Nicholas K. Ford, D.O.’03

Nicholas Ford was appointed examiner and member of the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiologists. In September 2014, he was granted the designation of fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Anesthesiologists.

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Anna Ruelle, D.P.M.’95, WCC

Anna Ruelle received the 2014 Outstanding Work in Diabetic Wounds Award from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO), the nation’s largest wound care certification and member organization. The award recognizes her contributions to the promotion of diabetes education, volunteer service in the treatment of diabetic wounds, recruitment/mentoring of other wound care professionals and […]

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Kristin M. Halvarson, M.H.A.’10

Kristin Halvarson is the executive director at Community Health Services Inc. in Moorhead, MN. She recently received the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni honor at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

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Merrell K. Kauwe, D.P.M.’14

Merrell Kauwe earned the award for best poster presentation by a resident at the fifth annual DMU Research Symposium on campus on Dec. 4. He was the presenting author of research titled “Quantification of Rotational Correction Achieved During First Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint Fusion.” Kauwe practices in Fort Dodge, IA. One of his co-authors on the research […]

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Nathan S. Coleman, D.P.M.’12

Nathan Coleman earned the award for best oral presentation by a resident at the fifth annual DMU Research Symposium on campus on Dec. 4. He was the presenting author of research titled “First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Range of Motion Following Implant Arthroplasty.” Coleman is a resident with UnityPoint Foot and Ankle in Fort Dodge, IA. One […]

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Carol L. Kuhle, D.O.’85, M.P.H.

Carol Kuhle advanced to consultant in the division of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has fellowships there in geriatrics and preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine. She earned her M.P.H. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her current area of practice is women’s health.

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Laura Heath, D.P.M.’12

Dr. Heath, a podiatric physician with the Phoenix Veterans Administration Health System, presented her research at Desert Foot 2014, the high-risk diabetic foot conference, in Phoenix in November. She presented results in 40 patients who were successfully treated with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) graft to full epithelialization. Participants in her study had undergone prior […]

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William H. Koller, M.H.A.’14, M.S.Ed.

Mr. Koller accepted a position as a decision support analyst with Marshalltown, IA, Medical and Surgical Center. He was previously working as a senior functional analyst with General Dynamics Information Technology in West Des Moines.

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