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MHA faculty earns prestigious credential

Like her fellow faculty in DMU’s master of health care administration program, Associate Professor Ann York, Ph.D., believes lifelong learning is increasingly important in our fast-changing world. One way she walked that talk is by earning the credential of fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

— Barb Boose

High-achieving students, grads

Two members of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Class of 2013 were selected to receive scholarships, while another was awarded the Michael L. Stone D.P.M. Outstanding Professional Conduct Award at the annual business meeting of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

— Barb Boose

CPMS student elected APMSA liaison to AAPPM

DMU podiatric medical student Michael Johnson believes the business component of medical practice should be part of the copious volumes that medical students need to learn. That’s why he sought – and won – election as the student liaison for the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association to the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.

— Barb Boose