A note from the Alumni Board President

We make a great team!

As graduates of Des Moines University, we represent the spectrum of health care in America, from clinicians and administrators to educators, researchers and leaders of professional organizations. In our various roles, we understand the importance of working in teams that leverage our diverse expertise and skills. To do so most effectively, we need to look beyond our respective “siloes” and tap the abilities others bring to the table to best serve our central focus – ensuring the well-being of patients, communities and populations.

Similarly, we can benefit by keeping the DMU community – fellow alumni, current students, faculty and staff – as the “center” of our alumni activities. The DMU Alumni Association is a great means of doing so. Peruse these web pages to discover the benefits of your membership in this special association. Find career positions or post those within your organization. Attend alumni events in your community or those held in conjunction with professional organizations’ conferences. Share your perspectives and experiences with current students by joining the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network, or hone your own knowledge through on-site and online continuing medical education opportunities. Get and keep in touch with classmates, use the wellness center when you’re on campus and access resources of the DMU Library.

Most importantly, let’s consider our fellow alumni as a rich network of resources that you can tap any time! Just as you turn to colleagues in your career and professional endeavors, you can seek out other DMU graduates who are experts in a wide range of areas. Whether you are tackling a challenge in your organization, want to know more about specific best practices in health care practice and technology, are considering joining professional associations or just want to connect with other alumni in your community, we are here for each other.

I am proud and humbled to serve as president of the DMU Alumni Association Board of Directors. I hope you share my excitement for what it represents – some of the smartest people in clinical care, health care administration and public health. Together, we make a great team.

Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H.’03, M.H.A.’03

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