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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
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DMU student elected SOMA region trustee

DMU osteopathic medical student Katie Eggerman was “one of those three-year-olds” who always knew a health care career was her destiny. She’s also one of those students who seizes leadership opportunities, such as her new post with the Student Osteopathic Medical Association.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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Fighting a scary problem on Halloween

Nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, struggle with hunger. Last Halloween, DMU students worked to alleviate this scary problem by trick-or-treating for food pantry donations.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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Flanking the Dotted Ladybugs are their coach, Bob Shoemaker, and some of their mentors, DMU podiatric medical students Katie  esselman, Alison D’Andelet and – at far right – Katrina Almeida and Raquel Sugino.

Lego competition sparks friendship between podiatric students, Girl Scouts

Coming up with a way to convince older women to wear sensible shoes led a group of Des Moines Girl Scouts to learn teamwork, practice problem-solving and advance in a regional Lego competition. In the process, they gained mentors in some DMU podiatric medical students.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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DMU to send interprofessional team to Honduras

The team DMU is assembling for a health service trip to the Central American nation of Honduras March 16-24 will wear multiple hats. To date, the group includes students from all three DMU colleges and five of its nine programs; four Drake University pharmacy students; two DMU alumni; two DMU faculty members and two Drake…

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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Global health conference explores ecosphere, hunger

The crisis of world hunger likely has endangered humans since they came to exist. But the problem is about to get much worse, and not just for third-world dwellers with distended bellies and protruding ribs. “Nearly one billion people are hungry every day,” Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, stated at the fourth annual Heartland…

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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