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Kyle T. Pearson, D.P.M.’11, M.H.A.’11

Kyle T. Pearson recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center foot and ankle surgical residency program. He plans to join Rezin Orthopedics in Morris, IL, as a foot and ankle surgeon.

— Gretchen Johnson

Leonard A. Mermel, D.O.’84, ScM, AM (Hon.), FSHEA, FIDSA, FACP

Leonard A. Mermel presented a keynote address at the 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Barcelona, Spain, May 10-13, 2014. It was titled “On the Cutting Edge of Infection Control Research: What To Do When the Evidence is Missing.” He is also the 2014 recipient of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology […]

— Gretchen Johnson

Ryan J. Smith, M.H.A.’13

Ryan J. Smith works for Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James, MN. The organization, recently named a “Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace” by the Minnesota Hospital Association, has gone through a culture transformation that has improved employee and community engagement and the lives of the patients it serves. Its efforts to build a culture of […]

— Gretchen Johnson

DMU achieves AOA reaccreditation with commendation for continuing medical education

Des Moines University earned a perfect score for its continuing medical education activities for physicians from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The AOA is the nation’s primary certifying body for doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) and the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools. Its Council on Continuing Medical Education (CME) reviews and evaluates formal […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

DMU student helps set up APMSA for continued success

Kyle Duncan says he’s “really good” at complaining, but he learned at an early age that bellyaching about issues isn’t enough. “I’ve always wanted to be in a position to fix things, whether it was being captain of the football team or involved in church leadership,” he says. That’s why he seized the advice he […]

— Barb Boose