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Community Interfaith Worm Project

For Elizabeth and Greg Schmick, the weighty concepts of faith, the environment, poverty, employment and human relationships are tied together by Eisenia fetida, the red wiggler worm. This humble creature’s remarkable ability to process organic matter into compost fertilized an idea for helping people help themselves.

Alumni News, Summer 2012, The Pulse
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D.O. students Justin Chaltry and Hiral Patel work in a Honduran clinic.

A changed life changes lives

As a molecular biology undergraduate at the University of California-Berkeley, Hiral Patel had no idea how much some arm-twisting by a friend would change her life – and, subsequently, the lives of hundreds of people in Honduras as well as many of her DMU classmates.

Alumni News, Summer 2012, The Pulse
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Individual achievement fuels family joy

Of all the journeys represented by all the people on DMU’s commencement stage on May 26, that of Jaap Jan Lind is perhaps most epic. Also epic are the accomplishments represented by the 529 graduate degrees the University recently awarded, all properly celebrated with a gamut of graduation festivities.

Summer 2012, The Pulse
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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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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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