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Benjamin Byers, D.O.’01, FACOG and his family

“Grateful the University took a chance on me”

As a pre-health major at Central College in Pella, IA, Benjamin Byers thought he would become a veterinarian. When his adviser suggested he consider human medicine instead, Dr. Byers decided to enter a now-defunct program in which DMU enrolled promising Central undergraduates as a way to recruit future physicians. “I feel that DMU had such …

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Kelly and Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, demonstrate gratitude with gift for new practice lab

Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, was in fourth grade when he told his parents he planned to become a physician. It wasn’t until his third year as a DMU osteopathic medical student, however, that he decided to pursue neurosurgery as his career. During rotation, he assisted with an emergency surgery on an 18-year-old woman whose prognosis …

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Daughter honors osteopathic leader’s legacy

Joseph McNerney, D.O.’37, FACOI, was a pioneer and practitioner in internal medicine, a devoted DMU graduate and a lecturer and teacher for more than 50 years. His deep commitment to patient care, osteopathic medicine and medical education inspired and enhanced decades’ worth of students, interns, residents and fellow physicians. He also was a father of …

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Murray Goldstein

Campaign exceeds goal with gift from a great osteopathic pioneer

In the 1950s, an era when osteopathic physicians were viewed by some as inferior to allopathic physicians, Murray Goldstein, D.O.’50, M.P.H., blazed trails. He was the first osteopathic physician to be appointed as a commissioned medical officer in the uniformed services (the U.S. Public Health Service, in 1953); the first D.O. to achieve star rank …

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