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Physicians for Sport

Vigilantly positioned on the sidelines of soccer fields, ski slopes and boxing rings, these DMU graduates get into the game by keeping athletes in play – and, when needed, taking them out. That’s no small feat when working with competitors who, as one physician noted, “aren’t looking out for their long-term health and safety.”

Physicians for Sport, Summer 2013
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The ‘ultimate gift’

Amid the pain and worry of her husband’s illness and subsequent passing, Julie Powell-Mohr was comforted by his decision to make the ultimate gift – and the response she received from the DMU community. Attending the University’s body donor memorial service, she says, felt like “sitting in the lap of God.”

Summer 2013
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DMU event fuels girl power

On a Saturday in March, the students who handled human organs, scrubbed in for surgery and made plaster casts were decidedly younger and shorter than usual on the DMU campus: The University’s eighth annual Girls in Science Day drew more than 200 current elementary-school girls, tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and leaders.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
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Homeland Security officer named COM dean

J.D. Polk, D.O., FACOEP, has taken care of people ranging from astronauts 250 nautical miles above the Earth to Chilean miners trapped nearly half a mile below its surface. This August, the chief medical officer of the Department of Homeland Security will take the reins as dean of DMU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
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CPMS teams hoop it up at DMU-hosted tournament

Medical students in general are a competitive bunch, but that rose to a whole new level when DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association (APMSA) hosted the annual APMSA basketball tournament in April. DMU students seized the opportunity to showcase the college and Des Moines.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
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CPMS student elected APMSA liaison to AAPPM

DMU podiatric medical student Michael Johnson believes the business component of medical practice should be part of the copious volumes that medical students need to learn. That’s why he sought – and won – election as the student liaison for the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association to the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
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High-achieving students, grads

Two members of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Class of 2013 were selected to receive scholarships, while another was awarded the Michael L. Stone D.P.M. Outstanding Professional Conduct Award at the annual business meeting of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
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