Alumni Spotlight: Blessy Varghese Peacedale, M.H.A.’14

Blessy Varghese Peacedale was a practicing physician in Kerala, India, when her spouse’s employer transferred him to Marshalltown, Iowa. Her …

Alumni Spotlight: Kathy Goetz, M.H.A.’12

A nurse since 1979, Kathy Goetz increasingly took on administrative and management roles in her positions with the Iowa Heart …

Alumni spotlight: Alan D. Hilgerson, D.O.’98

Alan Hilgerson, D.O.’98, is a doctor, educator, husband, father and avid car lover. He found his way into medicine through …

Alumni spotlight: Laura A. Delaney, MPAS, PA-C’99

  Laura Delaney, MPAS, PA-C, is an assistant professor in the physician assistant (PA) program at Des Moines University. She …

Alumni spotlight: Richard E. Vermillion, D.O.’60

From the Des Moines Register: Rural Iowa doctor's 53-year legacy: Dr. Richard Vermillion has served Ogden for more than 50 years. Take a look inside his clinic and see what keeps the 83-year-old doctor going.

Alumni spotlight: Gary P. Plundo, D.O.’79

Plundo completed his doctorate of osteopathy in 1979 at Des Moines University (DMU). He went on to complete an internship …

Finding ways to fight inflammation

Suzanne Bohlson, Ph.D., started doing research as an undergraduate at the University of California-Irvine, investigating how a circulating protein called C1q …

Meet Kathy Mercuris

Kathy Mercuris, PT, DHS has been a member of the Physical Therapy faculty since the program began in 1988. Originally from Illinois, she …

Alumni spotlight: Danna K. Herrick, D.P.T.’12

The 189 female elite runners who competed in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon on Saturday, January 14, …

Alumni spotlight on the Boston Marathon

Julia Moffitt, David Reinhardt, Eric Lew and Jake Summers were at different locations during the Boston Marathon on April 15, …

DMU alumnus named KCUMB president

Marc B. Hahn, D.O.’84, in July became the 14th president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City University of Medicine …

Alumni spotlight: Rachael N. Poore, D.P.M.’12

Poore is a resident at UnityPoint Health System (formerly Iowa Health) in Des Moines, IA. She grew up in Orlando, …