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Cultivating cultural, medical understanding

At garage sales, in the Mall of America and during the wee hours of an emergency room shift, DMU’s visiting Ugandan students gain new insights on Americans – and they teach their new Iowa friends some things, too.

Alumni News, Summer 2010
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Des Moines’ Urban Renaissance

Marvel at a metropolitan makeover: Des Moines is truly cool now. Even the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and a bunch of other smart people say so.

Featured, Summer 2010
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Taking a triathlon to a global level, literally

Charlie Wittmack, a Des Moines attorney, embarked on this epic journey July 1 when he jumped into the River Thames to swim to the North Sea and across the English Channel. He’ll follow that with a 9,000-mile bike ride across mountains and deserts in Europe, Asia and Nepal. Next he’ll hop off the bike to run a 950-mile trail from sea level at the Bay of Bengal through the Himalayas to the summit of Mount Everest.

Featured, Summer 2010
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A day to remember: graduation 2010

Des Moines University’s 110th commencement was a mixture of joy, excitement and sadness over the loss of a DMU friend.

Summer 2010, The Pulse
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DMU faculty, students and other volunteers included (from left) Ryan Flood; Victor Kaylarian, D.O.; Michael Flood, D.O.’77; Kendall Reed, D.O.; Jeff Dumermuth; Kathleen Dumermuth; Rhonda Davis, R.N.; Sikandar Khan, D.O.’12; Christina Donat, D.O.’12; Mara Groom, D.O.’13; Theresa Klee, D.O.’12; Shannon McCarthy, D.O.’12; and Michelle Bannon.

DMU goes mobile

The roll-out of the DMU Mobile Health Clinic in May was a true team effort.

Summer 2010, The Pulse
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Grad guides electronic medical record use

Andrew Burchett, D.O.’03, admits with a laugh that when he agreed to become his health system’s medical information officer, he didn’t know what he was getting himself into. He took on the role in 2007, when the Avera health system – which provides services in South Dakota and surrounding states – launched an update of…

Featured, Summer 2010, Tech Connections
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Grasso takes high tech to extreme heights

On the topic of technology, Vincent Grasso says embrace the machine – it benefits patients, takes health care to underserved areas and complements osteopathic medicine’s holistic approach. S. Vincent Grasso, D.O.’91, has taken telemedicine to the most remote place on earth. As a postdoctoral associate in the Yale University School of Medicine’s surgery department and…

Featured, Summer 2010, Tech Connections
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