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A new era of alumni leadership begins

The new DMU Alumni Association Board of Directors reflects health care’s ideal of interprofessional interactions and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Alumni News, Spring 2012
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Alumni mentors make a major difference

From reminding first-year students why they went into medicine to providing shadowing opportunities, professional advice and personal encouragement, alumni mentors show students “the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Alumni News, Spring 2012
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Jeff Nichols embraces his wife, Madonna, a breast cancer survivor.

Climbing a mountain to combat cancer

They conquered cancer, endured chemotherapy and bravely climbed back to health. In January, these courageous souls conquered a different kind of mountain.

Alumni News, Featured, Spring 2012
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Army captain/alumna named Iowa PA of the Year

Barbara Krugler, PA-C’01, was not a typical military type when she enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2008. Two years later, she was taking care of soldiers in “full battle rattle” at a remote base in Afghanistan.

Alumni News, Spring 2012
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Not your typical day in the life

Barbed wire and police check points don’t figure into many DMU graduates’ daily lives, but they’re part of the scene for Heather Fowler, D.O.’94: She has provided patient care and hospital leadership in impoverished Bangladesh for more than a decade.

Alumni News, Spring 2012
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DMU alumni are Iowa’s family physician leaders

DMU alumni continue to serve as key leaders of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). At the chapter’s annual conference last fall, Joseph Bergstrom, D.O.’97, a family practice physician from Bettendorf, IA, was installed as president-elect. Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, he is the director…

Alumni News, Spring 2012
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Dramatic diversion gives new outlook

Nathania Hammel, D.O.’06, was living the dream as a wife, mother and family physician in a wonderful practice. Then a devastating diagnosis changed all that, along with her perspectives on life.

Alumni News, Spring 2012
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Looking back inspires giving back

Watson Gutowski, D.O.’58, continues to celebrate the enthusiasm he felt as a DMU student by supporting his medical alma mater financially, including with a scholarship fund that he and his wife, Catherine, recently established.

Alumni News, Spring 2012
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