New members join DMU board

The DMU Board of Trustees welcomed three new members in 2014 and will add two more in March. At its December 2014 meeting, the board approved the appointments of Marcia Grassman Hammers, B.H.A.’88, R.N., FAHM, CHC, and Nicki Nigro, D.P.M.’89, FACFAS. Hammers is a senior health care consultant at Wellmark Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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Jared Maker, D.P.M.’10

Jared Maker, a third-year resident at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, was among the authors of research published online last June in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, titled “Mechanical Comparison of Cortical Screw Fixation versus Locking Plate Fixation in First Metatarsal Base Osteotomy.” Lead authors were Kevin Smith, D.P.M.’95, Ph.D., FACFAS, associate dean for clinical affairs […]

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Noah Oliver, D.P.M.’10

Noah Oliver, a third-year resident at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, was among the authors of research published online last June in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, titled “Mechanical Comparison of Cortical Screw Fixation versus Locking Plate Fixation in First Metatarsal Base Osteotomy.” Lead authors were Kevin Smith, D.P.M.’95, Ph.D., FACFAS, associate […]

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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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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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Anna Ruelle, D.P.M.’95, WCC

Anna Ruelle received the 2014 Outstanding Work in Diabetic Wounds Award from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO), the nation’s largest wound care certification and member organization. The award recognizes her contributions to the promotion of diabetes education, volunteer service in the treatment of diabetic wounds, recruitment/mentoring of other wound care professionals and […]

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Merrell K. Kauwe, D.P.M.’14

Merrell Kauwe earned the award for best poster presentation by a resident at the fifth annual DMU Research Symposium on campus on Dec. 4. He was the presenting author of research titled “Quantification of Rotational Correction Achieved During First Metatarsal Cuneiform Joint Fusion.” Kauwe practices in Fort Dodge, IA. One of his co-authors on the research […]

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Nathan S. Coleman, D.P.M.’12

Nathan Coleman earned the award for best oral presentation by a resident at the fifth annual DMU Research Symposium on campus on Dec. 4. He was the presenting author of research titled “First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Range of Motion Following Implant Arthroplasty.” Coleman is a resident with UnityPoint Foot and Ankle in Fort Dodge, IA. One […]

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Laura Heath, D.P.M.’12

Dr. Heath, a podiatric physician with the Phoenix Veterans Administration Health System, presented her research at Desert Foot 2014, the high-risk diabetic foot conference, in Phoenix in November. She presented results in 40 patients who were successfully treated with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) graft to full epithelialization. Participants in her study had undergone prior […]

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Mark K. Williams, D.P.M.’89, FACFAS

Dr. Williams was appointed to the Washington State Podiatric Medical Board by Governor Jay Inslee. His two-year term began in July 2014.  The board is responsible for addressing complaints regarding treatment by podiatrists within the state as well as for establishing continuing medical education and licensing guidelines for podiatry.

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