: The Class of 2011, for example, had a 98 percent first-time pass rate on the certifying exam.

Fall/Winter 2011, The Pulse
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Brad Bakotic and Tim Yoho

An investment in innovative instruction makes a great DMU education even better

Des Moines University has a new educational resource for students and faculty, courtesy of Brad Bakotic, D.P.M., D.O., and his company. The Bako Pathology Clinical Skills Lab and Classroom is the result of a $100,000 gift from Bako Pathology Services in Alpharetta, GA, where Bakotic is chief executive officer.

Fall/Winter 2011, The Pulse
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Ted Butterfield, D.P.M.'12

Student seeks ways to advance podiatry

Growing up in Pleasant Grove, UT, Ted Butterfield was often told he was a natural leader whom others would gladly follow – even, he admits, “sometimes in mischievous ways.” The American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association affirmed his leadership abilities by honoring him with the association’s 2011 Leadership Award.

Fall/Winter 2011, The Pulse
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Laurie Claire

“You just have to start somewhere”

Once upon a time, Laurie Clair was the homeless single mother of a three-month-old. That didn’t stop her from pursuing her professional dream. What sustained her were her enormous work ethic, some strong and loyal supporters and a strategically placed Post-it note.

Fall/Winter 2011, The Pulse
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