Known for their community service, DMU students were again out in full force this fall. As volunteers and fundraisers for worthy medical causes, they continued to help make life better for others – although they would tell you they’re the ones who reap the benefits.
Luke Mortensen, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology, was elected to the board of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, a nonprofit society that works to ensure science educators have the most current information and skills they need to teach future medical practitioners.
Inspired by his professors to pursue the highest levels of intellectual attainment and professional integrity, Robert “Bob” Kreamer gave back to his medical alma mater as a physician, osteopathic leader and a member of the DMU Board of Trustees for nearly two decades.
Growing up in Pleasant Grove, UT, Ted Butterfield was often told he was a natural leader whom others would gladly follow – even, he admits, “sometimes in mischievous ways.” The American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association affirmed his leadership abilities by honoring him with the association’s 2011 Leadership Award.
Des Moines University has a new educational resource for students and faculty, courtesy of Brad Bakotic, D.P.M., D.O., and his company. The Bako Pathology Clinical Skills Lab and Classroom is the result of a $100,000 gift from Bako Pathology Services in Alpharetta, GA, where Bakotic is chief executive officer.
A physician, professor, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a hero in both higher education and health care, Louis Sullivan knows what makes good leaders. One of his tips for people with power: Give it away.