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Standardized Patients Drive Student Success

Logan Alum Takes Board of Trustee Reins 2015 Spring Symposium Women in Chiropractic Making a Difference

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Logan Alum Takes Board of Trustee Reins Debra Hoffman, DC, moves into Chair position


15 Research 16 Donor Snapshot 24 Student Life


Standardized Patients Drive Student Success Assessment Center tests students’ skills, confidence

12 Making Chiropractic a Family Affair Husband and wife team up for multidisciplinary practice 17 Spring Symposium Scheduled April 30-May 3 “Maximizing Human Performance in an Integrated Setting”

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The Tower is a publication of Logan University for Alumni, Students, Employees and Friends of the University

33 Marketing Motivation 34 Under the Tower 38 Backstory

THE TOWER Vol. 1, Spring 2015 The Tower is published three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall. Photography Cover photo by Chris Ryan Michael Chappell, James LeBine, Vince McGee, Patrick Montgomery, DC and David Preston The Tower is produced by the Department of Marketing and Communications. Reader comments can be sent to the editor via email at Tower@logan.edu. THE TOWER Logan University 1851 Schoettler Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 Tower@logan.edu | logan.edu 1-800-782-3344

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The Logan Five Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc., has partnered with Logan to better assist those who are medically underserved in the community. Logan’s Director of Integrated Health Centers, Barry Wiese, DC, DIBCN, MHA, is leading the effort to provide chiropractic care to individuals in North St. Louis County.

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Ameren Missouri awarded Logan with a $73,945 incentive for installing carbon dioxide sensors inside three campus buildings. The sensors monitor ventilation demands created by people inside the building and adjust the amount of outside air brought into the space, resulting in better air quality as well as energy and cost savings.


Logan is offering a new scholarship to honor future students who demonstrate great promise in supporting the fulfillment of Logan’s mission and vision and eventual service to patients through the practice of chiropractic. Applications for the Promise Award range from $2,500 to $5,000 and are available for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 trimesters.

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Logan hosted Kenyan and South African educators Drs. Pacifica Onyancha, Charmaine Korporaal, Aadil Docrat and B.M. Okella Agina in November. The group is exploring the notion of expanding the use of chiropractic care in Africa and made trips to Logan and Parker University to learn more.

The city of Chesterfield was ranked the safest city in Missouri by the Movoto Real Estate blog. Movoto uses crime information from the FBI to tabulate rankings. Chesterfield ranked number three in 2014.

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Update from PRESIDENT CLAY MCDONALD The underpinning of any culture is a set of core values. They help define who we are, and who we strive to be. They are embedded in decision making, policies and practice. And they serve as the foundation for carrying out our missions. At Logan, we are deeply committed to a number of principles and qualities that best represent our identity and culture. Recently, we have taken the time to reexamine the values that are most important to us. We feel the following core values not only serve as a boundary for our behavior but also set expectations for ourselves and for those we serve.

• Logan empowers all community members and holds each accountable. We serve as a health care resource in our communities through education, practice and outreach, bringing greater awareness to chiropractic and health sciences. • Logan strives to maximize performance in others and ourselves. We support evidence-based practice for successful patient outcomes and constantly challenge ourselves to pursue excellence at every level through continuous improvement. • Logan is agile and innovative. We take responsibility for providing and promoting whole-person care and are committed to offering modern technology and research-supported diagnostic and treatment protocols in the classroom and health clinics. • Logan acts with respect, compassion and integrity. We have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in a manner that puts others before ourselves in all that we do, from instruction and patient care to administration.

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• Logan promotes evidence-informed, learning-centered communities. We are dedicated to creating a community of scholars and lifelong learners to address today’s health care demands and tomorrow’s challenges. • Logan seeks and supports diversity in people, programs and ideas. We value an open and welcoming culture that engages different perspectives, thoughts and individuals with the common goal of improving our institution. • Logan provides service to the university and to the local, state, national and international communities. We value our ability to serve the community, using our time, talent and resources to make a difference in the lives of our patients and in our profession. We look forward to having these values embraced by the entire Logan community of students, faculty and staff.

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In this issue of The Tower, you’ll find out how we are putting many of these core values into action, such as our new partnership with Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. In early February, the Logan Board of Trustees had the opportunity to tour the North St. Louis County facility (pictured at left) and learn how Myrtle Hilliard Davis is committed to improving the health of the underserved and uninsured population. Under the direction of Barry Wiese, DC, DIBCN, MHA, Logan is offering chiropractic care to patients three days a week. As the first chiropractic college to work with a federally-qualified community health center in the U.S., we are proud to offer chiropractic care at Myrtle Hilliard Davis and look forward to sharing positive stories of this partnership with you in the future.

Carl W. Saubert IV, PhD, officially retired from Logan in December 2014. While the former vice president of academic affairs will no longer keep an office at Logan, he will continue to serve the university in a consulting role as Logan goes through the CCE reaccreditation process.

Dr. Saubert earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Montana College before graduating from Washington State University with

We look forward to seeing you at the second annual Spring Symposium next month and sharing more news of our continued excellence!

Dr. Saubert joined Logan in September 2006. During his tenure, he supervised the educational operations of Logan, and in conjunction with the academic deans and directors, administered the development, implementation and improvement of academic programs, activities and personnel.

Dr. Carl Saubert Retires from His Post

“I have very much enjoyed working with the employees and students at Logan,” he said. “They have contributed greatly to my professional and personal growth, and I am definitely going to miss those day-to-day interactions.”

You’ll also read about how standardized patients working in our Assessment Center are helping students become skilled and confident leaders. The feedback they provide is invaluable as we strive to create real-world practice environments where students fine-tune their patient care and communication.

master’s and doctoral degrees in exercise physiology. After working in traditional higher education for a number of years, Dr. Saubert was looking for a career change. “I was interested in the holistic lifestyle, and I took advantage of the opportunity to enter the world of chiropractic education when it presented itself in 1982,” he said.

He also served as Logan’s interim President before Dr. Clay McDonald came on board and has been responsible for overseeing Logan’s accreditation processes. “Being involved in all of these activities has been a great opportunity to serve Logan and the profession,” he said. “As I retire, I look forward to many new opportunities while staying connected to Logan and maintaining involvement with several professional organizations.”

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Debra Hoffman, DC, Chairs Logan Board of Trustees Logan’s new Chair of the Board of Trustees is not just a familiar face among the Logan community but someone who emanates loyalty to both the university and the chiropractic profession. Debra Hoffman, DC, was elected to the role of Chair in February, succeeding Steven Roberts, JD, LLM. Dr. Hoffman most recently served as Vice Chair of the Board and has been a board member since 2006. Over the years, she has graciously donated time, resources and talent, all in the name of chiropractic. “I’ve always felt blessed and fortunate to attend Logan,” said the September 1980 graduate. “Logan gave me a great education, and for that reason, I’ve always wanted to maintain close ties.” Being one of only 50 women enrolled at Logan in the late 1970s and making a career for herself in a male-dominated profession, Dr. Hoffman emerged as a leader and role model, both personally and in her profession. She serves the 6 SPRING 2015

chiropractic industry in practice and on the state and national levels through her involvement with the Florida Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. In 2014, Dr. Hoffman earned Performance Health’s Humanitarian Award during the Florida Chiropractic Association Convention, where she was also the convention honoree. The award recognized her efforts in making a difference in her community. Time and time again, she credits Logan for providing her with the skills and confidence to become a successful Doctor of Chiropractic; and early on in her career, she understood the value of giving back. “I have always enjoyed being able to serve Logan. The university served me so well as a student, and even now, well into my career,” she said. “As I have said before, Logan truly is a family to me. I had a feeling of peace when I first arrived on campus, and it continues whenever I go back.” As a Logan Board of Trustees member, Dr. Hoffman said she has been privileged to witness many historic moments for the university—from dedicating new buildings to transitioning from one president to

another. “I was honored to be a part of those important decisions, and I feel in my heart that we have made some great choices.” In her new role as Chair, Dr. Hoffman said she looks forward to keeping alumni engaged, ensuring Logan’s good financial standing as a debt-free institution and serving as a solid sounding board for Dr. Clay McDonald. One of the first tasks the Board will be tackling is the process of reaccreditation. “As the health care landscape changes, it will be our duty to bring perspective, counsel and input to this university,” she said. “A great wealth of talent sits around our table, and it’s been crafted over time. We want to make sure we give Dr. McDonald and the Cabinet the support needed to continue leading Logan on the path to excellence.”

2015 Slate of Officers During its winter meeting, Logan’s Board of Trustees made the following appointments: Paul Henry, DC, elected Vice Chair until 2016 and Chair of the Board for one year beginning in 2016 Christophe Dean, DC, reelected to threeyear term Rodney Williams, DC, reelected to threeyear term Allen Hager, DC, elected as a Trustee Steven Roberts, JD, LLM, elected Trustee Emeritus, a non-voting, lifetime position Jerry Jensen, JD, elected Advisor to the Board Rounding out the Board of Trustees are Nicole Bennett, DC; Richard Bruns, DC; Ronald Grant, DC; Jim Hackman; Gregg Hollabaugh; Marc Malon, DC; Rick McMichael, DC; Gary Mohr, MS; and Judy Silvestrone, DC. The Board of Trustees also recognized retiring trustee Mark Reeve, DC, for more than 25 years of leadership service to Logan through the Board and Alumni Foundation.

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Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR The April 2004 Logan graduate never expected to find himself at the head of the class. Now, he’s a recipient of the 2014 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes dedicated educators for their commitment to educating and helping students achieve the highest level of success. “I’d heard of the award, since others at Logan have been recipients, but I never thought I’d be a candidate,” he said. “It’s an honor to be both nominated and selected.” Dr. Haun currently teaches anatomy, biomechanics and advanced orthopedic diagnosis— all subjects that piqued his interest as a chiropractic student at Logan. “Around the time I was finishing a three-year residency in diagnostic imaging, Logan purchased an ultrasound machine, and Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, decided to start a fellowship,” he said. “I jumped at the opportunity to earn advanced training and was the first person to complete the fellowship.” From there, another opportunity presented itself: filling in for a faculty member on hiatus. It turned out that Dr. Haun enjoyed sharing knowledge with budding chiropractors. “Because I graduated not that long ago, I view students as colleagues and my role as a facilitator,” he said. “I try to keep it light in the classroom—throwing some humor into the lecture and looking for ways to maximize the learning experience.” This includes utilizing technology when possible; ‘flipping the classroom,’ wherein homework is done in the class; and making the curriculum more interactive. “When students can hang the information on something like an example, case study or visual aid, they not only retain the information better, but it provides context as opposed to just memorization,” he said. In lab and diagnostic courses, Dr. Haun has students perform case-based exercises wherein assessments are recorded on iPads. He said that technology has provided nearly instantaneous feedback on a student’s progress. “It has helped us tailor to individual students by understanding where they are deficient and need tutoring or recommendations on additional materials,” he said. “It also keeps the students motivated.” Dr. Haun said he has never regretted the decision to teach and looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of Logan students. “With teaching, I have an opportunity to affect a lot of individuals who will be future chiropractors. Through them, hopefully I am having an impact on hundreds, if not thousands, of patients.”

“I teach because it gives me the opportunity to affect so many lives.” —Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR

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Logan Through the Eyes of a Standardized Patient

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Sixty-eight-year-old Janet Thornton suffers from back pain, but there’s more to her than a persistent ache. A former Boeing engineer, Janet used to be vibrant and full of life. When her husband died six months ago, that all changed. Alone and far from family, Janet has been forced to move into an apartment and lately has been avoiding her medications. She fears her life has gone to pieces. Though Janet is a fictitious person, her story is very real. Logan’s Assessment Center exposes students to people much like Janet through the use of standardized patients—individuals who are trained to portray patients and help prepare students for real-world clinical practice. Since opening in June 2012, Logan’s Assessment Center has made a profound impact on students’ education, complementing what they learn in the classroom. “Not only has the usage of the center increased, but the level of activity has gone up,” said Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd, director of academic assessment. “As a result, we’re finding that the outcome of the student success is much greater due to the input of standardized patients.”

Setting the scene The concept of using standardized patients (SPs) in health care teaching environments has been around since the early 1960s. However, it is only recently that Logan began implementing them as part of the Assessment Center. “Six months prior to using SPs, we took time to learn how they needed to be recruited and trained, attended national conferences and observed them at other institutions,” said Dr. Kaeser. “We wanted to make sure we were using the program in a manner that is most beneficial.” Today, Logan utilizes SPs more frequently than any other chiropractic school, and Dr. Kaeser is grateful that

Logan understands the importance and value it brings to a student’s education. SPs are not trained to provide feedback on the clinical aspects of an exam; rather, they provide specific and actionable feedback on personal and communication skills. SPs ask themselves questions such as, ‘Did the student make me feel comfortable, explain things in terms I understood, demonstrate empathy and make me feel important?’ For each encounter with a student, SPs are trained to play a specific role. “SPs have to memorize information about when their pain started, if it radiates, how it impacts their life, how many children they have and medical history,” said Dr. Kaeser. “They may also have to demonstrate certain emotions or states such as anxiety, anger, impatience or depression. A student might find himself or herself with a vomiting patient or with someone who walks out in the middle of an exam.

“We create a lot of scenarios that put the student in an uncomfortable situation, but they are in a safe environment. It’s a place to make mistakes and understand why. Once you’re in practice, you may not know why your patients aren’t coming back. In here, the SPs will tell you.” Scenarios can range from a 40-year-old patient with a headache to an 80-year-old patient with low back pain. Or in the case of Janet Thornton, there may be underlying issues that challenge students to dig for information.

Delivering the message Standardized patient Gwynneth Rausch portrays Janet, among other characters at Logan, Washington University and Saint Louis University. She explains that students realize they are responsible for making sure each patient is guided toward the best outcome, whether it means treating with chiropractic, co-treating or referring a patient to another health care professional.

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“In the case of Janet, students may realize that she needs more social help by asking the right questions. However, because Janet took steps to see a chiropractor first, students learn that they are her lifeline,” Gwynneth said. “This scenario really shows that Logan is not just looking at adjustments, but rather the role of the primary health care provider.” Gwynneth enjoys seeing what the Assessment Center does for the students. With a background in botany and zoology, and a passion for amateur acting, Gwynneth is the ideal standardized patient. She has worked as an SP for students studying occupational therapy, neurology, pharmacy and geriatrics. She has even portrayed pet owners for students pursuing veterinary medicine. “Anyone in a field working with people needs to be aware of the message he or she is sending, verbally and physically,” Gwynneth said. “With SPs, students have the chance to learn skills that bring assurance and comfort to the patient.” Tri-7 student Weston Holzinger from Highland, Ill., says working with standardized patients at Logan has been a confidence booster. “You can’t fix what you don’t know, but with SPs, we are able to get honest criticism on our weaknesses.” Weston said doctors can get caught up in medical jargon, but practicing with SPs is an opportunity to break down complicated terminology into language the patient understands. He said that during one scenario, he had the task of presenting a diagnosis and decided to bring visual aids to help explain the report of findings. “Communication is key in any field. You have to be able to communicate and work with strangers,” he said. “I once had a very crabby SP. I thought to myself, ‘Slow down, earn his trust, show compassion.’ During the appointment, I could see the patient’s wall starting to come down, and by the end, he was no longer afraid of being helped.”

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Standardized patient Gwynneth Rausch (far right) speaks to a Logan student in the Assessment Center.

Building confidence Gwynneth said it’s important for students to know that SPs are on their side. “We serve as coaches and mentors with the ultimate goal of creating better DCs for patients,” she said. Gwynneth recounts that after portraying patient Janet Thornton to a Logan student during an SP encounter, the student said, “I promise that if after my examination I personally can’t help, I’ll make sure you get the help you need.” Those are the moments that define best practices in health care—practices Logan strives to instill in all students. “SPs tell us our students are no different than students in other health care fields...that they all have the same hesitancies, fears and lack of confidence initially, but grow into skilled and confident doctors at the same rate,” Dr. Kaeser said. “Additionally, SPs are impressed by the resources we are providing at Logan and how serious we take our clinical assessment program.” Logan recently altered the DC curriculum to ensure students are experiencing handson, faculty-guided clinical skills much earlier in their education. Dr. Kaeser said the change provides an opportunity for more

exposure to standardized patients throughout a student’s career. “Our Tri-1 students have been in the Assessment Center three times already, and by the time they graduate, most of them will probably have close to 30 encounters with SPs, if we continue at the current pace,” she said. Most SPs, like Gwynneth, agree that the earlier a student is exposed to clinical scenarios, the more time that student has to fine-tune their skills before entering practice. “It’s easier to get first-year students on board and in the right mindset right off the bat, and we’ve already seen that with Tri-1 students,” Gwynneth said. Important components like empathy and compassion can’t be learned through textbooks or lectures. That is why Dr. Kaeser values the SP program as an essential part of a student’s education. “For students, it’s more than walking in and using a patient as a receptor for giving and obtaining information,” she said. “Students are immediately put into a situation where they feel as though the patient is real because of the psychosocial aspect the standardized patient gives to the case. It’s a great measuring tool and has done phenomenal things for Logan and for our students.”

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Finding the Missing Link

Chronic pain from carrying armor weighing more than 100 pounds. Posttraumatic stress disorder manifesting as insomnia and physical pain. An injury from falling off the back of a truck.

These are just some of the ailments Samantha Morrison, DC, encountered while working at a VA hospital in Missouri. Samantha connected with Carl K. Winkle, DC, through Logan’s Preceptorship Program. She then worked under the direction of Dr. Winkle at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center. “This was the missing link between my student clinic experience and the real world,” she said. “I had the opportunity to grow professionally and gain one-on-one experience with many patients.” During the first month of her preceptorship, Samantha shadowed the hospital’s two full-time doctors, ran computer programs and transcribed doctors’ notes. Then, she started actually treating patients, and soon after, she was seeing eight to 12 patients a day. “I don’t think I necessarily realized how much psychological issues can really affect a person’s overall health,” she said. “Also, I didn’t have a lot of experience treating the geriatric population with chronic conditions. Working at the VA definitely allowed me to become more comfortable in that aspect.” Though Logan’s on-campus health centers are open to the general public, Samantha said the university connects students with a variety of programs that supplement its offerings with a greater diversity in patient demographics and with invaluable “This was the missing real-world experience. The VA preceptorship provided just that for her. “I was nervous about it at first,” she said. She noted she hadn’t thought link between my about the possibility of seeing a patient exhibiting signs of suicide—a situation student clinic experience she came across during her preceptorship. “It’s going through things like that, and the real world. I had things I couldn’t really prepare for, that allowed me to find my confidence in my work,” she said. the opportunity to grow Her affinity for VA work runs deeper than her appreciation for the unique clientele, however. Her father is a Vietnam War veteran, and her family has professionally and gain been involved with veterans since Samantha can remember. She said her personal experiences provided her with a deeper understanding of and one-on-one experience connection with her patients. with many patients.” “I was able to break the ice with patients I otherwise wouldn’t have had much in common with because I could talk to them about my dad,” she said. She added affectionately that older patients would say things like, ‘You look like my granddaughter,’ and, ‘Are you old enough to be a doctor?’ Many of them even provided her with marriage and life advice. Graduating with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in December 2014, Dr. Morrison is currently continuing her education and earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation from Logan. After graduating with her MS, Dr. Morrison plans to begin working in her hometown of Effingham, Ill., with the chiropractor she’s seen since she was seven years old. She then plans to establish a private practice so she can conquer the challenge of starting her own business; however, she hasn’t dismissed the idea of working for the VA again in the future.

Logan graduate earns preceptorship at a VA Hospital

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Co-operating a Practice with Your Spouse Drs. Jude Miller and Holly Tucker met while attending Logan University. They graduated in 2011 and married in 2012. They both knew they wanted to open their own practice, so it made sense that they’d do it together. They now own and operate Active Family & Sports Chiropractic in Kingston, Tenn., offering chiropractic care, rehabilitation, acupuncture, dry needling, nutritional counseling, laser, decompression, Department of Transportation physicals, and even drug and alcohol testing. They are also parents to 20-month-old Tristan. Here, they share their advice for establishing a practice with your spouse. They also discuss how Logan prepared them for operating a successful practice and what the future holds for their business.

What are your secrets to running a successful practice? Dr. Miller: First and foremost, establish goals and make realistic plans to meet them. Engage in personal and communication development, both individually and as a couple. Financial management is very important. There is a lot that plays into the cost of owning a business, especially when you’re also balancing personal finances such as student loan debt. We consulted with many professionals and “mentors” while researching our business plan. We highly recommend a knowledgeable accountant, experienced small business advisor and other community leaders to help your business succeed. Joining your local Chamber of Commerce is a good place to start!

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and geriatric patients, while I wanted to focus on acupuncture and pediatric patients as well as more of the financial management of the business. We’re both very active in the community and sit on different boards for organizations, rather than overlapping our time together.

Tell us about a challenge you faced with your practice, and how you worked together to overcome that challenge. Dr. Miller: We didn’t realize that eastern Tennessee was not as open to the integrative model we experienced in St. Louis. A big challenge for us has been acceptance and collaboration within the medical community and local facilities. Through personal relationships and over time, we have been able to prove our worth as educated health professionals, but it has not been easy. Our patients have not had the privilege of being referred locally for advanced imaging or lab work. Dr. Tucker: Being active with the Tennessee Chiropractic Association has afforded us the opportunity to be mentored by other chiropractors in the state that have experience in different areas. Having an outstanding state chiropractic association has been a huge help in facing any challenge we have come across.

How did Logan help get you to where you are today? Dr. Miller: Logan’s faculty and administration were very supportive of both of us pursuing our goals while in school. The school made it possible for Holly to be involved in national leadership, eventually supporting her World Health Organization internship. This led to her interest in public

health, where she is currently completing her master’s degree. Through Logan’s relationship with the VA, I was able to work in a multidisciplinary setting, standing alongside surgeons and other physicians during patient evaluation and management.

What’s next for Active Family & Sports Chiropractic? Dr. Miller: We hope to expand the office to include other disciplines, such as physical therapy and primary care. I feel that having an integrative practice is very important as this expands the spectrum of patients seen. It also allows for greater financial stability by establishing multiple income streams for the business. The multidisciplinary approach is beneficial for the patient and practitioner.

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Spring 2015 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony

New Spring 2015 Students DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC Lance Alexander Alexander Andrews Hilary Best Natalie Bill Eric Blank Emily Blau Landon Bruner Aaron Bryant Sara Buchanan Regan Buck Eric Burns Carli Coughanowr Evan Crowder Matthew Currie Tracey Curtis Samuel Durbin Christopher Dye Dustin Geroski Zachary Grant Katie Guthrie Michele Hailey Tiffany Huang Warren Kalkstein Amanda Kellerman Parker Klinginsmith

Kathryn Klix Rachel Krieger Jacob Little Ruth Lough Jeffrey Mechtenberg Sabra Meinen Jessica Miller Lundria Moore Cory Oliver Robert Pugsley Emma Robertson Raymond Robinson Ashleigh Rodriguez Christopher Ruppel Carrie Santore Brandon Sieg Dalton Tolliver Daniel Trout Vance True Anthony Turner Megan Vail Warren Varney Nicholas Venturini Robert Watson Michelle Withington Dalton Wood Tesia Yang Brad Younghouse

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Maame Amponsah Houston Anderson Cooper Anderson Matthew Bennett Candice Coffey Renee Edelen Paul Frank Patrick Hailey Cathleen Hardin Rachel Harris Matthew Hemmerle Robert Kelly Taylor Luster Tara Mashburn Adrianna Norris Addison O’Day Tara O’Donnell Kelsey Rahmoeller Karen Rhone Rebecca Zurbuchen

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION Isaac Armstrong Stephen Bell Gary Berkley James Cash Samantha Dobsch Paul Edmiston Ashley Kirdahy Taryn Lewis Brittany MacLennan Bo Mathias Jeffrey McWhorter Nathan Merhaut Jordan Mousley Brandy Nickels-Johnson Michael Schmidt Christian Simmons Andrew Strachan Samantha Szyska Keith Yoho

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Logan Supports Campaign to Recruit More Chiropractic Students If the number of students referred to chiropractic increased by just five percent, chiropractic colleges and universities could see as many as 1,870 additional chiropractic students per year.

How can you help ‘Recommend One’ today? Doctor and Student Initiatives • Display Recommend One posters in chiropractic offices. • Display Recommend One materials in office with business reply. • Participate in community outreach at junior colleges and health and science programs.

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) is leading an initiative to do just that. The campaign called “Recommend One” launched last year following a survey issued by Chiropractic Economics. According to survey results: • 67.9 percent of respondents indicated that they occasionally recommend chiropractic as a career to patients and friends. • 42.2 percent of respondents indicated they recommend chiropractic as a career to patients, family and friends. • 69 percent of respondents indicated that the profession would benefit from media activities, chiropractic colleges and fellow doctors encouraging a career in chiropractic. In response, the F4CP is providing free resources and marketing support to DCs, chiropractic colleges, associations and vendors that are interested in educating prospective students on the benefits of a chiropractic career. Recognition is being given to those making significant efforts as ‘top recruiters.’ “What we really want to do is get the number of practicing DCs where they should be,” said Kristine Dowell, executive vice president for the F4CP. “Our role in this ongoing campaign is to help those who are interested, but may not have the time or tools to do it.” For more information about receiving Recommend One marketing materials and learning how to support the campaign, please visit the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress at www.f4cp.com

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• Start a mentor program.

State Association Initiatives • Outreach program: Identify DCs willing to go into the community and approach students in health and science programs. • Be community organizers. • Host an event or seminar with information about the Recommend One campaign. • Promote on social media and in promotional materials.

Vendor Initiatives • Include Recommend One materials in product packages. • Mail Recommend One posters to DC practices. • Promote Recommend One verbally and through handouts at seminars. • Include Recommend One logo in ads, marketing materials and websites. • Contribute money to scholarship funds.

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Low Back Pain: Generating Answers Although he believed the preeminent honor of his research career was a publication in the June 2014 Brain (his second in Brain) which reported the clinical and cortical neuroplastic correlates of carpal tunnel syndrome, Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s department of radiology, is now collaborating on pioneering a new study with even greater expectations. This project will identify the brain networks and connectivity arising from spinal manipulation induced analgesia in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). The study was developed through ongoing research collaboration (since 2000) with Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Several noninvasive MR functional neuroimaging techniques will be employed in the project to map the neuroplastic expression of CLBP and the analgesic response to spinal manipulation. One of the cutting-edge imaging metrics will monitor the regional cerebral blood flow using the technique of Arterial Spin Labeling. This technique is sensitive to brain states that fluctuate slowly over the course of many minutes, the temporal scale seen in states of clinical pain such as CLBP. This method will offer an ideal opportunity to understand CLBP and the analgesic effects of spinal manipulation in the context of localized and integrated connectivity across correlated brain networks. The project is exploratory and will provide preliminary data for an R21 grant proposal submitted to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. “No one to date has employed the inherently powerful methods and advanced analytical techniques employed in our study of spinal manipulation in CLBP,” said Dr. Kettner. This pilot research project was funded through a generous grant awarded by the National Chiropractic Malpractice Insurance Company Foundation and by Logan University.

Dr. Enix Contributes to NASS Guidelines Dennis Enix, DC, MBA, associate professor at Logan University, was invited to provide an update on the evidence-based clinical guidelines to the North American Spine Society (NASS), the largest spine interdisciplinary organization in the world. Dr. Enix is a member of the NASS Research Council, EvidenceBased Guideline Development Committee and a member of the editorial board for the NASS journal SpineLine.

Clinical guidelines offer evidence-based recommendations addressing key clinical questions for specific diagnoses and treatment of spinal disorders. According to the NASS, they are created to serve as an educational tool to improve patient care by outlining reasonable information-gathering and decision-making processes used in the management of back pain in adults. Dr. Enix was among a group of medical doctors, primarily orthopedic and neurosurgeons, on the NASS Evidence-based Guideline Development Committee that analyzed hundreds of randomized controlled clinical trials and used different validation measures to identify questions. A synopsis of the guidelines will be printed in The Spine Journal in 2015. The complete 119-page document is available on the NASS website (spine.org) for download.

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Michael Schoor, Essential Formulas

From left: Michael Schoor, CEO and President of Essential Formulas, Inc., and Jack Speer, son of Dr. Thomas Speer, with Logan student Charles Hogan, the first recipient of the Dr. Thomas E. Speer Scholarship.

Michael Schoor has always had a connection to health care, whether it was managing policies for Congress or providing regulatory counsel to chiropractic colleges. In 2000, Michael founded Essential Formulas, Inc. (EFI), a Dallas-based distributor of whole food nutritional supplements, probiotic and omega products. As the company grew, Michael knew he wanted to do something to benefit chiropractic students. Last year, Schoor established a scholarship in honor of his longtime friend Dr. Thomas E. Speer, DC. “Tom was a good friend of mine, but he was a much better 16 SPRING 2015

friend and supporter of the chiropractic profession,” Schoor said. “The profession owes a lot to the ‘Tom Speers’ of the world. They fought and won the early battles, which allows today’s chiropractors to fight battles on behalf of the millions of chiropractic patients.” Dr. Speer, a decorated World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy invasion in 1945, served as a lobbyist in New Mexico before deciding to begin a second career as a Doctor of Chiropractic at age 51. Even though he would only practice for a few years, Dr. Speer demonstrated a deep commitment to chiropractic and to Logan.

Together with fellow students (and now DCs) James Lehman, Fred Gehl, Ted Coffman and Holly Schaub Lehman, Dr. Speer was instrumental in helping Logan become the first chiropractic college to be recognized as an institution of higher education, which ultimately allowed Logan students to acquire student loans. Later on, he helped Logan secure the funds needed to purchase the present-day campus in Chesterfield. Schoor always admired Dr. Speer’s passion and dedication for his profession, and likewise Dr. Speer valued Schoor’s friendship. “There was a bond between the two of them,” said

Dr. Speer’s son Jack. “And dad just loved Michael to tears.” EFI has committed to contributing a minimum of $5,000 annually over the course of 10 years to the Dr. Thomas E. Speer Scholarship, which is awarded to Logan students launching a second career as chiropractic physicians.

donate Online at logan.edu/Give or contact Stacey Till at 636-230-1905

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SPRING SYMPOSI UM Maximizing Human Performance in an Integrated Setting April 30 – May 3, 2015

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Schedule of Continuing Education and Events Thursday, April 30 1 to 2:40 p.m.

Diagnostic Imaging with an Upright MRI (Sponsored by The Center for Diagnostic Imaging) Kishan Yalavarthi, MD, MBA Dr. Yalavarthi addresses how upright MRI is an innovative tool for taking weightbearing images of the patient. As every chiropractor knows, weight/gravity has a profound effect on spinal biomechanics, and this technology provides another level of diagnostic accuracy.

health if a DC is not part of an integrated team. Integration simply means a team of practitioners working together for the benefit of the patient. 5 to 7 p.m.

Meet Me in St. Louis Cocktail Party (Sponsored by Physicians Business Solutions) William D. Purser Center at Logan University

Friday, May 1 7:30 to 8:20 a.m.

BREAK 3 to 3:50 p.m.

Pathology and Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic X Syndrome Paul Ling Tai, DPM, FACFS, ABPS, ABAARM, DACBN (Sponsored by Health Secrets USA) An expert in understanding the pathology involved in obesity and metabolic syndrome, Dr. Tai discusses all aspects of these maladies and how an integrated team, especially including a chiropractor, can be an important resource in assisting these patients back to health. 4 to 4:50 p.m.

The Importance of Chiropractic in the Integrated Setting (Sponsored by Logan University) Roy Hillgartner, DC Dr. Hillgartner discusses the value of the chiropractor as an important member of the patient’s health care team. The chiropractor brings expertise in biomechanics of the spine and understands how faulty biomechanics can affect the outcome of a patient’s 18 SPRING 2015

as part of an integrated team can be an important part of our animal ‘friends’ care, helping them to recover from injury or illness and maximizing their performance as our faithful friends.

Maximizing Human Performance in an Integrated Setting – The Future of Chiropractic in an Integrated Setting (Sponsored by NCMIC) Louis Sportelli, DC Dr. Sportelli is an expert on understanding and embracing future trends in chiropractic and in health care delivery in general. The new model of health care is the health care team. This team consists of diverse health care practitioners from MDs, DOs, DCs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, PTs, nutritionists, acupuncturists, etc. Chiropractors must be an integral part of this team in the 21st century. 8:30 to 9:20 a.m.

Maximizing Human and “Friend(s)” Performance in an Integrated Setting – Overview of Animal Chiropractic (Sponsored by Options for Animals) Dennis Eschbach, DC Dr. Eschbach discusses how chiropractic care can benefit animals. A knowledgeable chiropractor working with a veterinarian

BREAK (Sponsored by NCMIC) 10 to 11:40 a.m.

Viscero-Somatic Syndromes: Assessment and Management (Sponsored by Loomis Institute™ of Enzyme Nutrition) Howard F. Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA Dr. Loomis discusses the scientific validity of chiropractic (from a basic science viewpoint) and how to integrate chiropractic with other health care practitioners using results of postural examinations to determine if the cause of the patient’s problem is structural (somatic) or functional (visceral). 12 to 1:30 p.m.

State of University/ Scholarship Luncheon (Sponsored by Standard Process) Hosted by President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield 1:30 to 3:10 p.m.

The Sports Medicine Team – A Multidisciplinary Approach (Sponsored by Logan University) George Paletta, Jr., MD Ralph Filson, DC Brad Henderson, LAT, ATC Former members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ health care team discuss how they worked as equal partners to treat and prevent sports injuries and maximize the performance of athletes. Dr. Paletta is the former team orthopedic surgeon for the

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St. Louis Cardinals, Dr. Filson is the former team chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams, and Brad Henderson is the former trainer for the St. Louis Cardinals and former head trainer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. BREAK 4 to 4:50 p.m.

8 Powerful Secrets to Anti-Aging (Sponsored by Health Secrets USA) Paul Ling Tai, DPM FACFS, ABPS, ABAARM, DACBN Dr. Tai is an internationally known expert in anti-aging medicine and works daily with doctors and practitioners from every discipline to assist patients in fighting the effects of aging, naturally. 5 to 5:50 p.m.

Methylation Made Simple (Sponsored by Metabolic Management) Gregory Peterson, DC, DABCI, FIAMA, CCST An expert on methylation, Dr. Peterson addresses the various genetic mutations found along critical pathways and how they affect one’s health. 6 to 8 p.m.

Meet and Mingle Happy Hour (Sponsored by Howard F. Loomis Jr., DC) Exhibition Area at The DoubleTree

Saturday, May 2

to use prevention and clinical evidencebased expertise in patient care as part of an integrative team while maintaining an identity as chiropractor.

with specific focus on the use of Kinesio tape and resistance bands, as well as procedures and modalities to enhance and restore proprioceptive function.

8:30 to 9:20 a.m.


The DC as a Trailblazer in an Integrated Setting – The Chiropractic Diagnosis and Treatment Model (Sponsored by Logan University) Donna Mannello, DC Longtime Logan faculty member Dr. Mannello will discuss how the Doctor of Chiropractic has been, and continues to be, a trailblazer in integrative health care with expertise in diagnosis and in an evidence-based treatment model that fits in well with the holistic health care plan to benefit our patients. Dr. Mannello is being honored as our first ever Dr. Beatrice Hagan Speaker.

(Sponsored by ChiroTouch) Fabrizio Mancini, DC, FICC, FACC A world renowned speaker and author on chiropractic, Dr. Fab Mancini discusses how

Nutrition and Human Performance (Sponsored by Standard Process) Joseph Biernat, DC Dr. Biernat describes the importance of whole food nutrition as an integral component of maximizing human performance as well as how to identify, prioritize and address issues related to the patient’s present and impending health challenges.

Sunday, May 3 7:30 to 9:10 a.m.

BREAK 10 to 11:40 a.m.

Plant-Based Nutrition (Sponsored by Logan University) James Loomis, Jr., MD Dr. Loomis is an internal medicine specialist who has made a study of the benefits of a plant-based diet and has made it an essential part of patient care in his medical practice. He will describe his research and guide us through a step-by-step process to integrate a plant-based diet into our chiropractic practice.

7:30 to 8:20 a.m.

The Role of Traditional Chiropractors in an Integrated Setting: Chiropractic – An Idea Whose Time Has Come

4 to 5:40 p.m.

1:30 to 3:10 p.m.

Rehab Procedures (Sponsored by Performance Health/BioFreeze-Theraband) Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS Dr. DeBono addresses rehabilitation procedures utilizing cutting-edge techniques in the rehabilitation of injuries and dysfunctions of the spine and joints

Risk Management (Sponsored by Logan University) Kelly Brinkman, DC, MCS-P Proper billing and coding assists DCs in reducing the risks of errors and audits. This session concentrates on best practices in the area of risk management for billing and coding procedures. BREAK 10 to 11:40 a.m.

Risk Management (Sponsored by Logan University) John Davenport, DC, CCSP, FIAMA, MCS-P Any provider of health care is statutorily obligated to protect the patient’s confidential records. This session describes and discusses the HIPAA requirements and presents procedures to avoid risk in the protection of patient records.

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Dr. Beatrice Hagen Honored at 2015 Spring Symposium Those who knew Beatrice Hagen, DC, share stories of her leadership, foresight and devotion to chiropractic. The impact she left on Logan and the profession is felt by many, and her legacy lives on for those looking to improve the lives of others. The former Logan University president will be posthumously honored during Logan’s 2015 Spring Symposium. Serving as the inaugural Beatrice Hagen Speaker for the presentation is one member of the Logan community who knew her well: Donna Mannello, DC. “I feel extremely honored because I know so many people whose lives have been positively influenced by Dr. Hagen,” Dr. Mannello said. “She was devoted to her family, to Logan and to furthering the chiropractic profession.” Dr. Mannello cherishes the special bond she had with Dr. Hagen. Over the years, she would find that Dr. Hagen was not only a mentor and a role model but also a loyal friend. Dr. Hagen was serving as Logan’s fifth president (and the first female president of a chiropractic college) when Dr. Mannello enrolled as a Logan student in 1984. “I can remember her coming into the classroom or speaking with students in the hallways

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After retiring from Logan, Dr. Hagen remained in the St. Louis area for several years, serving as a consultant. Dr. Mannello became Dr. Hagen’s chiropractic physician, and the two would drive together to upstate New York when Dr. Hagen’s health started to fail. During that time, Dr. Hagen shared experiences and knowledge about the profession and her practice, which Dr. Mannello said gave her incredible insight into the “I admire how dedicated Dr. Hagen was to academic struggles and ultimate success excellence. She had amazing instinct and made a of chiropractic. difference in the lives of those who knew her.” Dr. Mannello was inspired by Dr. Hagen, and just as it did for her and cafeteria. She was such a caring mentor, a passion for education and person and made Logan a family furthering the profession has kept her at atmosphere, inviting to students, faculty Logan ever since. and staff.” “Logan is my home,” Dr. Mannello said. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in “I have had such wonderful opportunities education and working as a teaching because of my job at Logan and am assistant and tutor while attending Logan, honored to be part of an incredible faculty. Dr. Mannello graduated with her Doctor of Hopefully, my dedication to Logan and the Chiropractic degree in 1987 and was hired education of future chiropractors has made to teach part-time at Logan while a difference too. completing a residency program at “I am privileged to be selected as the Lindell Hospital. first Beatrice Hagen Speaker. I admire how The following year, she became a fulldedicated Dr. Hagen was to academic time instructor and a research assistant. excellence. She had amazing instinct and During that time, Dr. Hagen participated as made a difference in the lives of those an expert evaluator in two research studies who knew her.” designed by Dr. Mannello, who recalled Dr. Hagen’s passion for Basic Technique. That is when their friendship began.

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For additional details and updated information about the Symposium, please visit logan.edu/Symposium.

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Tobe Neil Thacker Danielle Renee Boyer Caleb M. Bryant S. Rian Campbell Brett J. Clark Brennan Donahue Michael Gregory Farrell Stephanie M. Ferris James M. Galvin III Tember Lenn Hursh Cecily Marie Kampwerth Cheryl A. Koelling Taryn Lynn Lewis Patrick M. Macauley Lance K. Maki Steffen McCullough Mark Richard Mudd Caleigh Olszewski Kelsey Rahmoeller Shay Elizabeth Reid Chase P. Rupprecht Jonathan Michael Saigh Christina Ann Schlesinger Christian Alexander Simmons Nicole Allison Stewart Andrew Strachan Hannah Marie Strachan Danielle Strawn Jesse J. Suess Tobe Neil Thacker Jake Wayne Whitby Michael C. Wilson Jared A. Yates Peter J. Youroukos

Dennis Allan Satoshi Brick James Michael Cash Stephanie Kaye Chojnacki Brittany Fairbanks Alexander Linn Heitman Jason A. Holt Mathew J. Kachel Kathryn Nicole Niehaus Tara R. O’Donnell Leanne Parker Emily Paszkiewicz Taylor Jay Paul Kenneth Ryan Rozell Berkley Marie Schuppan Gabriel A. Shelton

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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, six or ten consecutive trimesters. Three Consecutive Trimesters Isaac C. Armstrong Alexander R. Bakaysa Stephen M. Bell Jordan M. Bonham Eric A. Burke Mary Burke Blake A. Butler Ryan Dean Butts Gregory R. Davis Lindsey Ann DiNicola Samantha L. Dobsch Anna A. George Bradley Steven Gloyeske Hunter D. Hout Austin Sherman Thomas Hubbard Ashley J. Kirdahy Meghan L. Knutson Lance K. Maki Bo C. Mathias Nathan S. Merhaut John Robert Moore Julia Eve Morgan

Alf Simen Nordbø Amanda Leigh Peiffer Kelsey L. Rahmoeller Chase Preston Rupprecht Lauren E. Stemle Taylor J. Stoecklin Samantha Lynn Swiderski Samantha M. Szyska Hannah Nicole Walker Bryson Colt Wilbanks Heather D. Wooldridge Keith E. Yoho Six Consecutive Trimesters Joshua C. Albrecht Megan Noel Bean Daniel J. Bridge Matthew David Clark Andrew W. deBethune Daniel A. DeBiasio Linzie Suzanne Evans Travis A. Falkner Daryle Ann Goldie Charles M. Hogan Travis Allen Isaak Nicholas J. Knaup Cory Michael Kopas Thomas O. Niemela Taylor B. Rafool Kristen Elizabeth Ras Nathan M. Siebenaller Joyce Megan Simpson Crystal L. Stegman Tayler J. Suydam Elizabeth S. Taylor Monique G. White

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R E CO GN I Z I N G S U CCE SS 10 Consecutive Trimesters Chelsie Lee Arnold Christopher Thomas Belics Heather Lynn Lucas Shanele Ranae Lundahl Cameron Robert Mac Kichan Lauren Yvonne McVay Samantha JoEtta Morrison Andrea Jo Scheuerman Elizabeth Kay Sweers Brooke Nicole Van Kirk

MASTER OF SCIENCE GRADUATING CLASS Nutrition and Human Performance Aaron Richard Beck, DC Wilfred C. Beyers III, DC Hwan Tak Choi, DC Stephanie Heavener Denton, DC Adrienne Marie DiNicola, DC Karen Christine Hendel, DC Clyde J. Johnson, DC See Khang, DC Trina Nadia Kreil, DC Brandy Janell NickelsJohnson, DC Annie S. Norman, DC Danielle Rae Ott, DC Patricia Ann Pellegrino, DC Jamie L. Russell, DC Jessica Davenport Smith, DC Miranda Ariel Wall John T. Werenski, DC Sports Science and Rehabilitation Anthony Andrew Aamodt, DC Andrew Joseph Badell, DC Laura Marie Cayce, DC Charles M’ Boya Dowe, DC Samantha Brandi Fong Robert K. Kelly, DC Jeffery Adam Ligon, DC David Patrick McNamara, DC Erik Eugene Michener, DC Michael J. Reed, DC Andrew Joseph Reheisse, DC Andrew Clark Sanders, DC Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi, DC Summer Lybrook Turner, DC Peng Wang

CLASS OF DECEMBER 2014 HONORS AWARDS: DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors) Brooke Nicole Van Kirk, Valedictorian Shanele Ranae Lundahl Cameron Robert Mac Kichan Elizabeth Kay Sweers Magna Cum Laude (High Honors) Chelsie Lee Arnold Christopher Thomas Belics Lauren Yvonne McVay Andrea Jo Scheuerman Cum Laude (Honors) Elizabeth Suanne Taylor Buntin Chelsea Alexis Jacobs Cory Michael Kopas Heather Lynn Lucas Emma Joyce Minx Samantha JoEtta Morrison Melissa Kay Porter Crystal LaShay Stegman Lauren Elizabeth Stemle Jasmine Yousefi

MASTER OF SCIENCE Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors) Anthony Andrew Aamodt, DC, Valedictorian (MSR) Wilfred C. Beyers, III, DC, Valedictorian (MSN) Brandy Janell NickelsJohnson, DC

Cum Laude (Honors) Adrienne Marie DiNicola, DC Samantha Brandi Fong See Khang, DC David Patrick McNamara, DC Jessica Davenport Smith, DC Annie S. Norman, DC

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS Basic Science Division Award Christopher Thomas Belics Chiropractic Science Basic Technique Award Brooke Nicole Van Kirk Chiropractic Science Diversified Technique Award Lindsey Ann DiNicola Chiropractic Science Division Award Cameron Robert Mac Kichan Clinical Science Division Awards Crystal LaShay Stegman Brooke Nicole Van Kirk Radiology Department Awards Cameron Robert Mac Kichan Brooke Nicole Van Kirk Research Division Awards Delia Lord Hobbins Lauren Yvonne McVay Sheri Renee Williams

LOGAN LEGACY AWARDS Lindsey Ann DiNicola Legacy: Sister, Dr. Adrienne DiNicola Alexander Green Legacy: Parents, Dr. Steven Green and Dr. Maureen Hayes Barthalomew E. Hand Legacy: Uncle, Dr. Brent Easly Benjamin Joseph Heasty Legacy: Brother, Dr. Roderick M. Heasty Shanele Ranae Lundahl Legacy: Grandfather, the late Dr. Carl H. Lundahl Lauren Yvonne McVay Legacy: Parents, Drs. Kirk and Valerie McVay Alex W. Schatt Legacy: Grandfather, the late Dr. William Schatt II and Father, Dr. William Schatt III Elizabeth Kay Sweers Legacy: Brother, Dr. Kevin Bloyer Jasmine Yousefi Legacy: Cousins, Dr. Anahita Yousefi and Dr. Arash Yousefi

Magna Cum Laude (High Honors) Laura Marie Cayce, DC Stephanie Heavener Denton, DC Clyde J. Johnson, DC Trina Nadia Kreil, DC Erik Eugene Michener, DC Andrew Joseph Reheisse, DC Jamie L. Russell, DC Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi, DC SPRING 2015 23

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Women in Chiropractic Making a Difference Vision. Determination. Passion. In the following pages, we look at several Logan women who are making a difference—in practice, in the community and in the chiropractic profession. While their stories vary, they all share a common trait: a desire to positively impact other lives. From helping athletes maximize their performance and tackle health issues to providing inspiration and guidance for becoming successful leaders, these women find opportunity among challenges.

Meet your classmates and colleagues—women of Logan.

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All the Right Moves Logan student and dancer pursues career in chiropractic dance therapy With 15 years of dance experience under her belt, not to mention a bachelor’s degree in dance performance and choreography, she is what one might call a ‘serious dancer.’


ara Perry performed with professional dance companies during her undergraduate years and always considered the possibility of turning her passion into a career. Sara visited chiropractors and massage therapists throughout her life to relieve the dance-related, wear-and-tear on her body. Acknowledging how the therapy helped her as well as her interest in how the body works, Sara considered practicing massage therapy in conjunction with dancing to support herself financially. However, a visit with a chiropractor during her undergraduate career encouraged her to shift gears. After connecting the dots between chiropractic and her life, and learning about the financial prospects of a career in chiropractic, becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic just made sense. “When I was twelve years old, I developed a growing pain so severe, I couldn’t stand up straight. I missed two weeks of school,” she explained. “After just one adjustment from a chiropractor, I walked out of the office standing straight up. Without that therapy, I may not have been able to dance again.” Sara had always been interested in learning more about the body’s anatomy,

biochemistry and kinesiology. For her, it became a no-brainer: she could combine passions by providing chiropractic therapy to dancers. When she started at Logan, Sara quit dance to focus on her studies. But she wasn’t out of the game for long. After hearing about the local Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (CKDC) from a friend, Sara joined the company as a performer, and before long, she was advising fellow dancers using physical therapy techniques. “This was an ‘aha’ moment for me,” Sara said. “As established as I was in dance, I wouldn’t have made the connection between my dancing and what I could do for other dancers.” She added that CKDC’s small size as well as its position as a new company provided a great opportunity for her to grow along with it as she worked toward securing a clinical position. Sara started her own biochemistry and kinesiology workshop at CKDC, where she teaches dance students “how to warm up every single joint—because you can’t just jog to warm up if you’re a dancer,” she explained. She helps dancers focus on each aspect of the body and their movements from the ground up, often incorporating the use of exercise balls, foam rollers and TheraBands.

As a Tri-10 student, Sara interned at the Montgomery Health Center. There, she provided invaluable advice, support and therapy programs as a dancer and friend to patients—many of whom she danced with at CKDC. Knowing she’s well versed in dance gives her credibility with them. “I can quickly target the motions they’ll be doing because I know dance vocabulary,” she said. In a unique and effective practice, Sara records videos of her dancer-patients performing moves such as pliés and jumps that trigger pain or body issues. By watching the videos of patients in slow motion, Sara is able to show-and-tell exactly how their techniques are causing problems and advise how they can adjust their movements to relieve symptoms. Sara has expanded her experience through the opportunity to shadow Rachel Loeb, DC (class of August 2010), who is the company chiropractor for The Big Muddy Dance Company; Dr. Loeb treats many dancers in her daily practice. Following graduation, Sara plans to begin her career in St. Louis, learning from others who specialize in dance therapy. “Wherever I practice, my goal is to become a go-to DC for dancers in the area,” Sara said.

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Women’s Leadership Council Gains Following

Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP (left), and Allison Harvey, DC

Women at Logan who are looking for inspiration and guidance on how to become successful leaders in their profession now have a resource right on campus.

The purpose of the WLC is to: Promote professionalism among chiropractic students


temming from an internal task force to determine ways to further support females both personally and professionally at Logan, the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) was established last fall. Health Center Clinician Allison Harvey, DC, and Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, Fellow in the Human Performance Center (along with Chair Jameca Falconer, PhD; Stacey Till, MSEd; and Karen Dishauzi, DC, MEd) were appointed by Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD, to serve as task force members but were drawn to take on more of a leadership role to help get the ball rolling. “The first thing we knew we wanted was not just to educate, but to empower women, whether their goal is to become an entrepreneur, a supervisor or a working mom,” said Dr. Humphries. “The next thing we wanted to do is provide women with the resources and motivation.”

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Promote networking within the chiropractic profession Establish a deeper interest in the advancement of women in chiropractic Promote mentorship among practicing chiropractors in the area Integrate small business resources and enhance education

One of the primary goals of the WLC is to bring in dynamic speakers to address relevant topics, ranging from how to purchase a practice to how to manage a family while working. Some of the first speakers included December 2005 Logan graduate Jennifer McCleary, DC, who started her own practice (Triad Sports & Family Chiropractic in Clayton) after graduation, and August 2012 graduate Brittany Warren, DC, of Sunset Hills Chiropractic, who discussed chiropractic success for the modern woman.

“I think the questions women ask themselves are, ‘How do I manage people, how can I effectively manage my time and how can I maximize time in my day,’” said Dr. Humphries. Dr. Humphries said she will draw on her own public speaking experiences and leadership skills as both a coach and team captain in helping lead the WLC. Dr. Harvey recalls the challenges she faced with running a practice, working full-time and being a mom to her twin daughters. She said there’s much she can share with others experiencing the same struggles. “It’s all about us learning from each other and providing support in terms of leadership and motivation,” she said. As the WLC evolves, Drs. Humphries and Harvey are looking forward to creating strategic goals to ensure its longevity as well as discussing the idea of a WLC conference geared toward current and prospective female students, alumni, faculty and staff.

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On-Ramp to the Real World The value of Logan’s preceptorship program

Richard Allen, DC, of Allen Family Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (above), and 2014 Logan graduate Lauren Stemle, DC (right).


or December 2014 Logan graduate Lauren Stemle, DC, her preceptorship embodied just that. “The experience was a great way to end my time at Logan. It brought my education full-circle,” she said. The objective of Logan’s Trimester 10 Preceptorship Program is to supplement a student’s clinical education by providing practical experience in a private practice environment. Though not required, many Logan students find the experience invaluable. Approaching her tenth trimester, Lauren knew she wanted to practice in the Nashville area post-graduation. She was contacted by Richard Allen, DC, of Allen Family Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, Tenn., after posting an application for a preceptorship program on the Tennessee Chiropractic Association’s website. Once at Allen, Lauren began by observing patient-doctor interactions as well as the operations of the business, then progressed to working with patients on her

The ideal Logan Preceptorship Program provides students with realworld experience and is mutually beneficial for the student and the participating organization or practice.

own, under the supervision of DCs, through which she was able to demonstrate unique skills. “I incorporated soft tissue techniques into the practice, which was something neither of the doctors I worked with had any experience with,” she said. Her command of the technique—officially called Active Release Technique®, or A.R.T.®— provided her with the opportunity to work with a retired professional athlete and coach, who showed keen interest. Lauren credits Logan for her ability to use the technique. She explained that the university offers a variety of course choices that supplement students’ chiropractic adjustment education and gives them a competitive edge in practice. “A.R.T. has been very beneficial in my treatment plans and in talking about chiropractic with the general public,” Lauren said. “Patients always praise this technique.” The preceptorship also provided the opportunity for Lauren to hone her pediatric skills and interest by working with

a female adolescent struggling with hypothyroidism. In that particular case, Lauren helped the patient establish optimal nutrition and physical activity to help manage her condition. “The preceptorship helped me gain insight into the needs of the local community, awareness of the current patient base and niches I can create for myself within the practice,” she said. Today, Dr. Stemle is working as an independent chiropractic contractor and plans to expand her practice in the Nashville area within the next two to three years. She believes that after her preceptorship experience, the transition to a full-time position and to building her business will be nearly seamless. “Through Logan’s Preceptorship Program, I was able to fine-tune the details of both my clinical and business skills upon my launch into the real world,” she said. “Today, I feel confident not only in my clinical and case-management skills, but also in the business aspect of running a practice.” SPRING 2015 29

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Aaron Waggoner Vice President

Keith Puckett Board Member

Dr. Terrance Waggoner President & CEO

Building Health, Giving Hope Across the Globe Building health, giving hope—a notion reflective of chiropractic at its core is also the foundation of Encompass Nutrients, a supplement company founded in 2013 by August 1986 Logan alumnus Terrance Waggoner, DC.

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Joshua Weiland Graphic Design Board Member

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Since its inception in 2013, Encompass has expanded upon this concept in a big way, giving hope to thousands across the world. Through his three offices in northern Indiana, Dr. Waggoner has helped many patients through chiropractic care. It wasn’t until one patient complained about the cost and hassle of taking multiple supplements at once, however, that an idea was born. Just three days after the complaint, Dr. Waggoner’s company had a tax ID and a name: Encompass Nutrients. Each softgel product would contain 19 vitamins and minerals, probiotics, omega-3 fish oil and supergreens. The catch? The company would only see 20 percent of its own profits. The remaining 80 percent would be donated to help eradicate the orphan crisis across the world.

Products with a Purpose Growing up in a family that hosted foster children, one of whom became his adopted sister, Dr. Waggoner always harbored the desire to adopt a child. After having five children of their own, he and his wife decided to act upon the mutual desire that remained in their hearts. After learning that the greatest need for adoption existed in Ethiopia, Dr. Waggoner and his wife decided to adopt. Two years later, they traveled to the country to meet and bring home their 9-month-old daughter, Anna (who is now 5). Chase Waggoner Board Member

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Dr. Waggoner (left) with his wife, Juli (right) and their adopted daughter, Anna.

“Most of the orphans there have never taken a bath,” said Dr. Waggoner. “They live in mud-floor houses and have just one outfit they wear every day. They usually end up with disease or sickness.” After seeing the conditions and reading a book that discussed living life with a purpose, he felt compelled to do something. Dr. Waggoner revisits Ethiopia once a year, bringing one of his children each time to provide them with a firsthand look at the conditions their business is helping to eradicate. Encompass Nutrients now supports orphan programs, sponsors children on a monthly basis and helps individual families adopt children of their own; its impact spreads through Ethiopia, India, Thailand, Honduras and the United States. With a one-time donation, Encompass has even helped rescue three sex-trafficking victims through the organization Destiny Rescue. A large portion of the company’s efforts are in conjunction with Lifesong for Orphans, an organization that, among other initiatives, builds schools for orphans in places of need. Lifesong School in Ethiopia enrolled 100 students upon opening in 2011; now, 1,100 students attend the school—thanks, in part, to Encompass’ contributions. The ultimate goal of Encompass Nutrients is to eventually reach $1 million in sales each month and eradicate the orphan crisis in the world.

Family Focus

Chase Waggoner (right) with his wife, Alexa.

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Also a member of Encompass Nutrients’ Board of Directors is Dr. Waggoner’s son, Chase Waggoner, who is a Tri-9 student at Logan. He produced much of the research for the Encompass products. “I’ve always been inspired to help people better their health and nutrition,” said Chase. Growing up in a family of chiropractors helped instill his desire to enter the profession. “After seeing a woman unable to walk at my dad’s office, and then leave saying she ‘felt like she could dance,’ I knew I was going to be a chiropractor,” he said. A trip to Ethiopia with his dad in 2011 only furthered his passion. “The ratio of orphans to caregiver at the orphanage in Ethiopia is 23 to one; the kids have actually stopped crying for help. Our needs are nothing compared to theirs.” Chase helped make Encompass’ products available in the Logan University bookstore. Upon graduation, he will become more involved with Encompass in addition to joining his father’s practice in Indiana. He feels well-equipped for the work ahead of him—and he credits Logan for that. “Logan definitely taught me a lot about essential vitamins and minerals and gave me the foundation I needed to help develop the Encompass products,” he said. Dr. Waggoner also acknowledged Logan as critical to his success. “Logan is definitely the best chiropractic school out there,” he said. “I loved my education and the way they run the clinics and education.” To learn more, visit EncompassNutrients.com.

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Tell me about your practice. My practice is focused on treating pain syndromes through chiropractic adjustments and active rehabilitation. When I go into a company, I find that approximately 20 percent of the employees have a problem that I can treat.

Why did you decide to get involved in your local Chamber of Commerce?

Ed Ernstrom, DC, graduated from Logan in April 2010 and opened Ernstrom Spinal Rehab in Chesterfield, Missouri, in October 2013. He shares his experience with being involved in his local Chamber of Commerce and how to make the most out of membership. Dr. Ernstrom

When I first graduated, I didn’t know how to prospect for new patients. I was failing miserably, even though I had worked in retail throughout undergraduate and graduate school. I had 15 years of sales experience, yet I didn’t know how to create opportunities to sell myself and the services that I provide. After graduating from Logan, I was hired by a group practice as an associate doctor. That group was extremely involved in three different chambers of commerce. I learned that networking with the community’s business leaders starts in the local chamber of commerce. When I opened my office, I automatically signed up with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.

was awarded the 2014 Chesterfield Young Professional Award by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to host a Chamber meeting at their office? What worked well? The best way to stand out is to show up and be involved. Each month, the

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce allows members to host an event called First Thursday Coffee. I decided to take advantage of this and hosted the Coffee at my office in January. Roughly 60 members of the Chamber attended, and I was able to communicate my services onsite to a captive audience. Several of my patients even attended and voluntarily provided positive testimonials on my behalf because they wanted others to know about my treatments.

What are other valuable ways to get the most out of your membership with the Chamber? Volunteering for a variety of different Chamber committees is key to maximizing your membership. I have been on four different committees over the last year. The one that I suggest for any new doctor or business owner is the membership committee. The membership committee is responsible for being the first contact for any new business in the community. Simply put, you have a warm lead heading into the conversation that would normally be a cold contact.

How has being involved in the Chamber helped your practice? I was always told that Chesterfield was a crowded market for chiropractic services. There are 10 to 15 chiropractic offices within two miles of my office, not to mention countless student interns at Logan’s outpatient clinics. During my short time in the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, I have succeeded as one of the most active private chiropractic offices, and I have met many community business leaders that care about my success as a small business leader. I look forward to continuing my service to the community that I work and live in.

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Faculty/Staff News Faculty and Staff Announcements The following individuals received new titles: • Barb Cronin, director of the Alumni and Friends House • Robert Davidson, PhD, director of the Masters of Science and Nutrition Program

• Jameca Falconer, PhD, director for counseling and psychological services • Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd, director of academic assessment • Caitlin Mueller, assistant director of admissions • James Paine, PhD, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students

• Muriel Périllat, DC, MS, dean of clinics

• Stacey Till, MSEd, assistant vice president for admissions and development

• Emily Ratliff, director of events

• Barry Wiese, DC, DIBCN, MHA, director of Integrated Health Centers

• Patty Sierminski, administrative assistant

• Michael Wittmer, DC, director of Logan Health Centers

• Gene Spilker, DC, director of the student health center • Amanda Sunila, MS, senior admissions coordinator















New Hires

Congratulations to the following individuals who were recently hired at Logan

• Erika Evans, DC, clinician • John Davenport, DC, clinician • Zach Becker, admissions coordinator • Amy Koch, DC, clinician

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Faculty/Staff News Congratulations to … • Boyd Bradshaw, EdD, vice president of enrollment management, celebrated the birth of his daughter, Quincy Carole Kay on Nov. 6, 2014.

Student News • Congratulations to Kimberly Schroeder, winner of the 2014 Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Fund Scholarship. Kimberly is a Tri-8 student from Lincoln Park, Mich.

• Jameca Falconer, PhD, director of counseling and psychological services, recently published the book Baby Daddy Disorder. The book addresses values, families, parenting and what it takes to improve the state of fatherhood among African American men.

Logan Letters

• Lynda Harris, administrative assistant, celebrated the birth of her granddaughter, Gemma Fay White on Nov. 1, 2014. • Sarah Luderer, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, celebrated the birth of her son, Jack Marshall Luderer on Jan. 3, 2015. • David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, director of the Human Performance Center, will speak at the 2015 International Federation of Sports Chiropractic Symposium on May 13 in Athens, Greece. Logan is a sponsor of the assembly and symposium. • Donna Paul, patient service representative in the Student Health Center, celebrated the birth of her granddaughter, Grace Louise Lee on Nov. 24, 2014. • Blake Randell, groundskeeper and mechanic in Logan’s physical plant department, celebrated the birth of his son, Beau on Dec. 26, 2014.

• Logan’s Hare in the Air Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. The event is free to the community and includes egg hunts for children ages two through eight as well as activities for the whole family. This year’s egg hunt will feature more than 15,000 eggs.

Events • The Jon Cromer Memorial Walk/Run was held on Oct. 17 on Logan’s campus. The event was organized by Logan students and staff and benefitted the family of Logan student Jon Cromer, who passed away in May 2014. • Logan hosted a Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 6 in the Standard Process Student Center. Children and their families enjoyed a hot breakfast, arts and crafts and a picture with Santa. • Logan hosted St. Louis Civic Orchestra’s Holiday Concert on Dec. 7 and The Nutcracker, performed by the Alexandra Ballet, on Dec. 14 in the William D. Purser, DC Center.

Congratulations to... Logan earned the 2014 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for its website, designed by VIVIDSITES. The WebAward Competition is sponsored by the Web Marketing Association and is the premier award recognition program for web developers and marketers.

As I read through this most recent edition of the Tower, I had an overwhelming feeling of pride regarding my alma mater. There was certainly some nostalgic sadness, as I gazed upon Dr. Goodman’s photos. George was my instructor and my friend. He and I worked together many times during my tenure of ACA Leadership. He was most gracious each time we met in different venues around the country and especially when I visited campus. He will be missed by this profession! The photos captured other great friends, some of them instructors/administrators at Logan, others who are stakeholders and benefactors. The quality of this production is second to none, and why not? Logan is considered a premier chiropractic institution. Logan has provided numerous state and national level chiropractic leaders. The respect for Logan grads is universal and The Tower is another example of our level of excellence. Please keep up the great work. I am proud of all of you and proud to be a Logan grad. Glenn D. Manceaux, PT, DC, CCSP, FICC Class of August 1984 2009 Logan Alum of the Year ACA President, 2007-09

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UNDER THE TOWER Logan is hosting a special reunion event on Saturday, May 2 for those who graduated in 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. Please watch for more information.

Alumni Notes Congratulations to … Class of September 1961 Arlan Fuhr, DC, who received the 2015 Performance Health/Parker Seminars Humanitarian Award at this year’s Parker Seminars held in Las Vegas. Dr. Fuhr is the founder and chairman of Activator Methods International. Class of April 1993 Jan Clifford, DC, MS, CCSP, who married her long-time partner Linda Roither on Nov. 6, 2014 in Iowa. Class of August 1993 Michael Roberts, DC, who was installed as President Elect of the Florida Chiropractic Association. Class of December 1995 Mike Murphy, DC, who was featured in a story from KSDK News Channel 5 highlighting the evolving medical care being offered by teams in the NFL and the NHL. Dr. Murphy serves as the team chiropractor for both the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Blues. Class of April 1996 Dennis Enix, DC, MBA, whose daughter Amelia Fitzsimmons graduated with a doctorate in theoretical computational chemistry from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, on Nov. 19, 2014. Class of December 1999 Karl May, DC, who was installed as President of the Kentucky Chiropractic Association.

Class of April 2009 Bryan Boerjan, DC, and his wife Stephanie of Pensacola, Fla., who welcomed their daughter Leila Madeleine on July 22, 2014. Class of December 2010 Carly May, DC, CCSP, MS, who received the 2014 Rising Star Chiropractic of the Year Award by the Colorado Chiropractic Association. Dr. May practices at the Denver Sports and Family Chiropractic Center.

Logan University Expresses Sincere Sympathy to … The family of Linda Lawson, bursar in Logan’s accounting department. Linda’s mother passed away in December 2014. The family of Jean Blue, public service associate in the Logan Learning Resource Center. Jean’s husband Robert, 69, passed away on Jan. 23. Class of September 1947 The family of William Boehmer, Jr., DC, who passed away on Dec. 6, 2014. After graduating from Logan, Dr. Boehmer worked alongside his father, William Sr., at their family practice in St. Louis until his father’s death. He continued to practice until his retirement in 1991. Dr. Boehmer was past President of the Logan College Alumni Association and the Missouri State Chiropractic Association District 1. Class of September 1950 The family of LaVerne Lyon, DC, who passed away on Oct. 4, 2014. Class of March 1952 The family of Eugene Sparlin, DC, who passed away on Dec. 15, 2014. Dr. Sparlin was a past member of the Logan Board of Trustees.

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Class of August 1953 William D. Purser, DC, whose longtime companion Doris Taylor Burrows passed away on Feb. 10 at the age of 86. A friend of the university, Ms. Burrows generously supported Logan students with the Single Mom Scholarship and was by Dr. Purser’s side at many Logan events.

Class of September 1953 The family of Harold Halterman, DC, who passed away on July 2, 2014. Dr. Halterman was president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic. He is survived by his daughter Marcy HaltermanCox, DC (class of January 1982) and son Sheldon Halterman. Class of September 1977 The family of George Thames Evans, DC, who passed away on Feb. 24, 2014. Dr. Evans practiced in Delta, Colo., since 2000. Class of August 1989 The family of David Earl Oak, DC, who passed away on June 4, 2014 in Chicago. Dr. Oak practiced in Arlington Heights, Ill., for 24 years. Donations may be made to: Oak Children Education Fund, C/O Dyanne Oak Wallner, 504 West Brittany, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Class of April 1990 The family of Kelly Brinkman, DC, whose father Ron passed away on Nov. 2, 2014 at the age of 70.

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Club Day at Logan

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Her name was Bertha Hartmann, but in the Logan community, she was known as Dr. Mom.

Born Nov. 11, 1890 to Henry and Wilhelmina

Hueffmeier, Bertha was a chiropractor, a certified midwife and good friend of Hugh Benedict (H.B.) Logan, DC, founder of Logan College. Sometime after World War II, Dr. Hartmann was responsible for delivering babies born to Logan faculty, staff and students on the Normandy campus. Records indicate she helped deliver hundreds of babies during the 1940s, including Dr. Logan’s twins, and would often perform the Logan Basic Technique on women in labor to help alleviate pain and reduce labor time. She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Logan and was associated with the St. Louis College of Midwifery. At that time, students earning their Doctor of Chiropractic and degree in midwifery could conceivably be handed both diplomas on the same graduation stage. After Dr. Vinton Logan (H.B.’s son) assumed the presidency in 1944, he convinced the Logan Board of Trustees to issue a policy that every child born on campus would, upon reaching matriculation age, receive free tuition at Logan ... and several of them did. Another name in chiropractic and Logan history would eventually join Dr. Hartmann in delivering babies: Beatrice Boyson, DC—better known as Dr. Hagen—who would eventually become president of Logan. After being asked to return to Logan to work as a clinician, Dr. Boyson—who had earned a degree from the St. Louis College of Midwifery—taught obstetrics and served as an assistant to Dr. Hartmann. Dr. Hartmann’s life and career came to a tragic end on October 6, 1951 when she died in a car accident on her way to delivering a baby.


Historical information provided by Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA, associate professor, Logan University

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Continue Your Education Logan University offers three Masters of Science Programs: Nutrition and Human Performance (100% online) Sports Science and Rehabilitation (hybrid: online and on campus) Health Informatics (coming Fall 2015)

Maximizing Human Performance 1851 Schoettler Road | Chesterfield, MO 63017 636-230-1750 | 800-533-9210 Admissions@logan.edu | logan.edu/Masters

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

Jim Hackman

Logan Cabinet

Allen Hager, DC

Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD President

Gregg E. Hollabaugh Marc G. Malon, DC Rick A. McMichael, DC Gary M. Mohr, MS Judy M. Silvestrone, DC, MS Rodney F. Williams, DC Steven Roberts, JD, LLM Trustee Emeritus Jerry Jensen, JD Advisor to the Board

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

Laura McLaughlin, Esq. General Counsel and Vice President, Strategic Performance Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW Vice President of Academic Affairs Muriel Périllat, DC, MS Dean of Clinics

Brad Hough, PhD Chief Information Officer Adil Khan, CFO, MBA, CPA, CSBO Chief Financial Officer

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1851 Schoettler Road | Chesterfield, MO 63017

POSTGR ADUATE EDUC ATION | April through June 2015

Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.

April 11-12 The Abnormal Image - The Good, the Bad and the Deadly Instructor: D. Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ACCR速

April 18-19 Chiropractic Rehab Certificate Program - Session #3 Instructor: David Parish, DC, CSCS, DACBSP速

May 30-31 Basic Acupuncture Certification Program - Session #1 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), LAc

June 20 The Basic Science of Validity & the Musculoskeletal System Instructor: Howard Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA

April 18 Kentucky Peer Review Seminar Instructors: Ronald Farabaugh, DC & Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P Location: Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, Louisville, KY

Scalp Acupuncture Instructor: Gary Ditson, DC, LAc

June 6-7 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification Program - Session #1 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P

June 27-28 Basic Acupuncture Certification Program - Session #2 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), LAc

June 13-14 MOTUS Soft Tissue & Kinesiology Taping Instructor: Vincent F. DeBono, DC

For additional information and dates, visit logan.edu/Seminars

April 25-26 Insurance Compliance and Your Practice Instructor: John Davila, DC May 16 Biomechanics of Golf Instructor: Michael Murphy, DC

To register for postgraduate seminars, please call 800-842-3234.

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