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Alumni News

Kevin Ware

Around the world in two minutes

Crushing polar ice, swimming at the North Pole and “polar bear baiting”: An alumnus and pilot takes us to the top of the globe.

Alumni News, DMU Profiles, Spring 2011
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Phillip Arnold

Doctor on the downhill

A decade ago, Phillip Arnold, D.O.’01, served on the base camp team that helped the first and only blind man to reach the top of Mount Everest. He’s had a wild ride ever since, taking care of mountain trekkers and members of the U.S. Ski Team as well as his patients at home in Wisconsin.

Alumni News, DMU Profiles, Spring 2011
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DMU moves to give alumni a greater voice

In recent years, DMU’s three alumni boards –one for each college – have generated benefits and opportunities for fellow alumni and students. Now the University is restructuring the boards to sustain their good works, give all graduates a greater voice and create opportunities for more alumni to get involved.

Alumni News, Spring 2011
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Dan Kraeger

A changed perspective on global health

Dan Kraeger, D.O.’87, speaks with passion about global health service. But when he was invited to go on his first service trip in 2005, to Bolivia, South America, he didn’t want to go. “How much can I do in a week? How much can I really change?” he asked himself.

Alumni News, DMU Profiles, Spring 2011
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DMU alumnus, clinic team save a limb – and a life

One balmy evening 11 years ago, Edgar Gomez-Palacios was walking to his San Diego home when a car struck him, leaving him in the street with a compound leg fracture and future health care nightmares. Fortunately, the intervention of DMU’s Foot and Ankle staff reversed his fortunes.

Alumni News, Spring 2011
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Phil Bryant

Gifted at more than the art of medicine

Phillip Bryant, D.O.’79, is more likely to credit a short attention span than talent for his professional and personal activities, but DMU would beg to differ: A family practice physician with Mercy Johnston Medical Clinic near Des Moines, he recently had several of his paintings displayed in the University library.

Alumni News, Spring 2011
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DMU COM Golf Benefit

Tee-off for a great cause

Most people agree the world needs more good doctors in primary care as well as in the various medical specialties. DMU wants them to also know they can make that possible by swinging a club – at the annual College of Osteopathic Medicine Golf Benefit on Thursday, May 26, at Des Moines’ Waveland Golf Course, 12:30 p.m.

Alumni News, Spring 2011
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DMU Alumni Reunion

Make the trip

Come back for the Des Moines University Alumni Reunion June 17-18, 2011. It will be memorable! You’ll enjoy reconnecting with classmates, meeting faculty and staff, touring the impressive campus and seeing all of the changes to your alma mater and to the Des Moines metropolitan area. Reflect with friends on the twists, turns and trips you’ve taken since your student days, too.

Alumni News, Spring 2011
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