PA preceptors can now earn CME credit

Des Moines University has been approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME …

Friday recipes: crockpot-prep party

Sure, I may be biased, but DMU students are brilliant as well as caring, thoughtful and fun. A recent gathering …

A worthy award for a wellness-centered university

Emily Cardella, PA’14, typically rides her bicycle to class from her Windsor Heights home and often pedals recreationally. When she learned …

Ann E. Rufledt, PA-C’05

Rufledt was named assistant program director for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences physician assistant program. Since 2005, she …

Unconventional Journeys

In the not-too-distant past, Justin Bergh was bartending in San Diego, and Amber Faherty was patching up soldiers in Afghanistan. …

Steven S. Williamson, PA-C’09

Williamson and his wife, Tressa, welcomed a daughter, Quinn Lynne, to their family on Oct. 29, 2012. Williamson practices orthopedics …

Jacquelyn W. Zillman, PA-C’08

Zillman (formerly Norak) moved back to Iowa and started a new position in the department of family medicine with the …

Jenell L. Gilman, PA-C’10

Gilman started a new position in hepatobiliary surgery with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. 

Tera N. Diewold, PA-C’08

Diewold (formerly Barrick) and Austin Diewold were married on May 4, 2013. Tera is a physician assistant with Mercy Indianola …

Christina Rider, PA-C’04

Rider is a family medicine physician assistant with Webster City Medical Clinic in Webster City, IA. 

Marcella E. Gutierrez, PA-C’11

Gutierrez and Daniel Ferguson were married on April 27, 2013. Marcella works at Fairview Lakes North Branch, a semi-rural family …

Des Moines University’s 113th commencement ceremony to award 486 degrees

Des Moines University will grant 486 degrees at its 2013 Commencement Ceremony, the 113th in the university’s history, on Saturday, …