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TOWer THE MAGAZINE OF LOGAN UNIVERSITY | FALL 2014
Remembering Dr. George Goodman 1944 - 2014
Logan Maximizes Efforts to ‘Go Green’ | Mizzou-Logan Partnership Propels Athletes Research Department Restructures
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On the Nightstand
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA. Dr. Montgomery is an associate professor at Logan.
Update from President Dr. Clay McDonald
Logan Remembers Dr. George Goodman
Forging a Sustainable Future
The Power of Partnership: Mizzou and Logan
Driven to Make a Difference: Dr. Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly
Logan Encourages Faculty-Driven Research, Scholarship
The Path to Logan: Dr. Kelley Humphries
Under the Tower
What are you currently reading? Community Connections, Relationship Marketing for Healthcare Professionals by April 2005 Logan graduate Kelley Pendleton, DC, MPH.
What is it about? It is a great book to read for the new practitioner or the established practitioner who wishes to be more involved in his/her community. At one time the healthcare professional was considered a pillar of the community, largely due to the fact that he/she was involved in community activities. These activities included professional societies, schools, children’s activities and religious activities. Everyone knew who “Doc Smith” was because Dr. Smith was one of them. Dr. Smith would be seen at the local high school football game, PTA meetings, serving on school boards, helping out at the local soup kitchen, participating in fundraising with the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, helping runners at a 5K/10K, performing pre-participation physicals for Little League, etc. This is the type of marketing that Dr. Pendleton is talking about. She stresses that this is the type of marketing that endears a doctor or other healthcare professional to the local community.
Are there any take-aways from this book that could be applied to chiropractic?
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Dr. Pendleton tells you to bring your A-game when you are out and about in your community. When potential patients find that they need the help of that particular type of healthcare that you provide, you will be the person that he/she will think of first to go to get the care that he/she needs. Doc Smith’s reputation is a solid one in the community not just because Dr. Smith is good, it is because Dr. Smith cares. Dr. Smith cares about the welfare of the entire community and is a pillar of the community. Dr. Pendelton’s book gives details on where to go and how to participate, so that you can be the “Doc Smith” in your community. This book and its ideas and strategies are a practice-building tool contained in just 100 pages.
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The Logan Five
Logan held its first White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 8. The new 123 Doctor of Chiropractic students were welcomed to the chiropractic profession by earning their white coat as a symbol of their pledge to diligently pursue their chiropractic education and training from that day forward.
Logan University has been named a 2014 Great College to Work For® by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the first time Logan has participated in the program, which salutes academic institutions for specific best practices and policies. Logan was specifically honored in the categories of facilities, workplace and security.
Logan was nominated for Paraquad’s Shine the Light Award, which recognizes organizations and individuals whose actions and policies exemplify the goals of promoting a fully accessible community for people with disabilities. For the past several years, Logan has provided chiropractic care to members of Paraquad.
Two Logan students have been named scholarship recipients. Kate Cline of Alliance, Ohio, earned the Dr. William Purser Chiropractic Excellence Scholarship and will receive $5,000 for each trimester enrolled at Logan. Tember Hursh of Gaylord, Kan., received the Standard Process Inc. Scholarship and will be awarded $2,000 for the Fall trimester.
Logan’s Office of Admissions is now offering a new Campus Visit Program to prospective students and visitors. Like Slice of Logan, the weekly program showcases campus facilities, faculty, curriculum and life at Logan.
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Update from PRESIDENT CLAY MCDONALD As I walk the Logan campus, I not only see a thriving academic institution, but signs of intrepid leadership, contemporary vision and an unwavering commitment to world-class education.
• Reaching new records in student enrollment
These are the qualities of individuals who preceded me in serving as Logan’s president…one of which is Dr. George Goodman, Logan’s sixth and longestserving president.
• Patient clinic technology upgrades so students can practice and model how current DCs interact with patients during exams
It was with deep sadness that I learned of Dr. Goodman’s passing in September. Like those who came before him, Dr. Goodman brought a certain passion and determination to his role that helped redefine Logan’s position in both education and healthcare. During his 20 years as president of Logan, Dr. Goodman took Logan to new heights. Some of his accomplishments include: • Achieving debt-free status, thanks to steady and conservative financial planning
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• Campus enhancements, such as the BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, William D. Purser, DC Center, and Standard Process® Student Center • Curriculum and teaching innovations, such as the dual MS/DC program and expanding articulation agreements with respected undergraduate programs
• Expanding online and distance learning options to appeal to modern students and practicing DCs • Creating the student Assessment Center where students refine their clinical experience by accessing the latest diagnostic testing, reasoning and assessment tools • Forging partnerships with non-profit and community-based organizations that offer integrated opportunities with a focus on patient-centered care Because of these pillars of success, our future health care leaders leave Logan skilled, confident and empowered to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others.
Dr. George Goodman (left) with Curtis Cassel of TR,i Architects, who was responsible for designing Logan’s Educational Wing.
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Though we have lost a great leader and contributor to the chiropractic and health science profession, thanks to Dr. Goodman’s guidance, we have— no doubt—raised the bar for whom all others measure against. Carrying on the tradition of academic excellence, we welcome Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, Logan’s new vice president of academic affairs. Dr. O’Reilly succeeds Carl Saubert, PhD, who oversaw compliance matters, university accreditation and the management Dr. O’Reilly of Logan’s academic degree programs. Dr. Saubert is retiring at the end of 2014, but will continue to serve Logan in a consulting role to shepherd Logan through the Council on Chiropractic Education re-accreditation process. Dr. O’Reilly brings a wealth of higher education experience in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, faculty training and strategic planning at health science learning institutions where she helped increase student enrollment and satisfaction, and lead strategic initiatives for quality improvement. Her skill set compliments the leadership team here at Logan, and we look forward to leaning on her expertise for future degree program growth and reaccreditation. Finally, our commitment to perpetuating a beautiful, yet sustainable, campus is in full force. We are engaging in many
efforts—from rooftop solar panels to LED lighting—to become a greener campus and increase our overall cost savings.
We appreciate your support and cooperation as we continue to look at different ways to save energy and resources.
While many changes are happening behind the scenes, our students, faculty and staff may also notice our efforts to become a ‘greener’ campus. Brad Hough, PhD, with our information technology department, is leading the charge to reduce paper usage and find better methods to consolidate and store data, thanks to virtualization and the cloud.
As we head into the Thanksgiving season, I am grateful for the many blessings here at Logan, and wish you and your family safe and happy holidays.
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Drs. George and Elizabeth Goodman with Kent Greenawalt, the chairman and CEO of Foot Levelers, Inc. (left) and Charlie DuBois, president of Standard Process速, in the Standard Process速 Courtyard at Logan. 6 FALL 2014
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Dr. George Goodman As a tribute to Dr. Goodman, we reflect on his life, career, leadership and service to an institution he called home for 45 years. Dr. Goodman’s story and quotes were captured in 2013.
“Dr. Goodman provided a lifetime of leadership in chiropractic education which will be felt for generations. He opened new opportunities for service by opening up chiropractic care for active duty military. He was probably one of a handful of college Presidents in the entire country that oversaw a multi-million dollar campus building campaign and retired with all the projects paid for and with a substantial increase in the endowment. It is a remarkable legacy.” —David O’Bryon, Executive Director, Association of Chiropractic Colleges
s a student in the mid-1960s, George Goodman witnessed defining moments that shaped our society, landscape and health care system. During this period of our nation’s history, African Americans were granted voting rights. The tallest man-made monument, the Gateway Arch, reached its completion. President Lyndon Johnson announced his new program: Medicare. Change was also coming for a young Bradley University student whose visit to the university library one night, nearly 50 years ago, would transform his life’s course. “I was seated at the table and saw a young man reading an anatomy text and asked what course he was taking,” recalled Dr. Goodman. “He told me that he wasn’t a student at Bradley, but that he was going to Logan to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.” In another time, perhaps this conversation would prove uneventful, but for Goodman, a young Midwestern student living in the 1960s, he found himself amazed at what he was learning. “I had no idea what he was talking about,” laughed Dr. Goodman. “I had never been to a chiropractor before.” That fateful evening changed him. By 1968, the Bradley student was now a Logan graduate and with diploma in hand, Dr. Goodman quickly learned he could never let go of his vocation—a perpetual student of chiropractic—or his alma mater. Over the next decade, Dr. Goodman practiced his craft and responded willingly whenever Logan called. After graduation, Dr. Catherine “Kitty” Conway asked Dr. Goodman to cover her practice while she was on maternity leave. Upon her return, Dr. D.P. Casey, Logan’s dean at the time, phoned to ask Dr. Goodman to take over Dr. Dale Montgomery’s responsibilities, teaching at Logan during the day and taking over his practice at night, while Dr. Montgomery recovered from surgery. “Logan’s connection to its alums represented the essence of our college,” said Dr. Goodman. “The college always looked for ways to give back to its alums, and, for me, this connection helped me develop professionally from student to teacher.”
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LO GAN REMEMBERS
Dr. Goodman’s move to clinic director for Logan’s only outpatient health center in Normandy, and his work to treat patients in private practice meant little time for rest or leisure. For six years, Dr. Goodman dedicated six, sometimes seven, days a week, logging 10 to 12 hours a day dedicated to Logan and chiropractic care. In 1974, he left Logan to practice with a group of doctors in Jefferson City. Three years later, Logan called again. With Dr. Casey’s passing, Dr. Goodman was asked to take over his north St. Louis city practice and Logan classes. Dr. Goodman began his days at 7:30 a.m. teaching at Logan. After class, he’d leave campus to practice chiropractic until 8:30 p.m. At this time, he also treated patients on Saturdays. “I grew up with a father who was extremely hard working,” Dr. Goodman said fondly. “He would get home in the early afternoon, from his first job, and then would leave again to work a second job. I was raised in an environment where it was acceptable to work long hours.” Soon his work ethic caught the attention of Logan’s president Dr. William Coggins (1961-1979), whom Dr. Goodman considered one of his mentors. “One day, he mentioned to me in passing, you have what it takes to be president one day.’ Those words became a rite of passage for me, making it reasonable for me to think about my future with Logan.”
While Dr. Goodman’s career advanced, the chiropractic profession stymied. “No one in health care or government seemed to know a thing about chiropractic,” said Dr. Goodman as he spoke of the early 1970s. “Chiropractic was the proverbial stepchild of our legislative and health care system, which was dominated by the medical and osteopathic societies and the insurers.” As the chiropractic profession leveraged its philosophies and patient experiences as validation, Dr. Goodman, and fellow chiropractic leaders at the time, could see the case for chiropractic was fraught with cracks. “If chiropractors were to prompt legislative action, testify in court or grow as individual practitioners, we had to rely on education,” he said. “Education can bestow upon you expertise. Education can elevate an entire profession. Education was the only answer.” The late 1970s marked a turning point in Dr. Goodman’s career. From this point forward, Dr. Goodman deemed it his responsibility to personally pursue higher education as a parallel career path. Whatever specialty he learned, he would bring those lessons back to Logan and teach postgraduate courses. This marked the foundation of Logan’s postgraduate department. “Every day was a learning opportunity,” said Dr. Goodman.
Drs. George and Elizabeth Goodman (center) with Dr. William Purser (left) and Charlie DuBois, president of Standard Process®, toast Logan’s 75th Anniversary in front of the William D. Purser, DC Center in 2010.
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In June 2012, Dr. George Goodman (center) along with others held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Educational Wing, Montgomery Health Center, Foot Levelers, Inc. Clinic, Performance Health, Inc. (BIOFREEZE), and Standard Process, Inc. Courtyard.
“Our profession was hungry for postgraduate education at this time. As doctors, we needed continuing education to meet state laws, be considered for Medicare inclusion and to expand our profession, but we also owed it to ourselves and our patients to constantly increase our knowledge base.” Dr. Goodman’s efforts were purely motivated by his love of the profession and learning, which is why he took all the necessary courses to qualify for several diplomates, ranging from orthopedics to radiology, but he never took the exam. He said he simply took postgraduate courses to learn … and to pass those lessons on to Logan. He dedicated 15 years of his life and career to developing Logan’s postgraduate department, which required weekend travel to meet with Logan alumni, state chiropractic associations and accreditation leadership. “I visited every state of the union during that time,” he recalled. “I remember one wintry weekend spent with alumni in northern Wisconsin ice fishing for smelt that we would be cooking for that evening’s reception. Wherever our alumni were, whatever educational support they needed, my job was to be there for them and to make Logan’s postgraduate studies just as accessible and relevant.” When he returned to Logan to teach postgraduate courses, his efforts weren’t always well received. “At one time, I had signed up 125 Doctors of Chiropractic to take an acupuncture course,” he said. “I was contacted by a
member of the administration and was told, in so many words, that if postgrad taught acupuncture on the Logan campus I would be fired,” he said. “I wasn’t going to turn away 125 doctors who wanted to learn a specialty practice, so postgrad taught the class.” And the rest, as they say, is history. Dr. Goodman’s relentless pursuit of higher learning and reputation as a vocal chiropractic advocate made him the ideal candidate for the Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs post. After 10 years serving in this position, Dr. Goodman was ready to pursue one of the greatest roles and challenges of his professional life. When Dr. Beatrice B. Hagan announced her plans to retire as Logan’s President in 1992, the Logan College Board of Trustees poured over candidate applications. The board members knew they were about to make a decision that could potentially alter Logan’s educational course and its very landscape, as the college suffered from debt and lagging student enrollments. “We were at a crossroads,” recalled Dr. George Goodman. “The college had to expand and grow with admissions or we would be forced to sell off part of our campus and reduce our enrollment capacity.” Dr. Goodman had a vision for Logan, and his vision demanded growth. “I was determined,” he said. “I wanted to be the candidate for this position. I submitted my application and began calling FALL 2014 9
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LO GAN REMEMBERS Drs. George and Elizabeth Goodman during Logan’s Annual Hare in the Air event.
upon my chiropractic friends whom I met over the years while teaching and traveling as an advocate for Logan and the profession. I had no plan B.” And, he didn’t need one. Logan inaugurated its new president on February 6, 1993, and two years later, Dr. Goodman announced that Logan had reached debt-free status, paying off the final bank note of $1.8 million used to finance the Science, Research and Ergonomics Center built in the late 1980s. The following year, 1996, Logan’s enrollment exceeded the 1,000 mark for the first time in the college’s history. Dr. Goodman credits the Logan Board of Trustees and the entire administration with ushering in an era of never-beforeseen gains at Logan. “We began running the college more like a business, only we were in the business of education,” he said. “We thought long term about the needs of our college and students.” In the mind of Dr. Goodman, Logan couldn’t secure and retain its position as the premier chiropractic college without innovation, modern infrastructure and, above all, the vision and tenacity to continually invest in the Logan student—past, present and future. And he worked around the clock to make their vision for Logan a reality. “One night, Liz and I went out for a late dinner and before we drove home we visited the campus,” recalled Dr. Goodman. “We sat in the visitors’ parking lot, taking in the landscape and a feeling of frustration came over us as we tried to reconcile the notion that, after all Logan had accomplished, we were in a place where we couldn’t even celebrate our own commencement ceremonies. When we left
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campus that night, I remember feeling like we were on the edge of something great; that we could work with our board and administration to do something big.” In their sights, they saw opportunity in a vacant piece of land situated across from the parking lot where they sat the night before. The location seemed appropriate—close to parking and near the campus’ main facilities—except the site was positioned on a sink hole, which they knew would take some convincing to inspire investment. “Never before had Logan undertaken such an expansive or expensive project,” said Dr. Goodman. “When we purchased the current Logan campus, the entire investment was $1.7 million.” The William D. Purser DC Center represents one of the most significant impressions Dr. Goodman leaves behind. But his vision for Logan transcended brick-and-mortar investments. The final years of his term were dedicated to the creation of the master’s in nutrition degree and its online format, and constructing the Educational Wing and its Assessment Center. Dr. Goodman chose opportunity when faced with challenges, made bold decisions when the stakes were high and, through it all, never let go of his vision: to create a place of higher learning that is deserving of the Logan student. “When I look back on my career at Logan, I can say that we accomplished exactly what we set out to do,” he said. “God gave us an opportunity to help grow a most wonderful institution and He blessed our way. I will be forever thankful for the opportunity to lead Logan.”
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L I V I N G TH E V I S I O N
Forging a Sustainable Future: Logan Takes Measures to Save Energy and Resources
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is growing by more than 71 million people per year. That means by 2040, approximately 9 billion people will inhabit the planet.
Depleting natural resources, rising energy costs and changes in the environment have provided both challenges and opportunities. As many businesses and organizations are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint, Logan is no exception.
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Over the past year, Logan has committed to becoming a more sustainable institution by investing in energy and resource conservation measures. The result? A decreased impact on the environment and a greater cost savings to the institution. “We are always looking at what’s best for the environment, what’s best for our organization and how we can save resources,” said Adil Khan, MBA, CPA, CSBO, Logan’s chief financial officer. “While we have always been conscious about the environment, we’ve definitely made a focused effort in the past year to operate more efficiently.”
Renewable Energy Last year, Logan took advantage of Ameren Missouri’s solar rebate program which stemmed from a renewable energy mandate approved by state voters in 2008. The mandate requires investorowned utilities to obtain 15 percent of their power from renewable resources by 2021 as long as it keeps electric rate increases below 1 percent. This past spring, 252 solar panels were installed on the rooftops of Logan’s Administration Center, the Science & Research Center and The William D. Purser, DC Center. The University received a $150,000 Ameren rebate, which covered the installation cost.
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Logan expects the panels to pay for themselves in cost savings after six years in operation, at which point Logan can expect $200,000 in cost savings for the remaining 14 years of the panels’ 20-year lifespan. Since being turned on, the 25-kilowatt photovoltaic system has produced more than 12,400 kilowatt hours of energy and avoided more than 2,800 kilograms of carbon dioxide.
“It’s all part of our commitment to conserve as much energy as possible.” — Bill Wharton Logan’s plant supervisor Additionally, new LED lighting in the Science & Research Center parking lot, hallways, classrooms and the media room is saving time, cost and energy. According to Wharton, the lights in the parking lot are lasting four to five times longer and saving replacement costs, which requires a lift truck rental. “With each light costing approximately $1,500, it will take just three years for the lights to pay for themselves,” he said. “We expect to see $500 in savings per light each year.” Wharton said all three buildings have reduced electrical usage since measures were taken to save energy in 2012.
Virtualization and Consolidation Starting with the incoming Fall 2014 class, Logan is beginning to significantly reduce paper usage by transitioning tests to an electronic format and exploring the use of eTextbooks. The entering Fall class of Logan students is required to have iPad tablets for their coursework, which Brad Hough, PhD, chief information officer, says is expected to reduce paper and printer ink. “Our goal is to create an environment that relies less on printing and more on accessing documents online,” he said. Behind the scenes, Dr. Hough said the amount of electricity used by information technology has taken a significant dive since Logan switched to virtual servers at its on-campus data center. Seventy percent of Logan’s servers are now virtualized, which has allowed Logan to obtain a gold standard in operation and save money in hardware and software costs, as well as cooling and maintenance. With Microsoft providing the hardware, software, licensing, backups, electricity, and the staff time to manage Logan’s email servers, Logan is receiving approximately $42,000 in services at no cost. As an additional benefit, Dr. Hough said rebuilding a server, which used to take several days, is now completed in a matter of hours. “The amount of time and money we are saving on staff time and security alone has been worth the change,” he said.
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Where else has Logan â€œgone greenâ€? lately? Tree Replacement: For every tree removed, another one is planted
Hot Water Supply: Boilers are shut down during summer months
New Energy Efficient Windows in the Science & Research Center
New Gas Boiler: Reduced cost savings by twothirds
Electronic Transcripts and Payroll Checks: Paper, printer ink and electricity cost savings
CO2 Sensors in Campus Buildings: Pumps in outside air, requiring less cooling
Peroxide-Based Cleaning Products: Green-certified, lower concentration of chemicals, water and electricity savings
Digital Archiving: Saving paper by storing documents digitally
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The POWER of Partnership
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LOGAN and the Mizzou Tigers Team Up for Athletic Performance In a stadium approximately 100 miles west of Logan University’s campus, a unique partnership is taking shape. The point of convergence is Memorial Stadium, home of the Missouri Tigers Football Team, and it’s where hundreds of Division I athletes are receiving chiropractic treatment under the care of Logan staff and students. A relationship established between the two institutions eight years ago by former Logan faculty member Laney Nelson, DC has now resulted in Logan having a physical presence on the Mizzou campus. Jose Ramirez, DC, MS, CCSP is now leading the effort as director of Logan’s Human Performance Center at Mizzou. He credits the hard work and the clinical abilities of Dr. Nelson for laying the groundwork for the program and leaving it in a position to succeed. “We’ve worked hard to demonstrate the value we can bring, and we are fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with some of the finest athletes in the country,” said Dr. Ramirez. “We are a tool for Mizzou athletes, to augment their therapy and to help bring them back to the field in Ramirez top physical condition.”
“We are a tool for Mizzou athletes, to augment their therapy and to help bring them back to the field in top physical condition.” —DR. JOSE RAMIREZ
‘Unparalleled health care’ The opportunity for Dr. Ramirez to work with the university stems from a sports rehabilitation residency in June 2012. At the end of his residency and after providing care during two home football games, Dr. Ramirez did not want to leave. Fortunately, Rex Sharp, associate athletic director at the University of Missouri, wanted Dr. Ramirez to stay. Sharp is responsible for securing space at Mizzou for Dr. Ramirez and his team.
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“The care provided by the staff and students at Logan is consistent with the expectations of our Mizzou team physicians and other allied health professionals involved in our athletic health care program.”
has been in the field for 35 years,” he “The number one goal of the Mizzou said. “You can’t put a value on that Athletic Health Care Team is to provide experience.” unparalleled, state-of-the-art health care for While some collegiate sports all of our student athletes,” Sharp said. “The teams have relationships with DCs in care provided by the staff and students at private practice, it’s rare to see a team Logan is consistent with the expectations of enlist another college or university and our Mizzou team physicians and other allied its students. health professionals involved in our athletic David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, health care program.” DACBSP, director of Logan’s sports While Logan caters to Tiger football, rehabilitation center, said Logan’s Dr. Ramirez and his team treat athletes partnership with Mizzou is unique. from nearly every sport at Mizzou, from “I don’t think anyone else has volleyball to cross country. He works directly something like this,” he said. “It’s an with Mizzou’s athletic trainers who are the opportunity for Logan interns to take gatekeepers to the athletes. They help care of Division I, NCAA elite athletes, determine chiropractic treatment and work a chance to expose Logan interns to with the Logan team to schedule athletic staff, and it exposes Logan and appointments. chiropractic education to potential Dr. Ramirez averages about 25 to 30 students and the community. We know athletes a day, but expects that to pick up we wouldn’t be here if they didn’t as the Fall season continues. need us.” “For the most part, we are adjusting and The Mizzou staff agrees. assessing as a result of on-the-field injuries —REX SHARP “The vision and leadership or problems that slowly creep up and become provided by Logan has allowed Mizzou Athletic Health chronic,” he said. “This morning, for example, started Care to utilize the resources of Logan University in a with treating a varsity cheerleader, two softball players unique partnership,” Sharp said. “The student athletes and a soccer athlete. Seventy percent of the problems are and athletic department staff at Mizzou have easy just wear and tear from performing at a high level.” access to high-quality sports chiropractic care Ultimately, he said, the goal of every appointment is to provided by Dr. Ramirez through the Mizzou athletic enhance performance, prevent injuries or accelerate the training facilities.” healing of injuries. As Dr. Ramirez continues to support Mizzou athletics, he looks forward to enhancing the program and ‘A trusted team player’ establishing more full-time rotations for Logan interns. For Logan interns, working in an integrated health care He also looks forward to further promoting chiropractic environment among certified athletic trainers and in collegiate sports. orthopedic surgeons provides a chance to deepen their “One of the most interesting things I’ve seen while clinical experience. here is the curiosity of the chiropractic profession among Dr. Ramirez said Logan interns couldn’t be getting a others,” he said. “They want to know more about us and better opportunity. what we do. I tell them that we bring a service as a “They are expanding their knowledge in diagnosis and trusted team player. We’re not here to rock the boat, getting to work with some of the best healthcare but to bring a value to the Mizzou athletes.” professionals in the industry, like an ACL surgeon who
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DO N O R S N A P S H OT
The life of Jeffery Sterner, DC, could have turned out so differently than it did. Born in Korea in 1945 under the name Cha Nun Yong, he lost contact with his parents during the Korean Conflict and became an orphan. In a twist of fate that would alter the course of his life, he was taken under the wings of U.S. military personnel stationed in Korea during the war. In 1958, serviceman Owen Sterner brought him to the United States where his name officially became Jeffery Owen Sterner. Several years later, when Jeffery was 19 years old, he moved to Johnstown, Penn. and made his home with another soldier, R. Thomas Strayer and his wife Polly. The couple provided Jeffery with a stable family life and a solid foundation for the future—supporting him in his efforts to become a U.S. citizen and pursue an education. Jeffrey attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 1970. At the urging of a family friend who was a chiropractor, Jeffery decided to enroll at Logan. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in September 1973 and moved back to Johnstown where he set up a private practice. “Jeffery overcame a lot of adversity to accomplish all that he did,” said Polly Strayer. “It’s amazing that with all of his struggles he did so well.” Dr. Sterner would go on to provide chiropractic care to area residents for the next 40 years. He suffered a debilitating stroke in April 2013 and passed away in May 2014. In his will, Dr. Sterner named Logan University as one of the beneficiaries of his estate. “Dr. Sterner was a wonderful representative of our profession and our alma mater, and we are grateful he made Logan a part of his estate planning,” said Ralph Barrale, DC, vice president of chiropractic and alumni relations for Logan. “We are always happy to speak to alumni and friends about options for creating a legacy, like Dr. Sterner did, at Logan.”
Dr. Jeffery Sterner as a young man
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Driven to Make A Difference: Dr. Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly DHEd. MSW. BA. This is a pretty impressive alphabet soup of credentials to have behind your name for someone who was told by teachers she would never make it in college. As a child in Carmel, Ind., Dr. Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly struggled with standardized tests and the way in which material was taught in school. “When I was in second grade, I remember being moved to a lower math class and feeling like I wasn’t as smart as the other kids,” she says. “It wasn’t until I reached college and had the freedom to take learning into my own hands that I realized it had nothing to do with intelligence. I just needed to tweak the way I learned.” Now, as vice president of academic affairs at Logan, she strives to break the cycle of “one size fits all” when it comes to learning. Dr. O’Reilly is passionately working to create and promote a studentcentered and learner-centered cultural environment in higher education. Dr. O’Reilly obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology from Purdue University before earning a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University and a doctorate degree in health education from A.T. Still University. Through personal and professional experiences, Dr. O’Reilly became an advocate for children labeled as “not smart enough,” fueling her desire to make a difference in the educational sphere. “Similar to chiropractic care, I found that just looking at the symptoms and treating them was a disservice to students,” she says. “When we look deeper and address
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the real cause of these issues, anyone can become a lifelong learner and succeed.” Dr. O’Reilly’s desire to help students thrive runs deep. While her career has evolved from social work and counseling to teaching, curriculum development and strategic planning, she has never lost sight of her goal. In 2014, the opportunity to join Logan as the new vice president of academic affairs presented itself. Dr. O’Reilly was thrilled with the chance to work for an institution known for academic excellence. “When I heard about Logan and its mission to grow in the health sciences field, I was excited to be considered for the position,” she said. “It’s a great fit culturally and an amazing place to bring my passion for learning.” Today, Dr. O’Reilly is responsible for overseeing compliance matters, university accreditation and the management of Logan’s academic degree programs. She looks forward to helping Logan continue to offer programs emphasizing practical applications of knowledge and improve on Logan’s strengths as an institution at the forefront of integrated health care.
“All of us have to live the Logan vision – inside and outside these walls. The administration and faculty are empowered to continuously update the programs, enhance the curriculum and innovate the way they teach the material to students,” she says. “It’s important for students to understand why each course matters and how it fits into the program. By understanding how to apply the knowledge, students are more likely to learn the material at a deeper level and truly comprehend it. Every piece is a part of something bigger.”
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Logan Encourages Faculty-Driven Research, Scholarship A restructure of Logan’s research division is positioning the institution for more integrated and collaborative opportunities in research and scholarship. Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, FICC, who was recently promoted to associate vice president for research and health policy at Logan, is leading the charge, and says she looks forward to expanding research from primarily one department to a university-wide endeavor. “We are really looking at ways faculty can be more productive in terms of scholarship, whether it’s incentivizing scholarly activity, helping secure funding or providing seed money,” she said. Dr. Hawk said she doesn’t expect change to happen immediately, however she hopes conversations taking place now will get faculty to start thinking differently about their role in research at Logan. While many Logan faculty members currently engage in research, the focused effort allows Dr. Hawk to provide additional assistance and support, such as helping faculty members publish research in industry journals or make connections at institutions for collaborative research studies.
“As we talk with division chairs, we are determining what we can do to help build their ability to produce, not only research, but the scholarship of application and teaching as well,” she said. Tying in with the organizational change is a shift in when students are exposed to research. For many years, Logan required group research projects toward the end of a student’s education. However, with changes to the chiropractic curriculum, research projects will be phased out and research courses, such as information literacy on clinically appraised topics, will be incorporated in the first few trimesters of a student’s coursework. “Much like how research will be incorporated throughout the University, research will become a routine part of a student’s career as an evidence-informed practice rather than remaining a separate component,” said Dr. Hawk.
Logan Helps Set ‘Best Practices’ Standard for Care Logan University has been invited to revise and update best practices guidelines for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP). The best practices guidelines are based on clinical experiences and literature, and serve as a best care manual for teaching and practicing in the industry. Together, Dr. Hawk and Michael Wittmer, DC, Logan’s chief of staff, are currently working on evidencebased care pathways and have already completed best practices, as well as algorithms for how to assess and treat patients, for diagnostic radiology and low back pain. Once complete, the guidelines will be shared by CCGPP on a national basis and with multi-disciplines, including medical doctors and physical therapists, and will serve as a teaching tool at Logan as well as a resource on the Alumni & Friends section of the Logan website.
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WERE YOU THERE?
Logan alumni, faculty and staff attended the 2014 Missouri State Chiropractors Association (MSCA) Summer Convention held August 20-23 in Osage Beach, Mo. and the Florida Chiropractic Association Convention held August 21-24 in Orlando, Fla. Both events provided opportunities for those who attended to network with fellow chiropractors, hear from nationally recognized speakers and earn continuing education credits.
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WO RD S TO LIVE BY
Little Guy, Big Stage Commencement Speaker Timothy Ray, DC, MS, Gives Sound Advice to Logan August 2014 Chiropractic Graduates “One of my greatest concerns after graduation was how I would know when I had made it. … The answer to this question is never. Never feel like you have made it. And the truth is you will never feel like you have made it. You will have to work every day like it’s your first day.” Dr. Timothy Ray receives his master’s degree at the December 2013 Commencement Ceremony.
Commencement speaker and Logan alumnus Dr. Timothy Ray is the first to describe himself as a little guy. Yes, in a literal sense, he is 5’5”. But in a figurative sense, he tells Logan’s August 2014 graduating class, Doctors of Chiropractic are the “little guys” of the health care world. “If you are not aware of it at this point, you will soon find out you are the ‘little guy’ in health care. You will constantly be told you are not worthy, that you are unacceptable; you will be cheated out of income and opportunity, denied access to collaboration, and be overlooked for other, sometimes less educated, options.” In writing his commencement address, Dr. Ray thought back to his time as a young high schooler, then to his days at Logan, and now through his work as a Doctor of Chiropractic in Longmont, Colo. His journey to chiropractic actually began during his junior year in high school when he suffered an unfortunate back injury while pole vaulting. Orthopedists assured him that sports would no longer be a part 22 FALL 2014
of his life. But his chiropractor proved them all wrong. Dr. Ray was back on the field his senior year, inspired to enter the world of chiropractic. He did so by graduating from Logan in 1977. Dr. Ray believes Logan gave him the step up to become anything he wanted, and the opportunity to improve in each direction in which he had an interest—from nutrition to his orthopedic diplomate, sports chiropractic certification and a master’s degree in sport science and rehabilitation from Logan in December 2013. Keeping his life experiences and accomplishments in mind, Dr. Ray focused his commencement speech on “little man syndrome,” how to measure it and what to do about it. At his address on August 23, he offered the graduates some poignant advice in letting their lives define their work. “You should always remember to keep your head down. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you. You never know where you will end up.”
“Define yourself by what you love, not by someone else’s definition or realization of success. Always realize there is nothing bigger than that which lies inside you.” “Never fear misfortune or your mistakes. … Since I left your seat, I experienced misfortunes I never would have expected. … Without the misfortunes of my injuries, I would have never had the unique empathy I do now for a fallen athlete, the knowledge of how to recognize their injuries, nor the insight to show patients how to overcome their hurt and loss.” “The Latin word for ‘doctor’ means ‘teacher.’ You need to be a teacher. … Rejoice in what you’ve learned and what you will learn, and share it.” “If you get the chance to travel, take it. Take it at every possible opportunity. It will broaden your vision, cure your prejudices, and give you an amazing insight of the human race.”
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I N N OVATI O N “Don’t rush through your life, especially today. When you walk up and down these aisles, look, feel, smell and listen.”
Student-Founded Network Provides Support for Chiropractors
“Don’t feel like you must work all day, every day to accomplish your goals. You won’t be remembered for all those extra hours you spent at work. What will be remembered are those important events in your family’s life that you missed.”
Cory St. Denis, DC, an August 2014 graduate, has always been a forward thinker. As a high school freshman, he knew he wanted to become a chiropractor, and by his first week as a chiropractic student, he envisioned a place for chiropractors to learn, grow and connect to help advance their careers as well as the chiropractic profession. “As a Tri-1 student at Logan, I realized I needed a network— people who would serve as my mentors and introduce me to others in the profession,” he said. “What I needed was a platform that would allow my peers to communicate, network and support each other.” Cory came up with the idea of an online community that would allow chiropractic students and Doctors of Chiropractic to connect with each other and find resources that help inspire, motivate and empower those in the profession. Overseeing everything from website creation and content development to finding speakers and contributors for seminars, Cory launched The DCTree (theDCTree.com) in April 2014. “It was initially created as a personal tool to help land a job, but now I’m hoping others will find it valuable whether it’s reading an article, learning about technology in the practice or finding a position,” he said. Cory recruited a group of experienced Doctors of Chiropractic—including Richard Barwell, DC, who has been practicing clinically in Canada for 32 years—who will serve as mentors within The DCTree platform. Dr. Barwell is in his 50th year of chiropractic and has conducted research with psychologists and medical doctors. Now as a new graduate, Dr. St. Denis is working under August 1996 Logan graduate Patrick Keiran, DC, in Jay, Maine. He continues to develop The DCTree and document his first year as an associate by sharing his own experience with students transitioning to doctors. “I see chiropractic as my life’s work, and I’m very passionate about it,” he said. “Everything about The DCTree is in support of the practice and coming together to expand the impact of chiropractic care.”
It is this insight and outlook that has guided Dr. Ray to many opportunities to lead and thrive during his 34-year plus career in sports chiropractic. He has twice served as President of both the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries & Physical Fitness and the U.S. Sports Chiropractic Federation. He was named Colorado Chiropractic Association’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year in 2006 and 2013, and helped found the Colorado Chiropractic Sports Council. Additionally, Dr. Ray has treated hundreds of Olympic athletes in 56 sports and in more than 40 countries.
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Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP Fellow at Logan’s Human Performance Center Ten years ago, Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP had every intention of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, given her strong interest in medicine and human performance. But through an incredible journey of discovering a passion for chiropractic and sports medicine, that would all change. As a women’s NCAA Division II basketball team captain, Dr. Humphries was certain of one thing: her future career would have to involve her love of sports, the human body and athletic training. She pursued the medical path, enrolling at Texas Woman’s University and studying biology, chemistry and kinesiology. By the time graduation rolled around, Dr. Humphries had found a greater interest in the field of kinesiology. “Kinesiology fed both sides of my brain and made me want to learn more,” she said. “I had an inkling at that point that it was there that I should focus.” She went on to obtain a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in adaptive physical education in sports medicine for special populations. She worked to develop rehabilitation and exercise programs for visually and physically impaired children and teens, and created adaptive physical education programs and assessments. “Working with students with special needs opened my eyes to a whole new passion and helped me take a functional perspective on many issues,” she says. “I enjoyed the learning opportunities it provided me and was pleased to help develop aquatic assessments that are still being used at Texas Woman’s University.” Still considering a career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Humphries met with a mentor who recommended obtaining a paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician license as a stepping stone into the medical field. Dr. Humphries adhered, and worked in the 911 system as an EMT, as well as a first medical responder at sporting events and concerts. During this time she was able to feed her passion for sports at basketball and football games for the San Antonio Spurs, Austin Toros, University of Texas Longhorns, as well as minor league hockey teams. It was also during this time that Dr. Humphries learned about chiropractic. “One of the surgeons I was shadowing suggested I look into physical therapy, but it felt limiting to me,” she says. “Chiropractic came up and sparked some interest.” Dr. Humphries headed to Austin where she shadowed a chiropractor working with professional athletes. She immersed herself in the practice, absorbing as much information as possible. “That is when it all really clicked in my brain—this is what I need to be doing,” Dr. Humphries says. “It married my passion for kinesiology, sports, exercise physiology and medicine into one profession.” 24 FALL 2014
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Dr. Humphries graduated as salutatorian of her class with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College. She also received her master’s in human performance at the same time in a dual degree program with the University of Houston in Clear Lake. An opportunity to participate in an internship with James Kurtz, DC, chiropractor for the Seattle Seahawks, took her to the west coast during the 2014 NFL Playoffs, where she worked in a strong sports focused practice and loved every minute of it. Subsequently, that experience led her to an internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, watching and learning at the sports medicine clinic during the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games. “I was able to learn and absorb great information on diagnostic ultrasound, rehab methods and a lot of manual therapy,” she says. “Both my internships were invaluable to building my skills and knowledge.” As Dr. Humphries began researching residencies that would allow more clinical experience in chiropractic, as well as an interest in sports medicine, she learned about Logan. In May 2014, Dr. Humphries began her three year fellowship at Logan’s Human Performance Center. “I was pleased to know Dr. McDonald was now at Logan because I knew his leadership and commitment to growth and progress would allow every program to have a ‘sky is the limit’ potential,” she says. “Working with David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, director of the sports rehabilitation center, is a fantastic experience, and I am excited to be a part of a team that is groundbreaking in their vision. It was a definite selling point.” As a Fellow in the Human Performance Center, Dr. Humphries is responsible for clinical duties and managing the clinic floor, the interns and their education path. She is also involved in helping with community outreach initiatives, working with high schools in the area and providing support locally. “I love treating patients, working together to relieve pain and improving wellness, it gives me true joy,” she says. “I also love teaching, spending time with interns, instructing techniques and watching them grow in their abilities. Logan student interns are eager to learn and are hard workers—it makes this job so enjoyable.” Dr. Humphries said there’s nothing more gratifying than when an intern has a breakthrough with a difficult case. “There is so much more to learn and experience, I savor every moment at work,” she said. “One thing I know for sure is that I will always work at the forefront of human performance—that is my future.”
“There is so much more to learn and experience, I savor every moment at work. One thing I know for sure is that I will always work at the forefront of human performance— that is my future.”
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Logan Alumni Recognized as Top Industry Recruiters Two December 1985 Logan graduates— Paul Phipps, DC, and Anthony Wolf, DC, FICC— have been named ‘top recruiters’ through a nationwide campaign sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP). The F4CP embraces a mission of educating the public about chiropractic care, and recently launched a targeted campaign based on a March 2014 survey issued by Chiropractic Economics which reported that nearly 70 percent of Doctors of Chiropractic would recommend chiropractic as a career, yet only 42 percent actually do so to patients, family and friends. Both Drs. Phipps and Wolf have been instrumental to Logan’s Student Referral Program. Dr. Phipps admits it’s not so much a concerted effort, rather his infectious enthusiasm for the profession that has resulted in his recognition. “It’s easy to sell something when you’re passionate about it,” he said. That passion for chiropractic has kept Dr. Phipps in close connection to Logan where he returns periodically to give lectures and opens his practice for prospective and current students to shadow. “I was surprised to receive the recognition because when someone shows an interest in our profession, it is natural to get enthusiastic and invest yourself in them,” he said. Dr. Wolf said today’s healthcare environment is in the perfect condition for the expansion of chiropractic to reach our profession’s true potential. He said the answer is supporting F4CP marketing to reach the 70 percent through increasing the number of DCs contributing tenfold. “It is a blessing and truly a privilege to have been selected as Logan’s representative for the Recommend One Program,” he said. “I am proud to have my two children currently attending Logan and proud to begin the process of advancing our profession to its rightful place in our nation’s health care system.” Do you know anyone interested in leading a life of significance in the health care field? Tell them about Logan University. 26 FALL 2014
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New Fall 2014 Class of Doctor of Chiropractic Students Ahmad Abdella Kevin Bein James Billingsley Jon Bloomberg Patrick Boylan Harpal Brar Sean Bryan Kevin Burroughs Julia Cain Christian Carter Nichole Cavins Kimberly Cerf Victoria Chamberlin Kolton Chapman Michael Chiapetto Kate Cline Olivia Cline Mallorie Coffman Meaghan Coleman Eric Conner Michelle Corvallis Ryan Crandall Muhammad Dalal Brandon Daniels Kayla David Samantha Davies Christopher Di Natale Jamison Dierenfield Dakota Dixon Amy Drury Kevin Duncan Timmy Duong Daniel Durkin Kylie Elliott Kyle Ellis Matthew Emison Vincent Farrar Taylor Ferguson Zachary Fish Julie Gallus Joseph Garapola
Staten Island, NY Franklin, TN Fairfield, IA Newton, IL Chalfont, PA Brownsburg, IN Danvers, MA Kent, OH Magnolia, OH Ballwin, MO Newport, MI Oak Lawn, IL Darien, CT Lynnville, IN Edwardsville, IL Alliance, OH Jonesboro, AR Newton, KS Pevely, MO Lincoln Park, MI Collinsville, IL Florissant, MO Saint Charles, MO O’Fallon, IL Saint Louis, MO Chesterfield, MO Tecumseh, ON Ankeny, IA Olathe, KS House Springs, MO Humboldt, TN Valley Park, MO Chicago, IL Seymour, TN St. Louis, MO Jackson, TN Staten Island, NY Victor, NY Springfield, MO Midlothian VA Wyomissing, PA
Dalton Gean Kathleen Gildehaus Brendan Giljum Dwayne Golbek Victoria Gregory Samantha Grimm Bradley Hahn Andrew Hankins Kiersten Harris Rai’an Harris Allison Heinzmann Ryan Hewkin Kevin Hung Emily Johnson Joe Ana Jones Charlotte Kelly Cassie Kennedy Victoria Koenig Ronald Kuester Callie Lance Nicole Lefton Tyler Lemaster Kelsey Lewis Robert Lewis Jordan Locke Elizabeth Lockhart Miri Logan Rosa Lopez Joshua Luitjohan Taylor Luster Brett Lux Moira Martin Gregory Maue Michael McCoy Michael Meersman Matthew Merritt Jordan Meyer Mario Micovsky Mallory Miles Glenn Miller Jenna Montana
Halls, TN Hazelwood, MO Saint Louis, MO Claremore, OK Crawfordsville, IN Raytown, MO Rives, TN Edwardsville, IL Ashburn, VA Florissant, MO Edgewood, IL Sullivan, MO Hawthorn Woods, IL St. Charles, MO Florissant, MO Columbia, MO Flora, IL DeKalb, IL Wentzville, MO Seville, OH Cincinnati, OH Richmond, KY Caledonia, OH Ballwin, MO New London, MO Marshall, MO Farmington, MO Wentzville, MO Edwardsville, MO San Antonio, TX Saint Louis, MO Manteno, IL Breese, IL Louisville, KY Chicago, IL Carthage, IL Covington, OH Windsor, ON Lancaster, WI Edwardsville, IL New Port Richey, FL
Ana Murillo Cody Needham Logan North Mandy Northcutt Michael Nowell Brittany O’Dell Natalee Olson Danielle Pfyl Lidiya Povarich Kevin Powell Derek Ressler Aleena Riaz Antonio Rivera Christopher Rodgers Kimbra Runyan Christopher Schriver Christopher Shannon Stephanie Siewert Kyle Sitko Karen Sloboda Bradley Snider Kandice Spaulding Daniel Spitler Kaysee Standerfer Jonathan Stone Rebecca Sutphin Kelsey Sweet Clay Tenbarge Samuel Tennant Evan Thill Chloe Tillman Casey Tisdal Johna Wade Michael Warren Kyle West Shiquita White Adam Wilkerson Garrett Winkler Whitney Wright Tyler Yungck Wood Kristen Zumberger
Robinson, IL Springfield, IL Saint Charles, MO Greenville, SC Saint Louis, MO Charleston, IL Bloomington, IL Ballwin, MO Wildwood, MO Chesterfield, MO Kidron, OH Ballwin, MO Benton, LA Waddy, KY Elgin, IL Bloomer, WI Mountain Grove, MO Red Wing, MN Springfield, IL Coopersville, MI Jonesboro, AR Glendale, AZ O’Fallon, MO Glendale, AZ Robards, KY Raleigh, NC Brighton, CO Haubstadt, IN Baltimore, OH Jefferson City, MO Greenwood, IN High Ridge, MO West Plains, MO Florissant, MO Poplar Bluff, MO Ridgeland, MS Mt. Olive, IL Washington, IN Matteson, IL River, IL Sidney, OH
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE LIFE SCIENCE Jordan Michael Burns Timothy James Corrigan Ernst David Kyle Wilhelm Ferguson Cathryn Elizabeth Ferris Nicholas John Fosheim John Andre Gardner Jesse Bradford Gillham Alex Gohring Kristin Noelle Hamer Jessica Lynn Hilgedick Joshua Holda Weston A. Holzinger Ashley E. Hughes Neelam Prabhudas Jethva Kaitlyn Rae Johnson Patrick John Meuth G. Daniel Michael Scott Minton Clayton Thomas Newberry Christopher M. Orris Tanner Gilman Ozanne Elizabeth A. Paskey Ian G. Pflug J. Casey Pride Matthew Michael Royek Patrick B. Russell Clayton James Sankey Kimberly S. Thompson David Wang Samantha Brooke Wideman Caitlin Marie Wolf Jared Worthington
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HUMAN BIOLOGY
CLASS OF AUGUST 2014 HONORS AWARDS
Katherine Elizabeth Albers Lindsey Rebekah Carper Travis M. Fleming Melissa M. Georgevitch Erin A. Hogan Jaime Kreft Ryan James Krokstrom Nicholas Curby Murtland Stephanie A. Nicholson Kelsie E. Noll Alf Siman Nordbø Michael Saint Clint Sellers Brooke Ashley Skowronski Kristan M. Wilson Nathaniel Peter Ziegler
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 3.60; for magna cum laude, a 3.75 grade point average; and for summa cum laude, a 3.90 grade point average. These averages are calculated on the basis of Logan College of Chiropractic coursework only.
MASTER OF SCIENCE GRADUATING CLASS Nutrition and Human Performance Debbie Kay Bright, DC Ciera Rose Cappel, DC Jaspreet Singh Grewal Michael S. Harbison, DC Staci Dawn Johnson, DC John Matthew Jost, DC Vanessa K. King, DC Amber M. Noll Julianne Christine Thake, DC Justin Taylor Woodrow, DC Sports Science and Rehabilitation Brian Grant Bushman, DC Heather Catherine Davis, DC John W. M. Hawley, DC Brett M. Knecht Michael L. Masucci, DC Joseph J. McMahon, DC Tyler L. Nelson, DC José Gilberto Ramirez Bayron, DC Andy Roberts, DC Shaun Mitchell Roberts, DC Luis Alejandro Rosado, DC Joshua Daniel Wideman, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi, Valedictorian (Magna Cum Laude) Kevin E. Bradshaw, Valedictorian (Cum Laude) Cum Laude (Honors) Andrea Kristyne Kurelowech Justin Lamont Morris
Academic Achievement Kevin E. Bradshaw Master of Science Justin Taylor Woodrow, DC, Valedictorian (MSN) (Summa Cum Laude) Michael L. Masucci, DC, Valedictorian (MSR) (Summa Cum Laude) Vanessa King, DC, Valedictorian (MSN) (Cum Laude) Magna Cum Laude (High Honors) Heather Catherine Davis, DC Julianne Christine Thake, DC Joshua Daniel Wideman, DC Cum Laude (Honors) Amber M. Noll
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AWARDS RECEPTION PRESENTATION OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS Basic Science Division Award Kevin E. Bradshaw Chiropractic Science Basic Technique Award Sean Michael Neary Chiropractic Science Diversified Technique Awards Justin Lamont Morris Aaron David Perkins Chiropractic Science Division Award Anthony Andrew Aamodt Clinical Science Division Award Andrew Joseph Reheisse
Radiology Department Award Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi Research Department Award Christina Joy Baird Laura Marie Cayce Robbyn Marlene Keating Sarah Marie Shumate Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi Logan Legacy Awards Christina Joy Baird Father: Dr. Daniel K. Baird Ella Lois Coffren Father: Dr. Patrick Keiran Adam David Howell Grandfather: Dr. Ray E. Howell, Jr. Great Uncle: Dr. William R. Howell Uncle: Dr. Mark E. Howell Great Grandfather: Dr. Ray Howell, Sr.
Jake Edward Monokian Father: Dr. Robert E. Monokian Justin Lamont Morris Father: Dr. Samuel L. Morris Sean Michael Neary Grandfather: Dr. Lawrence J. Hutti Uncle: Dr. Stephen Hutti Uncle: Dr. Mark Hutti Cousin: Dr. Jonathan Hutti Cousin: Dr. Timothy P. Hutti
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. The following is a list of students who have achieved academic excellence by making the Dean’s List for three or six consecutive trimesters.
Three Consecutive Trimesters Jason A. Holt Shannon E. Kuhn Andrea K. Kurelowech Steffen J. McCullough Jordan D. Mousley Adrianna K. Norris Michelle Elise Rovey Alex W. Schatt Kimberly Nichole Schroeder Tanner E. Wedding Jasmine Yousefi Six Consecutive Trimesters Gregory S. Beauchamp Jacob Carl Eckman Clint D. Klipfel Michelle Ann Mashinter Christopher Franklin Thoma Daniel E. Tweeton
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Michael L. Henson Athletic Director
Lauren E. Cantrell Education Coordinator
Laura M. Cayce Secretary
Christina J. Baird President
Anthony A. Aamodt Vice President
Jessica E. Speidel Treasurer
Sean M. Neary Education Coordinator
Candice N. Coffey
Ella L. Coffren
Eric M. Crane
Cindy E. Davis
Chelsea L. Durbin
Justin W. Florek
Bradly L. Gould
Robbyn M. Keating
Joseph P. Kirk
Andrea K. Kurelowech
Megan S. Lindsey
Joel C. Maier
James H. Marshall
Amanda M. Meyers
Aaron D. Perkins
Kyle F. Phaup
Trista M. Platz
Andrew J. Reheisse
Krista N. Schuck
Sarah M. Shumate
Jessica D. Smith
Emily M. Wilson
Zachary A. Woodrum
Kathleen M. Yemm
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Class of August 2014
Hazel H. Aberdeen
Caleb M. Alford
Joshua D. Barney
Bryce L. Bisching
Kevin E. Bradshaw
William D. Buchanan
Gordon W. Christian
Jaspreet S. Grewal
Adrienne A. Hagedorn
Peter S. Halvorson
Christopher A. Haslett
Ryan D. Herold
Adam D. Howell
Erik E. Michener
Jake E. Monokian
Misty M. Moore
Justin L. Morris
Douglas S. Orr
Mary J. Payton
Kayla A. St. Aubin
Cory M. St. Denis
Domonique N. Stewart
Melissa P.J. Tancredi
Summer L. Turner
John M. Varnado
Eric R. Wertin
Ryan L. Carlucci
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Dr. Paul Phipps | December 1985 Graduate This installment of Doctor to Doctor features information from a lecture by Paul Phipps, DC, a December 1985 Logan graduate who has created a unique way to run his practice. He currently practices in Indianapolis, Ind. When tracking down a chiropractor, you typically find them working in a traditional brick-and-mortar business. However, when searching for Dr. Paul Phipps, you might want to try a Starbucks first. Dr. Phipps’ unique mobile-style chiropractic practice in Indianapolis takes him directly to his patients, whether it’s at their home, office or gym. In between appointments, you can find him at the nearest coffee shop, handwriting patient notes. “Starbucks is my favorite place,” he said. “It has free Wi-Fi and I can find one anywhere in town.”
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Dr. Phipps has built his business model around the rule, “Don’t ever say no.” He is always on call, unless out of town, recognizing the commitment he’s made to his patients and the desire to be available when his patients need him. “It’s all about building relationships and going above and beyond for the client,” he said. This mentality is a big reason why Dr. Phipps has built a successful business. Because of the effort he makes with each patient, word-of-mouth marketing has been one of his greatest tools. “People are referred to me because my practice is unique and it fits their needs, and that’s how I’ve created this niche,” he said. Another part of Dr. Phipps’ practice is his interest in sports performance biomechanics, stemming from his work with the Indiana Pacers. Since the majority of his patients are active adults, Dr. Phipps focuses on longterm biomechanics, as opposed to acute care. He spends time educating the patient
and constantly reinforces that treatment is a journey. “My focus is on creating a partnership to improve and prolong an active lifestyle,” he said. “Through structural balancing, muscle re-education and spinal adjustments that support their activity goals.” Dr. Phipps said while operating a mobile practice is ideal for him, it’s not necessarily for everyone, nor is it something you can easily start after graduation. Before driving his office around, Dr. Phipps worked in a traditional practice. “It’s important that you develop confidence and credibility first,” he said. “Again, it’s about relationship building and making sure your patients value your partnership and the service you provide them.” Dr. Phipps’ encourages students and young Doctors of Chiropractic to continue to seek new ways to go about their practice, find their own niche and find as much joy in their work as he does.
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Mobile Tips for Chiropractors
Here are a few tips to make your practice thrive in this mobile age: Optimize your website. Not only should you make sure the website is mobile responsive, you should also ensure it is mobile optimized so that images and logos can adapt, load quickly and display appropriately on mobile devices. Allow users to take action immediately. You may want to consider having a prominent “Make Appointment” button on your site. This allows patients to take action immediately with a single tap without having to spend time navigating the site. Set up a Google Places account. Make sure you complete the account information thoroughly, adding office hours, web address, phone number and address of your practice. This profile means your business will show up in search engines.
Chances are a new patient has found you on their mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Many of them may have even booked the appointment on their mobile device as well as looked at your practice location, possibly even reading reviews of the doctors in your practice.
In this day and age, it is more important than ever for chiropractic practices to have an online presence that is compatible with patients’ mobile devices. According to Google, almost half of the searches these days are local. This creates a huge opportunity for chiropractors to make sure they are visible when patients are searching for local chiropractic care. In order to increase appointments, your website needs to be mobile responsive, which means that it will automatically adjust the size of the site elements to fit the screen size of the device it is being viewed on. Technology is changing constantly so if your website was mobile-friendly a few years ago, it may be time to take a closer look and make sure it is updated to maximize mobile responsiveness. If not, you could be missing chances to book appointments as 90 percent of smartphone users that looked for local information have taken action (source: Google).
Use geo-targeted key words. Adding city words to your title tags helps optimize your website when searched. For example, if you are a chiropractic office in Chicago, your keywords could be “Chicago chiropractor”, “Chicago-area chiropractor”, etc. You can even add keywords that refer to the specific neighborhood you are in, for example, “Lake Forest Chiropractor.” This will help search engines find you no matter what users type into the search field. Use Contact Us and About Us pages. On your website, make sure the Contact Us or About Us section is prominent and visible. It should also contain hours of operation and directions to your office. Get some ratings. Sites like Yelp help find local businesses. Take some time to build a complete profile, take photos of your office and create an account. Ask patients to provide reviews of your practice on the site and include news or offers you may have. Engage on social media. Consider creating a Facebook page for your practice where you can engage with patients and potential patients by sharing interesting information, special information or changes to your office staff. You should build your social media account with your geo-targeted keywords in mind, as well as quality images of your practice and staff.
Ensuring your practice has a solid online presence and is adaptable for mobile devices allows potential and existing patients to find, and maintain contact, with ease.
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Logan in the Community • Logan faculty, staff and students celebrated the one-year anniversary of Logan’s clinic at Paraquad on July 10. Paraquad now offers chiropractic care four days a week.
Board of Trustees • Jim Hackman and Judy Silvestrone, DC, MS, have been named to the Logan Board of Trustees. • Logan Board of Trustees Chairman Steve C. Roberts, JD, LLM, was selected by the National Policy Alliance as first senior advisor and general counsel, and was inducted into the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Hall of Fame for his contributions to diversity and inclusion in the media and telecom industries.
Faculty/Staff News • Mike Chappell, MAT, instructional media specialist, celebrated the birth of his daughter Abigail Micah on July 22. • Ashley Cook, enrollment management administrator, celebrated the birth of her daughter Emily Coraline on June 7.
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• Gina Donnell, human resources coordinator, celebrated the birth of her daughter Neriah Deneen Donna on July 27. • Melissa Engelson, DC, received the Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® certification. • Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, was promoted to associate vice president for research and health policy at Logan. • Cassie Hotchkiss, MS, basic science instructor, celebrated the birth of her daughter Julia Rose on Aug. 12. • Martha Kaeser, DC, MA, will serve on the ACA’s Public Health Committee. This committee is focused on setting up infrastructure in order to develop strong health policies for the ACA. • Janine Ludwinski, DC, associate professor of chiropractic science, celebrated the birth of her first grandchild, Valerie Joy, in July.
• Laura McLaughlin, Esq., Logan’s general counsel and vice president of strategic performance, was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2014 Best Corporate Counsel Award. • Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA, associate professor at Logan, will serve as President of the Faculty American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
New Hires Congratulations to the following individuals who were either recently hired or promoted at Logan University:
R. Craig Gillam, DC, MS, was hired as an assistant professor in the department of basic science. Murray
Quintin Murray, DC, was hired as a resident in the Human Performance Center. Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, was hired as vice president of academic affairs.
Federico Villafañe, DC, was hired as a resident in the department of radiology. Villafañe
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Events • Logan hosted The President’s Own United States Marine Band at the William D. Purser, DC Center on Sept. 9. The United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. • Logan was awarded Best Display at the Florida Chiropractic Association Convention in August (at right).
Members of the Logan community attended the 33rd Annual American Black Chiropractic Association’s National Convention in June in New Orleans, La. The Convention featured speakers on topics such as nutrition, business practice, coding and electronic health records.
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Alumni Notes Congratulations to …
Class of September 1980 Vice Chair of the Logan Board of Trustees Debra Hoffman, DC, who was named the inaugural winner of the Humanitarian Award. The award, created by Performance Health, Inc. and the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA), recognizes one practitioner annually for their service to their community, outside of their practice. Dr. Hoffman was selected as the inaugural winner of this award, and was recognized as a FCA Convention Honoree. The FCA selects one local practitioner at each of their conventions, honoring them for their years of leadership, service and contributions to the profession of chiropractic. Class of January 1982 Alan Post, DC, who was named Chiropractor of the Year by the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island at their 96th Annual Installation Banquet. Dr. Post was recognized for his ongoing and extensive efforts to end the discrimination suffered by chiropractic patients and physician providers. Dr. Post has offices in North Kingstown and Newport, R.I. Dr. Post is past president of Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island, the North East Chiropractic Council and past member of the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College Advisory Board. 36 FALL 2014
Class of December 1996 David Poe, DC, who with his wife Susan celebrated the birth of his son Lincoln Silas on June 21.
The family of Linda Kenny, MA, director of career development at Logan. Linda’s mother Mary Beth Brauch passed away at the age of 86 on Sept. 17.
Class of April 2003 Brett Winchester, DC, who was invited by the European Chiropractors’ Union to serve as a keynote speaker for its 2014 Convention held in Dublin, Ireland.
Class of September 1946 The family of Adele Junge, DC, who passed away at the age of 91. While attending Logan, Dr. Junge served as class secretary.
Class of April 2011 Donald Elliott Grooms II, DC, who with his wife Jennifer celebrated the birth of his daughter Charlotte Evelyn on July 6.
Class of January 1968 The family of George Goodman, DC, FICC. Dr. Goodman’s son Jason Goodman, DC (August 1998) is currently an assistant professor and clinician in the student health center.
Class of December 2012 Krystal Rupp, DC, who was named a top chiropractor in Chesterfield, Mo. by the International Association of Chiropractors. Dr. Rupp will be spotlighted in the publication, The Leading Physicians of the World. Class of April 2013 Richard Williams, DC, ATC, CCEP, who became the first team chiropractor for Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., where he is providing chiropractic care for nearly 600 athletes.
Class of September 1968 The family of Jon A. Sunderlage, DC, who passed away Aug. 18. Dr. Sunderlage practiced in Elgin, Ill. and was a longtime instructor of acupuncture for Logan’s Postgraduate Department. Dr. Sunderlage was twice the president of the Logan Alumni Association and the founder of Logan’s STAR program. He is survived by his daughter Joy Suderlage-Luebbering, DC (December 1997) and was preceded in death by his son Curtis Sunderlage, DC (December 2000).
Logan University Expresses Sincere Sympathy to …
Class of December 1987 The family of Kevin J. Holmes, DC, of Marion, Ill., who passed away on Aug. 8.
The family of Janet Baker of Somerset, Penn., who passed away Aug. 5. Janet is the mother of Dennis Baker, DC (September 1977), mother-in-law of Susan Crump Baker, DC (September 1967), mother of Mark Baker, DC (December 1985) and grandmother to Kristine Baker, DC (August 2011) and Steven Baker, DC (April 2007).
Class of April 1990 The family of Carol Dewilde, DC, of Bradenton, Fla.
The family of Sheryl Walters, MLS, reference librarian in Logan’s Learning Resources Center. Sheryl’s grandfather Thomas E. Jenner passed away on Sept. 18.
Class of April 1995 The family of Tracy Shaw McDonald, DC, of Quincy, Ill. who passed away on July 22. Dr. McDonald practiced at Shaw Clinic in Quincy for 16 years, and for the past two years in St. Augustine, Fla. She is the daughter of Terry Shaw, DC (September 1969).
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A Leader with a Mission As we look ahead to 2015—marking Logan’s 80th anniversary—we remember the innovator, visionary and pioneer behind our academic institution: Dr. Hugh Benedict Logan. One of eight children born to Irish parents, Dr. Logan entered the world on March 21, 1881 in Clinton, Iowa. His first encounter with chiropractic wouldn’t be until his early 20s after suffering from debilitating sciatica working as a brakeman for the C & N-W Railroad. Following a positive experience with chiropractic, Dr. Logan enrolled at Universal College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and later opened a private practice in Atchison, Kan. During subsequent years, he grew more determined to improve clinical outcomes, and engaged in the research of X-rays for diagnosis. Dr. Logan used a postural approach to the examination of his patients, which included postural X-ray exam, and he was able to better explain normal and abnormal biomechanics of the pelvis and the spine. While living in California, Dr. Logan fought for the legitimization of chiropractic education, in addition to continuing to research adjusting techniques. The development of a low-force, full-spine adjusting procedure, now known as Logan Basic, was founded, and on September 1, 1935, Dr. Logan opened the College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. Dr. Logan’s ability to advance the chiropractic profession ultimately helped shape the landscape for health care in the United States. As an institution, we look forward to celebrating 80 years of excellence, and continuing to build on Dr. Logan’s legacy.
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Logan welcomes the new 123 Doctor of Chiropractic students to the chiropractic profession. Students earned their white coat as a symbol of their pledge to diligently pursue their chiropractic education and training from that day forward.
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POSTGR ADUATE EDUC ATION | October 2014 – February 2015 October 25-26 Overview of Personal Injury Instructor: Mark Floyd, JD November 1-2 Insurance Consultant/ Peer Review Certification Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P Basic Acupuncture Program - Session #2 Instructor: Zev Myerowtiz, DC, Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), Lac. November 8-9 Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatments for Overweight, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Instructor: Professor Paul Tai, DPM, FACFS, ABPS, ABAARM, DACBN
Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.
November 15-16 Restoring the Science of Chiropractic: Recognizing Biomechanical Dysfunctions Instructor: Howard Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA
December 13-14 Working with the Pros The Sports Seminar Instructors: Ralph Filson, DC, Alex Vidan, DC and Brad Henderson, LAT, ATC
November 22-23 MOTUS Soft Tissue & Kinesiology Taping Instructors: David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP and Vince DeBono, DC, CSCS
January 10-11 Insurance Consultant/ Peer Review Certification Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P
Scalp Acupuncture Instructor: Gary Ditson, DC December 6-7 Insurance Consultant/ Peer Review Certification Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P
Basic Acupuncture Program - Session #3 Instructor: Zev Myerowtiz, DC, Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), Lac.
February 7-8 Insurance Consultant/ Peer Review Certification Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P Basic Acupuncture Program - Session #4 Instructor: Zev Myerowtiz, DC, Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), Lac.
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