MHA faculty earns prestigious credential

Like her fellow faculty in DMU’s master of health care administration program, Associate Professor Ann York, Ph.D., believes lifelong learning is increasingly important in our fast-changing world. One way she walked that talk is by earning the credential of fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
Keep your eye on these current and future movers and shakers in health care, DMU students Tara Blalock Hughes and Mali Schneiter.

DMU students elected COSGP leaders

Keep your eye on these current and future movers and shakers in health care: DMU students Tara Blalock Hughes and Mali Schneiter recently were elected national chair and national global health representative, respectively, of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, the official voting voice of all osteopathic medical students.

Summer 2013, The Pulse

Lessons in learning

Does interprofessional interaction among health care students foster their understanding and appreciation of their future colleagues? Does technology in medical simulation activities enhance their acquisition and retention of knowledge? A DMU task force is encouraging faculty to explore these and other questions on effective teaching and learning.

Summer 2013, The Pulse

Undergraduate named APS research fellow

When Drake University biochemistry and chemistry major Zachary Kadow was accepted into DMU’s undergraduate research program last summer, he found his passion. He also earned one of six Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship Awards of the American Physiological Society, which will support his scientific explorations.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
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This calls for a party: Members of the DMU community bask in Commencement joy and the May sunshine at one of the University’s most festive occasions, the graduation picnic. Below, Todd Wical, DO’13, shares a proud moment at DMU’s military commissioning and promotion ceremony with his wife, Kim Chaffin Wical, D.O.’14, right, and family members.

Commencement + Reunion = one celebratory weekend

There had to be a lot of sore faces from all the smiling after DMU’s simultaneous Commencement and Reunion Weekend in May. The happy graduates included the Class of 2013, DMU’s new “medallion” alumni who led the Commencement processional and a former White House doctor who received an honorary degree.

Alumni News, Summer 2013, The Pulse
Larry Marquardt led transformation of the DMU Library from its card-catalog days to today’s wide variety of print and online resources. He also is widely known as a positive, service-driven colleague. “It only takes a few minutes to hear his booming laugh,” says Timothy Steele, Ph.D., chair and professor of microbiology and immunology.

Five-plus decades of service add up to lasting impact

When Wayne Terry, Ph.D., joined the DMU staff, the University was located in downtown Des Moines. Larry Marquardt, M.L.S., came on board years before “online journals” were a library staple. Both individuals concluded their tenure at DMU on June 30, but their impact on campus and its graduates will long continue.

Summer 2013, The Pulse
David Reinhardt, D.O.'93, at the Boston Marathon

Mayhem at the Boston Marathon

When bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, members of the DMU community who were there felt confusion and fear. Then they kicked into gear, providing medical treatment to victims, expressing sympathy to the city of Boston and sharing a determined spirit to protect the event’s tradition and future.

Summer 2013
DMU Trustees 
Victoria Herring and Bernie Feldman with Aaron Feldman, Matt Severidt and Nick Kuiper

Spirited swinging spurs scholarships

DMU’s inaugural unified Golf Benefit on May 22 was a great success, despite sometimes drizzly weather, thanks to the 77 golfers, lighthearted competition and a great cause – to raise scholarship funds for students in all DMU programs.

Alumni News, Summer 2013