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Doing a world of good during Haiti's crisis

On Jan. 12, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the tiny island country of Haiti, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. DMU alumni and students were among those who responded to the dire need for assistance. Here, we share some of their stories.

Alumni News, Spring 2010
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Got a back-burner project? He’s got a light

We all have them: those worthy projects on our to-do lists we can’t seem to get started, much less completed. Marilyn Alger, education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health, and her colleagues found a way to finish one of theirs that’s now serving the entire department and their profession.

Alumni News, Spring 2010
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DMU grad ‘America’s most loved’ doctor

Thomas Selznick, D.O.’81, dearly loves being a doctor. The family physician in Livonia, MI, doesn’t mind the stress or long hours. He gives patients his cell phone number and always answers when they call.

Alumni News, Spring 2010
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A textbook for tough work

“You will never find anyone more sincerely dedicated to those in need, whether in conflict or in a humanitarian effort, than those [military] medics.”

Alumni News, Spring 2010
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The tome to own on surgery for the diabetic foot

Thomas Zgonis, D.P.M.’99, FACFAS, sees a lot of diabetic patients in his part of the world, San Antonio, TX. The disease occurs more often among minority populations, and the city is more than half Mexican- American. In addition to giving him a special interest and expertise in diabetic foot problems, that fact motivated him to produce a 448- page textbook on the topic.

Alumni News, Spring 2010
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Beloved staffer inspires scholarship

In 1987, Kathleen Satterfield arrived in Des Moines ready to dive into her studies in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery but utterly not ready for Iowa’s winters. Luckily for her, Rebecca Stills, a secretary in the college, came to her rescue with a pair of gloves, a scarf and hat.

Alumni News, Spring 2010
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