DMU board update

After his three years as chair of the DMU Board of Trustees, Larry J. Baker, D.O.’77, FACEP, turned the reins over to Steve Morain, J.D., at the board meeting in September. Baker, who remains a board member, is the emergency medical …

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Larry Baker, D.O.'77

Larry J. Baker, D.O.’77

Laurence “Larry” J. Baker, D.O.’77, FACEP, in September concluded his three-year term as chair of the DMU Board of Trustees. He remains a board member. He is the emergency medical director of UnityPoint Health in Des Moines

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A spirited family affair

Jean and Paul Groben, D.O.’75, a radiologist, are thankful their three children and two grandchildren reside in Des Moines. That’s the home of Jasper Winery, which the Grobens launched when son Mason, a viticulturist and enologist, persuaded them to make …

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Great Beginnings

The inauguration of DMU’s new president, Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., was a “seminal moment” in the University’s history and future that featured formalities, festivities, a fun run and a 50-passenger bus that trekked more than 1,100 miles to be part of the occasion.

Alumni spotlight: Laurence J. Baker, D.O.’77, FACEP

I grew up in small-town Iowa. My father was a family practice physician. I was educated at Iowa (go Hawks!) and DMU; my residency was in family practice, but I drifted to emergency medicine early in my career. I just successfully recertified my ABEM boards for the third time, making me close to dinosaur status. I own a professional staffing company that provides physician […]

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