College of Allied Health Professions

PA faculty and staff volunteered at Open Door Mission

With an eye for service to community, our physician assistant education faculty and staff spent a day volunteering at Open Door Mission last week. They organized and recorded prescription medications of residents and clients, and restocked and organized donated health care materials in the storeroom. PA program director, Michael Huckabee, PhD, said, “It was an amazing day seeing all that Open Door Mission is providing… Continue Reading

Wonder Woman Wellsandt

What did you do on your summer vacation? For Liz Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, assistant professor in our division of physical therapy education, it was an exciting and busy few months! The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) named Liz an APTA Emerging Leader, she received an APTA New Investigator grant, and she just had a baby (her third) on July 16, 2017. The Emerging… Continue Reading

Kilstrom runs half-marathon – Dam to Dam

Last Saturday, Jon Kilstrom, MPAS, PA-C, assistant professor in physician assistant education, finished the 38th annual Dam to Dam half marathon. His sister, Erica White, ran it with him. The 13.1 mile race goes from the Saylorville Dam to downtown Des Moines, IA. If you’re counting, that’s roughly 27,700 steps, and this year’s race was the 7th warmest on record. Wow! Congratulations, Jon and Erica!