Matt Henry Guitar Hero

Getting to know you

Did Associate Professor Matthew Henry really once hang out with pro skateboarder Tony Hawk? Did Associate Professor Wayne Wilson truly once sport a Mohawk? Students pondered these and many other fascinating facts during DMU’s first-ever “Get to Know the Faculty Night.”

The Pulse, Winter 2013
Eirc Goldsmith and President Franklin

Embrace the new by keeping the patient front and center

Today, health care providers have work-hour limits, kinder and gentler physician and resident education meetings, electronic records and robotic surgery. They have the Accountable Care Act and new standards for practice improvement. But embracing all that’s new shouldn’t mean forgetting the past.

View Point, Winter 2013

DMU goes double platinum

The DMU wellness program features a cohesive team, a supportive environment and a muscular operating plan driven by goals and proven outcomes. These and other strengths affirmed, for the second consecutive time, DMU’s status as the nation’s only educational institution to earn the Wellness Council of America’s top honor.

The Pulse, Winter 2013

Leaping into life on the nation’s last frontier

Stretching his horizons physically, professionally and personally was what physical therapist Gio Villanueva was seeking when he moved to Alaska. There he discovered the environment presents as many challenges as do his patients’ conditions.

DMU Profile, Winter 2013

DMU launches new reunion tradition

Silver and gold, respectively, commemorate 25-year and 50-year anniversaries. That’s a great model for DMU’s new reunion tradition: In May, reunion and commencement activities will be united in a special weekend celebration, with milestone 25- and 50-year alumni adorned in silver and gold.

Alumni News, Winter 2013
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DMU researchers awarded grant from Polk County

DMU faculty Simon Geletta, Ph.D., and Carolyn Beverly, M.D., landed a community betterment grant to increase awareness among central Iowa African Americans of their risk for high blood pressure.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
Jodi Cahalan

CHS dean earns prestigious fellow distinction

Jodi Cahalan, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., PA-C, recently earned six more letters to put after her name: DFAAPA, or Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants.

The Pulse, Winter 2013

DMU PA program has heart

The University’s physician assistant program received a heart-felt honor for its efforts to address an ironic issue – that many direct care professionals lack health care coverage and, as a result, screenings that help detect health problems.

The Pulse, Winter 2013