Fall 2020 Footsteps


From the Dean's Desk

An update on life at KSUCPM in the Fall 2020 season from Dean, Allan Boike. 

Remembering Irvin I. Donick, DPM, Class of 1963

The College of Podiatric Medicine is deeply saddened by the passing of Irvin I. Donick, DPM, FACFAS, Class of 1963: beloved husband, father, grandfather, esteemed Hall of Fame member, author, trusted physician, mentor and friend.

Senior Associate Dean, Vincent J. Hetherington, DPM, to Retire Effective September 30th

Following nearly 32 years supporting the College of Podiatric Medicine, as well as the entirety of the podiatric community, Vincent J. Hetherington, DPM, has announced his retirement, effective September 30, 2020. The vast experience and global accolades that he has received throughout his career are what makes Hetherington one of the most influential podiatrists of our time. 

Four students awarded scholarships in spirit of canceled Alumni Reunion Weekend events

Throughout the summer, the College of Podiatric Medicine raised scholarship dollars in the spirit of Alumni Reunion Weekend that culminated in the announcement of this year’s four scholarship award winners, Trenton Leo, MS-IV; Emily Merriman, MS-IV; Peter Talisse, MS-IV; and Deana Lewis, MS-IV.

Student Doctor of Distinction Award Granted to Students of Great Character

Eager to recognize students who exceed expectations, Dean Allan Boike created the “Student Doctor of Distinction” program this summer. 

CARES Act Brings Virtual Labs to Students Amid COVID-19

Through a collaborative effort between the Division of Preclinical Sciences and the college’s IT department, CPM received more than $500,000 from the CARES Act to improve and enhance the technology in preclinical instructional spaces. 

Share your news with CPM's new Communications & Marketing Page!

CPM is proud to introduce the Communications & Marketing page: a new process for sharing your latest news, research and professional achievements. This site, complete with a form that allows you to easily submit your news stories to our communication team, will help us to share them through the appropriate channels and groups. 


Atlas.org today capturing details of state Medicaid coverage for podiatry care finds state Medicaid coverage for podiatric services varies widely between jurisdictions.