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What I know

On June 30, Steve Dengle concluded 33 years of service to DMU, during which the institution changed its name twice, he had eight different bosses and held eight different positions. He ponders his favorite memories, his future plans and the song lyrics that best describe his tenure at the University.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Stacking rocks

D.O.s offer benefits, not buzzwords

How can DOs distinguish themselves beyond buzzwords like “holistic”? The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine National Student D.O. of the Year, DMU’s first student to receive the honor, offers five ways the profession can move forward.

Summer 2012, View Point
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LT. Ray-Bernard Portier (center), a medical officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, treats a patient during a Medical Civil Assistance Project on Oct. 13. The MEDCAP was in support of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2011. (Photo courtesy of Gunnery Sgt. Jimmy Stare)

Waging peace through military medicine

Most people understand the wartime mission of the U.S. military, but there are many aspects of the nation’s military force that wage peace, save lives, develop friendships and solve health problems in areas of severe need. The results are nothing short of magical.

My Turn, Summer 2012
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Frank-Kneussel

A man with a plan

The late anatomy Professor Frank Kneussl, Ph.D., didn’t limit his significant and positive impact on DMU with his 25 years of teaching and service, his role in helping develop its podiatric medicine and physician assistant programs, or the thousands of students he taught during his career.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Laura Hoffman AMA Award

AMA Foundation honors DMU student with leadership award

From her volunteerism in an inner city clinic and with developmentally disabled children, her participation in global health service trips and her advocacy for healthy lifestyles, Laura Hoffman is exactly the kind of person you want working in health care. That’s why she received a prestigious national award this spring.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Powering DMU’s Rotator Cuff Tournament team were osteopathic medical students Akhil Gupta and Ryan Geosling, front row; back row, Chris Eernisse, Brandon Phelps, Taylor Beatty, Zach Downs and Mark Turpin.

DMU is number-two in tournament

A team of DMU osteopathic medical students almost conquered the courts at the 31st annual Rotator Cuff Tournament at A.T. Still University (ATSU) in March, out-dribbling two ATSU teams to place second.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Stroke Camp 2

Different strokes for different folks

Stroke survivors face two realities: Each one’s functionality is affected differently, so individualized therapy is important; and not getting that therapy on an ongoing basis can cause a stroke survivor’s abilities to decline. Tackling those realities was the idea behind DMU’s first “stroke camp.”

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Glanton honoree is business, civic leader

When it comes to growing one’s business, Connie Wimer has a green thumb. The Greater Des Moines Business Hall of Famer is also a longtime central Iowa civic leader and the honoree at this year’s Glanton Scholarship Dinner, which will occur on Oct. 4.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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