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The Faces Behind Logan’s Leadership Integrating Chiropractic: An International Experience Logan Collaborates on Carpal Tunnel Research

Finding the Path to Logan: The Journey of Tri-1 Students

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On the Nightstand


On the Nightstand features a member of the Logan community and a book they have recently read or are still reading. In this issue, we speak with Roy Hillgartner, DC. Dr. Hillgartner is a January 1969 Logan graduate and long-time faculty member. He practices with his son, August 2002 Logan graduate Chad Hillgartner, DC, at Hillgartner Chiropractic in Ballwin, Mo.


Update from President Clay McDonald


Leading Logan: How Experience and Perspective Shape the President’s Cabinet


Breaking Barriers: Logan Students Treat an Underserved Population in Central America


The Mind-Body Connection: Dr. Kettner’s Distinguished Research


The Insider: Kevin Ballentine


In Practice: Building a Practice for Today… and Tomorrow


Student Life: The Road to Tri-1

What are you currently reading? Practice Acceleration by Dr. Drew Stevens.

What is it about?

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This text is specifically written with the intent of helping practicing chiropractors maximize their practice growth, patient volume, patient referrals and practice revenue. Even though Dr. Stevens is not a chiropractic physician (PhD), he has consulted with, and has coached, numerous chiropractors on the foundation of building a successful practice. His insight and past experiences regarding new patient acquisition, creating a business plan, networking and developing procedures and protocols are right on.

Are there any take-aways from this book that could be applied to chiropractic?

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As a practicing chiropractor and faculty member responsible for teaching Practice Management courses, this is an interesting read. I have been able to take some of the ideas and procedures and add them to what we are currently teaching. I have just recently added the book to the course syllabi as a recommended/reference text because it will give students a different perspective on developing a great practice. It could easily be used as an “owner’s manual” for the new practitioner.

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The Logan Five

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August 1988 Logan graduate Mark Eavenson, DC, dedicated a bench overlooking the Dr. Mark Eavenson Lake to Logan instructors Ralph Barrale, DC, Roy Hillgartner, DC, Ralph Filson, DC, and Michael Wittmer, DC. The inscription on the plaque reads: “You shared with us your guidance. You created within us the capacity to heal. You left us with the power to succeed. You have profoundly affected the direction of my life and I am forever grateful.”

The BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center at Logan University has been renamed the BIOFREEZE® Human Performance Center. The center is led by David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP. More than 450 people attended Logan’s inaugural Spring Symposium held April 10-13 in St. Louis. Attendees had the opportunity to earn up to 24 hours of continuing education, meet with nationally recognized speakers and connect with former classmates. The next Spring Symposium is planned for April 30-May 3, 2015.


Logan hosted St. Louis’ Strongest Man and Woman Competition, an annual Strongman competition that is sanctioned by North American Strongman, on May 10. Approximately 75 men and women competed in front of a crowd of more than 200 cheering spectators. Logan BIOFREEZE® interns treated more than 60 competition participants, and Logan Tri-9 student Grant Hartman won in the LW Novice group.


Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA was joined by 17 Logan students at the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference held February 26-March 2 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Montgomery and the contingent of Logan students attended sessions about legislative developments and met with representatives. Logan Tri-5 student Maurice Pearl led a group presentation to U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay’s legislative aide.

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Update from PRESIDENT CLAY MCDONALD There is no better time than now to be committed to our mission. We are committed to maximizing human performance in our patients, students and ourselves. We are committed to improving the quality of our patients’ lives. We are committed to ever-expanding the depth and breadth of student education as well as the ongoing development of our faculty and staff. The last few months have been invigorating as our leadership team has worked to finalize Logan’s five-year strategic plan. We are excited to share highlights of this plan which provide unbridled potential and promise a bright future for Logan.

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College of Chiropractic We are actively revising our chiropractic curriculum to include greater emphasis on hands-on practice environments. Using the constructivist learning methodology, Logan students will be exposed to clinical skills earlier in their student career while still gaining a solid foundation in science and chiropractic knowledge. We are confident this curriculum change will create capable, reflective and competitive doctors positioned for careers in integrated health care settings.

We are also committed to building our enrollment to 850 chiropractic students, at which point Logan would become a selective institution in chiropractic education in the United States. As we implement more aggressive enrollment management strategies, we look forward to the continued growth of our College of Chiropractic.

College of Health Sciences We remain grounded in Logan’s traditions in chiropractic while moving forward as a leader in integrated health care. That said, we are looking to enhance our current degree offerings—Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance—by offering additional degrees that complement our flagship Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. In the future, students enrolling in our College of Health Sciences will have more career pathways. While we can’t make any predictions about the state of health care, we do know it will continue to evolve. Our focus will be on offering robust degree programs that respond to the challenges of our society and prepares graduates to meet present and future health care demands.

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Clinical Opportunities

Community Engagement

We continue to expand the diversity of clinical opportunities for our students in a variety of settings. This year, the University of Missouri invited Logan to retain on-campus space inside Memorial Stadium for the purpose of providing chiropractic care to athletes. This unique opportunity is the cumulative result of years of great work and relationship building our faculty and students have undertaken, and we are thrilled to transition our partnership to full time with the University of Missouri this summer. For several years, Logan student interns have enjoyed the opportunity to provide chiropractic care, under a supervising clinician, to those in need at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center-Jefferson Barracks Division in St. Louis. Now, the nation’s largest integrated health care system is offering a chiropractic residency program, allowing recent Doctors of Chiropractic to deepen their knowledge of integrated clinical practice. Logan is one of four chiropractic institutions in the country selected for residency training with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. We are delighted to see this advancement in our profession as well as more opportunities to collaborate with other health care professionals. Finally, we continue to enjoy the great partnerships we have with Maryville University, Missouri Baptist University, Lindenwood University and Paraquad, Inc. We look for opportunities to enhance chiropractic care to student athletes and look forward to forging new relationships with higher education institutions.

Finally, we are reengaging with the community and seeking ways to create a higher standard of care and performance for the entire region. To that end, Logan University became the founding member of the St. Louis Health Care Baldrige Community of Excellence, the first local chapter of the state’s Excellence in Missouri Foundation. Using the Baldrige model as the gold standard for improving management systems and achieving performance excellence, our mission is to collaborate with other health care organizations to raise the bar for performance excellence in the community.

Advancing Career Pathways Along those lines, one recent relationship we’ve fostered is with Saint Louis University (SLU). Beginning this Fall, SLU will offer an evening masters of business administration class on the Logan campus. SLU’s MBA program is nationally ranked and in the top five in the country for entrepreneurship. We are privileged to partner with such a prestigious institution and look forward to exploring additional opportunities to work with SLU in the future. 

We continue to seek partnerships with college and universities, internationally, and engage with organizations and institutions that align with our mission and complement our vision of maximizing human performance. We look for opportunities that will enhance our students’ educational experience here at Logan as we challenge ourselves to become the top academic institution in chiropractic and health sciences.

I invite you to read on to learn more about how we are advancing Logan’s strategic five-year plan through integration, innovation, research and academics.

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Leading Logan

Meet the members of the President’s Cabinet

How Experience and Perspective Shape the President’s Cabinet A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur You may not find a more dedicated group of individuals at the helm of chiropractic and health science education. Their expertise and insight have earned them a seat at the President’s table, yet it is their passion and enthusiasm that is driving Logan to lead integrated health care. Each week, this group of eight individuals assembles to ensure the University’s mission is carried out. They bring varying backgrounds, degrees, experiences and perspectives to their role along with a deep commitment to advancing and maximizing human performance on every level. And each one feels they’ve been led to serve at Logan.

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Name: Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD Title: President PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Dr. McDonald’s professional career spans more than 30 years as both a chiropractic physician and academic administrator at chiropractic institutions across the country. His experience in various aspects of higher education and clinical practice has positioned him for leadership roles where he has had the opportunity to improve and make an impact in chiropractic education as well as the health care industry. Dr. McDonald received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan in August 1982 before earning his Master’s in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University and a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University. Prior to Logan, Dr. McDonald served as provost of Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas, and held various administrative positions at New York Chiropractic College and Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has participated in numerous accreditation activities through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and served as board member from 2005 to 2013. Did you know … Dr. McDonald and his wife are motorcycle enthusiasts and have both been riding for more than 30 years. Dr. McDonald has toured much of the U.S. and western part of Canada from the back of Harleys, Hondas and Nortons, among others.

Name: Ralph Barrale, DC Title: Vice President of Chiropractic and Alumni Relations

Name: Boyd A. Bradshaw, EdD, MSEd Title: Vice President of Enrollment Management



From private practice to classroom instruction, Dr. Barrale’s career has taken a few turns over the last 40 years, yet one thing has always remained: chiropractic. After graduating from Logan in September 1969, Dr. Barrale opened a solo practice, though he never strayed far from his alma mater. During his early years of practice, Dr. Barrale was often a guest lecturer in the Logan classrooms. In 1982, his position was made permanent as a faculty member teaching the Diversified Technique alongside Drs. Ralph Filson and Otto Reinert. For 30 years, Dr. Barrale continued to practice while teaching until he sold his practice to a Logan graduate in 1998. At that time, Dr. Barrale became the dean of Logan’s postgraduate department and then later, vice president of chiropractic and alumni relations, a job that has earned him much recognition over the years. Dr. Barrale received the Logan Alumni of the Year Award in 1997 and the prestigious Heritage Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Logan Alumni Association. He has been recognized for his service by Logan’s Student Doctors’ Council and since 1986, has served in many roles, including president, for the Logan Alumni Association.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Bradshaw has implemented successful branding initiatives and recruitment and retention strategies that have contributed to increased enrollment and a heightened academic profile at many preeminent higher education institutions. Dr. Bradshaw earned his doctorate in education in May 2005 from Saint Louis University and holds both a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Eastern Illinois University. Prior to his role at Logan, he held positions in the areas of enrollment, marketing and communications at Valparaiso University, St. Louis University, University of Louisville and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Dr. Bradshaw currently serves as an associate consultant for Noel-Levitz, a recognized leader in higher education consulting. He is also the former president of the Illinois Association of Admission Counseling, as well as a past board member for the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and serves in various roles with several national, state and regional organizations.

Did you know … Dr. Barrale started competing in martial arts at the age of 13, earning black belts in Shorin Ryu Karate, Ju Jitsu and Judo. He co-owned a martial arts school, where he also taught, from 1965 to the early 1970’s.

Did you know … Dr. Bradshaw is an identical twin. His brother Brian is an elementary school principal in Heyworth, Ill. Both Dr. Bradshaw and Brian are first generation college graduates. 

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Name: Brad Hough, PhD Title: Chief Information Officer

Name: Adil Khan, MBA, CPA Title: Chief Financial Officer



Dr. Hough brings more than 20 years of professional experience in working with technology in education. At Logan, he provides leadership to information technology services, administrative computing, audio-visual services and distance learning. Dr. Hough began his career helping teachers in the Bellingham Public Schools in Washington State learn to use the Internet as an educational resource for higher-level thinking and cross-curricular problem solving activities. Dr. Hough earned his Doctorate in Education and Human Development in 2000 from Vanderbilt University, and holds both a Master of Education in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Multimedia Systems Design from Western Washington University. He currently serves as a board member for Promise Christian Academy and is involved with local and state organizations focused on technology in higher education.

With more than 20 years of experience, Adil has extensive financial management skills and strategy implementation leadership. Adil earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and his MBA from Lindenwood University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Adil began his career as an auditor, before moving on to the education sector as executive director of finance for the East St. Louis School District. There he supervised the business operations department and developed solutions to financial and operational issues. In 2011, he became Chief Financial Officer for the school district, working closely with the executive team on implementing strategic plans for financial efficiencies. Adil joined Logan University as Chief Financial Officer in 2013, where he oversees the financial operations for the school and ensures compliance, while achieving higher financial goals. He is also responsible for Logan’s facilities and auxiliary services.

Did you know … Dr. Hough is an experienced outdoorsman, leading groups on rock climbing, river-rafting and mountain climbing adventures. He once carried pineapples, Hawaiian shirts and a small stereo to the top of a mountain for a summit celebration.

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Did you know … Adil came to the United States from Pakistan when he was just 16 years old to attend college.

Name: Laura McLaughlin, Esq. Title: General Counsel and Vice President of Strategic Performance PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Laura joined Logan University in 2008 and currently serves as general counsel and vice president of strategic performance. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Saint Louis University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Washington University. In 2002, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University. Prior to bringing her legal experience to higher education, Laura was a business litigator at Armstrong Teasdale, LLC, where she was primarily involved in the prosecution and defense of commercial and tort litigation in Missouri and Illinois. Prior to law, Laura was a research biologist for Washington University and then became a human resource leader. At Logan, she advises the University President and Board of Trustees on legal matters, provides counsel on matters affecting risks, rights and obligations of the institution and leads Logan-initiated programs, such as strategic planning and the Baldrige quality improvement initiative. Laura serves as a co-chair of a 4,000member committee for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, as well as a board member for the Japan America Society. She also serves on the Webster Groves Personnel Board. Did you know … Laura has authored more than 10 publications related to research in pharmacology and is also a published attorney. She is often cited in articles relating to her leadership role with the American Bar Association.

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Name: Carl W. Saubert, IV, PhD Title: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Name: Michael Wittmer, DC Title: Chief of Staff



Passionate about education and service, Dr. Saubert has been working in higher education since 1965, entering the world of chiropractic education in 1982. As vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Saubert oversees the total education operation of Logan and, in conjunction with the academic Deans and Directors, administers the development, implementation, and improvement of academic programs, activities and personnel. He also serves as the University’s liaison with the regional and professional accrediting agencies, and together with other members of the President’s Cabinet, is responsible for advancing the vision and mission of the University. Dr. Saubert holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Eastern Montana College and both a Master of Science and Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Washington State University. In his role at Logan, Dr. Saubert focuses on helping provide an exciting and enriching environment for both learning and collaboration to ensure the full potential of faculty members and students is realized. His expertise in campus administration and chiropractic accreditation is instrumental in keeping Logan on a successful academic path.

Dr. Wittmer brings 30 years of experience in both clinical practice and higher education to his role on the President’s Cabinet. After earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan in September 1980, Dr. Wittmer went into private chiropractic practice and began teaching the Diversified Technique at Logan in May 1984. When he retired from his practice in April 2010, Dr. Wittmer’s role at Logan expanded as Chief of Staff, where he currently oversees health center practicum courses for Trimester 8 through 10. Dr. Wittmer received the Distinguished Service Award for his dedication and support to Logan students and alumni, and in 2013, he was recognized as a recipient of the Emerson Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes St. Louis-based educators who have demonstrated excellence in the teaching profession. In addition to being a contributing author for chiropractic textbooks, Dr. Wittmer served as a postgraduate instructor for continuing education. He also served on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Junior Football League and the United States of America Weightlifting.

Did you know … Dr. Saubert and his wife, Dr. Muriel Périllat, enjoy traveling whenever they get the opportunity.

“This group has tremendous ability to come together, collaborate and help shape the strategic vision of our institution. I am proud to work with such a talented and dedicated team.” —President Clay McDonald

Did you know … Dr. Wittmer competed in Olympic weightlifting for 15 years. In 1998, he was elected to the Missouri Valley Weightlifting Hall of Fame and was the first in Missouri to snatch over 300 pounds and clean and jerk over 400 pounds. Dr. Wittmer’s son Jeff is an eight-time national weightlifting champion. SUMMER 2014 9

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Logan Students Treat an Underserved Population in Central America

More than 2,000 miles from campus, Logan students were in high demand. Residents of La Carpio, a poverty-stricken community in central Costa Rica, lined up outside of a makeshift church where they waited to receive care at the hands of young chiropractic students.

“There is no greater joy for me as a chiropractor than to utilize my skills and training to help those in need. To serve is one of the greatest gifts I can give.” – Ashley Lewandoski, DC Logan Clinician

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They came seeking relief from conditions ranging in complexity and severity. “They had cancer, broken legs, sexually transmitted diseases, eye infections, fevers, aneurysms, and one girl had been hit by a car,” said Logan Clinician Allison Harvey, DC. “It was an extremely eye-opening experience for our students.” For problems outside of their scope, Logan students co-managed cases with a local health care practitioner. But in most instances, Logan students applied their clinical knowledge, performing exams and diagnosing conditions that were then treated with chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue therapy and home care advice. “The people were so grateful for any relief we could provide,” said Logan Tri-10 student Sean Neary. On their first day alone, 11 Logan students—under the guidance of three clinicians— treated 67 new patients. “We touched a lot of people’s lives who normally are on their own and underserved,” said clinician Aimee Jokerst, DC. “It is life changing to experience.”

Mission to Serve The inaugural trip to Costa Rica in May kicked off Logan’s new Clinic Abroad Program, which was spearheaded by Executive Clinical Business Director Barry Wiese, DC, MHA. Dr. Wiese was instrumental in developing a similar program at Texas Chiropractic College in 2012, however the seed for weaving humanitarian work with education was actually planted 13 years ago during a health care mission trip to Katmandu, Nepal.

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“The trip was amazing,” he said. “Creating the opportunity for that to happen again seemed like a natural thing to do.” Dr. Wiese teamed up with the International Service Learning (ISL), an organization that identifies educational opportunities in developing countries to students from more than 100 universities. However, until Dr. Wiese contacted ISL, the organization had not worked with a chiropractic institution. “We essentially created the first chiropractic trip in 2012, and it was very successful.” When Dr. Wiese arrived at Logan last year, he was determined to create a Clinic Abroad Program that would send student interns on a mission trip to provide care to underserved populations. “Costa Rica was chosen by ISL because it’s where they began their mission trips more than 20 years ago,” Dr. Wiese said. “They knew it best of all the countries they serve, so we started there with the concept of setting up clinics in two suburbs of the country’s capital of San Jose: La Carpio and Los Diques.”

Integrating Chiropractic The conditions were less than ideal: 100 degree heat, no air conditioning, and often times, no electricity. Using their own adjusting tables and diagnostic equipment, the Logan group set up a free clinic, treating as many patients as time would allow and providing vitamins and samples from Standard Process, Inc. and BIOFREEZE®.

Patients varied in age and condition, yet many had one thing in common: lack of medical care and little to no knowledge of complimentary alternative medicine. Dr. Harvey said the students were not just treating patients, but educating them on chiropractic care. “There was certainly a language barrier, but because the nature of our practice is so hands on it allowed us to communicate with them through gestures and touching,” she said, adding that on the receiving end, there were smiles, hugs and tears of appreciation that conveyed gratification felt by the Costa Rican community. “We didn’t encounter a single negative situation during the course of our stay.” By the end of the 10-day trip, Logan students had treated 541 patients. Dr. Harvey said she’s never been more proud of a group of students. The trip included a community day where Logan students distributed donated items, from books and toys to toothbrushes, to the residents and invited them to participate in songs, games and face painting. Students and clinicians agreed it was a great way to celebrate their hard work. “This trip was truly an eye-opening experience that showed me how blessed we are to live in the United States,” said student Kayhla Williams. She sums up her experience with this quote: “I slept and dreamed that life was happiness; I awoke and saw that life was service; I served and found that in service, happiness is found.”

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2014 SPRING SYMPOSIUM Maximizing Human Performance

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April 10-13 marked Logan University’s first annual Spring Symposium, an event which celebrated academic achievements, milestones and advances in the chiropractic and health sciences professions. The theme “Maximizing Human Performance” resonated throughout the weekend, from award recognitions to collaborative research endeavors. Attendees had the opportunity to reconnect with faculty, staff and colleagues at social events and seminars.

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At the State of the University Address & Scholarship Awards Luncheon, nearly $50,000 in scholarships were awarded to more than 25 students. This year’s scholarship award recipients include:

Chi Rho Sigma – Drs. Arthur & Violet M. Nickson Memorial Scholarship ($500) Monique White Dr. Donald Christy Scholarship ($1,000) Stephanie Young

Dr. Paul Cornelius Endowment Scholarship ($500) Christopher Belics Matthew Clark Trevor Durham Jessica Hilgedick Shanele Lundahl

B.E. Doyle Scholarship ($750) Mary Loran George Shanele Lundahl

Dr. Faye Eagles Scholarship ($500) Kelsay Kemmann

Dr. Roy J. Hillgartner Scholarship ($1,500) Christopher Belics

Beatrice B. Hagen DC, Scholarship ($500) Teala Connealy

Dr. Geoffrey N. Wilson Scholarship ($3,000) Tyrel Detweiler

Dr. Thomas E. Speer Scholarship ($5,000) Charles Hogan

Blake Hanger Memorial Scholarship ($1,400) Elizabeth Paskey Matthew Royek

Dr. Gordon Heuser Memorial Scholarship ($750) Jaclyn Debs

Dr. William M. Harris Scholarship ($1,000) Tyrel Detweiler

Dr. Lori Bents Scholarship ($500) Ryan Krokstrom

General Rebecca Halstead Scholarship ($1,000) Shanele Lundahl

Chi Rho Sigma - Dr. Lee Juhan Memorial Scholarship ($500) Jessica Hilgedick

Thank you to our donors

Howard S. Grossman, DC, Scholarship ($1,000) Monique White

John R. Howell, DC, Memorial Scholarship ($500) Krista Schuck Logan Benefactor Scholarship Accelerated Science Program to Doctor of Chiropractic Program ($4,300) Blake Butler Logan Benefactor Scholarship Doctor of Chiropractic and Masters Degree Concurrent Program ($4,300) Tyrel Detweiler Scharnhorst Scholarship ($500) Teala Connealy Tyrel Detweiler Weston Holzinger Adrianna Norris Monique White

Standard Process, Inc. Scholarship ($2,000) Andrew Miller Chad Risoldi Monique White The Loomis Institute Scholarship for Viscero-Somatic Studies (Conference package) Andrea Kurelowech Tracey Parmentar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Shanele Lundahl


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WILLIAM D. PURSER — Tall, personable, and extremely southern are the characteristics of William Dixie Purser. Born at an early age in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, our Bill, a veteran, now pledges his allegiance to Newport News, Virgina. No ordinary shuffling rebel is this gentleman, who believes in activity. Not content with merely amassing an enviable scholastic record, Bill became a toastmaster, furtherered his education at Shurtleff College, was elected class pres. in his junior year, directed student employment, and guided the student body in the important role of president of the student council. Add to all this an attractive wife, and there emerges a picture of future brilliance in the chiropractic profession. We wish you well, Bill.

Dr. Purser, President of the Logan Student Council, seated at center.

Bio and photo from the 1953 Logan yearbook.


Dr. Purser pictured both today and in September 1953.

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It was September 1953, and a young doctor of chiropractic, having just graduated from Logan, was eager to begin his career. Starting with a few patients, he had no idea if his Virginia practice was going to be a success, but through ups and downs, he never lost his focus. After just seven months in practice, Dr. William Purser had reached his goal. “I’ve had an extraordinary career, and I’m proud to have graduated from Logan,” he said. “I haven’t forgotten my time there and never will.” Even when he shifted careers from chiropractic to real estate, Dr. Purser said he was always thinking in terms of Logan and still does today. Whether it was donating funds to build a 47,000-square foot multipurpose facility, or urging young students to pursue the path to a chiropractic education at Logan, Dr. Purser has been a longtime proponent of his alma mater. “I’ve always been excited about St. Louis and Logan, and I guess I never got over being excited,” he said. At 93 years of age, his latest act of generosity is the Dr. William Purser Chiropractic Excellence Scholarship, a $50,000 scholarship that will be awarded to one new student entering the Doctor of Chiropractic Program in the 2014 fall trimester. The student will receive $5,000 for each trimester while enrolled at Logan. “I am very much interested in the future of Logan, and I thought it would be a good thing to instigate some activity among donors,” Dr. Purser said. “I’m hoping other alumni will follow through and do the same.” For additional information regarding the Fall 2014 Scholarship, visit 16 SUMMER 2014


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RESEARCH playing a role in the symptoms,” says Dr. Kettner. He indicates that while some with inflammation at the wrist may create the maladaptive decrease in cortical separation, other patients with idiopathic diagnoses may suffer from a reverse scenario wherein their central nervous system creates the same symptoms without the initial cause of inflammation in the wrist. In total, the research confirms Dr. Kettner’s belief that the brain and the periphery are united. “The mind-body connection is a fundamental philosophy of chiropractic, and through imaging, we can now literally see it at work.”

The Mind-Body Connection Dr. Kettner’s Distinguished Research

June 2014, Brain, the Journal of Neurology Functional deficits in carpal tunnel syndrome reflect reorganization of primary somatosensory cortex Yumi Maeda, 1, 2 Norman Kettner, 2 Jameson Holden, 3 Jeungchan Lee, 4 Jieun Kim, 1 Stephen Cina, 1 Cristina Malatesta, 5 Jessica Gerber, 1 Claire McManus, 5 Jaehyun Im , 1 Alexandra Libby, 1

In 2012, Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, chairperson of Logan’s department of radiology, described having his research published in Brain, the Journal of Neurology, as “the preeminent honor of my research career.” In 2014, on the eve of his second Brain article, Dr. Kettner likens the feeling to a lightning strike. “Functional Deficits in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Reflect Reorganization of Primary Somatosensory Cortex” reflects the work of the longest-running multi-site research collaboration for Logan, which has delivered significant findings related to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and two papers in this prestigious journal. The group plans to shift its collective focus now to low back pain. “This type of collaboration is important and very necessary for complex research,” says Dr. Kettner. His research partners span the globe and include some of the most well regarded

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institutions in human health, including: Massachusetts General Hospital, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Kyung Hee University (Korea), Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical Associates, and of course, Logan University. CTS affects 3.7 percent of the U.S. population, with occupational causes to blame for most cases, says Dr. Kettner. In fact, a 2007 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistic states that carpal tunnel syndrome was associated with the second longest average time away from work. Dr. Kettner’s analysis of MRI imaging in this study shows that this costly and debilitating condition, which numbs the fingers and reduces strength in the hand and wrist, does indeed impact the cortical separation distance in contralateral primary somatosensory cortex of the brain. The proverbial chicken-or-egg question emerges. “Our research shows that the brain and the wrist are both engaged, both

Pia Mezzacappa, 1 Leslie R. Morse, 6 Kyungmo Park, 4 Joseph Audette, 7 Mark Tommerdahl3 and Vitaly Napadow1, 2, 4 1 Athinoula A. Martinos Centre for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, 02129, USA 2 Department of Radiology, Logan University, Chesterfield, MO, 63017, USA 3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA 4 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, 446-701, Korea 5 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Medford, MA, 02155, USA 6 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA, 02114, USA 7 Department of Pain Medicine, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Atrium Health, Boston, MA, 02215, USA

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Research Round-Up Information provided by Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, dean of research

u Grant Awards Since September 2013, Logan has earned $788,000 in research grants. Research studies in progress include: Measurement of Stress-Related Symptoms in a Sample of Chiropractic College Students. Standard Process. Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES; S. Arscott; T. Malstrom Rapid Response Resource Center. Michigan Chiropractic Association through the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practices Parameters. Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHE; Martha Kaeser, DC, MA; Sheryl Walters, MLS Chiropractic Care and a Specific Regimen of Nutritional Supplementation for Patients with Acute Ankle Sprain: a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial. Standard Process. Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES; Dennis Enix, DC, MBA; Conrad Woolsey, PhD, CHES, CC-AASP; Harrison Ndetan, MSc, MPH, DrPH; Clinton Daniels, DC, MS; Jay Greenstein, DC, CCSP Distance Education OnLine Intervention for Evidence Based Practice Literacy. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Michael Schneider, DC, PhD; Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD; Roni Evans, DC, MS; Mitchell Haas, DC, MA; Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES; Matthew Leach, RN, PhD, ND; Cynthia Long, PhD; L Terhorst (U Pittsburgh) St. Louis University Gateway Geriatric Education Center. U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Robert Morley, MD (SLU); Rodger Tepe, PhD

u Publications A total of 26 faculty submissions were published between September 2013 and April 2014. Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, was an author on 10 of them. Additional faculty and staff authors include: Patrick Battaglia, DC; Katharine Conable, DC, MApS; Clinton Daniels, DC, MS; Dennis Enix, DC, MBA; Jordan Gliedt, DC; Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES; Brad Hough, PhD; Mozzamil Hussain, PhD; Martha Kaeser, DC, MA; Yumi Maeda, DDS, PhD; Angela McCall, PhD; Vitaly Napadow, PhD; Rodger Tepe, PhD; Aaron Welk, DC; Brett Winchester, DC; Conrad Woolsey, PhD, CHES, CC-AASP; and Alicia Yochum, DC, RN

u 2014 ACC-RAC Logan University faculty and staff members represented a total of 19 submissions (11 platform presentations, seven contributed posters and one workshop) at this year’s joint meeting of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) and Research Agenda Conference (RAC) held March 20-23 in Orlando, Fla. ACC-RAC gathers distinguished and international members of the chiropractic academic and research community to share topics highly relevant to profession. This year’s theme was “Aiming for effective change: Leadership in chiropractic, education, research and clinical practice.” Three time ACC-RAC award winner Rodger Tepe, PhD, received another “best paper” award with co-author Chabha Tepe, MA, MLS, entitled, Development and Ppsychometric Evaluation of an Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Survey and an Information Literacy Knowledge Test. Additional submissions included the following: PLATFORM SESSIONS Tactile Discrimination and Adaptation Reflect Reorganization of Primary Somatosensory Cortex in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Norman Kettner DC, DACBR, FICC; Yumi Maeda DDS, PhD; Jameson Holden, Jieun Kim, Stephen Cina, Cristina Malatesta, Alexandra Libby, Leslie Morse, Kyungmo Park, Joseph Audette, Mark Tommerdahl, Vitaly Napadow, PhD The Relationship Between Test Anxiety and Grade Point Average in Chiropractic College Students Rodger Tepe, PhD; Jesse Politowski; Megan Porter; Ashley Ingino; Seth Gerlach Didactic Versus Problem Based Learning: Is There a Difference in Student Knowledge Retention? Martha Kaeser, DC, MA; Jeffrey Kamper, DC; Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES A Biomechanical Study of the Posterior Disc Region at Lower Lumbar Disc Levels Mozammil Hussain, PhD; Kiran Kanwar, Christopher DeGeer Biomechanics of Osteoarthritic Cartilage in the Sacroiliac Joint Dennis Enix, DC, MBA; Douglas Smith Sonographic Evaluation of the Normal Ulnar Nerve in Guyon’s Tunnel: Data on Cross-Sectional Area Andanthropometric Measurements Kenneth Reckelhoff, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC; Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR; Martha Kaeser, DC, MA; Jinpu Li, MD, DC, Dipl.Ac.

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The Combined Use of Alcohol and Energy Drinks as a Predictor of Increased Risk for Drinking and Driving Conrad Woolsey, PhD, CHES, CC-AASP; Bert Jacobson; Adam Barry; Ronald Williams Jr.; Robert T. Davidson, PhD; Will Evans Do Informed Consent Documents for Chiropractic Clinical Research Studies Meet Readability Level Recommendations and Contain Required Elements: A Descriptive Study Elissa Twist; Dana Lawrence; Stacie Salsbury; Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES Longitudinal Excursion of the Sciatic Nerve in the Thigh During Passive Ankle Motion Measured with Ultrasonography in Asymptomatic Subjects Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR; Douglass Andrews; Mitchell Nielsen; John Keefe Reliability of the Goutallier Classification in Quantifying Lumbar Multifidus Fat Using MRI Patrick Battaglia, DC; Yumi Maeda, DDS, PhD; Aaron Welk, DC; Brad Hough, PhD; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC Development and Psychometric Evaluation of an Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Survey and an Information Literacy Knowledge Test Rodger Tepe, PhD; Chabha Tepe, MA, MLS POSTER PRESENTATIONS Patellar Dislocation: A Case Report Dennis Enix, DC, MBA; Kasey Sudkamp, PT, DPT; Aaron Welk, DC; Robbyn Keating; Frank Scali, DC Omohyoid Muscle Syndrome in a Mixed-Martial Arts Athlete Alexander Lee; Alexander Yu; Shayne Young; Patrick Battaglia, DC; John Ho Sonography of Occult Rib and Costal Cartilage Fractures: A Case Series Ross Mattox, DC; Kenneth Reckelhoff; Aaron Welk, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC Do Chiropractic Office Websites Convey Healthcare Leadership? David Schimp; Victor Benavides; Stephen Dyess; Amy Wright; Barry Wiese, DC, MHA Effectiveness of Electro-Acupuncture on Ganglion Cysts: A Case Study Brian Snyder, DC; Dennis Enix, DC, MBA

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Ultrasound Imaging of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: A Report of Two Cases Aaron Welk, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC A Diagnosis of Post Traumatic Myositis Ossificans Using Ultrasonography and Radiography Alicia Yochum, DC, RN; Martha Kaeser, DC, MA; Kenneth Reckelhoff, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC WORKSHOP Practice-Based Research: A Pressing Need for the Chiropractic Profession This workshop addressed the purposes and limitations of Practice-Based Research (PBR), reviewed the past successes, introduced new technologies and discussed the major barriers to PBR. The workshop posed challenges to the audience to enable them to use the information imparted to develop specific PBR research questions, along with strategies for recruitment, funding and collaboration. Edward F. Owens, Jr.; Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES; Stephanie G. B. Sullivan; Joel Alcantara; Ronald S. Hosek

u Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium A group of Logan researchers received the Leonard Schroeder Award for best original research during the Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium held in March in Orlando, Fla. A Pragmatic Pilot Study to Investigate the Effects of Chiropractic Care on Surgeons’ Musculoskeletal Symptoms. Josh Adams, DC; Joshua Nichols, DC; Laney Nelson, DC ; David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP; Luis Rosado; Abigail Moore; Joseph McMahon

u American Chiropractic Board of Sports Symposium Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CCSP, assistant director of BIOFREEZE® Human Performance Center-Southfield, along with researchers from the University of Maine, submitted an abstract to the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Symposium held April 24-27 in Orlando, Fla. The abstract was accepted and earned the John N. Nash Award for Best Multi-Disciplinary Abstract.

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Chiropractic helped him. Now he is returning the favor. Kevin Ballentine enjoyed a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked in sales, business development and non-profit fundraising for many years. Now he is putting all of that experience to work as Logan’s new director of development.


evin Ballentine didn’t get introduced to chiropractic or Logan University until persistent back and breathing problems threatened to put a stop to his frequent golf outings. After seeking help that his primary care doctors and specialists were unable to provide, Ballentine turned to personal friend and April 1995 Logan graduate Charles Quigless Jr., DC. Chiropractic care was clearly the answer, and it wasn’t long before Ballentine was able to resume his active lifestyle. Today, Ballentine continues to use chiropractic and is a firm advocate of the benefits it brings. “I’ve been spreading the word about the effectiveness of chiropractic care to all of my friends and family,” he said. Ballentine said his immediate goal for the development office is to tap into the alumni network of successful Logan graduates around the country and connect with as many friends of the university as possible. With an office in the recently renovated Alumni & Friends House, Ballentine hopes to create an inviting atmosphere for alumni and friends of Logan to visit the campus and learn about the exciting developments. “Somebody who graduated 10 or 15 years ago would be amazed to see all of the changes that have taken place since, and yet they would still recognize some of the familiar faces who have served on the faculty for many years,” Ballentine said. “My goal is bring these alums back into touch with the Logan family.”

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Building a Practice for Today … and Tomorrow

Meet Howard Chapel, DC, DABCO, Kern McMurtrie, DC, CCSP, and Rachel Bartlett, DC, LAc, ART—modern Doctors of Chiropractic who have built a multigenerational practice to best meet the needs of their diverse patient population. “We engage our patients in their care, and help them set realistic goals and take responsibility for their health,” says Dr. Chapel and Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, and founder of Chapel, McMurtrie, Bartlett Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo. “Health care can be very one-sided—take this pill to help your symptoms. We strive to develop a twoway conversation with our patients.”

They see themselves as musculoskeletal experts, working within the medical system and offering complementary solutions to patient issues. (From left) Howard Chapel, DC, DABCO; Rachel Bartlett, DC, LAc, ART and Kern McMurtrie, DC, CCSP

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The Future of Chiropractic Dr. Chapel was just 10 years old when he moved to the U.S. from Canada—and he never would have thought that years later he would end up practicing chiropractic alongside two other Canadians in Chesterfield, Missouri. After graduating from Logan in August 1984, Dr. Chapel moved to Dallas where he taught at Parker College of Chiropractic. A year later, he and his wife were expecting their first child and wanted to be near family. They ended up moving back to St. Louis and he opened a solo chiropractic practice in Chesterfield. “Practicing solo was hard and those were the longest years of my life,” he says. “I looked around and realized that most other medical specialties were moving toward multi-doctor practices. Looking at it now, I still think the future of chiropractic is in multi-doctor practices.” So he began looking for other chiropractors that would complement his practice and share a similar clinical vision, philosophy and scientific approach. He didn’t set out purposely looking for Logan graduates, but it was definitely a perk. “I knew if they were Logan graduates they would have received a quality education and be highly trained in clinical skills, and that was certainly appealing to me,” Dr. Chapel said. Over the next few years, several associates worked under Dr. Chapel, but most of them ended up moving out of town for a variety of reasons. By then, Dr. Chapel knew that a multi-doctor practice was what he wanted to build. “There’s something really vital about sharing knowledge with another chiropractor and being able to

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I N P R AC TI CE collaborate on more complex cases,” he says. “From a more practical standpoint, being able to share expenses and responsibility was also an advantage.” Dr. Chapel realized that patients were better served when the practice contained multiple doctors that covered for each other during absences—especially patients who had acute pain and needed treatment on a more urgent basis. Finding the right colleague was critical, especially if he planned to leave his patients in their hands.

A Like-Minded Approach Meanwhile, to the north, Dr. Kern McMurtrie was in Toronto taking his Canadian Boards after having graduated from Logan in December 2000. For Dr. McMurtrie, it was Logan’s top ratings and the science-based education that attracted him in his search for a career in health care. When he met Dr. Chapel in 2001, Dr. McMurtrie was engaged to be married and considering all practice opportunities after a job in southern Illinois fell through. “I was looking to join a practice that was movement-focused and with other doctors that were like-minded,” Dr. McMurtrie says. “I was introduced to Dr. Chapel by a buddy from the Logan hockey team, Ken Gagner, and we instantly connected on our approach to chiropractic and how we wanted to build a practice.” He joined the practice as an independent contractor in 2001. Meanwhile, also having chosen Logan for her education and making the move from Sarnia, Ontario, Dr. Rachel Bartlett was getting ready to graduate and sought a career in private practice. “I graduated from Logan confident in my clinical abilities, but nervous about

jumping into the business side of developing a practice,” she said. “I felt that working with other doctors would give me the experience and knowledge to truly find out what kind of chiropractor I wanted to be.” She received that opportunity with Dr. Chapel and joined the practice as an independent contractor after graduating in August 2001. Today, the doctors run a practice based on collaborative communication and a strong commitment to improve patient outcomes. “All three of us are very focused on maintaining, enhancing and promoting movement in our patients,” Dr. Bartlett said. “We know what we can do to help and when we need to refer patients to another specialty for further treatment.”

practice in part due to him developing such great relationships in the medical community and building a tremendous reputation for himself.” And it’s proving successful. The practice now sees approximately 1,700 patient visits per month and in 2013, they added a new independent contractor Ian McDonald, DC, who graduated from Logan in April 2011. Like his partners, Dr. McDonald has a vested interest in the health and well-being of current and future patients.

Creating a Succession Plan Working as a team has certainly contributed to the success of Chapel, McMurtrie, Bartlett Chiropractic— something that Dr. Chapel wants to see continued for many years. That is why he has put in place a business succession plan to ensure his patients always receive quality chiropractic care. In 2007, both Dr. Bartlett and Dr. McMurtrie bought into the practice and became partners. They not only share Dr. Chapel’s vision of growing the practice to minimize injury and maximize performance in patients, but take pride in sharing patient responsibility, practice infrastructure and most importantly, their knowledge. “Dr. Chapel tells us that when he started out, at that time, gaining respect within the medical community was a big challenge,” says Dr. McMurtrie. “But we haven’t seen that as a giant obstacle when we joined the

He is on track to buy into the practice and continue the trend of adding top talent to the office. “Our goal for the future is to continue to provide our patients with results-based treatment plans, based on evidence,” said Dr. Chapel. “We are constantly learning— all of us—and we like to keep tabs on what other specialties we are doing so we can take a 360 degree look at our patients’ cases.”

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? After earning her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan in December 1994, Dr. Walpert went into private practice, but it wasn’t long before she was approached by Dr. Barrale about a teaching opportunity at Logan. Recalling the balance she so admired by her instructors, Dr. Walpert jumped at the opportunity to bring real-world experience to the next generation of chiropractic students.

A Leader and Mentor

Dr. Jennifer Walpert From left: Ralph Filson, DC, Jennifer Walpert, DC, and Ralph Barrale, DC.

You might say Jennifer Walpert, DC’s connection with Logan has come full circle. From student to faculty member to active alumni and supporter, Dr. Walpert has always felt a calling to serve, whether it was as a Doctor of Chiropractic helping patients’ well being or as a mentor to students navigating the path to graduation. She has spent more than 20 years dedicating her time, energy and talent to Logan, and now she feels a renewed confidence in giving back to the institution that provided her with the skills and guidance to be successful. “I have a deep appreciation for how the current administration is reconnecting with alumni. It’s not only critical for stability of the University, but necessary for future growth,” she said. “If students graduate happy, they are more likely to give back to the institution that helped mold their career. Seeing how Logan has reached out has reinforced my involvement as an alumna.”

A Rewarding Career Like many of those in the profession, Dr. Walpert’s introduction to chiropractic began with an injury. She was impressed with how chiropractic care could relieve her pain, without the use of medication. “I always wanted to go into the medical field, and I enjoyed the idea of a career that would allow the flexibility of getting 24 SUMMER 2014

“I love to serve, and I love to give back,” she said. “I have a renewed feeling, thanks to the direction and leadership of this administration, and look forward to continuing to support Logan in many ways.”

married and having children,” she said. “But the other draw was the ability to heal people, and to me, that seemed extremely rewarding.” Dr. Walpert wasted no time. She got on the fast track, transferring from Western Michigan University to Logan to earn her bachelor’s degree in science while fulfilling pre-requisites for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. It was during her student career that Dr. Walpert was introduced to faculty members that would have a profound effect on her career as well as the reason for her being such a strong supporter of Logan. These mentors included Drs. Ralph Barrale, Ralph Filson and Michael Wittmer. “I looked up to them and admired how they balanced both teaching and clinical practice,” she said. “They had the ability to take real-life patient experiences and bring it into the classroom. That wisdom was critical in equipping me with confidence to go out and practice.”

For 15 years, Dr. Walpert taught diversified technique and orthopedics while maintaining her Ellisville, Mo. practice. Though she had never planned on being a teacher, Dr. Walpert said she felt it was the perfect blend. “Just as Drs. Barrale, Filson and Wittmer had passed along their passion for chiropractic, I strived to do the same for my students,” she said. “They were always invested in our success and willing to go the extra mile to ensure we were equipped with the right tools and resources upon graduation. I wanted to do the same.” Dr. Walpert enjoyed watching the transformation and progression of her students and followed through on the promise to herself to bring actual patient experiences to her role as an instructor. She, too, became a mentor for many budding Logan chiropractors, and still communicates with them today. Though Dr. Walpert is no longer teaching at Logan, she remains a devoted alumna, from becoming a Benefactor and teaching postgraduate classes to helping spread the benefits of chiropractic to young, promising students. Bringing her daughter’s high school anatomy and physiology class to tour Logan’s Anatomy Lab was a “full circle” moment for her. Dr. Walpert continues to practice along with August 2009 Logan graduate Dan Fazio, DC, at a private clinic devoted to treating the whole body. She addresses patient issues through chiropractic, acupuncture and nutrition.

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Logan’s Chiropractic Curriculum: Evidence-Informed, Outcome-Based This installment of Doctor to Doctor features information from Brian Snyder, DC, associate professor in Logan’s Chiropractic Science Division, about Logan’s chiropractic curriculum, which is undergoing several changes. Dr. Snyder is an August 1983 Logan graduate and has served at Logan for 31 years. He owns Snyder Chiropractic with locations in Florissant and St. Peters, Mo. Central to the Logan University Doctor of Chiropractic Program is the teaching and instruction of chiropractic techniques. Logan enjoys a long tradition of excellence in teaching Reinert Diversified and Logan Basic as core techniques and these will always remain as a cornerstone in chiropractic technique instruction. The question, however, concerning the teaching of chiropractic technique at various academic institutions always requires discussion about the order and content concerning the delivery of these chiropractic courses. This concept is constantly being revised as the profession evolves and the knowledge of our graduates becomes indicative of their success. In an effort to broaden our graduates’ knowledge in chiropractic techniques, Logan University is updating the order and content of our chiropractic curriculum to include two additional core techniques: Activator Methods and Myofasical Therapy. The addition of Activator Methods will allow the Logan graduate to become proficient in one of the most well-researched instrument based techniques in use today. The addition of Myofascial Techniques reflects the growing body of research on the effectiveness of these techniques in a variety of health conditions, and will permit the Logan graduate to be proficient in the most current theories and methods in use today.

Our qualified technique faculty are committed to providing our students with an extremely complex and pertinent approach to patient care. The Basic and Clinical Science Divisions are a major component in providing our students with the best curriculum which will allow them to diagnose and understand the human body systems as they pertain to patient care. In addition, more than 10 elective techniques, including Gonstead, Thompson and Cox Flexion-Distraction, remain available to students who wish to further expand their technique knowledge beyond the core techniques. The revised curriculum will maintain a greater emphasis on clinical immersion opportunities. Patient care techniques and faculty-guided clinical scenarios will occur earlier in a student’s career, allowing hands-on application to happen simultaneously with classroom coursework. This earlier introduction to practice environments will strengthen students’ interpersonal and communications skills while building their professional conduct. We are confident that Logan students will be more prepared than ever when they approach field doctors about preceptorship opportunities or permanent positions.

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After experiencing life-changing results from chiropractic treatment, Kyle knew chiropractic was the kind of care he wanted to provide to patients.

The Road to Tri-1

Three new students and their journey to Logan The road to Logan University is different for each student, but many come to the picturesque Chesterfield campus with similar motivations and goals. Three students who began their chiropractic education in the Spring of 2014 all came from different geographic locations and walks of life, but they share a passion for using chiropractic care to improve the lives of patients in ways that traditional medical care does not.

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Kyle Trontvet (at left), 26, worked as a registered nurse in Fargo, N.D., for three years before he realized the nursing profession was not his true calling. He found his new calling after personally discovering the benefits of chiropractic care. “My wife Rachel told me a few years prior that she would not be able to have kids because of a medical condition she was diagnosed with,” Kyle said. “Three months after her first adjustment with our upper cervical chiropractor, she became pregnant with our first child, Harper. Rachel was also able to discontinue her narcotic pain and muscle relaxant medication.” After experiencing those life-changing results, Kyle knew chiropractic was the kind of care he wanted to provide to patients. A friend from North Dakota, Josh Albrecht, was already enrolled in the chiropractic program at Logan and urged Kyle to apply. Though the move to Logan involved selling his North Dakota home and uprooting his wife and two young children, Kyle knew it was the right decision. “By the time school started, we were completely settled in and ready to start our new adventure as a chiropractic student and a chiropractic family,” Kyle said.

The path to Logan was more direct for 22-year old St. Louis native Kate Wagner. Kate had her sights set on chiropractic and began familiarizing herself with the profession by working as an assistant under Laurie Burke, DC, an August 1982 Logan graduate. “Dr. Burke took me under her wing and recommended Logan to me,” Kate said. “Working in her office was a huge preparation.” As an undergraduate student at Maryville University, Kate enrolled in a pre-chiropractic program that would allow her to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Maryville and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan in a shorter amount of time. Kate was the first student at Maryville to take advantage of the 3+3 program. After just one trimester at Logan, Kate said she was completely blown away by the quality of the instructors and the challenging, yet interesting, curriculum. She immediately got involved in the Student Doctors’ Council and made a concentrated effort to meet as many of her classmates as possible. “During my first week, I tried to shake as many hands, and learn as many people’s names, as possible,” Kate said. “I think our classmates got to know each other very quickly.”

Kate was the first student at Maryville to take advantage of the 3+3 program.

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Student Doctors’ Council

Danielle said the process of obtaining an international student visa and moving to St. Louis was a lot less difficult than she had imagined.

One of those students was Danielle Carlow, a 22-year-old international student from Canada, who was also interested in connecting with her classmates and finding like-minded people on campus. “Most people in the program have similar goals and interests, so it’s very easy to meet people and make friends,” Danielle said. “I would recommend that any incoming students socialize with people before the trimester really starts to pick up.” Danielle received her undergraduate degree in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and applied to Logan at the recommendation of a Canadian chiropractor. “He mentioned that Logan had a very good reputation and held the same philosophical views that I believe in,” she said. With the help of Logan’s office of student services and people she met online through group discussion boards and Facebook, Danielle said the process of obtaining an international student visa and moving to St. Louis was a lot less difficult than she had imagined. “I was introduced to Mary Nagle in Logan’s department of admissions and she really helped walk me through the process,” Danielle said. “Logan alleviated my concerns and provided a sense of comfort as I moved, got settled and familiarized myself with the area.”

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Elections for Logan University’s Student Doctors’ Council (SDC) were held on April 8. Congratulations to the new SDC leadership for the Summer and Fall 2014 trimesters: President - Jeff Pammer Vice President - Taylor Sirois Secretary - Marcel Garcia Treasurer - Jillian Porter Parliamentarian - John Calhoun Student Services - Raquel Grogan-Webb Student Services - Adam Cave Student Activities - Eric Facemyer Student Activities - Elizabeth Paskey

Pumping Iron Logan University has beefed up the amount of free weight equipment in the William D. Harris Wellness Center. The new equipment was the result of a student-driven initiative and is part of Logan University’s goal to expand options and promote an active student life.

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Utilizing Community Partnerships Dr. Curt Kippenberger graduated from Logan in April 2010. With his wife, Krista, he owns and operates Focus on Health Chiropractic, a multidisciplinary practice in Columbia, Mo. Along with providing patients chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture and functional rehabilitation services, Dr. Kippenberger partners with several physicians and health specialists in the Columbia community to provide his patients with even more far-reaching care.

Describe how your practice works. First and foremost, all of my patients receive chiropractic care. About 98 percent of our patients also receive soft tissue therapy from myself and our two soft tissue therapists. Massage therapy is a small but important component of Focus on Health. We also take part in exercise prescription and rehabilitation activities, which are absolutely imperative for us in order keep a closer eye on our patients. In addition, we offer acupuncture for acute care and wellness patients, ranging from fertility treatments to tennis elbow, to help with addictions such as nail biting or smoking cessation. For me, I get the most benefit out of my day when I treat patients with hands-on care.

Our multidisciplinary approach comes from the other professionals in the community who we position ourselves with as a referral network. Currently, we work with several Columbia-area orthopedists and other sports medicine doctors. I see anywhere between 10 to 15 patients a month from our sports MDs, while I see two to four patients a month from the orthopedic institutes here in Columbia. We have a few physical therapy groups whom we have a good relationship with, and we share patients with them as well. Our disciplines are very complimentary.

What’s your biggest challenge in operating a multidisciplinary practice? Certainly, initially getting it off the ground was difficult. We employed Integrity Management to help with logistics and put our systems in place. Today, we make sure that we spend our time and marketing budget wisely. We market to a specific niche population. We still have a general family practice, however, we find the best return on investment by reaching out to women ages 25 to 35 and 45 to 55 who are physically active or wishing to return to an active lifestyle. That constitutes 56 percent of our entire patient population.

What’s in store for the future of your practice? Within five years, we want to be in our permanent home. We would like to bring on as many as three doctors under one roof to continue growing not only the practice, but to get different spins off of our approach. We have great roots in Columbia, and we are really plugged in with our niche community—the athletic population, the multi-sport clubs, and different running groups and gyms.

We have spoken with other providers, specifically sports medicine doctors, about sharing a building or strip mall for a facility that includes Focus on Health, a sports medicine facility and a physical therapy group—along one line of office space. That is a very attractive model without some of the headaches of the multidisciplinary management.

Besides your partnerships with other healthcare facilities in Columbia, how else do you utilize community relations? We are out in the community a ton. We sponsor a lot of 5Ks, bike races, marathons and half-marathons. I frequently hold two to four roller clinics per month, along with presenting “How to Stay Young” to the community. Our external marketing is extremely heavy as well.

What’s your advice to Logan students or current chiropractors who are thinking of opening their own practice? While I was at Logan, I frequently shadowed other practices which ranged from large offices of four or five doctors to single-doctor facilities. Those experiences helped me in making the decision to open my own practice. Also, it helps to put your plans and goals in writing. When you put things down on paper, those things start to happen. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. It hasn’t been all success. We’ve definitely had our troubled spots when we’ve been concerned that we wouldn’t be able to pay the electric bill or the rent, and we are really thankful that those times are behind us. Now that our practice has grown and we have a great network of community partnerships, we can really focus on the overall care of our patient population.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE LIFE SCIENCE Justina M. Adair Marcus Daniel Alvarado Joel E. Ardner Jonathon Edward Arnold Sara Elizabeth Bartlett Megan Noel Bean Kody L. Berrong Daniel John Bridge Thomas Charles Briscoe Zachary Edward Brocker Katherine Bruce Kyle S. Bruketa Corey A. Brumbaugh John C. Calhoun Emily Joan Colvin Evan Richard Crowley Ernst David Gregory R. Davis Andrew Winfield deBethune Daniel John DeLucchi Andrea Lizett Fritz Andrew Michael Goldbaugh Jacob D. Green Alex C. Guebert Kyle Ray Gvillo Elizabeth L. Hagan Caitlyn Renee Hannold Meghan L. Knutson Renee Marie Kotva Rebecca S. Lee Madilyn M. Lewis Nathan Daniel Martin Matthew C. Maurer Blake McGrath Tyler R. Munn Maurice Robert Pearl, Jr. Amanda Leigh Peiffer Lucas Perlik Ronald C. Pierce Rhonda M. Pittman Madison Anais Poe Kristen Elizabeth Ras Meleah Rae Robertson Michael Robnak Kimberly Nichole Schroeder Nathan Michael Siebenaller Taylor John Sirois Andrew D. Spehar Timothy W. Sullivan

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Candace C. Tiller Kelsey Spencer Tobler Theodore F. Valley II Lucas Watson Tanner Ervin Wedding Monique Gabrielle White Benjamin Clinton Wyant

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HUMAN BIOLOGY Joshua Albrecht Ryan E. Balzer Zachary L. Beatty Andrew S. Bobrowiecki Jackson Clay Chism Vance Michael Cole Jake Westley Davidson Travis Dockery Travis Augustus Falkner Marcel Masaki GarciaHosokawa Daryle Ann Goldie Crystal A. Gray Joshua Michael Haydel Darcie ReneĂŠ Holmes Brandon V. Kleemannn Samantha Ariel Mayberry Lauren Danielle McIntyre Anthony Nicholas Memmo Andrew Christopher Miller Sara Beth Minnick Kristina Marie Mungenast Adrianna Kristine Norris Alex V. Ognibene Erica Lee Patton Randi Michelle Pickett Jason L. Rounds Michelle Elise Rovey Taylor E. Scott Kory J. Stassi Tayler Suydam Nicholas Joseph Tomasiak Alexander K. Vanhooser

MASTER OF SCIENCE GRADUATING CLASS Nutrition and Human Performance Lauren Nicole Carter Glennia J. Chitwood

Erin Elizabeth Folkerts Kiran Kanwar Brandi Kostal Lorie Lofquist Megan M. Malone Jason Derek McDonald Jayne E. Ochsner-Ndessokia Sports Science and Rehabilitation Bronson Everett Baber Jaron M. Banks Brandon M. Brammeier Lauren E. Calabra Cory Stanwyck Davis Ardella Diggs Daniel C. Dischler Erica Michelle Gaitley Mary Anne Harrington Joshua Bodine Lederman Katelyn Emily Livingston Andrew Michael Lowey Bradley S. Moffitt Shaun David Nibbe Jordan M. Pond Jesse E. Riley Ashley Lauren Seaver Amanda Marie Smith Abbi Nicole Sunner Pierce Austin Sweeney James Vincent Taylor Anna Lisa Vogel Tyler David Zoesch

CLASS OF APRIL 2014 HONORS AWARDS Diplomas are granted cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude in accord with faculty recommendations, which are based on the scholarship record of the candidate. To graduate cum laude, a candidate must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.6; for magna cum laude, a 3.74 grade point average; and for summa cum laude, a 3.88 grade point average. These averages are calculated on the basis of Logan College of Chiropractic course work only. Magna Cum Laude (Highest Honors) Heather Catherine Davis Valedictorian Cum Laude (Honors) Vincent J. Cavallaro Anna Catharine Schueneman Grant Sanders Katie Ann Smith

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Masters of Science Honors with Distinction Cory Stanwyck Davis Erica Michelle Gaitley Mary Anne Harrington Kian Kanwar Joshua Bodine Lederman Andrew Michael Lowey Bradley S. Moffitt Shaun David Nibbe Amanda Marie Smith Abbi Nicole Sunner James Vincent Taylor Anna Lisa Vogel

AWARDS RECEPTION PRESENTATION OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS Basic Science Division Award Heather Catherine Davis Chiropractic Science Basic Technique Award Brian Grant Bushman

Radiology Department Award Vincent J. Cavallaro Research Department Award Robert Keith Kelly

Chiropractic Science Diversified Technique Award Luis Alejandro Rosado Chiropractic Science Division Award Jaclyn Lydia Debs Clinical Science Division Awards Heather Catherine Davis Anna Catharine Schueneman Katie Ann Smith

Logan Legacy Awards Michael J. Gerlach Parents: Dr. John P. Gerlach and Kay Gerlach of Rochester, New York Grandparents: Dr. Robert C. Gerlach and Norma Gerlach of Rochester, New York Jeremy Paul West Parents: Dr. Paul West and Patricia West of Pittsfield, Maine

DEAN’S LIST A student achieves Dean’s List recognition by earning a trimester GPA of 3.50 or higher while enrolled in a regular, full-time schedule of classes. Students being honored today have achieved academic excellence by making the Dean’s List for three or six consecutive trimesters. Three Consecutive Trimesters Morgan D. Button Laura M. Cayce Kari Jo Cerentano Tyrel J. Detweiler Jessica Lynn Hilgedick Weston A. Holzinger Mitchell G. Howard Nathan M. James Kelsay R. Kemmann Ryan J. Krokstrom Abigail M. Long George Daniel Michael Scott R. Minton Nicholas C. Murtland Clayton T. Newberry Elizabeth A. Paskey Alex Jordan Rodewald Matthew M. Royek Ann C. Thompson Bret G. Toftness Caitlin Marie Wolf Nathan P. Ziegler Six Consecutive Trimesters Timmie Marie Fuehrer Mary Loran Makenzie George Lindsey Lea Grahn Chelsea A. Jacobs Jillian Rae Porter Anna C. Schueneman Melissa Tancredi Ashley Waggott Paula S. Weiler

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Congratulations Graduates!

Luis A. Rosado Athletic Director

Matt W. Booe Edu. Coordinator

Luke B. Yoder Secretary

Justin P. Darr President

Garrett J. Kuhlman Vice President

Kyleigh S. Vincent Treasurer

Andy Roberts Edu. Coordinator

John G. Clements

Matthew J. Colasanti

Matthew L. Coleman

Tanner W. Coleman

Heather C. Davis

Jaclyn L. Debs

Chelsea E. DeVillez

Joseph R. Jackson

Joshua W. Jausel

Alexander J. Jeffrey

Robert K. Kelly

Douglas W. Kinne

Amanda L. Kurtz

Christopher P. Lanhum

Austin S. Panter

Matthew P. Piggott

Casey M. Poff

Trevan R. Price

Bradley J. Richmond

Shaun M. Roberts

Grant S. Sanders

Vincent M. Stadelman

Joshua R. Tanner

Ashton R. Totty

Justin S. Vinson

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Class of April 2014

Ashley B. Alexander

Shawn Bean

Andrew S. Berns

Ashley M. Boehle

Brian G. Bushman

Steven W. Carter

Vincent J. Cavallaro

Michael J. Gerlach

Keenan J. Gilpin

Gregory T. Guzman

John W. Hawley

Benjamin E. Hendrix

Daniel C. Hilton

Michelle R. Hippard

Michael L. Masucci

Joseph J. McMahon

Abigail C. Moore

Tyler L. Nelson

Trieu V. Nguyen

Stephanie M. Niedbalski

Nicholas D. Novakoski

Anna C. Schueneman

Eric M. Seim

Jonathon E. Serafini

Nichole L. Shoup

Tracy J. Sincock

Katie A. Smith

Amber L. Sorcic


Melissa G. DeHart Justin D. Jassy Kory J. Johnson Vanessa K. King Brandi L. Kostal Alex Wasserman

Eric M. Weisnicht

Jeremy P. West

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Tower Student News


Logan in the Community

• Logan University hosted the 2014 St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis (pictured below) on May 16. The event featured a three-mile and one-mile course along with arthritis information and activities. More than 375 participants attended and helped raise more than $93,000 for the Foundation.

• Under the direction of Barry Wiese, DC, MHA, Logan’s executive clinical business director, Logan’s BIOFREEZE® Human Performance Center interns and Sports Council students provided chiropractic care to nearly 200 athletes at the 66th Annual St. Louis Gateway Ruggerfest Tournament held April 12-13. Founded by the Missouri Rugby Football Union in 1949, Ruggerfest is the longest running tournament in the United States.

• Faculty, staff and students held an oncampus Memorial Service on May 21 to remember those individuals who donated their bodies, as well as families who donated the bodies of their loved ones.

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• Logan students toured the Standard Process Inc. headquarters and heard from Standard Process speakers in Palmyra, Wisc. June 8-9.

• Tri-5 student Anthony Memmo was awarded a $2,500 Student American Chiropractors Association Scholarship from Standard Process, Inc., during the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference held February 26-March 2 in Washington, D.C. Applicants were asked to articulate their passion for nutrition and how it relates to chiropractic care through a video essay. Check out the video essay by searching “Memmo” on Logan’s News Blog at Congratulations to Logan’s public relations agency Common Ground Public Relations, which was recognized by the St. Louis International Association of Business Communicator for Logan’s Admissions View Book. The publication received the Bronze Quill Award of Merit for Creative and Technical Skills.

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Faculty/Staff News • Jameca W. Falconer, PhD, counseling psychologist, was among eight St. Louis area health care professionals recognized by the St. Louis American, the nation’s leading African-American newspaper, during the 2014 Salute to Excellence in Health Care event. The newspaper cited Falconer’s work on providing mental health services for older African Americans and Diverse Ventures, LLC, the private psychotherapy practice Dr. Falconer founded in 2006 focusing on geriatric mental health, as reasons for her recognition. • John Jaffry, MDiv, registrar, was selected by the Missouri Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) as receiving the Best Session award for the 77th Annual State Conference held at Camden on the Lake in Fall 2013. Jaffry’s session “The ‘U’ in Upper Administration” was selected out of 30 sessions.

• James Paine, PhD, dean of student services, is one of eight individuals selected to receive the 2014 Excellence in Education Award by the St. Louis American Foundation. Dr. Paine will be recognized at the Foundation’s 27th Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship & Awards Gala in September. • Jeff Demerath, security officer, was named G4S Security Officer of the Year 2013. Jeff was one of two officers selected from around the United States for his quick actions, security instinct and his display of professionalism and integrity throughout 2013. • Stacey Till, director of admissions, graduated from Leadership Chesterfield, a seven-month program offered by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce that challenges business professionals to better understand the issues, challenges and future plans of the Chesterfield community.

• Mozammil Hussain, PhD, assistant professor, celebrated the birth of his daughter, Zara on February 2. • Anna Schowalter, graduation and purchasing associate, celebrated the birth of her son, Cole Anderson on March 13. • Jamie Bass, executive secretary, celebrated the birth of her son, Camden Ray on March 29. • Toby Hall, event coordinator, celebrated the birth of her daughter, Reese Renee on April 25. • Lejla Tica, SQL query and reports specialist, celebrated the birth of her daughter, Aila on May 7. • James LeBine, media specialist, celebrated the birth of his daughter, Maya Corynn on May 27.

Kevin Ballentine was hired as director of development




Congratulations to the following individuals who were either recently hired or promoted at Logan University:

David Beavers, DC, MEd, MPH, was hired as chair of Viscero-Somatic Studies Center Lulu Brinkley was hired as an admissions coordinator Kerry Hallahan was hired as director of financial aid Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, was hired as a BIOFREEZE® Fellow Laurel Miller was hired as an associate director of financial aid Kathy Lehrmann was hired as an accounting analyst




Christopher Miofsky, MEd, was hired as an admissions coordinator Jennifer Pennington, MA, was hired as an admissions coordinator Eugene Spilker, DC, was promoted to senior student health center clinician





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Alumni Notes Congratulations to … Class of April 2009 James E. Eubanks, Jr. DC, MS, who was admitted to The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, part of the Vidant Medical Center, a Level I trauma and teaching hospital located in Greenville, N.C. Dr. Eubanks spent 18 months as an associate at Priester Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C., before completing a twoyear, full-time clinical Fellowship in spine diagnostics and clinical management at Charlotte-based OrthoCarolina Spine Center. Dr. Eubanks has also worked as a clinical policy developer through a partnership between the OrthoCarolina Research Institute in Charlotte, and the Division of Musculoskeletal Medicine at CareCore National, based in New Jersey and South Carolina.  The graduation year for August 1988 Logan graduate Mark Eavenson, DC, appeared incorrectly in the Spring Tower article “Donor Snapshot.” Logan regrets this error.

Logan Letters Thank you so much for including the article about Legitimizing Chiropractic in the Spring issue of the Tower magazine. My family and I were delighted to see the picture of my grandfather, Dr. Henry C. Harring, and his colleagues. Throughout his long life, he worked tirelessly for the advancement of the profession, educating people about its benefits and lobbying for its acceptance. The Tower article now hangs in the country cabin which he built and we still enjoy. It is located near Bay, Mo., where my grandfather spent his early years attending a one-room school house. He was accredited as a teacher at age 16 and later graduated from St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons. When orthodox 36 SUMMER 2014

Logan University Expresses Sincere Sympathy to … Class of September 1944 The family of Dorothy Alice Schmelzle McIntyre, DC, of Southern Pines, N.C., who passed away on Feb. 18. She was 92 years old. After graduating from Logan, Dr. McIntyre went into private practice in LeRoy, NY until she retired to raise a family. Dr. McIntyre was a member of many chiropractic organizations as well as a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Class of March 1954 The family of Samuel Paterniti, DC. Class of February 1962 The family of Edwin Krbec, DC. Class of September 1971 The family of Hazel Nolle, DC, who passed away on April 10. Dr. Nolle practiced for 40 years before retiring in 2011. Dr. Nolle was active in various Logan programs and enhanced her education by regularly attending Logan postgraduate seminars.

medical professionals were unable to treat a respiratory illness, he turned to chiropractic. The success of his chiropractor in curing his condition prompted my grandfather to forgo a medical license and pursue a career in chiropractic. Working odd jobs, from court reporting to selling vacuums door to door, he put himself through St. Louis College of Chiropractic and later founded Missouri Chiropractic College. My mother recalls his frequent trips to Jefferson City where he lobbied for the legalization of chiropractic in Missouri. Chiropractic is an interesting and integral part of my life and my legacy. As the granddaughter, daughter and wife of a chiropractor, I have witnessed firsthand its advancement and increased acceptance, and look forward to an even more promising future. I thank you again for

Class of September 1973 The family and friends of Jeffery O. Sterner, DC, who passed away on May 2. Dr. Sterner was born in Kunson, Korea in 1945 and came to the United States in 1958. He moved to Johnstown, Penn. in 1964 and opened several practices in the area after graduating from Logan. His last clinic was located in Geistown, where he remained active until April 2013. Class of September 1980 The family of Michael Wittmer, DC, chief of staff, whose mother Roberta passed away May 19. She was 80 years old. Class of August 1997 The family of Darryl Ridgeway, DC, chair of Logan’s Chiropractic Science department, whose mother Betty June Ridgeway passed away March 27. Class of December 2000 The family of Clifton Wade “Clif” Allison, DC, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who passed away on April 30. Dr. Allison graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1973 with a business degree and worked at SuperValu for more than 20 years before returning to school to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan. sharing the picture of my grandfather and the other pioneers whose early involvement brought about the legitimization of the profession which has so deeply enriched the lives of so many, especially mine. Sincerely, Kim Duffy Johnson Logan was recently contacted by Maureen Middleton, daughter of September 1944 graduate Dr. Dorothy Schmelzle McIntryre who passed away in February. Middleton said her mother was proud of her education and time spent at Logan, having shared many stories over the years of the school and her small, close-knit graduating class. “She had a pioneer spirit in the 1940s to take a Greyhound bus from Buffalo, N.Y. to St. Louis,” Middleton said. “Many in her class were drafted into service of WWII.”

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Hare in the Air 9,000 eggs. 4,358 attendees. 1 giant bunny.

If you ever see a helicopter landing at Logan University, there’s a good chance that there is a giant bunny on board.

Hare in the Air started out as a small community event more than 15 years ago, but the annual egg hunt has turned into something of a Logan tradition, bringing droves of community members to the Chesterfield campus for a memorable day of kid-friendly activities. “I’ve had numerous parents call just to tell me that this is their favorite egg hunt event in the St. Louis community and that they continue to come back to Logan each year just for Hare in the Air,” said Toby Hall, Logan University enrollment management’s event coordinator. “It’s definitely a well-known event and people in the community appreciate that we offer this completely free of charge, just to give kids some fun activities and great memories.” This year’s annual egg hunt was one of the most successful ever, with an attendance of over 4,300 people. Hall said that more than 9,000 stuffed eggs were scooped up by eager youngsters and, thanks to local business sponsors, Logan was able to hand out toys to those lucky enough to come across one of the 90 special prize eggs. Timing of the event coincides with Slice of Logan, which brings prospective students to campus. Hall said it’s a great way to introduce them to Logan and invite students, and their families, to be a part of an entertaining community event. Hare in the Air featured a petting zoo, balloon artists, temporary tattoos, craft stations, an ambulance, fire truck and police car, but all of that is just a warm-up to the main event. “When the helicopter flies in, it is absolutely the most exciting moment of the event,” Hall said. “The kids go crazy because here’s the bunny, flying in on a helicopter.” When he is not flying in a helicopter on his way to officiate egg hunts, the Hare can be found instructing Logan students under his assumed identity of Brian Snyder, DC.

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It’s been 10 years since Logan last renovated the Learning Resources Center (LRC). Evidence of the former Maryknoll Junior Seminary still exists in the stained-glass windows that grace the walls, yet within those walls is a modern facility meeting the demands of academics, research and its patrons.

The Maryknoll Junior Seminary chapel in 1961 (center), Logan’s LRC in 1973 (top) and the LRC today (bottom).

For more information, visit the LRC online at

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Today, the LRC is making it even easier to access information and resources through technology. LRC Director Ellen Dickman said students can take advantage of the library’s online-chat option, which allows users to ask a reference question and get a response from a librarian in real time. The LRC also offers databases with access to articles from hundreds of scholarly research journals as well as thousands of e-books. “We offer all the in-person services we always did, but now students have the added benefit of locating information more efficiently and conveniently from the comfort of their laptop or mobile device,” Dickman said. “We are continually looking at ways to improve the student experience, whether making interior improvements like new keyboards, or purchasing a mobile whiteboard which allows for some flexible space design and enhanced group study.”

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A Publication of Logan University for Alumni, Students, Employees and Friends of the University THE TOWER Vol. 2, SUMMER 2014 The Tower is published three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall.

Logan Employee Disc Golf Scramble

Board of Trustees Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM Chair of the Board Debra L. Hoffman, DC Vice Chair of the Board Nicole Bennett, DC Richard M. Bruns, DC Christophe Dean, DC Ronald Grant, DC Paul Henry, DC Gregg E. Hollabaugh Marc G. Malon, DC Gary Mohr, MS Rick A. McMichael, DC Mark O. Reeve, DC Rodney Williams, DC Logan Cabinet J. Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD President Ralph Barrale, DC Vice President, Chiropractic and Alumni Relations Boyd Bradshaw, EdD Vice President, Enrollment Management Brad Hough, PhD Chief Information Officer Adil Khan, MBA, CPA Chief Financial Officer Laura McLaughlin, Esq. General Counsel and Vice President, Strategic Performance Carl W. Saubert, IV, PhD Vice President, Academic Affairs Michael Wittmer, DC Chief of Staff Photography Cover photo by Vince McGee Inside: Michael Chappell, James LeBine, Vince McGee, Patrick Montgomery, DC, David Preston and Chris Ryan. The Tower is produced by the department of Marketing and Communications. Reader comments can be sent to the editor via e-mail at THE TOWER Logan University 1851 Schoettler Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 | 1-800-782-3344 SUMMER 2014 39

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POSTGR ADUATE EDUC ATION | June through October 2014 June 28-29 Basic Acupuncture #5 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), Lac July 12-13 Auriculotherapy Instructor: Gary Ditson, DC Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification #1 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC July 19-20 Overview of Personal Injury Instructor: Mark Floyd, JD July 26-27 Basic Acupuncture #6 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), Lac

August 2-3 SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) Contact the SFMA to register at August 9-10 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification #2 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC September 6-7 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification #3 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC September 20 Integration of Mechanical Spinal Distraction into Clinical Practice to Improve Outcomes and Patient Retention Instructor: Christopher Proulx, DC, MS, ATC, CSCS

Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted. September 20-21 Viscero-Somatic Stress Management Certification Program #1 Instructor: Howard Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA

October 18-19 Viscero-Somatic Stress Management Certification Program #2 Instructor: Howard Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA

October 4-5 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification #4 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC

October 25-26 Overview of Personal Injury Instructor: Mark Floyd, JD

October 11-12 Insurance Compliance and Your Practice Profile Instructor: John Davila, DC Basic Acupuncture #1 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), Lac

For additional information and dates, visit To register for postgraduate seminars, please call 800-842-3234.

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