Diane Hils

A colleague of many colors

The long-time professor of biochemistry – now emerita – and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine loves to improve processes, to teach the often-esoteric aspects of biochemistry and to dig in the dirt. Diane Churchill Hills has helped cultivate DMU’s high quality like the blooms in her garden.

Summer 2011, The Pulse
Eric Johnson, PA-C’98, left, began the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. and finished on March 6 at 3:53 a.m.

Racing across frozen Alaska

In February, while the rest of us were settling in with a mug of cocoa and a Stieg Larsson novel, Eric Johnson, PA-C’98, marched 350 miles on foot to traverse the forests, rivers and mountain passes of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail – for the fifth time.

Alumni News, Summer 2011
A happy graduate

“Lead, inspire, serve and dream big”

With May’s commencement ceremonies, DMU’s alumni community welcomed nearly 500 new members who were charged by University President Angela Walker Franklin to “relentlessly pursue knowledge, seek wisdom, give service and demand excellence.”

Commencement, Summer 2011
Is the U.S. medical care system "resource constrained"?

Is the U.S. medical care system “resource constrained”?

This is the first in a series of articles addressing the critical issue of medical care delivery capacity and utilization in the United States. Richard Belloff is an assistant professor in DMU’s master of health care administration program and a former managed care company CEO.

Health Care Analysis, Summer 2011
Earth fragile future

Gray tsunami: challenges and solutions of global aging

We are aging – not just as individuals or communities but also as a world. This “gray tsunami”is both a medical and public health success story and a certain source of numerous challenges for our planet.

My Turn, Summer 2011

Remembering the war that changed the nation

COM Dean Kendall Reed and Associate Professor Roy Lidtke discuss how the horrors, casualties and lessons learned during the Civil War helped transform both medicine and warfare.

Summer 2011, The Pulse
Col. A.L. Conger, Secretary

A soldier for the Union and for osteopathy

As the United States begins to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, DMU notes one of its connections to the epic conflict.

Summer 2011
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