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MHA students embrace inaugural executive residency

In the master of health care administration program’s first on-campus executive residency, students gained insights on personality and communication styles, practiced their interprofessional skills and discovered their faculty are not “Dr. Drone-on.”

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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Above is a proud owner of one of the 24 pit latrines Daniel Cole and local residents constructed.

Building latrines and relationships abroad

Daniel Cole was a memorable medical school interviewee: Within one week’s time, he was in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer, then on DMU’s campus as an osteopathic medical student candidate and then back in a remote village in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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Luke Wenzel meets with a Women First group, part of an organization that fosters economic opportunities for women.

Mozambique piques student’s passion for global and rural health

As a Peace Corps volunteer, Luke Wenzel made some babies cry; learned to speak Portuguese; met and married his wife; and decided on a career in family practice. He also worked to educate the locals on avoiding cholera and preventing or managing HIV/AIDS.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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DMU’s “masters of manipulation” again triumph in Malpractice Bowl

One might debate who is more competitive, medical students or law students, but on Sept. 29, the former showed they were more gifted on the gridiron: Both DMU’s men’s and women’s teams took the trophy in the 2012 Malpractice Bowl, the annual match-up between the University and Drake University Law School. Both DMU teams won…

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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