DMU launches new reunion tradition

Silver and gold, respectively, commemorate 25-year and 50-year anniversaries. That’s a great model for DMU’s new reunion tradition: In May, reunion and commencement activities will be united in a special weekend celebration, with milestone 25- and 50-year alumni adorned in silver and gold.

Golfers, Glanton supporters invest in students

Whether they were garbed in golf togs or formally dressed for dinner, hundreds of alumni and friends turned out in recent months to support scholarships for DMU students.

DMU alumnus named Wisconsin PA of the Year

His patients and colleagues sing the praises of DMU graduate Robert Birk, but he says he’s simply doing what he wants – being a small-town care provider in the county where he grew up.

Leaping into life on the nation’s last frontier

Stretching his horizons physically, professionally and personally was what physical therapist Gio Villanueva was seeking when he moved to Alaska. There he discovered the environment presents as many challenges as do his patients’ conditions.

Building an Age-Friendly World

Of modern medicine’s many triumphs, the fact we’re living longer may be the greatest achievement – and one that presents great challenges in enabling seniors to live happily and independently. Members of the DMU community have embraced efforts to find new answers to the “old” problem of our impending “silver tsunami.”

Global health conference explores ecosphere, hunger

The crisis of world hunger likely has endangered humans since they came to exist. But the problem is about to …

Mozambique piques student’s passion for global and rural health

As a Peace Corps volunteer, Luke Wenzel made some babies cry; learned to speak Portuguese; met and married his wife; and decided on a career in family practice. He also worked to educate the locals on avoiding cholera and preventing or managing HIV/AIDS.

DMU to send interprofessional team to Honduras

The team DMU is assembling for a health service trip to the Central American nation of Honduras March 16-24 will …

Building latrines and relationships abroad

Daniel Cole was a memorable medical school interviewee: Within one week’s time, he was in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer, then on DMU’s campus as an osteopathic medical student candidate and then back in a remote village in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé.

MHA students embrace inaugural executive residency

In the master of health care administration program’s first on-campus executive residency, students gained insights on personality and communication styles, practiced their interprofessional skills and discovered their faculty are not “Dr. Drone-on.”

DMU mourns alumnus, emeritus trustee

The University lost a distinguished alumnus and small-town Iowa lost a great physician with the passing of Richard “Doc” Coatney, D.O.’60.

Romance in a hospital room

Renee Atherley thought the inability of her DMU classmate and significant other, Jeff Messerly, to be dishonest would prevent him from ever surprising her. She was wrong.