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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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From left: Arthur Abramson, D.O.'43, George Boston, D.O.'38, Donald McDonough, D.O.'33

The end of an era sparks new beginnings

Gene Holst of Bettendorf, IA, always appreciated the care he received from his osteopathic physician, Dr. Jack Hannum, who became a good friend. Recognizing that Holst, then a banker, had valuable financial skills, the physician asked him to join the board of the Davenport (IA) Osteopathic Hospital.

Alumnus gives gift of advocacy for students, osteopathic medicine

Years ago, Paul Morris, D.O.’78, FACOFP, was encouraged by a fellow physician to get involved with the New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation. “He said it would involve only a meeting or two a year,” he says. That launched decades of Dr. Morris’ advocacy for osteopathic medicine: He has served as president of the New Jersey …

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Karen and Steven R. Herwig, D.O.

Alumnus honors faculty citizenship with his Purple & Proud gift

As a student at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now DMU, Steven Herwig and some classmates established a chapter of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), which he served as president his second year. They also created a used book store and the college’s first note pool in which students shared their class …

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Grateful for “opportunities to grow and develop”: Traci Bush, P.T.’95, D.P.T., OTR/L, D.H.S.

Traci Bush looks upon her life as a “series of fateful events that led to a series of opportunities.” While working full-time as a licensed occupational therapist at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA, she decided to also take prerequisite courses so she could apply to a physical therapy program. She applied to three …

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