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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William H. Koller, M.H.A.’14, M.S.Ed.

Mr. Koller accepted a position as a decision support analyst with Marshalltown, IA, Medical and Surgical Center. He was previously working as a senior functional analyst with General Dynamics Information Technology in West Des Moines.

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Eric B. Johnson, PA-C’98

Eric Johnson celebrated his 16th year with Ogden Clinic in Utah. He started working there after graduating from DMU. He also recently finished the Utah Extreme Seven Series, the seven 100-mile ultra endurance runs in Utah, in one calendar year. He is the first person ever to achieve this accomplishment.

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Melissa M. Deer, D.O.’14

Dr. Deer received the Recent Humanitarian Service Award from her undergraduate alma mater, Simpson College in Indianola, IA, as part of the college’s annual alumni recognition reception on Oct. 17. Her many activities as a student and volunteer include raising funds for the central Iowa chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), which was inspired by […]

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Nicholas S. Racker, D.O.’11

Nicholas Racker and his wife, Jenni, have three children, George, 6; Stuart, 4; and Greta, 5 months. A chief anesthesiology resident at the University of Arizona, Racker recently matched into a critical care fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University. The family plans to relocate to Portland, OR, in July 2015 so that he can begin his fellowship.

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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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Jessica R. Johannesen Childe, D.O.’10, M.S.A.

Dr. Childe will graduate from the McLaren Greater Lansing orthopedic residency in June 2015 and will then begin a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She and her husband, J.R., are expecting their first child in June 2015.

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Blessy Varghese Peacedale, M.H.A.’14

Blessy Varghese Peacedale was named risk and compliance coordinator at the Marshalltown, IA, Medical and Surgical Center. For her MHA capstone project, she had worked on projects with a department leader at the center; she then completed a three-month internship there, working on a variety of projects in different administrative areas. Previously a practicing physician […]

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Roger Senty, D.O.’58, FACOS

Roger Senty gave a lecture at DMU on Aug. 25 titled “The Post-war Years: the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the New Acceptance.” Senty was appointed chair of the surgery department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now DMU, in 1967 and served as dean of the college from 1971 to 1973.

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