Braving the Cold

Reprinted courtesy of the San Angelo (TX) Standard-Times and San Angelo, TX, doctor and DMU alumnus warmly recalls mission to Antarctica. The temperature wasn’t expected to get above minus 45, and with the wind chill, it felt like minus 75. One of the harshest terrains …

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Alumnus continues to open doors for others

Murray Goldstein, D.O.’50, M.P.H., was the first osteopathic physician appointed a commissioned medical officer in the uniformed services, the first D.O. to achieve star rank and the first to receive a presidential commendation, among other “firsts.” He’s still opening doors for others with his support of DMU.

The guy with the tie

Tom Mueller, Ph.D., dons a special article of clothing at three points during each osteopathic medicine class’s tenure at DMU: orientation, the Rite of Passage and Commencement. It isn’t a super hero’s cape, but it has a similar effect.

Life lessons taught by patients

DMU physical therapy student Shellina Herink gave up her spring break to work with post-stroke volunteers, other students and physical therapists during DMU’s second-annual stroke camp. “Come to find out, it was the best spring break adventure during my lifetime of education,” she says.

Southwestern podiatric alumni in the news

Arizona practitioners Barbara J. Aung, D.P.M.’90, a board-certified wound care specialist in Tucson, AZ, and John J. Anderson, D.P.M.’99, FACFAS, with Alamogordo/Ruidoso Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, are making waves in their practices and in professional leadership.

DMU alumni elected Iowa ACOFP chapter leaders

The Iowa chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) represents the rights and interests of osteopathic family physicians and works to promote excellence in their practice and education. Leading that effort are several DMU graduates, elected to officer positions at the chapter’s recent annual conference and scientific seminar.

Alumnus on the scene after Oklahoma tornado

Tom Wicks, D.P.M.’94, became a volunteer firefighter after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He witnessed another type of terror when he went to Moore, OK, the evening after an EF5 tornado and its 200-plus mile-per-hour winds devastated the community.

Roth to receive ACEP honor

Robert Roth, D.O.76, FACEP, became active in the American College of Emergency Physicians and its Tennessee chapter shortly after graduating from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now DMU. For his leadership and service since, he’ll receive the organization’s Meritorious Service Award.

‘Doctor on the plane’ saves life at 30,000 feet

On a recent plane flight, Stephen Richards, D.O.’74, R.Ph., knew it wasn’t a good sign when he observed a flight attendant racing down the aisle with an oxygen tank. He was right. Fortunately for the passenger involved, Richards is a longtime family physician who came to the rescue.

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