Posts by Alumni Relations


Amy M. Pitzer, D.P.M.’05, FACFAS

Dr. Pitzer is board-certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Pitzer is in private practice in Greenville, NC.

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Todd C. Peterson, D.O.’09

Dr. Peterson is finishing a fellowship in adult reconstruction orthopedics at Southern Illinois University. His family is moving back to Des Moines so that he can join the team at Capital Orthopaedics in Clive, IA. They welcomed their second daughter, Charlotte, in October 2014.

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Erin M. Sinram, PA-C’11

Erin Ott Sinram, PA-C’11, and her spouse, Josh Sinram, welcomed daughter Nora Grace on Sept. 27, 2014, which is also Erin¹s birthday. She is a physician assistant at Covenant Clinic, Fairbank, IA, which is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. She also was one of five DMU physician assistant alumni recently selected to receive the state-funded […]

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Sean T. Grambart, D.P.M.’01, FACFAS

Dr. Grambart, a Champaign/Urbana, IL, foot and ankle surgeon, was installed February 20, 2015, as president-elect of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons during its annual scientific conference in Phoenix. He practices with the Carle Physician Group, surgery department, in Champaign and at Kirby Hospital in Monticello, IL. He is board-certified in both […]

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Thomas F. Babcock, D.O.’88, Ph.D.

Thomas Babcock, D.O.’88, Ph.D., was among the authors of the article “Aiming for remission in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: the primary care goal,” published in February in Postgraduate Education. He is associate director of scientific publications, medical affairs, with Shire Pharmaceuticals in Wayne, PA.

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Thomas S. Haas, D.O.’88, FCAP

Thomas S. Haas, D.O., FCAP, an anatomic and clinical pathologist at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, WI, is a co-author of five recently published research papers. Two were published in the journal Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology of the Society for Applied Immunohistochemistry: “A New Rabbit Monoclonal E-Cadherin Antibody [EP700Y] Shows Higher Sensitivity […]

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Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H., M.H.A.’03

Jami Haberl has been named executive director of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative. Previously, she was executive director of the Safeguard Iowa Partnership. A native of Lohrville, Iowa, she has master’s degrees in public health and health care administration from Des Moines University. “We’re thrilled to have Jami leading our efforts to make Iowa the healthiest […]

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Omar Lateef, D.O.’99

Dr. Omar Lateef is the new chief medical officer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist and an associate professor of pulmonary medicine. “I am extremely excited to continue the great tradition of advanced health care at Rush,” he said.

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Steven I. Seidman, D.O.’83

Steven I. Seidman, D.O.’83, will be honored as a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, earning the designation FAOCR, during the annual convention and awards ceremony on April 22 in Las Vegas. He is a neuroradiologist with the Michigan Institute for Neurologic Disorders, or MIND, in Farmington Hills.

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Lauren R. Brown, M.P.H.’14

Ms. Brown recently accepted a position with Public Health Services of San Joaquin County in California. She is a public health educator in the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program.

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Alan J. Schenne, D.O.’96

Dr. Alan Schenne was re-elected to a two-year term on the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. He practices with Burgess Family Clinic in Mapleton. The Iowa Chapter ACOFP, headquartered in Des Moines, is a […]

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Jennifer M. Olson, D.O.’95

Dr. Jennifer Olson was elected to a two-year term on the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. She is with Family Practice Clinic PLC in Carlisle. The Iowa Chapter ACOFP, headquartered in Des Moines, is a […]

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Timothy C. Piearson, D.O.’02

Dr. Timothy Piearson was installed as president of the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Iowa Chapter ACOFP) at the chapter’s annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines in January. A family practice physician in private practice with Adair County Medical Clinic in Greenfield, IA, he […]

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Cheryl L. Scott, D.P.T.’07

Dr. Scott became board-certified as a neurologic certified specialist (NSC) in 2014. She continues to be a certified brain injury specialist (CBIS), a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist (CSRS), and certified in the neuro-developmental treatment approach (c/NDT).

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Richard G. Nellis, MS, PA-C’08

Richard Nellis, Wyoming, MN, earned a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in both hospital medicine and emergency medicine in 2013. He was also named clinical dyad lead for observation care within the Fairview health system in 2014.

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