Conroy Smith, M.H.A.’01

Conroy Smith, M.H.A.’01, has had an “inspiring and interactive career” with the Primary Health Care (PHC) Inc. Outreach Project in …

Andrew R. Berkson, D.O.’01, FAAPM&R

Andrew R. Berkson, D.O.’01, FAAPM&R, and his wife, Myka, adopted a daughter, Kadison Elizabeth, now two and a half. He …
COM Dean J.D. Polk teaches students how to use an ultrasound.

DMU gives students the “stethoscope of the 21st century”

Ultrasound, a technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to make images of organs and structures in the body, can give …
Joel Rand, Program Director/Chair of the Physician Assistant Program

Rand brings rich life experiences to PA students

Joel Rand, M.P.A.S., PA-C, openly admits he had little academic experience before joining DMU’s physician assistant (PA) program faculty, as …

PPDPT program to sunset

When the American Physical Therapy Association pledged that all physical therapy services would be offered by doctors of physical therapy …

Brenda Jeffers, M.H.A.’01

Brenda Jeffers was named the director of clinical quality at River Hills Community Health Center (RHCHC) in Ottumwa, IA. RHCHC …

They came, they ran, they got treated

More than 20 DMU physical therapy and podiatric medical students and clinicians staffed eight tables to treat participants in the …

Shane McClinton, D.P.T., M.S.P.T.’01, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

Shane McClinton, a DMU physical therapist, was one of three authors of “Predictors of Response to Physical Therapy Intervention for …

2015 Alumni of the Year

They work in different roles in health care and represent different eras of Des Moines University alumni, but the 2015 …

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 …

Benjamin D. Byers, D.O.’01

Dr. Byers is a perinatologist at the Center for Maternal and Fetal Care at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.

Grant R. Koster, M.S.P.T.’01, ATC, CSCS, FACHE

Grant Koster was promoted to vice president of clinical operations for Athletico Physical Therapy. In 2014, he  became a fellow …