Logan University - Fall Tower 2015

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Logan Extends Chiropractic Care to Underserved Logan Student Government Aims to Enhance Communication Master’s in Health Informatics Answers Career Demand

Veteran Students Find Logan through Service






22 Research

Restoring the Tower Logan launches campaign to restore, beautify campus icon

16 Partners in Education Logan develops program for Harris-Stowe student athletes 22 Improving Diagnoses Research guides radiology to better treatment, outcomes 28 Expanding Logan’s Footprint Faculty, students advance sports chiropractic on a global level

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25 Donor Snapshot 26 Student Life 33 The Insider 36 Under the Tower 38 Backstory


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Due to a new partnership agreement, Logan interns will provide chiropractic care to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student athletes twice a week under the direction of David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, program director for the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.

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The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) has reaffirmed the accreditation of the Logan College of Chiropractic degree program for the full term of eight years. “This is a testament to the quality education provided at Logan University,” said Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. The CCE requires a progress report from Logan in one year as part of the reaccreditation process.

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Dr. McDonald welcomed Richard Brown, DC, secretary-general for the World Federation of Chiropractic, to Logan’s campus on Sept. 15. Dr. Brown met with key members of Logan’s faculty and staff to discuss the chiropractic profession as it relates to education, research and professional standards.

Logan University is a proud sponsor of the ESPN radio show, The Turn. St. Louis baseball player Randal Grichuk will be interviewed on the show weekly. In addition, Randal is working with Logan on a number of radio and video testimonials, lending his name to the promotion of Logan and chiropractic.

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We are all called to serve in some capacity. Whether it’s advancing information through knowledge, engaging our peers, bringing safe and effective solutions to health care, or being an advocate for the profession, it’s in our nature to lead, to provide and, ultimately, to improve. In this issue of The Tower, you’ll read many stories of individuals who embody the value of service on a daily basis. From the Board of Trustees to the Logan Student Government, our empowering groups of individuals serve with purpose, transparency and without restitution. They are truly dedicated to ensuring we remain a leader in chiropractic and health sciences and serve as a voice for others. Our staff and faculty pour passion into their roles to educate, engage and empower the next generation of 4 FALL 2015

doctors and health care professionals. They exercise their ability to create enriching learning environments and successfully facilitate and champion thought leadership as well as critical and innovative thinking. Our alumni have reached a broader level of service through their careers, in their communities and in the industry. They dedicate their lives to improving the lives of others and continue to serve as an example to those who follow. As a University, we too have a duty to serve and to identify the demands of our constituents today and beyond. How can we better serve the health care community of tomorrow and how do we provide quality training to our students to meet the ever-changing needs of our population? Helping guide us on the right course to answering those questions is Logan 2020, a strategic vision for our University and those we serve. It reads: We will create a community of scholars and lifelong partners, incorporating evidence-informed practices into all we do at every level of instruction, patient care and administration.

We will create and refine our curriculum to meet the everchanging needs of our health care system and the challenges of our society. We will infuse our academic process with more clinical and professional opportunities. We will pursue every opportunity to integrate our clinical education and degrees, within the broader health care system, and will pursue excellence at every level. Over the last 12 months, our academic offerings have grown to include a Doctorate of Health Professions Education and a Master’s Degree in Health Informatics, two growing areas of health care. As our College of Health Sciences grows, our College of Chiropractic remains our flagship program. The Council on Chiropractic Education reaffirmed the accreditation of the Logan College of Chiropractic degree program for the full term of eight years. That reaffirmation is a testament to the quality education provided at Logan and is the work of the many people who serve Logan. Opportunities to serve individuals beyond our campus have come to fruition as of a result of partnerships


Summer 2015 Preceptor Doctors We extend our gratitude to the following Doctors of Chiropractic who recently participated in a program which allows Logan interns to work in clinical settings outside of Logan University.

with Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center, Harris-Stowe State University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where students are gaining valuable clinical experience. Our work with community partners continues to flourish, and this year, both Paraquad and the Arthritis Foundation have highlighted the impact of Logan’s faculty and staff through awards and recognition. Logan 2020 is not just about the outputs; it’s about outcomes and where we see ourselves—in five years and beyond. It’s more than growing enrollment and managing funds; it’s about growing our degree programs, becoming integrated with evidence-informed practices, creating more opportunities for our students and deepening relationships—not only among our own faculty and colleagues but with thought leaders and influencers in the health care realm. How we, as a University, continue to better serve our community of learners, educators and patients is defined by Logan 2020. It is a standard we have set for ourselves on the path to continuous improvement.

Dr. Joshua Adams Dr. Robert Andel Dr. Gary Baney Dr. Christopher Barnes Dr. Lana Blakenship-Cook Dr. Tyson Bradford

Chesterfield, MO Bridgeton, MO Roaring Spring, PA Tulsa, OK Manchester, TN Ogden, UT

Dr. Dustin Carlson Dr. James Copeland Dr. Craig Ditzler Dr. Daniel Donohue Dr. Robbie Evans Dr. Todd Frisch Dr. Kelly Garber Dr. David Hackberth Dr. Rodney Holzmacher Dr. Scott Karnes Dr. Patrick Keiran Dr. Felicity Keough Dr. Curt Kippenberger Dr. Lynette Mayfield Dr. Donald McGriff Dr. Cindy Munson Dr. Stephen Nedd Dr. Keith Overland Dr. Douglas Reese Dr. Brandon Robb Dr. Stacey Rodgers Dr. Amanda Signaigo-Owens Dr. Sean Smith Dr. David Thayer Dr. Darin Upchurch Dr. Michael Wheeler Dr. Kelly Wilkerson-Dullenty

White Bear Lake, MN Ellisville, MO San Diego, CA Newton, PA Muskegee, OK Chesterfield, MO Shipshewana, IN Menomonie, WI Springfield, IL Marion, IL Jay, ME St. Charles, MO Columbia, MO Arnold, MO Rockville, MD Plymouth, WI Clearwater, FL Norwalk, CT Jacksonville, IL Layton, UT Conroe, TX Columbia, MO West Valley City, UT Glen Carbon, IL Overland Park, KS Lima, OH Poplar Bluff, MO

David Russ, DC, was not listed as a preceptor doctor in the Spring 2015 issue of The Tower. We regret this error. FALL 2015 5


Longtime Board Member Reflects on Service to Logan Debra Hoffman, DC, likes to think of her life in thirds. The first third was spent learning—from walking and talking, all the way through her time as a Logan student; the second was spent making pathways in chiropractic and building her career; and the third, and current, is about giving back to the profession and her community in the best way she can. “I’ve always been raised to help others,” said the September 1980 Logan graduate. “It’s been a part of my fabric and upbringing, not necessarily an expectation. I guess I just wanted to show my gratitude toward the profession.” After serving for nearly 10 years on the Logan University Board of Trustees, Dr. Hoffman’s term is coming to an end. The Tampa Bay-based chiropractor has served in many capacities, from Advisor to Vice Chair, since 2006. She is currently serving as Chair—a role she accepted in February to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Dr. Hoffman said her longtime gift of time and talent to the Board of Trustees comes from a love for the profession and for Logan. Over the years, that love has been fueled by the next generation of students matriculating through Logan. Dr. Hoffman said that time and time again, she finds that the most composed, articulate, and academically sound doctors are Logan graduates—something that gives her a sense of pride as an alumna. “Seeing that motivates me to give what time I can to continue to grow Logan,” she said.

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During her tenure as Chair, Dr. Hoffman has been dedicated to the reengagement of Logan alumni and has taken measures to create a more effective and higherfunctioning Board, from leadership development to more defined working committees. “As the University and College of Health Sciences grow, it’s important to remember that we’re not going to just have chiropractors serving on the Board; rather, we’ll be seeing more disciplines, backgrounds and educations,” she said. While she will no longer have a seat at the table, Dr. Hoffman said her passion for Logan will not change. “I think that when changes occur, you continue to have a voice, to be an ambassador and to be a steward in whatever capacity you can,” she said. “It’s bittersweet, but I’m proud of all that has been accomplished and proud of the people who will continue to keep Logan on a steady and stable path.” Dr. Hoffman will be succeeded by Paul Henry, DC, in February 2016.


Logan Prepares for Bell Tower Restoration Logan Plant Superintendent Bill Wharton says work will include concrete repair, installation of a new bell controller, bell strikers and a new white exterior, restoring the Tower’s original prestige. “We’ll be scaffolding the entire Tower to chip out the old concrete, patch and prep the cracks before power washing the entire structure and applying two coats of white finish,” Bill said. “We’ll also be fixing the roof and reworking the stainless steel fascia.” The Tower was originally built in 1962 for Maryknoll Seminary. Logan acquired the bell tower and surrounding property, which became the current campus, in 1972. Beautification around the base of the Tower will be handled by TR,i Architects, the St. Louis-based design firm responsible for many campus buildings, such as the

Existing William D. Purser, DC Center and the Standard Process® Student Center. Curtis Cassel, principal at TR,i Architects, said the 120-foot tall Tower has truly become a critical icon and identification of Logan University. “Going on a half-century, it’s definitely time for some maintenance,” he said. “We are honored to continue our relationship with Logan in taking care of this iconic emblem and giving it the respect it deserves.” TR,i Architects has proposed a sloped wall around the base of the Tower. Cassel said the wall reflects the classic 1950s-60s roofline seen at the top of the Tower and Administration Building. The wall will be constructed from Ariscraft masonry, which has been integrated into many campus features from columns to lighting fixtures.

Proposed New plantings as well as a plaque recognizing supporters of the Tower restoration campaign will complete the beautification project. Logan’s Honoring Tradition campaign seeks to raise $400,000 to restore the Tower.

For more information about supporting the Honoring Tradition campaign, visit logan.edu/RestoreTheTower or call Logan’s Office of Development at 636-227-2100.

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From left: Stephanie Murphy, Dr. Sawalich, Jay Hauptman and Kevin Hung.

Giving a Voice to All Shelley Sawalich, PhD, has one main goal in mind as she embraces her new role as Logan’s Dean of Students: ensure all voices are heard.

“ I’m excited to work with such driven students and to aid their development into even better students, and eventually, into great health professionals. I want to be intentional in advancing their efforts to become well-rounded individuals.”

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— S helley Sawalich, PhD, Dean of Students

L I V I N G TH E V I S I O N With an extensive background in higher education, including most recently a position as the Director of the Academic Resource Center at Webster University in St. Louis, Dr. Sawalich is thrilled to return to a more student life-focused role and to work with motivated students seeking to better themselves, their school and their community. By planning to meet with student organizations and Logan Student Government (LSG) officers regularly, as well as to attend the LSG general assembly meetings (which are open to all students), Dr. Sawalich seeks to gain a better understanding of Logan students and their goals so that she can be a voice for them and a mentor to further their positive impact and involvement. “My role is to represent the student body and to project its voice,” said Dr. Sawalich. “In order to do so, it’s essential that we better the lines of communication between students, faculty and administrators.” Working alongside Dr. Sawalich in this effort is the Logan Student Government (LSG), formerly known as the Student Doctors’ Council. The name change represents a shift in the group’s efforts to more accurately represent and recognize the entire Logan student body, which includes students pursuing degrees other than a Doctorate in Chiropractic. “The former name recognized the University as it was back when Logan was solely a chiropractic college,” said Dr. Sawalich. “The University has evolved, so its student government now reflects that.” Elected in August 2015, the new group of LSG officers are determined to make a positive impact on Logan. Their term began with a two-day retreat focused on developing communication initiatives and leadership skills and aligning efforts for the next two trimesters. Read on to learn more about each officer and their goals for the future of Logan.

Taylor Ferguson Vice President Victor, N.Y. Trimester 4 DC student “ I wanted to be a member of the LSG to satisfy my natural leadership ability. I have held many leadership positions over the years and find that I thrive on being involved. I was the class secretary in high school, a resident assistant in college and I have served as both the secretary and class president, thus far at Logan. I think I have a unique perspective because of the multitude of different leadership positions I have held; I also have observed my parents serving in leadership roles. I hope that being a part of LSG helps me to further develop my leadership, communication and organizational skills, which will be helpful in all facets of my future chiropractic career.”

Ainsley Hendon President Charlotte, Mich. Trimester 7 DC and Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance student “ My love for politics and government began in high school with a trip to Harvard Model Congress. I then worked for a state representative and continued on to Western Michigan University where I studied political science. I enjoy getting involved, being a part of the decision-making process and fighting for the right cause. Being president of Logan Student Government seemed like a natural progression for me, and I plan to work with the rest of the LSG executive board, faculty, and most importantly, the students to make sure Logan is headed in the right direction. O ur profession has a huge need for people to get involved in politics, to lobby their state and national representatives for equal recognition and to be active in what happens to us. I plan on continuing my role in chiropractic government after graduation by joining my state chiropractic association and national organizations as well as getting involved in movements within the industry.”

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L IVI N G T H E V I S I O N Stephanie Murphy Secretary Pacific, Mo. Trimester 7 DC student “ I was called to be on Logan Student Government because of my leadership strengths and love for being involved.

Tara Mashburn Treasurer Grand Junction, Colo. Trimester 7 DC and Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance student “ Based on my previous work experience and training, I thought serving on LSG would be a good way to utilize my skills and keep them fresh in my mind. I’m a little bit older than the traditional student. I have real-world work experience, a previous graduate degree and a family. All three of those things give me a different perspective when serving Logan. I try to view situations at Logan in the bigger picture, rather than just in the context at hand. I have already gained a wealth of knowledge about how the educational system works as well as changes that are happening within our profession and at Logan. I’ve also had the opportunity to engage and talk with many different people through LSG. This experience will help prepare me to work with my state chiropractic organization, governing bodies and national organizations.”

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Since Trimester 1, I’ve been on the executive board of my class as the educational coordinator and have held other leadership positions before beginning at Logan. My experience, as well as my drive to make Logan a better place before I graduate, will be important in aiding LSG’s efforts. I hope to help other students better understand the flow of Logan and to guide them through their experience, in turn, hopefully inspiring future students to get involved. I’m certain that in this position, I will grow in working with all different types of people, which will greatly help when I encounter all different kinds of patients in the future. Leadership is a positive quality to have in the chiropractic profession and it will help me excel after graduation.”

Danielle Pfyl Parliamentarian St. Louis, Mo. Trimester 4 DC student “ I joined LSG as a way to become more involved and to get to know the Logan community better. Being on LSG is all about making a change for the better. I want to continue to improve my community and chiropractic after graduation, with the goal of helping as many people as possible. What’s fascinating about chiropractic is that even though there are hundreds of techniques and methods of practice, millions of people are helped by chiropractic. I believe there is more than one way to approach anything. We must always keep an open mind and decide on the best solution for each individual situation at hand.”

L I V I N G TH E V I S I O N Jay Hauptman Student Services

Zac Grant Student Activities

Denver, Colo. Trimester 7 DC student

Palm Desert, Calif. Trimester 3 DC student

“ I had several people ask me to run for office, but my first reaction was to let a more ‘traditional’ student who might want the experience of student government, either for personal growth or for building their resume, have the opportunity. As things developed, I decided it was important to adequately represent and advocate for the Logan student body. The student government experience is an opportunity to serve others, and as chiropractors, service to others is the foundation of what we do. Every opportunity to serve is a chance to enrich others while at the same time, grow personally. I hope my background will help me to bring a real-world perspective to the academic process with the end goal being to help all students successfully bridge from academia to practice.”

“ I joined LSG to give back to the Logan community and to ensure all members are being heard. I have been working on a few specific projects for Logan, such as a garden and a farmer’s market, and I felt I could bring those to fruition through involvement with LSG. I’ve previously held leadership positions in both school and work environments. I believe my ability to listen and to look at situations from all angles will help our team make the best decisions possible for Logan. I hope to bring the experience of learning how to lead and work with others in a professional environment to my own chiropractic practice someday.”

Kevin Hung Student Activities

Tyler Garapola Student Services

Chicago, Ill. Trimester 4 DC student

Wyomissing, Pa. Trimester 4 DC student

“ I was called to serve on student government due to my determination to improve communication between the administration and student body. I felt having a liaison to explain certain changes from the administration and someone to voice student concerns properly on student government would improve efficiency within Logan. There are five new student government members who are in the new DC curriculum, so I believe we collectively bring a new face and experience to Logan. I come from a different ethnic background than most of the other student government members, which helps provide a relevant perspective in the goal to bring back a Cultural Day to Logan’s campus. I aim to use the leadership skills I’ll gain through this position to be a leader in my community and within chiropractic in general.”

“ My main focus in deciding to serve on LSG was that students going through the new curriculum would be adequately represented. Without intimate knowledge of the new curriculum, it can be difficult to represent the entire student body. I’ve served in various roles in a lot of really different groups. Of all of the responsibilities, teamwork has always proven to be the most important. I look forward to learning a great deal about communication with vendors and student special interest groups. A large part of growing a practice is becoming an important person in a community. The ability to juggle many mutually beneficial relationships across diverse audiences will serve me well as a chiropractor.”

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Beyond Service Earlier this year, chiropractic care wasn’t an option for Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center (MHD) patients. Today, thanks to the vision of two health care leaders and a partnership with Logan University, more than 200 patients are being treated each month, and plans to expand are being considered. Like many of Logan’s partnerships with community organizations and nonprofits, the relationship with MHD started out with a need to provide quality and complementary alternative medicine to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved population. Angela Clabon, chief executive officer for MHD, said she was seeing an increase in patients relying on medication to treat chronic pain when she contacted Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD, to see how chiropractic care could be integrated at MHD. Angela said she and Dr. McDonald saw eye-to-eye on the potential for a partnership and wasted no time in getting the initiative underway.

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“The fact that we did not have to hire additional staff nor incur any cost, was a great benefit,” she said. “We just fit chiropractic right into the schedule, and Logan provided the clinicians and student interns as well as the equipment.” Since Logan began offering chiropractic care at MHD, Angela said the patients and providers have responded well. The number of patients seeking chiropractic increased from 20 in January to 200 in August. Barry Wiese, DC, DIBCN, MHA, Logan’s director of integrated health centers, is responsible for establishing Logan’s presence at MHD. Three days a week, Dr. Wiese serves as the clinician for MHD patients and supervises a handful of Logan interns who rotate in each month. He said one of the biggest differences he sees at MHD, compared to other organizations served by Logan, is the complexity of patient conditions. It’s not uncommon to see patients who have lost their jobs, have lost family members and are also suffering from back pain.

“There are often layers of tragedy,” Dr. Wiese said. “Most come in with chronic pain, but more often, the pain is rooted in other problems.” Logan intern Daryle Hightower can attest. During her month-long rotation, she treated patients with complicating factors from diabetes and strokes to gunshot and stab wounds. Fellow intern Ryan Russell had similar experiences. He said he treated a woman with chronic pain who was also suffering from depression. “In the beginning, the patient was not satisfied with our care, but after a week, she responded very well and was feeling much better,” he said. “It was rewarding to break through that chronic pain cycle and improve her quality of life.” Dr. Wiese said the ability to work with fellow MHD health care providers has been critical to successful patient outcomes. Referral relationships have developed over time, he said, and MHD behavioral health specialists, podiatrists and primary care physicians are familiar with using a “treat, co-treat and refer” model of care.

“ You see all kinds of people dealing with different conditions. You definitely become more compassionate working here.” — DARYLE HIGHTOWER, LOGAN INTERN

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“We are very close, in that we physically share the same space, but we also share information about patient evaluations to determine the best outcome,” Dr. Wiese said. “The level of cooperation is astounding; there are no barriers.” With such a positive patient response and increasing referrals, others are starting to take notice of the success between Logan and MHD. Dr. Wiese said several doctors at other federally-qualified health centers (FQHC) in St. Louis are showing interest in bringing Logan’s chiropractic services to their facilities. “We are working on a collaboration with another St. Louis area FQHC that will result in the creation of a micro-clinic within the Southfield Health Center. It will operate as an individual site dedicated to referral from that particular clinic,” Dr. Wiese said. “Others are wanting to learn more about the impact we’re making on patient care and how we’re setting the stage for our students’ future success.” As Logan’s service at MHD expands from a three-day to a five-day schedule,

“ It’s a self-sustaining model others can learn from, and the response has been huge. We feel blessed that as the first federally-qualified health center in Missouri to try this, we were so successful.” — ANGELA CLABON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR MHD

Dr. Wiese will pass the reins to full-time clinician Ross Mattox, DC. Dr. Mattox has spent the past four years at Logan, first as a resident in Logan’s Department of Radiology, then as a fellow in advanced imaging. Prior to that, Dr. Mattox was in private practice in Kentucky. The new schedule will allow approximately 300 patient visits per month and give more Logan interns an opportunity to work with cases not typically seen in a private chiropractic practice. “It’s given me a lot of confidence,” said Daryle. “No complication or co-morbidity scares me because I’ve seen it, I’ve worked with it. I feel like I’m able to handle whoever walks through the door.” Ryan agrees. Not only was he able to manage complex cases, but he was also able to work with other health care providers in an integrated health care system. “Working in a fast-paced environment like this has made me more efficient in my clinical skill set,” he said. “It further instilled in me the belief that quality health care is a right for everyone. I will bring this with me throughout the rest of my career.”

(Opposite page and above left) Dr. Mattox and Logan intern Brooke Skowronski work together at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center (MHD). (Above right) Logan intern Chez Hill treats a patient at MHD.

Meanwhile, Angela hopes the partnership with Logan can serve as an example to others by bringing Logan’s service to other MHD sites as well as engaging with the Missouri Primary Care Association.

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Going the Distance: Logan Alumnus Helps Iron Cowboy Set World Record Recently, Brian Laiderman, DC, MS, was staring down the Iron Cowboy during a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Saint Louis, Mo. The Chesterfield-based chiropractor had met James Lawrence (aka the Iron Cowboy) only mere hours earlier, yet he had been called—not as a competitor—but as a provider of both physical and mental support. “I got a call at 2 a.m. asking if I would be willing to provide sports medicine assistance to help a man set a world record completing 50 Ironman courses in 50 consecutive days through all 50 states,” said Dr. Laiderman, who graduated from Logan in December 2011. “I couldn’t turn that down.” Fifteen days into James’s journey, Dr. Laiderman arrived in a community 40 miles west of St. Louis and met James’ team of supporters and medical staff. Being a competitive athlete himself and having completed five Ironmans while at Logan, Dr. Laiderman was familiar with the physical toll races have on the body, but did not know what lay ahead. He treated James for more than an hour, focusing on the shoulder to address breathing issues as well as his knee. James not only needed chiropractic assistance, but also needed someone who would set the pace and keep him motivated during the swimming trial of that day’s Ironman. Without hesitation, Dr. Laiderman was on board. Over the next 21 hours, Dr. Laiderman was on standby—whether it was performing muscle work and providing the encouragement James needed to continue, 14 FALL 2015

or biking 56 (of 112) miles and running 6.2 (of 26.2) miles alongside James. He was also in constant communication with James’s chiropractor back in Utah. “The collaboration with the medical team was fantastic,” Dr. Laiderman said. “We respected each other’s opinions, and had a ‘whatever we have to do’ attitude to ensure James was treated and prepared for each day.” After James left Missouri, Dr. Laiderman’s work didn’t end. He continued to consult with James’s medical team, and over the next three weeks, Dr. Laiderman secured chiropractors in other states to be on call when James came through. “Without medical assistance, we knew it would be near impossible for James to finish,” he said. “Help came from all directions, and we all consulted with each other through the rest of the 50 days.” On Day 40, Dr. Laiderman was in Kansas City when he decided at the last minute to meet James in Lincoln, Neb. He found that James was getting stronger and stronger by the day with consistent chiropractic care and proper nutrition. Also, his muscles were recovering at a faster rate.

“From a practice standpoint, what I did for James was nothing new,” Laiderman said, “but I got to do it with someone trying to break a world record. Personally, he is one of the most incredible people I’ve met. His mental focus and capability was amazing. He’s in a constant state of delirium during races. I know what that’s like.” Dr. Laiderman said James’s determination was inspiring. “No matter what people told him, he always said, ‘I’m doing it for myself and no one else.’ That was empowering to hear. I can choose what I want to do and how I want to do it.” “There is a stronger will in mental capacity, and it’s all driven by passion. I love what I do, and every second of every day drives my passion more and more. If I get discouraged, I think about the Iron Cowboy’s situation and that gets me through.”

“ Each time we worked on him, he turned around tenfold. And at 40 years old, James went on to finish what he set out to do.”

—Brian Laiderman, DC, MS


Strongman Relies on Chiropractic Care for Success in Competitions When Jeffrey Houska walked into JD’s Gym in St. Louis last October with the intentions of pursuing powerlifting, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. On that day, he discovered Strongman—a sport that quickly became his passion and ultimately saved his life. Desperate to overcome his battle with depression, Jeffrey had entered the Gold’s Gym 12-Week Transformation Challenge. Forcing himself to get off of the couch and into the gym, he lost 45 pounds, placing first in the Midwest and seventh nationally—but that wasn’t enough for him. Although he had clearly made a physical transformation in those 12 weeks, Jeffrey had only begun to scratch the surface of his mental transformation, and it wasn’t until he began training for Strongman competitions that his depression truly faded away. It didn’t take long for Jeffrey to fall in love with Strongman. On November 14, 2014, just three weeks after his first training session at JD’s Gym, he competed in—and won—his first novice competition. “I had no idea what the sport was three weeks before that,” Jeffrey said. “But I love it. It is a ton of fun, and there are so many aspects to it that there’s always something to improve on.” Strongman is a strength sport, described by Jeffrey as “incredible feats of strength for show.” Strongmen and Strongwomen compete in various carry and loading events, among others, using equipment such as logs, tires, yokes, cars and more. The sport is divided into lightweight, mediumweight, heavyweight and superheavyweight categories (Jeffrey competes

as a lightweight—sometimes at 165 pounds, but other times at 181 pounds). Since his very first competition almost one year ago, Jeffrey has competed in six others and will have competed in a total of eight competitions by the end of 2015. Most notably, he won the national competition for the 165-pound weight class in Indianapolis in June 2015, and he was the only competitor (including heavyweights, who can typically lift 300 pounds more than lightweights) to lift an approximately 600-pound car deadlift at the Monsters of the Midwest show which was held on the Logan campus in May 2015. However, Jeffrey said that all of his success would not be possible without the help of chiropractic care through Logan University. He currently receives treatments from Trimester 10 intern Michael Robnak twice a week at the Southfield Health Center, and he said chiropractic care is critical in helping speed his recovery to enable training five days a week. Not only does he rely on chiropractic care throughout training, but it’s also critical for performing his best at competitions. In the week leading up to a competition, Jeffrey’s intern helps get his body primed by loosening his joints and maximizing his mobility. After a competition, when the pain is high, he returns to the Southfield Health Center and they work on problem areas such as the hips, lower back and SI joint.

“ Everyone thinks what you’re doing in the gym is most important. That is important, but it’s how you recover that’s the most important.”

—Jeffrey Houska

It is that chiropractic care regimen that helps maximize Jeffrey’s performance. Now, one year later, Jeffrey is a different man—both physically and mentally—and he credits his transformation to Strongman. He no longer struggles with depression, but he recognizes that without his lowest moments, he would not be where he is today. Strength, he said, is not always about being the strongest guy in the room. “There’s a saying in weightlifting: ‘Destruction forces growth,’” Jeffrey said. “I live by that. You can’t get better without struggle.”

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Building a Better Athlete: Logan Develops Training Program for Harris-Stowe Athletics Yet another valuable partnership Logan initiated is growing, expanding and already showing promising results. Since Logan interns began treating Harris-Stowe State University athletes in the spring of 2015, the relationship and associated programs have grown “exponentially,” according to Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, Fellow in Logan’s Human Performance Center. Dr. Humphries met Harris-Stowe’s Head Athletics Trainer Tim Herlihy at the CHIPS 5K event, in which the Harris-Stowe basketball team participated and Logan interns treated athletes on site. The interns had the opportunity to treat the basketball team, which led to a conversation between Tim and Dr. Humphries about a partnership. At the time, Tim was the only athletic trainer serving about 100 athletes. Dr. Humphries explained to him the rotations Logan offers through its intern programs and the benefits of interns seeing a variety of athletes and patients. She emphasized the value Logan places on reaching out to organizations that are lacking in resources, and the two agreed a partnership would be mutually beneficial. After setting up a rotation for the Human Performance Center interns, Dr. Humphries began bringing interns from Logan’s Southfield Human Performance Center to Harris-Stowe to treat athletes once a week. “The interns and athletes had a great time, and both groups were learning from one another,” she said.

A Competitive Edge At the time, Harris-Stowe did not have a strength and conditioning program—and they did not have the resources to support one—but the presence of overuse and weakness injuries among its athletes proved the need for one. “Our athletes were often at a competitive disadvantage going into games because they didn’t have that level of training,” said Jamaal Mayo, Athletic Director at Harris-Stowe. 16 FALL 2015

Dr. Humphries knew Logan had the resources needed to support a strength and conditioning program at Harris-Stowe. She brought in Quintin Murray, DC, CKTP, resident at Logan’s Human Performance Center, to help develop the program, and they hit the ground running. The first step Dr. Murray took was to conduct a functional assessment of each athlete on the women’s soccer team. According to the assessment, not one of the members of the team hit the normal functionality baseline. “Everyone on the team was at risk for injury,” he said, “so I focused on their form and strength to bring them to a normal baseline.” After training the team in two-a-day workouts throughout their preseason, Dr. Murray said that 80 percent of the athletes showed massive improvements. “That kind of result makes everything worth it,” he said.

Expanding Opportunities Dr. Murray has implemented similar assessment and training programs with the men’s soccer team, as well as the men’s and women’s basketball teams. He will continue to oversee training with each team as they begin their regular seasons, bringing in Logan interns to assist. “The biggest goal for Logan is to get our interns out in the community and in the university setting—to get their hands on as many people as possible in order to hone their skills and improve their techniques as chiropractors,” said Dr. Murray. Tim said he is extremely excited about the partnership. “Our athletes have had a great exposure to chiropractic care since the partnership began,” he said, “and those who have been consistently training with the new program are already seeing increased fitness levels.” Dr. Humphries said the end goal is to eventually have Logan interns working with each athletic team individually. “This is filling a huge void in our training,” said Jamaal. “This partnership is one of the first steps in creating a better experience for our athletes.” When the strength and conditioning program began, Harris-Stowe’s weight room was undergoing remodeling, so Logan hosted the athletes in its own Wellness Center for workouts three times a week. As the program has evolved, Harris-Stowe students have started visiting Logan for another reason: an interest in pursuing a degree at Logan.


Logan Recognized by Paraquad and the Arthritis Foundation Shine the Light Award


This year, Paraquad presented Logan University with the Shine the Light Award for its work in partnership with the organization over the past three years. The Shine the Light Awards highlight organizations and individuals whose actions promote a fully accessible community for people with disabilities and anyone who benefits from increased accessibility. Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS, Associate Professor at Logan, initiated the partnership between Logan and Paraquad in 2012. By

July 11, 2013, an on-site clinic was developed, and each trimester, a new rotation of Logan student interns has had the opportunity to provide hands-on chiropractic treatment to Paraquad members. “I have a deep, genuine love for Paraquad, the staff and individuals we treat. I have shed tears there, jumped with joy and felt the true power of defeat as well as determination,” said Dr. UnderkoflerMercer. “This award is just a small symbol of Logan’s enormous commitment to help better the lives of people with disabilities by

educating interns and faculty to care for such dynamic individuals in an integrated health care system.” Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, Fellow at Logan’s Human Performance Center, now leads the program. Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD, and Dr. Underkofler-Mercer will accept the Shine the Light Award at an event on Nov. 4 at the RitzCarlton in St. Louis.

continues to lead the fight for the arthritis community and help conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.” The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Foundation’s annual community fundraising 5K walk event; nationwide, the event has raised more than $7.8 million toward finding a cure for arthritis, according to the foundation’s website. Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART, who was instrumental in the partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, served as the Logan representative with the Arthritis Walk Committee from 2007 to 2012. In 2012, he became the

volunteer event chairman and began hosting the Arthritis Walk on Logan’s campus. Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd, Director of Academic Assessment, has succeeded Dr. Kuhn as the chair of the Walk to Cure Arthritis in St. Louis. “The award is a symbol of our commitment and passion for service to the local community as well as a great way for us to partner with an organization that supports chiropractic as part of the integrated health care team providing patient care to people with arthritis,“ she said. Dr. Kuhn will accept the award on behalf of Logan at the Foundation’s 35th Annual Silver Ball gala on Dec. 5 in St. Louis.


Arthritis Foundation: 2015 Corporate Honoree



The Arthritis Foundation has recognized Logan University as a 2015 Corporate Honoree for its efforts in working with the Foundation to battle arthritis since 2007. Over the past nine years, Logan has raised more than $125,000 for the Foundation and has hosted the Walk to Cure Arthritis event on its campus since 2012. “We are thrilled to be honoring Logan University and Dr. Robert Kuhn at the 35th Annual Silver Ball this December,” said Jan Bignall, Area Vice President of the Arthritis Foundation in the Heartland Region. “With the help of Logan, the Arthritis Foundation

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New Program Director Prepares Graduates for Success in a Growing Field

“ I am thrilled to be a part of the Logan family, to bring my background and experience to this program and to help students interested in health informatics acquire the skills and knowledge they need for their professional toolbox.” — Rosemary Walker, DDS, MS, MBA, Program Director for the Master of Science in Health Informatics

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As Logan’s Program Director for the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI), Rosemary Walker, DDS, MS, MBA, said she is anxious to spearhead this new initiative and see graduates of the program succeed in this field. Dr. Walker is no stranger to patient care as she began her career as a dentist in the U.S. Navy, and then as a periodontist in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. She discovered her love for education when she began teaching at a dental school, and then continued making her mark in the education field, most recently as an associate dean in a health sciences center. “My goal for this program is to make it responsive to the rapid changes in the industry,” she said. “We want our graduates to be smart, articulate representatives of the health informatics field, who can find their career niches where they can make the most impact.”

Logan’s MSHI degree program combines course work in technology, health care information systems and business, which can translate to jobs in consulting, hospital organizations, insurance organizations, vendor companies and many more. In addition, the affordable MSHI program is offered online, providing flexibility and convenience for students. Dr. Walker said the correct use of information is so crucial to the health care field that career options will continue to change and grow for graduates of this master’s program. “Health care informatics extends across the continuum of patient care and the jobs are at all levels of numerous organizations,” she said. “Technology is definitely a piece of it, but the main focus is on the wealth of healthcare information. The ultimate goal is to improve healthcare: that impacts all of us.”


Advancing Education among Health Professions: The Doctorate of Health Professions Education Degree at Logan Beginning in January 2016, a Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) degree, focused on advancing health care through the education process, will be offered through Logan University. The program offers 100 percent of the classroom work in an online format, allowing students the flexibility to complete their doctorate degree while maintaining their current employment. The DHPE is aimed at health care professionals who want to pursue further education in curriculum, pedagogy and/or administration to improve their current role as clinical educators or to move into the educational field. “There is a shortage of qualified health professions educators, specifically in the nursing and dental fields as well as many other allied health professions,” said Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Logan University, “and the education that trains individuals to be clinicians doesn’t necessarily teach the skills needed to be a dynamic clinical educator.” She also sees current clinical educators as potential students in the program, as many will be looking to pursue this type of professional development. As the scope of health professions changes and the faculty shortage in health professions grows, Dr. Paddock-O’Reilly said it’s important for clinicians to also want to be educators.

Students who graduate from the program may qualify for faculty or administration jobs at educational institutions, or have the opportunity to move up to a dean- or vice president-level position should they currently work as an educator at a lower level. Dr. Paddock-O’Reilly said not only is the DHPE comparable in reputation and affordability to similar programs at other “ Clinicians will be the best people to institutions, but it is key in get potential and current students furthering Logan’s broader goals for the College of Health Sciences. passionate about their future in the “It brings multiple health care professions into the same health professions as well as the ones classroom and helps bridge the who will help shape the future in their gap between all disciplines, which will help foster integrated health respective fields. This program is a care practices,” she said. “Our great springboard for giving back.” DHPE graduates will have the skills and knowledge to be the — Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, best educators in their respective Vice President of Academic Affairs fields. Our students will learn through practical application, hands-on experience and through collaboration with their peers across the health care spectrum. The program is truly an outstanding opportunity for anyone in or desiring a career in health professions education.” For more information on the program, visit logan.edu/DHPE. FALL 2015 19


Doctor Trades Research for Love of Teaching With a doctorate in organic chemistry, Sarah Luderer, PhD, was on track for a research-based career, but the possibility of teaching was always in the back of her mind. In 2012, Dr. Luderer moved to St. Louis for a research position in the Medicinal Chemistry Group at the University of Missouri-St. Louis; but when a teaching job opened up at Logan, Dr. Luderer jumped at the opportunity to hone her skills as a professor and to develop her own classroom culture. At Logan, Dr. Luderer teaches General Chemistry I and II as well as Organic

“ I’ve definitely found my passion in teaching here at Logan, and I enjoy the flexibility and freedom professors are given in the classroom. It’s wonderful to come to work here every day and leave knowing I’ve made a difference in the lives of students.”

— Sarah Luderer, PhD, Assistant Professor

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Chemistry I and II, and this fall, she is the lead instructor for a new course within the chiropractic curriculum called Biological Sciences. The course, she said, covers medical terminology, physics and both general and organic chemistry to help DC students prepare for more advanced science courses in the program. Because the undergraduate classes Dr. Luderer instructs are part of Logan’s Flexible Accelerated Science Track (FAST) program, students are able to complete courses in just seven weeks. This means students can complete sequential courses that normally require an entire school year in just one 14-week trimester at Logan. For this reason, students pursuing various health science career paths, such as pre-pharmacy and pre-medical, are attracted to Logan because they can complete their prerequisites much faster. “One of my favorite things about teaching at Logan is the small class sizes,” she said. “Because the average class sizes are 8 to 10 students, I make an effort to know each of my students.”

As a professor, Dr. Luderer said getting to know her students is not only beneficial, but sometimes crucial to a student’s success. She said students feel more comfortable asking questions and going to office hours, not to mention they know that someone cares about their success. “At a larger institution, it’s easy to be just a face in a crowd or number on a spreadsheet, but in my classes, I know how each student is doing, and if their grades start to slip, I’m going to ask what’s going on and what I can do to help,” she said. “For me, it’s very fulfilling knowing that I am helping someone achieve their career goals.” With nearly two years under her belt at Logan, Dr. Luderer is now hoping to incorporate more technology into the classroom. “I’m always trying to find new ways to get the students more engaged in the learning process, whether it’s finding new ways of explaining concepts or exploring new methods of teaching,” she said. “Technology is one area I haven’t really utilized, but one I’d like bring into my classroom more.”


Logan’s Master’s Degree Programs Qualify for Diplomate Certifications Doctors of Chiropractic who have completed Logan’s Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation (MSR) or the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance (MSN) may be eligible for diplomate certifications in their specialized areas. The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), the education arm of Chiropractic Sports Medicine in the U.S., serves as the governing body for both the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP) certifications. Likewise, the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (CBCN), under the governing body of the American Chiropractic Association, offers a Diplomate Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition to qualifying Doctors of Chiropractic. To be eligible for the DACBSP, a DC must have earned the CCSP and have completed 300 hours of postgraduate education or the equivalent, peer reviewed or published material and 100 hours of practical experience in the field, before passing a written and practical exam. Eligibility regulations for the CBCN require a DC to have 300 hours of postgraduate education and two written case histories from actual patient files.

“The coursework fulfills the hours required, and practical experience may be applied as well,” said David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, program director for the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. “You are accruing those requirements as a student rather than spending nights and weekends in postgraduate or field work outside of your practice.” Robert Davidson, PhD, program director for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance, said he is pleased to know the program’s coursework satisfied the requirement for the diplomate status. “We’ve had several students express great interest, so as we get the word out, I imagine there will be many more interested in pursuing this certification.” Visit acbsp.com and cbcn.us for more information.

“ This qualification for diplomate certifications means that Logan’s master’s degrees meet the educational components of the diplomate designation, allowing students to sit for those designations after earning their DC and MSR or MSN degrees.” — David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, Program Director for the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation

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Research Roundup Logan Researcher Closes Gap in TOS Study Ross Mattox, DC, recently completed a study establishing reference values for the scalene interval width during varying degrees of glenohumeral abduction using ultrasonography. The study was prompted by a gap in literature regarding thoracic outlet syndome (TOS) arising from compression by certain neck muscles called the scalenes. Dr. Mattox said researchers failed to establish baseline information capturing the distance between these neck muscles in asymptomatic participants—a critical factor in determining positive diagnosis for TOS. Dr. Mattox said further knowledge of whether a TOS has truly been diagnosed could lead to varying treatments and therapies. “TOS is like the upper body equivalent of sciatica; it is very difficult to diagnose,” said Dr. Mattox. “Through the use of ultrasound imaging, we can actually watch the nerves traverse between the scalene muscles in real time as the patient moves his or her arm. There needed to be a normal value established for the interval between the scalene muscles in order to define what is truly abnormal. Eventually, we’ll see if the interval changes in patients who are being treated for this type of TOS. Also, by adding specificity, we can improve diagnoses that will help patients and clinicians in the long run.”

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“ Ultimately, we’d like to help direct better treatment and evaluate the response to treatment to improve outcomes.” —Ross Mattox, DC Dr. Mattox

Dr. Battaglia

Dr. Mattox, along with Patrick Battaglia, DC; Aaron Welk, DC; Yumi Maeda, DDS, PhD; Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR; and Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, launched a study to close that gap and create baseline information for comparative analysis.

Logan Radiology Department Investigates Foot Anatomy Members of Logan’s Radiology Department and select contributors recently completed the first of what they hope are several upcoming studies examining the anatomy and function of the foot. The study, “Non-weight-bearing and weight-bearing ultrasonography of select foot muscles in young, asymptomatic participants: A descriptive and reliability study,” included lead investigator Patrick Battaglia, DC, along with Ross Mattox, DC; Brett Winchester, DC; and Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC.

The team imaged important foot muscles with ultrasound in both nonweight-bearing and weight-bearing postures to take a closer look at how these muscles change in size when they are loaded. This is the first study to image the muscles of the foot with ultrasound when the participant is standing. Asymptomatic participants were used in the initial study, whereas future studies will examine participants with a flat foot and foot pain. Dr. Battaglia, with the help of Logan’s Physical Plant staff, designed a special platform that allows participants to stand while having their foot imaged from below. Dr. Battaglia said so far, the platform has been successful in allowing his team to examine key muscles that support the foot as well as important tendons and ligaments, and will be used for data collection in the next series of studies.


Logan Researchers Help Define Subgluteal Area for Better Diagnoses Logan’s Department of Radiology is taking a closer look at muscles in the back of the hip with the hope of improving how conditions, such as piriformis syndrome and sciatica, are diagnosed. The study, “High frequency musculoskeletal ultrasound of the subgluteal space and normal shear wave elastography values of the piriformis and quadratus femoris muscles,” builds on data Logan researchers collected last year. This work was presented by Patrick Battaglia, DC, at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s Annual Convention earlier this year. With the recent acquisition of an upgraded ultrasound system (General Electric LOGIQ E9), Logan radiologists are able to obtain better-quality images, allowing Dr. Battaglia, co-investigators

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Ross Mattox, DC; and Chair of Logan’s Radiology Department, Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, to build on the initial study. “There are many muscular and nervous structures within the subgluteal space including the deep external rotator muscles of the hip that all warrant consideration when patients present with posterior hip pain or sciatica,” Dr. Battaglia said. “By better defining the anatomy in this area, we may improve the specificity of our diagnoses and ultimately better target more appropriate therapies and treatment.” The study is built on three phases that all lend to greater understanding, which Dr. Battaglia says has the potential for a bigger clinical impact in diagnosis. He said both piriformis syndrome and sciatica are poorly defined and serve as umbrella terms when

it comes to any radiating pain originating in the posterior hip. “While it’s not always the case, the pain can, in fact, be originating from another tissue,” he said. “What we are doing now is looking at asymptomatic patients using the LOGIQ ultrasound system to establish a baseline to measure against symptomatic patients during the third phrase.” The research team hopes to have 80 participants in total by the end of the year for this current project. Dr. Battaglia noted that without the new ultrasound system, the study would not have been possible. “This system upgrade has allowed us to not only visualize the anatomy of this region better, but to actually quantify the stiffness of individual muscles,” he said. “This will be important for diagnosis and for monitoring and evaluating the response to treatment.”

Sharing Knowledge Across the Country:

Logan and Missouri Baptist University Drive Research Collaboration In the last year, Robert Davidson, PhD, program director for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance, and research

colleagues from Missouri Baptist University (MBU) Exercise Science and Fitness Management programs, have presented at several state and national meetings. Over the past three years, Logan and MBU have together been testing a multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) body fat tester against the industry standard dualenergy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) machine. This research was presented at the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

(MoAHPERD) in Lake Ozark, Mo., in November 2014, as well as at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif., in June 2015. The teams then took their research a step further for the validated BIA unit by developing multiple regression equations that allow them to use the BIA unit to determine where on the body the fat is located. Those findings were presented at both the Experimental Biology Conference in Boston in April 2015 and at the American

College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in June 2015 in San Diego. The most recent collaborative project between Dr. Davidson’s team and MBU involved reassessing previously collected data which suggested that muscle accumulation or loss is generally proportional throughout the body. The collaborators presented this research with a poster at the International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference in Austin, Texas in June 2015.

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David Gray, DC, CIA

Connecting Generations of Chiropractors

Having been born the son of a chiropractor, David Gray, DC, CIA, has been tied to chiropractic since before he could even walk. He was born on the Logan campus in Normandy, Mo., and delivered by Bertha Hartmann, DC. Now, after continuing the tradition set forth by his father, Dr. Gray has 41 years and counting of experience in active practice and a son following in his footsteps. Attending Logan to pursue a career in chiropractic has been a deep-rooted tradition in the Gray family. After graduating from Logan in September 1974, Dr. Gray began his chiropractic career alongside his father, Elmer Gray, DC, who graduated from Logan in February 1949. Together, the father and son duo served the community of Missoula, Mont., for 22 years before Dr. Elmer Gray’s retirement. In September 2000, Dr. David Gray’s son, Corey, became the third Gray to graduate from Logan. And just like his father, Dr. Corey Gray headed back to Missoula to work alongside his father for 24 FALL 2015

12 years before opening his own practice. Practicing chiropractic alongside both his father and his son at different stages of his career is a point of pride for Dr. David Gray, and he is thrilled that chiropractic has grown so tremendously over the years. “I enjoy the hard work and the efforts of people like my father and others who have brought credit to our profession,” he said. Today, Dr. David Gray pours his passion into Health Options Clinic, a multidisciplinary practice he owns and operates along with fellow chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapists and off-site medical physicians. Dr. Gray said he champions the idea of improving the relationship between allopathic medicine and nontraditional forms of medicine like chiropractic and hopes to further bridge the gap between medicine, chiropractic and complementary care. “It’s vital for the patient’s best interest,” he said, “and what’s best for the patient also happens to be best for chiropractic.” (A variation on a quote by D.P. Casey, DC:

“What’s good for chiropractic is good for America.”) Both in and outside of practice, Dr. Gray is truly dedicated to the future of chiropractic. A published author on chiropractic manipulation protocols, he devotes time to advocating for ethics and professional boundaries through writing and lecturing to chiropractic groups, and he has served on the ethics committee of the Montana Chiropractic Association for more than 30 years. For 40 years, Dr. Gray has served as a Boy Scout leader and is currently a member of the executive board of the Montana council. He is also chairman of a Lions Club tree sale fundraiser each winter, he remains active in the Missoula Lions Club, and he delivers for Meals on Wheels every fifth Friday. As active as he is in his own community, Dr. Gray has not lost sight of his chiropractic roots. He continues to support Logan and its mission by giving to the University’s scholarship fund. “I think Logan itself has a reputation of excellence, and due to the fact that I graduated from the institution, I can associate with that excellence,” Dr. Gray said. “I’m proud to represent Logan and have that in my background.” Whether he’s practicing chiropractic, backpacking in the mountains at 8,000 feet to hunt elk or serving the community, Dr. Gray constantly strives to act as an educator and to help others improve their lives. “I’ve always felt myself to be somewhat of a teacher,” Dr. Gray said. “That was one of my motivating factors in pursuing chiropractic. While we are health care providers, our most important role is that of being a teacher—to instruct others in living a better lifestyle and practicing better behaviors and ergonomics.”


Keith Berger, DC It’s not surprising that Keith Berger, DC, was friends with so many of his patients. “He really cared about them and never rushed during an appointment. He always took the time to help in any way he could.” The picture that Jennifer McAtee paints of her colleague and April 1995 Logan graduate is one that his friends and family are quite familiar with: a dedicated chiropractor who made his office in Anderson, Ind., feel like a second home. “Chiropractic is what he loved,” said Jennifer, who worked with Dr. Berger for 16 years. “That was him.” Dr. Berger passed away June 15, 2014 and left $50,000 to Logan University in his estate plan. If it wasn’t for his mother, JoAnn McGuffey of Jasper, Ind. (and his stepfather Mike McGuffey who always encouraged and supported the young boy’s love for sports), Dr. Berger may have never had a career in chiropractic. “He was interning in cardiac rehabilitation at the YMCA during his final semester at Indiana University in Bloomington, when I reminded him that he always talked about how great it was that chiropractors donated time to the athletes when he played sports,” JoAnn said. That subtle reminder made a big impact, and JoAnn’s son called Logan to set up a visit. Dr. Berger excelled at Logan and made friends easily. Renold Bleem, DC, who also graduated from Logan in April 1995, said Dr. Berger had a confidence about him that was envied. “Always talkative and engaging, he helped people where he could and was a friend to all who met him,” Dr. Bleem said. “I remember serving with him many, many times at the Salvation Army Clinic in St. Louis. He was smart as a whip, yet could still explain things in a way even I could understand.”

Dr. Berger pictured at graduation in 1995 (left) and in 2013.

After completing a preceptorship in Indianapolis, Dr. Berger purchased his own office, and a few years later, he partnered with optometrist Rajender Macha, OD, to invest in a building for each of their practices. Dr. Macha recalls Dr. Berger as a gregarious and hard working chiropractor with sincere passion and fairness to his patients, community and business associates. “He greeted everyone he met with a friendly smile and a gracious handshake.” The impact Dr. Berger left on his classmates, colleagues, patients, and now Logan, lives on—in the memories of those he touched, and for future generations of Logan graduates. JoAnn still remembers when Dr. Berger and a few other boys made their own portable adjusting tables to take with them to clinics. “There’s another boy from Jasper starting at Logan next year,” she said. “I think I’ll hang onto the table until he gets further along.”


online at logan.edu/Give or contact Stacey Till, MSEd, at 636-230-1905

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Veterans Find Path to Chiropractic through Service Christopher Ruppel

For Trimester 2/3 student Christopher Ruppel, chiropractic was never part of his plan—that is, until his two tours to Iraq in 2007 and 2008. While there, the medical interactions he had with local Iraqi children opened his eyes to the options in health care and gave him a sense of purpose and fulfillment unlike anything he had experienced before. “If you would have told me I was going to be anything other than a soldier when I was in high school, I would have most definitely laughed at you,” Christopher said. And a soldier he was. Christopher spent seven years in the United States Army with the Recon Sniper section. In his two tours to Iraq, he went on 87 convoy logistic patrol missions and four reconnaissance and surveillance missions. He received multiple awards, including the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and many others. In addition to his time spent in Iraq, he was also a combat

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lifesaver and was certified in land mine detection, counterterrorism and advanced ground fighting tactics. Now, as a student of chiropractic, he is still dealing with the effects of combat. While in Iraq, Christopher was involved in nine improvised explosive device attacks. Previous injuries from these blasts are currently causing severe, chronic migraines, for which he must miss several days of class. As a result, Christopher is currently in a split trimester and is thankful that Logan faculty and Sandy Periello, associate dean of student affairs, have been so accommodating and understanding. At the same time, Christopher is dedicated

to serving his profession and is a member of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) in addition to serving as Education Coordinator. Christopher isn’t the only student at Logan in a split trimester due to challenges as a veteran. For Trimester 2/3 student Samuel Durbin, his biggest challenge has been balancing all of his responsibilities, including school, work and family (he recently married and has two kids, ages three and six.) “The candle only has so many ends that you can burn,” Samuel said. “It’s hard to figure out when to quit studying and go home to have a home life.”

As a student of chiropractic, Christopher tries to “look in the mirror and see himself as a doctor with helping hands, eager to provide care for patients.”


“Because of Logan’s split trimester program, I don’t have to choose between serving my country and pursuing my career goals.” –SAMUEL DURBIN

Samuel joined the Air Force in March 2006 and worked as a police officer in San Antonio for six years. While stationed at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, he was deployed three times—once to Afghanistan in 2007 and twice to Iraq in 2009 and 2011. He also spent a year each in Korea and Italy before voluntarily separating from active duty in May 2014. He is currently in the Air Force Reserve and works one weekend a month and two weeks a year conducting combat arms training and maintenance at Scott Air Force Base near Belleville, Ill. Like Christopher, Samuel became interested in chiropractic during active duty, but for a different reason. Samuel had painful back problems after his last deployment in 2011 and sought chiropractic to alleviate the issue. “When you’re bouncing around in vehicles and carrying 50 to 100 pounds of gear and supplies all the time, it’s inevitable that you will have back pain,” Samuel said. Realizing its benefits, he began his chiropractic studies at Logan in January 2015, and he hopes that his job in the reserves and his job in chiropractic can overlap at some point, whether he’s researching, practicing sports rehabilitation or working with veterans directly. Christopher wrestled and played football and baseball in high school; he also played rugby in college. He, too, would love for his future career as a chiropractor to be sports related. However, he’s also considering working for the Department of Veterans Affairs for a few years while saving to open his own practice. Regardless, he’s excited for the opportunity to fulfill his desire to help others. Both Christopher and Samuel are proud of their time in the military and thankful for the opportunities it has given and will continue to give them. Because of their service and because they were injured in Iraq, each of them receives full tuition coverage. For Samuel, those injuries allow him to better empathize with his patients.

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Logan Around the World In the summer of 2015, Logan seized opportunities to maximize human performance and to expand its footprint on an international level, presenting on a global stage and providing rehabilitation care to athletes around the world.

ITALY In June, Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, Fellow in Logan’s Human Performance Center, treated nearly 100 patients per day at the World Sports Games (WSG), an athletic and fellowship event for amateur athletes in Lignano, Italy. Through Logan’s relationship with the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), Dr. Humphries and eight interns were invited to represent Logan at the games in the first year FICS had been invited to attend. Together, they were immersed in Italian culture and interacted with medical doctors, physical therapists and trainers from all over the world. “The education the interns received was invaluable,” said Dr. Humphries. “They were exposed to the birthing of the chiropractic profession in Italy–the Italian Chiropractic Association, which was formed just this past year,” she said. Due to the nature of the athletes and some of the nontraditional sports played at the WSG, the interns observed injuries much different than those they were used to treating, including some serious concussions. Although the interns weren’t allowed to adjust athletes due to the developmental stage of regulations in Italy, they were “very hands-on,” said Dr. Humphries. They provided assistance with taping and stretching, conducted research and exchanged knowledge with professionals. “At one point, a medical doctor with a chiropractic license asked our organizers about Logan’s education process and the way we practice after seeing the success we had with patients,” said Dr. Humphries. “We learned about his certificate process, and he learned about us. It was this huge information exchange. Everyone learned.”

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According to Dr. Humphries, Logan’s voice was heard throughout the games. Dr. Humphries was interviewed by the Italian Chiropractic Association’s media team for some of their inaugural coverage. She also received many emails from professional colleagues at the games who raved about Logan’s team of interns. “They said they felt like they were working with colleagues, not students,” Dr. Humphries said. The Logan team even received mementos and emotional “thank yous” from several athletes and entire teams who competed and were treated by Logan’s team at the games.

“ Logan has done a great job in the past building international


relationships; this experience just added another level to that. To have Logan represented in a movement such as this, where a country is trying to grow its chiropractic profession and to have Logan’s interns photographed with athletes in that country, it was incredible.” — KELLEY HUMPHRIES, DC, MS, LP FELLOW IN LOGAN’S HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER

GREECE David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, program director for the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, was invited to present at the FICS Symposium and Assembly on May 13 in Athens, Greece. He spoke to an international audience about the state of outreach by chiropractic colleges and universities regarding sports and presented on care for Paralympic athletes. “It’s really not that different than regular athletic care,” he said. “It’s just more focused on certain areas, depending on the disability. It can be more challenging, but it’s definitely rewarding.” Dr. Parish emphasized to the audience of doctors the need for more Paralympic care programs and better accessibility to existing programs.

CANADA Dr. Parish also attended the ParaPan Am Games July 10-26 in Toronto, Canada, as an assistant coach for the Para Powerlifting team and to provide medical care to the athletes. Dr. Parish believes Logan’s involvement with sports chiropractic on an international level connects students with more knowledge and to a wider range of opportunities; it also keeps his expertise current and gives him a global perspective. Dr. Parish said he is proud to represent Logan at international events and to engage in meaningful conversations about sports chiropractic and Logan’s excellence. He is currently working toward involving students in assisting with Para athlete care in these events in the future.

AND BEYOND Andrew Strachan, a Trimester 8 intern in Logan’s Human Performance Center and Logan Sports Council President, is not only working toward his Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, but also toward furthering Logan’s international sports involvement. “I am currently the ACA Sports Council National student president, and I have heard a lot of students from all around the country expressing an interest in getting involved with international sporting events,” Andrew said. “They just don’t know who to contact or how to get involved.” Along with a student from Australia and a doctor from Sweden, Andrew is working to develop a FICS board student commission with the mission of increasing student access to and involvement in international sporting events. Like Drs. Parish and Humphries, Andrew believes it is important for Logan students to have the opportunity to network with, learn from and work alongside top sports chiropractors around the world, as well as to showcase the skill level of Logan students on an international stage. Andrew hopes to one day represent the U.S. as a chiropractor for the Olympic Games. He said Logan has helped provide opportunities, such as his involvement with the Logan Sports Council and ACA, that set him, and other students, on the path to do just that.

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Congratulations Doctors of


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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES HUMAN BIOLOGY Eric Belnap Jacob Briegleb Scott Hawley Jonathon Heslop Abraham Renaud Morgan Wolff LIFE SCIENCE Refat Abdelijabar Jordan Carroll Brady Johnson Curtis Legg Michal Pawlowski Eric Ross Wei Yi Zhang

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Andrew M. Goul, DC Christopher Alexander Haslett, DC Senad Jaskic, DC Suzanne Elizabeth Lee Judd Joel Carter Maier, DC

Anthony Nicholas Memmo Chad Dereck Risoldi Jacob Michael Sherer, DC Katie Drake Sherer, DC Brett Christopher Stefan SPORTS SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION Gregory Scott Beauchamp Michael A. Blodgett, DC Morgan D. Button, DC Eric Anthony Byerly, DC William David Rudolph Carpenter John Charles Curry, DC Paul Jeffrey Dettling Jacob Carl Eckman Taylor Jordan Funke, DC Brittany Ann Kasprack, DC Kathleen Lynn Kempton, DC Clint David Klipfel Cole Aaron Miller John Andrew Mischel, DC Quintin William Murray, DC Matthew Scott Pennell, DC Jillian Rae Porter, DC Tracy Jean Sincock, DC Casey Steven Sitko Spencer Willey Storey, DC Jacob Andrew Stutz Kyle Katherine Tweeton Rena Avion Unger


DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC Summa Cum Laude Daniel Erik Tweeton, Valedictorian Michelle Ann Mashinter Magna Cum Laude Clint David Klipfel Jacob Carl Eckman Christopher F. Thoma Cum Laude Sean M. Nealon Gregory Scott Beauchamp Kari Jo Cerentano MASTERS OF SCIENCE Summa Cum Laude Clint David Klipfel, Valedictorian (MSR) Jacob Carl Eckman Magna Cum Laude Chad Dereck Risoldi, Valedictorian (MSN) Gregory Scott Beauchamp Jillian Rae Porter, DC Morgan D. Button, DC Cum Laude William D. R. Carpenter Casey Steven Sitko John Charles Curry, DC Jacob Andrew Stutz Taylor Jordan Funke, DC Senad Jaskic, DC Cole Aaron Miller


Basic Science Division Award Daniel Erik Tweeton Chiropractic Science Basic Technique Award Paul Jeffrey Dettling Chiropractic Science Diversified Technique Award Michelle Ann Mashinter 32 FALL 2015

Chiropractic Science Division Award Christopher F. Thoma Clinical Science Division Award Christopher F. Thoma Post Doctoral and Related Professional Education Award Jacob Carl Eckman Clint David Klipfel Casey Steven Sitko Radiology Department Awards Michelle Ann Mashinter Daniel Erik Tweeton Research Division Award Nathaniel Evan Kistner


Paul Anthony Gomez Legacy: Father, Dr. Christopher James Gomez Shaughnessy R. Reid Legacy: Father, Dr. Christopher J. Reid Chad Dereck Risoldi Legacy: Father, Dr. Oliver Risoldi Casey Steven Sitko Legacy: Father, Dr. Steven Michael Sitko Daniel Erik Tweeton Legacy: Father, Dr. William Tweeton Jacob Andrew Stutz Legacy: Cousin, Dr. Sheldon Young Chase Daniel Waggoner Legacy: Father, Dr. Terrence R. Waggoner


Gaining a Global Perspective: Logan Psychologist Studies in Barbados as Fulbright Scholar This past summer, Fulbright Scholar and Logan University’s Director for Counseling and Psychological Services, Jameca Falconer, PhD, spent five weeks in Barbados studying, learning and assisting the community—all of which helped her gain a more global perspective of psychology. The prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Program (the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government) considers applicants’ education, teaching experience and

publications, among other qualifications, when choosing scholars. Accomplished in all of those areas, Dr. Falconer received a public/global health grant to pursue a community mental health project at the University of West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados. While there, Dr. Falconer led music therapy training at an inpatient alcohol and drug treatment facility, where she helped residents explore lyrics to popular calypso and soca songs (genres that are popular in Barbados) and facilitated discussions on how those lyrics related to their sobriety and past drug use. At the Ministry of Education, she conducted a stress management workshop for the staff and also developed new curricula for the island’s only alternative school for secondary students. Similarly, Dr. Falconer developed new psychology courses and provided stress management tips for the staff at the University of West Indies while consulting with the psychiatric hospital in Barbados. “In the United States, we acknowledge that mental health issues exist; we talk about them and have programs to treat them, but in Barbados, they don’t acknowledge them,” Dr. Falconer said. For example, domestic violence is a big issue on the island, she said, but many individuals who are in abusive relationships don’t seek help because mental health issues, including anxiety and depression as well as taking medication, are considered taboo. While she worked to provide the people of Barbados with tips and tools in

dealing with mental health issues, she kept in mind that what works in the United States may not work in other communities. “You have to understand the population you’re working with and know that all populations are different,” Dr. Falconer said. Living on the island and experiencing those differences helped give Dr. Falconer a more well-rounded view of mental health and also helped her understand the bigger picture, especially how it applies to Logan. “It’s not just important for us to train health care professionals, but it’s important to train practitioners who will go out into the world and be a resource for patients,” Dr. Falconer said. “Many patients will have mental health issues, and it’s so important for students to understand how to incorporate mental health care into their practices.”

“It was eye-opening looking at how other countries view mental health.” —Jameca Falconer, PhD, Director for— Counseling and Psychological Services Dr. Falconer promotes this merging of psychology, education and chiropractic in her everyday work with the students at Logan, where she oversees individual therapy as well as couples and family counseling. In addition to her duties at Logan, Dr. Falconer runs her own private practice specializing in geriatrics and teaches at Webster University. She also remains heavily involved in the community, speaking publicly and consulting, with a focus on increasing the awareness of mental health conditions and decreasing the stigma associated with mental health in communities of color. “I really, truly believe that people can change at any point in their life,” Dr. Falconer said. “My career allows me to facilitate change and inspire others. It has been an amazing experience to learn while sharing knowledge on an international level.” FALL 2015 33


New Fall 2015 Students DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC Jacob Alvis Curtis Anderson Tessa Anderson Tyler Arsenault Jason Baker John Belovich Elijah Bowers Caleb Brill Milton Brinza Samantha Brish Blake Brown Joshua Budzinski Evan Bumgarner Kurtis Cameron Robert Campbell Brittni Chapman Kristi Church Ethan Coghill Jamison Cramer Chohnice Daniels Velizar Dell Sara Dennison Lauren DeVolder Brittlyn Dillow Derek Dimenna Grady Donohoe Daniel Edwards Alexander Elahi Kayla Elie

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Elise Ellington Jonathan Free Charles Gandolfi Zachary Gassman Nathan Gilkey Nicholas Gingell Emmalene Glover Gabrielle Goldach Nicholas Gonzales Brandon Goodpaster Jaclyn Goslin Jessica Griffin Lauren Griswold Megan Hardgrove Jerrell Hardison Sara Hartzell Zachary Hefner Daniel Heim Hunter Heintzelman Raquel Heisse Taylor Helms Emmett Henderson Tyler Hicks Jason Hilla Timothy Hillis Justin Hochstetler Paul Hrvol Olivia Johnson Cody Jones Annika Jordan Payton Jordon Emily Kane

Antonios Katakis Thomas Kauffman Kimi Kaur Justin Kelly Maye Khamis Benjamin King Zachary Knowlton Marcus Koger Megan Kramper Tessa LaRue Henry Laux Rebekah Lawson Daniel Lee Zachary Lesniak Nicholas Liford Colby Lovelace Mariah Lyle Joshua Majerus Jose Maysonet Kelsi McClure Murray McFarlane Katherine Mugerditchian Katelyn Nielsen Kelsey Nipper Lindsay Norton Daniel Nye Ryan Oblander Ravi Patel John Peters Martina Peterson Sandy Pham Clayton Presson

Nicholas Pyle Branden Race Jonathan Rall Brody Reinholt Sara Riegel Elizabeth Rooker Kaitlynn Rosier Sam Russell Jawad Salman Ashley Sanchez Anna Schwartz Jackson Sneed Tyler Specht Josef Stachowicz Tyler Stahlman DeAnna Stevenson Alex Taylor Tobias Terhaar Veronica Tino Alyssa Troutner Peter Vercellino William Voges-Thwing Kyle Ward Emily Welch Justin White Amy Williams Emily Wills Katie Wood Nathaniel Wood Sara Zimmerman Aaron Zimmerman


Logan’s annual Club Day introduces new students to more than 20 campus organizations and activities.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS Rimoun Botros LaToya Cash Ken Kasper Judith Jackson Carmen Walker

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Christi Bellmore Paige Blythe Anthony Burks Jordan Cuddy Ben Dearman Jordan Diaz Paul Edmiston Nicki Farley Taylor Feuti Audia Frazer-Dacas Tyler Fulton Taylor Funke Brandi Garner Bridgett Gordon David Hakanson Trent Hobbs Laura Judkins Rebecca Keating

James Kempton Kathleen Kempton Joseph Kotsybar Casie Lacey Kimberly Lancaster Amanda Lovekamp Theresa Mesler Cody Meyer Patricia Mills Catherine Money Lindsay Netzer Cheryl Patrick Cody Przybylski Marlene Qaqish Chelsea Raines Zoraime Ramos–Cortes Mary Reschke Jessica Reynolds Caitlin Roberts Leneshia Robertson Jason Rounds Kelly Seyler Victoria Simoneaux Tracy Sincock Dallas Stoltz Hannah Strachan Kacey Struxness Emily Vasbinder Brianne Zwiener

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION Michael Bettale Farzan Billimoria Ashdin Billimoria Kayla David Austin Erker Jenson Gillette Christopher Hyde Thomas Jarka Shawn Patton Hannah Reinholt Adam Rhoads Gaetano Tarantino Cora Wright Peter Youroukos Wei Yi Zhang

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Whitney Boyer David Brickey James Calvert Kevin Chick Jeffrey Counts Mignon Couzart Donald Davis Shakeria Distance

Lindsey Henslee Emily Hurley Jim Keizer Leah Kirchner Kirsten Kirkpatrick Sarah Koraym Ryan Krack Michael Kramer Samantha Lauth Zachariah McGee Sabra Meinen Sarah Mohler Nicole Muhammad Morgan Pearson Courtney Pesta Katelyn Reckert Christine Reed Widelyne Rempart Mei Robin Kristy Shaughnessy Luke Stoltzfus Kelly Summers Nicholas Takis Mark Thenhaus Dalton Thurman Lucas Van Pelt Allison Washington Clifford Winburn Theresa Zemcuznikov Anqi Zheng

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Board of Trustees • Roger Schlueter has been named to the Logan Board of Trustees. •C ongratulations to Logan Board of Trustee Emeritus, Steven Roberts, JD, LLM. The National Black Caucus of State Legislators named Mr. Roberts one of Black Enterprise’s largest black businesses for 2014.

Faculty and Staff News • Congratulations to Sherri Cole, PhD, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Laura McLaughlin, Esq., General Counsel and Vice President, Strategic Performance; and Michael

New Hires

The following people have received new titles:





In August, eight Logan interns accompanied Logan faculty members Allison Harvey, DC, and Steven Zilke, DC, PT, on the Clinic Abroad trip to the Dominican Republic. The group spent six days in Santo Domingo treating 617 total patients. The next Clinic Abroad trip is tentatively scheduled for January 2–January 11, 2016.

• Michael Chappell, Senior Academic Consultant • Ashley Cook, Marketing Specialist • Mary Nagle, MBA, Assistant Director of Admissions Operations • David Rogers, Online Marketing Strategist • Emily Walters, MS, Admissions Coordinator (College of Health Sciences)


Congratulations to the following individuals who were recently hired at Logan:

• Meadow Campbell, MA Lab Assistant • Erika Hackett, DC, Clinician

• Nichole Nichols, MA, Director of Human Resources

• Laurie Hart, MS, Lab Assistant

• Teri Terranova, Library Assistant

• LyTishia Jones, Custodian (not pictured)

• Rosemary Walker, DDS, MS, MBA, Program Director of the Master of Science in Health Informatics

• Kristen Keele, Copy Room Coordinator • Patricia Liddle, Patient Service Representative (not pictured) • Laura Munson, DC, Clinician

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Student Announcements

Wittmer, DC, director of the Logan Health Centers, who were recently named Baldrige Senior MQA Examiners.










Alumni Notes Congratulations to... Class of January 1977 James Edwards, DC, was recently named The Joint Corporation’s Chief Chiropractic & Compliance Officer. Class of September 1979 Marty Freihaut, DC, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Missouri State Chiropractors Association. Class of August 1988 Robert Kessinger, DC, was named Educator of the Year by the Missouri State Chiropractors Association. Class of December 1989 (DC) and May 2013 (MS) Jeffrey S. Ware, DC, MS, was recently named Executive Director of the Chiropractic Program at D’Youville College.

Logan University Expresses Sincere Sympathy to... Based on information found during the Harris Connect Directory Initiative, we have discovered the passing of several Logan alumni. In Memoriam Class of August 1955 Kenneth Perhai, DC, December 2013 Class of September 1957 Florencio Reyes, DC, December 2013 Class of September 1960 Eugene Schaller, DC, June 22, 2015 Class of September 1961 William R. Howell, DC, August 16, 2015 Class of January 1976 Denise Cranwell (July 16, 2015), wife of Richard Cranwell, DC

Class of December 1999 Quinn James, DC, was presented with the Dr. Rick James Workhorse Award by the Missouri State Chiropractors Association.

Class of August 1982 William Bradford Crane, Jr. (August 22, 2015), father-in-law of Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD

Class of December 2000 Jason Crockett, DC, was named 2015 Chiropractor of the Year by the Missouri State Chiropractors Association.

Class of August 1985 Reva Minor, DC, June 18, 2014

Class of April 2003 Nicole Bennett, DC, was named Best Chiropractor by the Fort Myers Beach Observer for 2015. Class of April 2007 James “Jay” Enyart, DC, MS, on accepting the position of assistant professor of biology at Lindenwood University in Belleville, Ill. Dr. Enyart is the first full-time professor of anatomy and physiology at the Belleville campus. Class of August 2014 Megan Lindsey, DC, on the birth of her daughter, Harper Caroline, on May 15.

Class of April 1986 Chris Coffman, DC, July 12, 2015 Classes of December 1990 and December 1992 Arlene Narson (August 25, 2015), mother of Todd Narson, DC and Michelle Narson-Kassay, DC Class of December 1992 Richard Gakner, DC, September 2, 2015 Class of April 1995 Keith Berger, DC, June 15, 2014

Logan Letters The reason for writing this letter is to express my appreciation. A graduate of Logan University, Dr. Kate Keiran, is a highly regarded member of our community and an extraordinary chiropractor. In addition to her knowledge of the body, she is in possession of healing hands and a caring heart. Massachusetts was overwhelmed with both copious amounts of snow and black ice. I found the black ice! After two days in the hospital with a concussion, I was released with the instruction that seeing a chiropractor would be the best thing for my injured neck and back. I have been a patient of Dr. Keiran’s for over 15 years, but never did I imagine that she would be able to restore my well-being and bones as effectively and in such a timely fashion as she did. She has often talked of her wonderful education at Logan. A thank you to Kate Keiran and all your exceptional students. Sincerely, Patricia Johnson

My husband and I attended the fall 2015 White Coat Ceremony. We were so impressed with the speakers and are thrilled that our godson (Peter Vercellino) chose this University to further his goal of becoming a chiropractor! We’re now looking forward to returning to your campus for Peter’s graduation! Connie Lorenz

Class of August 2011 Perry Brammer (March 9, 2015), father of Susan Dixson, DC

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Our Past, Our Future Built in 1962, the Maryknoll Seminary bell tower was quite the engineering feat, and upon completion, it was noted by professional engineer Ernest Koestering in the St. Louis Construction Record that “...the extreme versatility and durability of pre-stressed concrete was here demonstrated in a most dramatic form.” Standing at 120 feet tall and weighing 250 tons, the bell tower was designed to withstand wind pressure of 100 miles per hour. It features a concrete roof coated with white marble, and once held a 78-foot stainless steel cross, which was removed the year after Logan acquired the property in 1972. Bob Bruegemann, who served as Logan’s plant supervisor from 1977 to 2007, recalls hearing that prior to construction, the 80-foot, 45-ton legs were too heavy to carry across the Missouri River bridge and required a longer detour before safely arriving on site. It then took two 35-ton cranes, and a smaller crane, to lift and set the pre-stressed (a relatively new concept for that time) concrete legs into place. Bob said the three 600-pound brass bells were imported from Europe, and each is a specific size and has a different note. “Even though the bell mechanisms have been replaced, they still chime the original Angelus bell hymn from when the Tower was erected,” he said. Over the years, as the campus took shape and began to expand, the Tower remained—withstanding several lightning strikes and the perils of weather. The latter caused the Tower’s original white exterior to peel, and at some point, Bob said the decision was made to sandblast the exterior. Bob said he is thrilled to see the Tower restored to how he remembered it when he first came to Logan. “It’s quite an amazing piece of architecture.” Visit logan.edu/RestoreTheTower to learn more about the Tower restoration and beautification project.

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The Gift of a Quality Education is Invaluable Logan University has launched the first perpetual and permanent scholarship campaign to sustain and support the future of chiropractic. Forever Logan is a scholarship program that benefits current and future Logan students. Half of a donated gift is earmarked for immediate scholarships while the other half is allocated for scholarship endowments.

To make a valuable impact, donors are encouraged to commit to $1,000 or more annually for the next 10 years. For example, an annual gift of $5,000 would provide $2,500 in student scholarships awarded this year and $2,500 to the scholarship endowment. At the fulfillment of the 10-year pledge, $25,000 will already be awarded in scholarships, with the additional $25,000 added to the endowment.

The endowed portion of the gift, along with the interest it generates, continues to fund chiropractic scholarships at Logan for generations to come. Visit logan.edu/Forever to learn more.

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“ Having a head start on not having to take out

so many loans or paying as much back when I finish allows me to focus on what really matters— giving back to the community and patients. I’m so thankful for the donors who’ve helped make my education possible.”

LOGAN UNIVERSITY Board of Trustees Debra Hoffman, DC Chair of the Board Paul Henry, DC Vice Chair of the Board Nicole Bennett, DC Richard M. Bruns, DC Christophe Dean, DC Ronald Grant, DC

– Amari Kimble, student Memphis, Tenn.


Jim Hackman

Logan Cabinet

Allen Hager, DC

Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD President

Gregg E. Hollabaugh Marc G. Malon, DC Rick A. McMichael, DC Gary M. Mohr, MS Roger Schlueter Judy M. Silvestrone, DC, MS Rodney F. Williams, DC Steven Roberts, JD, LLM Trustee Emeritus

Ralph Barrale, DC Vice President of Chiropractic and Alumni Relations Boyd A. Bradshaw, EdD, MSEd Vice President of Enrollment Management

Adil Khan, MBA, CPA, CSBO Chief Financial Officer Laura McLaughlin, Esq. General Counsel and Vice President, Strategic Performance Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW Vice President of Academic Affairs Muriel Périllat, DC, MS Dean of Clinics

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P OS TG R AD U AT E EDU CA T IO N | October 2015—January 2016 October 24-25 MOTUS Soft Tissue & Kinesiology Taping Instructor: Vincent F. DeBono, DC, CSCS

November 7-8 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification Program–Session #6 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P

October 31 ICD-10 Interactive Workshop Instructor: Kelly Brinkman, DC, MCS-P

November 14-15 Overview of Animal Chiropractic Instructor: Dennis Eschbach, DC

November 7 Basic Science Validity & the Immune System Instructor: Howard F. Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA

November 21-22 Chiropractic Rehab–Session #2 Instructor: David Parish, DC, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP December 5-6 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification Program–Session #7 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P

Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.

December 12 ICD-10 Interactive Workshop Instructor: Kelly Brinkman, DC, MCS-P December 12-13 Chiropractic Rehab–Session #3 Instructor: David Parish, DC, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP December 19 Intro & Overview of Viscero-Somatic Stress Management Certification Instructor: David Beavers, DC, MEd, MPH

January 9-10 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification Program–Session #8 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P January 16-17 New Technologies in Health Care Instructor: Multiple January 23-24 Basic Acupuncture–Session #1 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), Lac. Visit logan.edu/Seminars for additional information and dates. To register for postgraduate seminars, please call 1-800-842-3234.