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.

Detailing the beautiful body

DMU’s Kendall Reed Rare Book Room is home to a fascinating 1820s collection of hand-colored plates illustrating human anatomy.

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.

DMU alumni are Iowa’s family physician leaders

DMU alumni continue to serve as key leaders of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians …

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.

Climbing a mountain to combat cancer

They conquered cancer, endured chemotherapy and bravely climbed back to health. In January, these courageous souls conquered a different kind of mountain.

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.”

A new era of alumni leadership begins

The new DMU Alumni Association Board of Directors reflects health care’s ideal of interprofessional interactions and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

A powerful force behind muscle energy

Sara “Sally” Sutton, D.O.’53, has treated thousands of patients and taught hundreds of osteopathic medical students in her career, but she also played a historic role in promoting and perpetuating the art of touch.

Physician supply in the United States

For a nation that lavishes spending on health care, you'd think the U.S. would be awash with physicians who see their patients on a frequent basis. Not so.

Individuals, nations bear increasing burden of obesity

Some might consider surgery a drastic solution to being overweight, but DMU alumnus Moses Shieh and many others consider obesity a drastic problem that merits it.