Looking back inspires giving back

Watson Gutowski, D.O.’58, continues to celebrate the enthusiasm he felt as a DMU student by supporting his medical alma mater financially, including with a scholarship fund that he and his wife, Catherine, recently established.

Dramatic diversion gives new outlook

Nathania Hammel, D.O.’06, was living the dream as a wife, mother and family physician in a wonderful practice. Then a devastating diagnosis changed all that, along with her perspectives on life.

Not your typical day in the life

Barbed wire and police check points don’t figure into many DMU graduates’ daily lives, but they’re part of the scene for Heather Fowler, D.O.’94: She has provided patient care and hospital leadership in impoverished Bangladesh for more than a decade.

Army captain/alumna named Iowa PA of the Year

Barbara Krugler, PA-C’01, was not a typical military type when she enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2008. Two years later, she was taking care of soldiers in “full battle rattle” at a remote base in Afghanistan.

Alumni mentors make a major difference

From reminding first-year students why they went into medicine to providing shadowing opportunities, professional advice and personal encouragement, alumni mentors show students “the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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