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TOWer THE MAGAZINE OF LOGAN UNIVERSITY | SUMMER 2015
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TOWer THE MAGAZINE OF LOGAN UNIVERSITY
Bringing Diversity to the Boardroom Logan Trustees offer depth, breadth of insight
21 Donor Snapshot 22 Marketing Motivation 23 The Insider
11 Logan Assists Students with Career Development Program matches students with practicing professionals 16 Ergonomics Research Brings Logan to Boeing Students improve workplace productivity for employees 28 Gaining a Global Outlook Students treat patients in the Dominican Republic
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26 Student Life 36 Under the Tower 38 Backstory
The Tower is a publication of Logan University for Alumni, Students, Employees and Friends of the University
THE TOWER Vol. 2, SUMMER 2015 The Tower is published three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall. Photography Cover: Dave Preston Inside: Michael Chappell, James LeBine, Vince McGee, Dave Preston and Chris Ryan 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
An article published by the Harvard Medical Review reiterates how chiropractic care, beyond spinal manipulation, can be used to effectively treat back pain as well as musculoskeletal pain, headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. It also stated: “...chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary care doctors, pain experts and surgeons to treat patients with pain.”
The Logan University Chiropractic Health Centers consolidated the former Bogey Hills and 79 Crossing Health Centers to open the Mid Rivers/94 Health Center in St. Peters. The new 8,800-square-foot clinic includes a Human Performance Center and 18 patient rooms as well as a state-of-the-art radiology suite with video conferencing capabilities.
Logan recently established a partnership with Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. Under the direction of Logan clinician Quintin Murray, DC, Logan interns provide chiropractic treatment to student-athletes once a week.
In June, Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, and eight Logan interns were invited to the World Sports Games in Lignano, Italy. Dr. Humphries provided chiropractic treatment to athletes while Logan interns assisted with treatment documentation.
Logan University was one of only 13 academic institutions recognized by BestColleges.com for its online Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance. The website compiled a list of the best online nutrition degree programs based on factors such as curriculum, platform and tuition.
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Update from PRESIDENT CLAY MCDONALD Diversity is all around us. Diversity is found in our current and future degree offerings that have a direct impact on health care, like the new Master’s Degree in Health Informatics. Diversity is in our redefined health centers in responding to patient needs and as we expand our services to include more underserved communities. Diversity is demonstrated in the opportunities we cultivate and experiences we provide that offer true collaborative partnerships which improve patient outcomes and strengthen the health care system.
In this issue of The Tower, we celebrate diversity through stories of integration and our ability to collaborate with other health care professionals; clinic abroad and the globalization of chiropractic; alumni success and achievement; and student life. Diversity is the future. And as one of Logan’s seven core values, it serves—and will continue to serve— as a benchmark for measuring our commitment to excellence through quality educational programs, outstanding faculty scholarship and service to the community and the profession. We also take a closer look at Logan’s Board of Trustees and the diversity they bring to our institution. As a group, the trustees represent different ages, genders, backgrounds, professions, perspectives and geographical locations. They bring business sense, financial knowledge and clinical experience, and more importantly, are genuinely passionate and committed to supporting Logan’s mission in every way they can. The fact that they are all different is what strengthens them as a group
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and brings value to Logan’s governing body. It is not just their job to keep Logan financially responsible, but to help perpetuate and protect the legacy of Logan...10, 15 and 20 years from now. They must think strategically and have the foresight regarding where the organization needs to be tomorrow. It’s not enough to be viable. A key to our excelling as a university is our ability to embrace diversity—not just in the Logan community, but in our programs, in our financial support and in our objectives as a health care institution. We must look at the demands of our students, our patients and the health care system and reflect on our role and responsibility to each. How will our students learn in the clinic? What programs we will offer? How do we continue fostering public support for chiropractic and health sciences? And what partnerships and connections do we need to forge? As we look for the answers to these questions, we intend to be forwardlooking in how we approach diversity and to stay true to our values as a university with a rich history in conservative health care.
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THANK YO U TO O UR G E N E RO U S LO GAN B E N E FAC TO RS Logan University Benefactors elevate their giving state to $1,000 or more on an annual basis. When you become a Benefactor, you have a substantial impact on Logan’s growth and ability to keep tuition affordable, allowing us to attract the best and the brightest. Dr. Ralph & Sharon Barrale Dr. Nicole & John Bennett Dr. Lori Lynn Bents Dr. Boyd & Theresa Bradshaw Dr. Richard M. Bruns © Dr. Katharine Conable Dr. Douglas M. & Jayne Cox ©©©©© Mr. Marshall Dahneke © Dr. David Darr Dr. Christophe & Barbara Dean © Dr. Vincent DeBono Dr. Marshall J. Feldman Dr. Arlan Fuhr ©©© Dr. Ronald Grant Mr. Jim Hackman Dr. Allen Hager Dr. Paul Henry Dr. & Mrs. Charles Heuser ©©© Dr. Debra Hoffman Mr. Gregg E. Hollabaugh Dr. Sara Horn Dr. & Mrs. Brad Hough Dr. Ray Howell Mr. Jerry Jensen Dr. Robert Johnson Ms. Roma Karp ©©©©© Ms. Linda Kenny Dr. Norman Kettner Mr. Adil Khan Drs. D. Robert & Kathleen Kuhn Dr. James Joseph Lehman Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr. ©©©©© Dr. & Mrs. Marc G. Malon
Dr. Angela Reeves McCall & Robert C. McCall Dr. J. Clay & Terry McDonald ©©© Dr. Dean C. McKinley Ms. Laura L. McLaughlin © Dr. Rick A. McMichael Mr. Gary M. Mohr Dr. Patrick Montgomery Dr. Ronald Nowman Ms. Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly Dr. David Parish Dr. Muriel Périllat Dr. James Post Dr. William Purser ©©©©© Dr. Mark O. & Cathie Reeve Mr. Steven C. Roberts Mr. Steve Ryan Mrs. Marty Schoor Dr. Judy Silvestrone Dr. Brian & Robin Snyder Ms. Stacey L. Till Dr. Dana Underkofler-Mercer Dr. Mary Unger-Boyd Dr. Aaron Wahl © Dr. Brian & Ann Walsh Dr. Rodney F. Williams Dr. Michael Wittmer Dr. Terry R. Yochum ANNUAL GIVING LEVELS Member – $1,000 - $1,999 © $2,000 - $3,499 ©© $3,500 - $4,999 ©©© $5,000 - $7,499 ©©©© $7,500 - $9,999 ©©©©© $10,000+ SUMMER 2015 5
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Not pictured: Richard Bruns, DC and Jim Hackman
Logan University’s Board of Trustees: Ensuring the Future They are charged with responsibilities that go beyond the day-today operations of Logan University. They are called upon for their guidance and expertise; their support of leadership’s goals and objectives; and their long-term commitment to current and future generations of Logan students. The Logan University Board of Trustees has many functions as a volunteer governing body to uphold the institution’s mission, vision and values, but individually, each brings unique attributes to his or her role in helping Logan succeed. In the following pages, we shed some light on these ambassadors and advocates of Logan—we learn more about who they are, what they bring to the table and their hope and vision for Logan in terms of becoming a more diverse institution.
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Debra L. Hoffman, DC Chair Location: Tampa, Fla. Duration of service: 9 years
has lent itself well to serving on and chairing the Board of Trustees’ finance committee. In that way, I have been able to contribute to maintaining the financial stability and debtfree status of the institution. As someone who was always involved with sports, I fully embrace a teamwork approach to problem solving, and the Board has been a great example of how that mindset really works well. We have made great progress in diversity, but there is still so much to do. By continuing to grow Logan’s presence in the underserved areas of our community, we can send a powerful message that Logan offers opportunities for success in chiropractic.”
“I am a practicing chiropractor, so I bring the perspective of what it’s like for a day-to-day practitioner in terms of managing a practice and understanding the changing health care arena. I also am involved with DCs across the United States, so I bring a national perspective to Logan. In strengthening its position as a leader in diversity, I believe Logan should continue to place effort on reaching women and advocating for their role in chiropractic.”
Judy M. Silvestrone, DC, MS Trustee Location: Rochester, N.Y. Duration of service: 1 year
Paul Henry, DC Vice Chair Location: Baltimore, Md. Duration of service: 10 years “In addition to my chiropractic practice experience, I come from a finance background in my previous career which
“I bring a very in-depth understanding of higher education and chiropractic education. I think my experience in teaching for over two decades and my scholarly work in best practices in health sciences higher education brings a valuable perspective to the Board. In my opinion, the greatest opportunity for Logan to strengthen its position as a leader in diversity lies in serving a diverse patient population. This propels our university to provide care to a broader community, prepares our students for diverse patient needs, attitudes and risks and provides an opportunity for faculty development and scholarly activity regarding the nuances of patient care and response to treatment.”
Nicole Bennett, DC Trustee Location: Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Duration of service: 3 years “I bring my perspective as a lifelong learner and a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic as well as my experience and involvement serving on various business and community boards. I enjoy staying involved in the Logan community and want to insure its future as a leader in chiropractic education. Logan has graduated many role models for the chiropractic profession and will continue to do so by constantly striving for excellence and quality in chiropractic, health sciences, education and service. Logan must engage in relationships with diverse communities to encourage and support the recruitment of a variety of ethnicities and races as we continue to grow our students, faculty and staff at Logan University.”
“In my opinion, the greatest opportunity for Logan to strengthen its position as a leader in diversity lies in serving a diverse patient population.” —JUDY M. SILVESTRONE, DC, MS, TRUSTEE
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Rodney F. Williams, DC Trustee
Gregg E. Hollabaugh Trustee
Location: Little Rock, Ark. Duration of service: 6 years
Location: Kirkwood, Mo. Duration of service: 2 years
Location: Tampa, Fla. Duration of service: 1 year
“I value the opportunity to contribute my thoughts on many aspects of the university and to serve as an ambassador. I think Logan is currently making strides to increase diversity within the university and the profession by be being visible in the St. Louis inner city community. Logan has begun great partnerships with satellite clinics which not only increase awareness of chiropractic, but awareness of a profession to a community in which it is still not widely known.”
“My vision for Logan, in terms of diversity, is that it continues to create awareness about its commitment to being an inclusive and diverse environment in every aspect— from its leadership to its student body— while maintaining alignment with the strategic vision. One of the steps in that strategic vision revolves around creating a community of scholars and lifelong partners, and as with any successful community, the ability to tap into the various backgrounds and perspectives that students and faculty bring to Logan, which will be valuable in strengthening our position as a leader in diversity.”
“I bring life experience. Fifty years in corporate America has taught me many valuable life lessons. I have spent the last 10 years in health care. Strengthening diversity, like any successful initiative, starts at the top of the organization. Maintaining accountability of those charged with managing the initiative is a must.”
“My vision for Logan, in terms of diversity, is that it continues to create awareness about its commitment to being an inclusive and diverse environment in every aspect—from its leadership to its student body—while maintaining alignment with the strategic vision.” — G R E G G E . H O L L A BAU G H , T R U ST E E
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Richard M. Bruns, DC Trustee Location: Bangor, Maine Duration of service: 5 years “With my years of service on both the national and state levels, and as current Chairman of the Board of the American
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L I V I N G TH E V I S I O N Chiropractic Association, I bring an expertise and unique perspective on the issues relevant to our institution. Logan has always been a leader in innovative curriculum that meets or exceeds the needs of a diverse student body, an evolving profession and our patients. One of the things that makes me proud to serve on the Logan Board is the overall commitment to students and what’s best for the patients that they will counsel and treat. An essential part of that effort is a commitment to reflect the diversity that exists in the community to better serve our patients.”
Allen Hager, DC Trustee
Gary M. Mohr, MS Trustee Location: Bettendorf, Iowa Duration of service: 2 years “I’ve had a broad range of experiences in my 41 years of work in higher education administration. I have knowledge of how a higher education institution should function within a community—both in relationships and partnerships—and I apply that in my role at Logan. I believe it should be a priority to market Logan University to diverse groups throughout the St. Louis region and the Midwest. There is a huge demand for a diverse student population, diverse health care providers and diverse chiropractors—a demand that Logan can meet.”
Rick McMichael, DC Trustee
Location: Fargo, N.D. Duration of service: 1 year
Location: Canton, Ohio Duration of service: 8 years
“I have been involved with private practice and multispecialty integrated health care systems. I also currently work for a payer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. My contribution is to review, advise and consult on the policies of Logan University to ensure that the policies will not only allow for but also encourage staff members to prepare students to be highly successful health care providers of the future. As more patients experience chiropractic, interest in becoming a chiropractor becomes more widespread; and therefore, an interest in creating a more diverse population of chiropractors grows. From this diversity, we will learn from those with beliefs and perspectives that are different from one another. These experiences will improve our intellectual and social awareness and encourage critical thinking.”
“I have enjoyed more than 40 years of practice and more than 30 years of volunteer leadership service. My experience and professional interactions from leadership service positions have given me a broad understanding of our profession, our doctors and our students as well as many insights into the future of health care and how future changes may impact Doctors of Chiropractic. Logan must actively engage with diverse communities to serve them, to educate them about our profession, to inform them about chiropractic health care services and the role Doctors of Chiropractic play in the health care system. We must also actively engage members of diverse communities to encourage them to consider career opportunities in chiropractic—through the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Logan University as well as through Logan’s Master’s Programs.”
“As more patients experience chiropractic, interest in becoming a chiropractor becomes more widespread; and therefore, an interest in creating a more diverse population of chiropractors grows.” —A LLEN H AG ER, DC, TRUSTEE
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Christophe Dean, DC Trustee
“I bring a rich history of experience in governance, along with thoughtful reasoning and extensive interpersonal skills. I’ve served on multiple chiropractic and charitable boards. The Board of Trustees, along with the administration and faculty, must take the lead on issues of race, gender and professional diversity. Our composition must be reflective of the communities we serve and encompass multiple races as well as multiple religious, ethnic and professional backgrounds. Enhanced diversity strengthens our institution and moves our university forward.”
on the Board are from different walks of life, we are able to get together, look at issues and solve them in a unique way.”
Location: Berkley, Mich. Duration of service: 7 years “Being a graduate of another chiropractic college (Palmer) means I bring a diversity of academic background to the Board. Being from Detroit means I can bring a perspective of demographic diversity to the school. In my state, I was intimately involved with the merger of two philosophically opposing state organizations. I have seen firsthand the benefit of bringing together diverse philosophical positions under a single broad chiropractic tent. Logan will be stronger, more influential, more effective, more interesting and create a more global impact as it broadens the scope of its constituency. I hope to contribute to that effort.”
Marc G. Malon, DC, FICC Trustee Location: Biddeford, Maine Duration of service: 12 years 10 SUMMER 2015
Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM Trustee Emeritus Location: St. Louis, Mo. Duration of service: 14 years
Ronald Grant, DC Trustee Location: Ballwin, Mo. Duration of service: 2 years “I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences. As I am one of the few Board members that did not attend Logan, I bring a different perspective. I was also a Logan University faculty member for 24 years, so I’m aware of problems that have arisen within the organization in the past, and as a Logan team member, I was involved in overcoming those challenges. I bring that experience to the Board. I believe I have the trust of the faculty and staff at the university; I have a good working relationship with them. I think Logan should continue to focus on maintaining a diverse faculty, administration and Board of Trustees. Because many of us
“I think my development and business background was crucial to a smooth transition in rebuilding Logan’s campus. Over the last five years, I felt a commitment to seeing the school grow to be the best of its class in terms of chiropractic universities in the United States, as I wanted to see the school excel. I see Logan positioned to become the leading health care training institution in the country because of its new leadership, faculty, programs and physical plant. Logan should continue to reach out to both the public and private sectors for financial assistance so that we can more effectively recruit students from diverse communities.”
Mr. Jerry Jensen, pictured on page 6, recently left the Board. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.
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Expanding Opportunities: Connecting Logan Students with Doctors
At left: Travis Sellers, DC (far left) and Tina Sellers, DC, from Forsyth Chiropractic in Forsyth, Mo. meet Trimester 9 student Andrew Goldbaugh during a clinic visit. Above: Dr. Cyd Charisse Williams, MD, owner of Athletic Sports Medicine in St. Charles, Mo.
Linda Kenny calls it a “new take on the career fair.” As Director of Career Development at Logan University, Linda is helping connect students with professionals in the field. Previously, Doctors of Chiropractic with immediate hiring needs had only one opportunity each year to meet with prospective candidates from Logan. Now, Logan is providing meet-and-greet opportunities multiple times a year, allowing for more focused sessions based on the specific needs and goals of the doctors and students. Since August 2014, Linda has invited interested DCs to Logan’s clinics to meet Trimester 8-10 students who are either seeking internships or jobs. “Doctors have traveled from all over to come to these visits,” said Linda. “They like having one-onone face time with the students.” Visits typically draw between two to seven doctors—some of whom initially expressed an interest in meeting with candidates, and some of whom Linda
contacts with the opportunity. All doctors who have attended thus far have been DCs, with one exception: Cyd Charisse Williams, MD, owner of Athletics Sports Medicine in St. Charles, Mo. Dr. Williams has been practicing sports medicine for 15 years, but it wasn’t until recently that she realized the need for a chiropractor on her staff. “It was frustrating me that I couldn’t get some of my patients 100 percent treated,” she said. “I’d ask them how they were doing, and they’d tell me, ‘I’m about 60 percent improved.’” Dr. Williams realized that, in these patients’ cases, their pelvic orientation ultimately determined the treatment and response. She decided to explore chiropractic. She started by receiving chiropractic treatment herself (her chiropractor happened to be a Logan graduate) and attending chiropractic conferences. After realizing the positive effects the treatment had on her, Dr. Williams knew it was important to incorporate chiropractic care in her practice.
“I actually met a chiropractor that graduated from another chiropractic college, and after learning about my hiring interest and my location in St. Louis, she recommended Logan,” said Dr. Williams. After reaching out to Linda, Dr. Williams attended a clinic visit. She was impressed with both the facilities and with the knowledge base of the students, especially April 2015 Logan graduate John Mischel, DC. When she and Dr. Mischel realized they had mutual interests and complementing needs, Dr. Williams hired him as an intern. “I was a little apprehensive at first about going to work in an interdisciplinary practice,” said Dr. Mischel. “But after meeting Dr. Williams, I knew that it would be a great opportunity for me. We had the same ideas on patient care and rehabilitation, and I knew that we would get along fantastically.” Dr. Mischel began his internship assisting with Dr. Williams’ patients; now, he serves as the office chiropractor and sees his own patients. “I’m working to gain as much knowledge as I can about sports medicine and to create treatment plans that help patients recover as quickly as possible,” he said. “I hope to help grow the practice and ultimately expand to additional clinics.” Dr. Mischel has been extended a full-time position by Dr. Williams as an independent contractor after he graduates with his Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation from Logan in August. As for Dr. Williams, she is expanding her practice. She will be opening another facility in August and plans to return to Logan to hire another graduate. “It is in the patient’s best interest that the medical doctor and chiropractor combine their knowledge and skills,” said Dr. Williams. “Our job, together, is to heal the patient.” For more information on clinic visits at Logan and how to participate, contact Linda Kenny at Linda.Kenny@logan.edu.
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ADM I SS I O N S
Logan University Creates Master’s Degree in Health Informatics Demand for quality health care and the increasing advancement of technology is creating a new employment opportunity. As a result, Logan University has created a new master’s degree specifically focused on health care technology and administration. The Master of Science Degree in Health Informatics (MSHI) is designed to address the rapidly growing area of information system design, data management, health policy and public health issues. It is geared toward individuals looking to gain more experience in the areas of health care, information technology and business. Sherri Cole, PhD, dean of the College of Health Sciences, said as the health care industry continues to evolve, the demand for health informatics professionals is growing. “Logan has developed this degree because we recognize the critical role health informatics plays in health care delivery, now and in the future,” she said. “This degree will train professionals who understand how health care is delivered and how technology can be used to its full potential to ensure high-quality patient care.” Beginning in fall 2015, the MSHI degree program will be offered in a hybrid format, allowing students to enroll in weekday evening classes on campus as well as online, making it a good fit for busy working professionals. 12 SUMMER 2015
The MSHI degree program consists of 24 credit hours of core coursework with the option of choosing one of four concentration areas: health care compliance, health policy and management, public health and quality systems. Some courses include:
Data Design, Access, Modeling & Security Management of Public Health Data Organization Behavior and Workflow Design Applied Quality and Regulatory Practices Medical Device Regulations Quality Assurance Project Management Health Care Compliance Programs Health Care Billing Models and Systems Upon completion of the degree, graduates can expect to have the knowledge to generate research questions from theory and practice and evaluate research findings that promote best practices in health informatics; develop health policy and procedures that are responsive to societal trends; and evaluate social responsibilities associated with health informatics within a health care delivery system, among other skills.
Graduates are ready to make an immediate impact on health care. MSHI degree graduates are able to work for hospitals, health care systems, physician groups, HMOs and health-related software companies, just to name a few. Some of the positions that graduates may seek to apply for are: chief information officer, corporate health information manager, health information application developer, consultant, and/or health information management specialist. Dr. Cole said that since it was announced, the degree program has garnered positive feedback. “I’ve been hearing a lot of excitement, especially from those in health care who are looking to advance their careers as well as people in information technology who want to gain more experience around workflow,” she said. Dr. Cole said she expects a program director with a background in both information technology and health care will be hired this summer. For more information about the MSHI degree, visit logan.edu/Academics.
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Dr. Julian McMurray’s Logan Legacy and Continued Support of Chiropractic Passion. Dedication. Faith. Family. The four values that Julian McMurray, DC, relied on during his days as a chiropractic student and serving on Logan University’s Student Doctors’ Council (SDC) as president are the same values that keep him motivated today. As he remains involved in his community, the April 2011 graduate credits Logan for preparing him to succeed both personally and professionally.
Learning and Leading Leaving behind his wife and child in Little Rock, Ark., Dr. McMurray was eager to make friends in the Logan community. As a result, he threw himself into student government and worked his way up to becoming president. While building relationships with his peers, he connected with many people— including the late Dr. George Goodman and Dr. Elizabeth Goodman, who Dr. McMurray says were like his adoptive parents in St. Louis—and countless faculty members. “Aside from the intellectual capital I gained through my clinical and chiropractic classes, I gravitated toward Roy Hillgartner, DC, and his real-world lectures in philosophy and professional development courses,” he said. “It was people like him who gave me the fuel to go out and succeed.” Amid the lessons he was learning in the classroom, Dr. McMurray was also learning how to balance school and SDC along with challenges in his personal life, such as commuting a long distance to see his family. “I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help and support of my wife—she’s been a rock of stability; she’s superwoman,” he said. “And my parents were always there to babysit and to help in any way as well. I’ve been blessed with so much support.”
Armed and Ready Being on student government and having access to internal processes at Logan gave Dr. McMurray the added edge to become who he is today: a chiropractor who balances running his own practice and spreading the chiropractic message while serving on the board for the Pulaski County Special School District in central Arkansas and volunteering for PeaceKeepers, the fundraising arm of Women & Children First, a women and children’s shelter and service provider for domestic violence victims. Even though he’s worked hard to hone all his passions within several organizations, he constantly reminds himself to stay focused on keeping chiropractic at the center of his business life—something he credits Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, with instilling in him. Dr. McMurray explained, “One day during my time at Logan, Dr. Kettner pulled me aside and told me, ‘You’re doing a great job, but you’re all over the place. Remember what you’re here for.’ That really stuck with me.”
Spreading the Chiropractic Message Dr. McMurray is currently focused on growing a fully-integrated practice, which, to him, means one in which his practitioners develop substantial relationships with other practitioners, such as medical doctors. “I want to make sure I am not only the best chiropractor I can be, but the best clinician I can be. I want to sit among neurologists, cardiologists and everything in between, so that I can be a real, elemental part of my patients’ health care,” he said. In order to further his vision and spread the word about chiropractic in general, Dr. McMurray gives lectures at churches and schools—two arenas in which he is strongly involved. “Practicing chiropractic itself is a challenge,” said Dr. McMurray. “Chiropractors see only about 10 to 12 percent of the population—some people have never even heard of chiropractic. The key is getting our message out to as many people as possible.” His ultimate vision is for chiropractic to become fully integrated into the mainstream health care model. “Nothing worth anything is ever easy,” he said. “I always go the extra mile to make sure every aspect of a patient’s needs are taken care of—and I afford that to Logan.” SUMMER 2015 13
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National Pain Strategy Released by National Institute of Health, Institute of Medicine A national study designed to address pain as a significant public health problem was recently released for public comment. The National Pain Strategy addresses six areas of focus: population research, prevention and care, disparities, service delivery and reimbursement, professional education and training, and public education and communication. It also offers goals and objectives for developing a comprehensive population health-level strategy.
A first draft of the study was discussed in a session during the American Pain Society’s (APS) Annual Scientific Meeting in May. Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, serves as the inaugural co-chair for the shared interest group on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the APS and attended the meeting. While the National Pain Strategy only briefly mentions CAM, Dr. Kettner believes there is an underlying theme emphasizing chronic pain management through prevention, non-pharmacologic and non-surgical methods. As a result, CAM providers may be in a position to increase their role in the prevention and treatment of chronic pain. “That is certainly the way I interpret the Strategy,” said Dr. Kettner. “This is a big deal for clinicians interested in conservative patient care for chronic pain. The Strategy calls for the use of resources devoted to increasing the knowledge
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patients require about chronic pain, as well as reinforcement, by reimbursement pathways, for the appropriate, most costeffective means of chronic pain management.” The study was drafted in response to a section of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that calls for an increase in the recognition of pain as a significant public health problem in the
“Integrative pain management will become a team effort in an evidence-based and patientcentered health care system— this is inevitable.” United States. According to an October 2014 study by the APS, 39 million people in the U.S. suffer from persistent pain. Dr. Kettner said he is interested to see how the Strategy will evolve and be implemented.
In his role at APS, Dr. Kettner is charged with helping advance the professional knowledge of CAM providers within the APS, keeping them abreast of state-of-theart pain management. The APS is one of the largest of the pain organizations, with members engaged as clinicians, policy makers, researchers and educators. Dr. Kettner is also responsible for disseminating CAM research to medical physicians, nurses and other pain providers. “Our job is to keep building the level of evidence for CAM in the arena of chronic pain management and to facilitate integrative and multidisciplinary relationships in practice settings,” he said. “Integrative pain management will become a team effort in an evidence-based and patient-centered health care system—this is inevitable.” The National Pain Strategy is available for download and public comment at iprcc.nih.gov.
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Body Composition: Projecting 3D Results for Personalized Weight Management According to Dr. Davidson, director of the Master’s in Nutrition and Human Performance program at Logan, the most influential contributor to weight management and the related obesity epidemic is diet composition—the makeup of the calories one consumes. “A calorie is still a calorie, but it doesn’t take much to change body composition with Advice for those aiming to lose macronutrient consumption weight has traditionally been, “cut changes,” he explains. calories.” The idea that one must “Macronutrients include fats, expend more energy than he or carbohydrates and proteins.” she consumes in order to lose Capitalizing on the impact weight has been accepted for diet composition has on body many years; however, recent composition, Dr. Davidson and studies by Logan University’s own his team have developed Robert Davidson, PhD, suggest technology that accurately that balancing energy may not measures a person’s body be the most important factor in composition and projects an managing body weight.
image of what the person’s body will look like in the future based on either current or planned inputs such as dietary habits, physical activity levels and current body weight and shape. For example, if someone desires to lose weight and plans to follow a specific diet and exercise plan, he or she can scan their body in the software with a 3D scanner, input his or her diet and exercise plans and select the duration of the plans. Then the software produces a projected image of the person’s post weight-loss body. The resulting projection details weight loss in pounds as well as the number of inches a person can expect to lose from each specific area of the body...and up to five years in the future.
New Ultrasound Improves Diagnoses Logan’s Department of Radiology recently acquired an upgrade of its General Electric LOGIQ E9 ultrasound system, with XDclear, providing superb image quality for performing musculoskeletal examinations. Also upgraded were the eleastography package (quantitative metrics for soft tissue stiffness) and a new technique for measuring hemodynamics known as B Flow Imaging. Logan is the first and currently the only user of this GE system in the chiropractic profession. Dr. Kettner said the ultrasound imaging system is especially useful for extremity rehabilitation and will greatly improve the quality of musculoskeletal diagnoses.
“With the ICD-10 system, clinicians will be required to provide more detailed and descriptive diagnoses of soft tissue disorder, and you can’t acquire that level of detail
“Right now, we can provide all the data required for this technology—predicting weight and inches lost and making diet and training recommendations,” said Dr. Davidson. “No one else is doing anything like this.” Dr. Davidson and his team have garnered a significant amount of interest in their project. They are seeking additional funding to develop the software for the 3D modeling and a mobile application for users. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Logan’s development as one of the first nutrition programs to elevate technology for changing body composition,” he said. “And what’s more— making it accessible to the public.”
using radiography. At the same time, MRIs are too costly,” he said. “The GE E9 provides a truly affordable option for detecting soft tissue injuries (including peripheral nerve entrapment) in the musculoskeletal system.” Dr. Kettner reported that a growing number of Doctors of Chiropractic in the St. Louis community are utilizing the department’s ultrasound services to aid in their patient care. Dr. Kettner also hopes to develop Logan’s ultrasound capabilities and experience into an educational resource for other chiropractic institutions and for Doctors of Chiropractic who want to undertake training and certification in musculoskeletal ultrasound examination and diagnosis for use in their practice.
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Logan Partners with Boeing for Ergonomics Research Project
(Left to right) Kasey Sudkamp, PT, DPT, Meghan Knutson, Nathaniel Kistner, Dennis Enix, DC, MBA, Matthew Clark, Amanda Pfeiffer, Timothy Sullivan, Eric Facemyer. Not shown: Chez Hill, Daniel Delucchi, Olivia Fisher, DC
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the leading causes of workdays lost due to injury and illness, resulting in more than $20 billion in costs to employers.
“I’ve never had the opportunity to do hands-on research with Last June, under the direction of Dennis Enix, DC, MBA, employees, so for me it’s been a fantastic experience,” said associate professor at Logan University, five Logan students Trimester 9 student Eric Facemyer of Painesville, Ohio. were selected to conduct ergonomics evaluations and force In the workplace, one injury could mean the inability to perform measurements for production line employees at Boeing in that task again, which is extremely detrimental to efficient and St. Louis. effective operations. Eric said with ergonomics, he and his Logan students are helping reduce the number of MSDs and classmates are finding ways to help people do their jobs in a improve workplace productivity by participating in an ergonomic manner that keeps them safe. research project in conjunction with The Boeing “There are benefits of working with specialists Company, the world’s largest aerospace company who can provide expertise in biomechanics and and the leading manufacturer of commercial Logan students are human movement,” he said. “We can help jetliners and military aircraft. well trained in the answer questions like, ‘What is hurting our Dr. Enix said the opportunity stemmed from a musculoskeletal employees’ and ‘How can we prevent similar partnership in 2007 with Boeing’s Safety system and its on-the-job injuries?’” Operations. “Previously, I worked in the For recent DC graduate and current master’s manufacturing engineering department of another biomechanical-related student, Olivia Fisher of Mountain Home, Ark., large defense contractor and was responsible functions, so they are this project is an opportunity to learn and work for the design and oversight of manufacturing a natural fit to assess with other professionals to provide a better and processes, so I appreciate what Boeing is more health-conscious work atmosphere. working towards.” ergonomics and make “I enjoy learning new aspects of how my This project gives Logan students experience in recommendations.” knowledge and practice can be put into effect to assessing real-world applications of what they provide a more health-aware community,” she learn in their courses and has a direct impact on Dennis Enix, DC, MBA said. “I found myself answering questions from increasing efficiency, reducing injury and, employees about how chiropractic and ultimately, maximizing employee performance. ergonomics can improve their quality of life.” “Logan students are well trained in the musculoskeletal system Olivia said she is hoping to apply knowledge gained from this and its biomechanical-related functions, so they are a natural fit to project to grow a practice that teaches patients about the assess ergonomics and make recommendations,” said Dr. Enix. importance of proper ergonomics. “Like any relationship with a business, we are thrilled that Boeing Eric said he looks forward to continuing ergonomics research has recognized our expertise in this area and reached out for after graduation and teaching people about the benefits of our assistance.” chiropractic. He said the opportunity to work at Boeing has given Dr. Kasey Sudkamp, PT, DPT, an assistant professor at Logan him the confidence and skills to take the next step. University, assisted in the project coordination and helped develop “For me, the biggest benefit has been the real-world the measurement protocols for assessing grip strength, force, experience,” he said. “I’m learning how to communicate with staff range of motion and body position and angles during various and managers as well as to understand the business of what they manufacturing operations. do. Furthermore, I’m getting the chance to work with real people Information obtained by Logan students is helping better for a company that cares about their employees and wants to define the risk of injury and has led to recommendations allowing make it a better workplace.” employees to perform tasks to the best of their ability. SUMMER 2015 17
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WERE YOU THERE?
SPRING SYMPOSIUM 2015 More than 450 people attended Loganâ€™s second annual Spring Symposium held April 30 through May 3. The event featured nationally-recognized speakers, a sold-out vendor exhibit area, social events and the opportunity for attendees to earn 24 hours of continuing education. Logan President Clay McDonald gave a State of the University address followed by the recognition of Logan scholarship recipients. Next yearâ€™s Symposium has been scheduled for April 28 through May 3, 2016.
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Douglas Cox, DC, DABCO If Dr. Douglas Cox had a motto, it would be “to inspire and encourage others to give forward.” The September 1979 Logan graduate has always maintained a forward-looking philosophy on helping others with the hope that they, in turn, help others too. Over the years, he’s been responsible for countless acts of generosity, such as Logan’s quadrangle fountain—a focal point on the Chesterfield campus—and student scholarships, named after Logan’s faculty members who mentored Dr. Cox as a budding chiropractor, as well as individuals who have left their mark on the chiropractic profession. But his recent $100,000 gift to Logan is more than just a “thank you” to the institution that prepared him for more than 35 years of practice; it’s a call to action. “[The gift] is more about the profession and what we need to do to ensure its future,” said Dr. Cox, who practices in Charlottesville, Va. “We’re still fighting the fight on our own, and there is no endowment in chiropractic. If 1,000 chiropractors gave just $100 a year, we would have a significant endowment for the future. Small donations add up to make larger donations.” Dr. Cox hopes to inspire current and future alumni to support chiropractic, just as he was inspired to give by those who came before him— several of whom were Logan leaders.
“I saw what Logan was doing, the changes they were making, and I wanted to be a part of that,” he said. “I also wanted to help students...there just aren’t a lot of scholarships out there for them.” He was also impressed with how William D. Purser, DC, gave, and how he continues to give back. Dr. Cox said he wants to keep that momentum going. “I’m reaching the end of my practice career, and I’m paying it forward,” he said. “As we look to the future of chiropractic, I want to inspire others to do the same.”
online at logan.edu/Give or contact Stacey Till, MSEd, at 636-230-1905
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M ARKETING MOTIVATION How did you end up choosing chiropractic as a career?
From Classroom to Clinic: Driven to Succeed Kevin Storm, DC, MS, IACA Dr. Kevin Storm graduated from Logan University in August 2013. With his wife, Marie, he owns and operates Storm Chiropractic Clinic in Greenwood, Ind. The practice focuses on chiropractic care, acupuncture and nutrition. He addresses musculoskeletal issues to minimize pain and stress while maximizing human performance.
With my father being a medical doctor, I grew up in the health care environment. I worked with a therapy group and shadowed several medical disciplines, and even though I still wanted to do something in the health and science field, it wasn’t the right fit. Working at a local health center as a lifeguard, you tend to run across the same people. One day when I was closing up the pool, I started talking to someone who was there every night swimming laps. During the conversation, I found out he was a chiropractor. I wasn’t familiar with it because it wasn’t a form of health care we utilized, but the conversation got me interested. I talked to my parents, and my dad had a good friend who was a chiropractor. After watching him treat just one patient, I knew it was what I wanted to do. Shadowing him allowed me to see an array of conditions that I could help heal using different treatment modalities, from adjusting to nutritional consulting.
What made you decide to attend Logan? The chiropractor I shadowed was Logan graduate Steve Mangas, DC, in Indianapolis. He spoke highly of Logan but encouraged me to visit other colleges. I remember the day I visited Logan...it was cold and sleeting. But after meeting faculty members and seeing the curriculum, that’s what led me to Logan. When I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Purdue in May 2010, I liked the idea that I could get right in. I had my last undergraduate final on Saturday, orientation at Logan on Monday and drove back to Purdue for graduation the next week.
Did you know you wanted to own your own practice, and what did it take to get it up and running? Owning a business was always something I felt my wife and I could do if we had the resources, tools and the ability to learn what I needed to know. So I did whatever it took—postgraduate seminars on the weekends, reading books on successfully managing people and how to run a business. We kept talking about it and our work never stopped.
How did Logan help? Logan offered classes that helped prepare you for the loan process, site logistics and demographic search, among other things. They were also really good about bringing practice management groups to campus. I looked at a few different ones and eventually found one that was a good fit. When I got to Trimester 9, that was the game changer. I started to feel more confident to go out and utilize this form of health care in the community. Logan gave me the drive to be successful as a healer as well as a successful business person.
What steps did you take to start your own practice? After clinical rotations, I called banks to set up meetings, researched and networked. Every weekend of my last trimester, I was looking for places to open a practice. After graduating in August 2013, I moved back home and secured a teaching job at a community college. We converted an old dental office into a chiropractic office and opened the doors in October 2013.
What is a key factor to opening a successful business? We put together a five-year plan, and at the end of the first year, we were at our three-year goal. Today, we are looking to expand our practice. But had we not
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TH E I N S I DE R followed our own system, we would have been frustrated and burned out. What gets us excited is when we see our numbers increase, hear positive patient stories and get buy-in from our staff.
What kept you motivated during the hard times? My parents and my wife are my biggest fans. They’ve been there to motivate me and push me, even during difficult times. My parents each owned businesses and my in-laws owned a successful business as well. My parents taught me the value of a dollar and that you have to be willing to work for it. I’m blessed with a great family and community, and I gave back what I was able to receive. Another motivation for me is the fact that only 8 to 10 percent of people see a chiropractor. That’s astounding to me. At the same time, it drives me to reach out to more people and spread the word about the benefits of this form of health care. Not only are we making a small difference to help change this small town of Greenwood, Ind., but we are changing the world by what we are able to give back.
What advice to would you give to new graduates? Your heart has to be in it 100 percent. On the first day my practice was open, I went the whole day without a single phone call. It took until the third day to receive my first call. At the same time, I was going to networking events, meeting people, visiting businesses, dropping off cards, while trying to get everything ready at the practice. I never doubted I wouldn’t get there, but if you expect a fast return, you’re going to be disappointed. There are going to be days and weeks where it’s rough. You’re going to feel like no one is on your side. You need to have a system in place and train everyone on that system. If you don’t have that, you’ll end up compromising during stressful times. Be willing to give it 100 percent.
Making it in the Big Leagues Logan Alum and Faculty Member Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Ralph Filson, DC, can still remember listening to St. Louis Cardinals baseball games on the radio as a young boy. And, like a lot of kids, he dreamed of playing in the big leagues. However, a career as a professional baseball player wasn’t in the cards—instead, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Raymond, and became a chiropractor. “My dad was a huge influence in my life,” said Dr. Filson. “He was passionate about the field of chiropractic and how it could help people. He passed that on to me and encouraged me to go into the profession.” After graduating from Logan in January 1969, Dr. Filson opened an office in St. Louis with two other Logan graduates before going into practice on his own shortly thereafter. In 1981, Dr. Filson was approached by the late Logan professor Otto Reinert, DC, FICC, about returning to Logan as an instructor. “He opened my eyes to the fact that I could help so many more people by teaching,” said Dr. Filson. Dr. Filson began teaching courses in diversified adjusting techniques and biomechanical principles—courses he still teaches today—and started traveling the
country with Ralph Barrale, DC, teaching diversified adjusting techniques at colleges, seminars and conferences. It was on one of these trips in 1983 that Dr. Filson met Robert Schlamp, DC, from Life University in Marietta, Ga. One of Dr. Schlamp’s patients was Joe Torre, then manager of the Atlanta Braves. As fate would have it, several years later, Torre was named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, and after moving to St. Louis, Torre sought treatment from Dr. Filson on the recommendation of Dr. Schlamp. At the time, Filson was already treating several Cardinals players at his private practice. As Dr. Filson and Torre became friends, Torre referred more Cardinals players, coaches and personnel to Dr. Filson. Even after Torre left the Cardinals for the New York Yankees, he still called upon Dr. Filson, asking him to travel to various cities to treat many high-profile players like Jorge Posoda and Mariano Rivera. In 1998, Dr. Filson joined the Cardinals medical staff, accompanying the team on trips, attending spring training, and most importantly, treating players at Busch Stadium. He was the first chiropractor to have a permanent office at a Major League Baseball stadium and remained on staff with the Cardinals through 2011, treating athletes such as Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols, and sharing in many postseason celebrations. Earlier this year, Dr. Filson was honored with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award by the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society. His good friend Joe Torre was on hand to join in the celebration. Whether it’s been on the field treating athletes or in his office treating patients, Dr. Filson said he feels blessed for all his experiences. “I just love practicing chiropractic and helping people,” he said, adding that he is proud to have helped advance the view and acceptance of chiropractic care at the professional athlete level. Though he’s never swung a bat or fielded a ball on a Major League Baseball diamond, Dr. Filson has certainly “played” in the big leagues and has made a lasting impact on the game.
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Logan Adds Academic Success Coaches There’s now one more way for students to succeed at Logan. This spring, Logan’s Department of Academic Affairs added two Academic Success Coaches to help students with every step of their education. Meet Anna Schowalter, MAT, Academic Success Coach for the College of Chiropractic, and Casey Bryzeal, Academic Success Coach for the College of Health Sciences. Both will be working closely with students, helping them register for classes, track their progress and overcome obstacles. Since 2013, Anna has held a position in Logan’s purchasing department, where she coordinated graduation and awards ceremonies. Previously, she worked as a high school math teacher and tutor. Anna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from St. Louis University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University. 24 SUMMER 2015
Anna Schowalter, MAT, Academic Success Coach for the College of Chiropractic, and Casey Bryzeal, Academic Success Coach for the College of Health Sciences.
“I am thrilled to get back into academics and return to working directly with students,” she said. “I am looking forward to guiding students and connecting them with resources that can make their path to graduation easier.” Working with students in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, Anna said she views her new role as a liaison between faculty and students. “My position offers students a neutral party as they navigate each trimester at Logan,” she said. “Many students don’t realize how rigorous the DC program is until they begin taking classes. My goal is to be a one-stop resource for students so they can focus on their studies.” Casey has been at Logan for nearly five years, most recently serving in the Human Performance Center, where she advised and registered students in the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation program. “I truly enjoy working with students and making a difference in their educational experience at Logan,” she said. “Advisors
can have a tremendous impact in the success of a student and I am looking forward to serving as a central source of communication for students.” Casey earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations and Management from Southeast Missouri State University. She will be working with master’s and undergraduate students in the College of Health Sciences. “I am excited to work together with Anna to ensure dual degree students are on the right path and fulfilling all the requirements for both degrees,” she said. The two Academic Success Coaches will also join forces to offer student workshops on time management and other topics of interest. Anna can be reached at DCadvisor@logan.edu and Casey can be reached at HSadvisor@logan.edu. Both will hold open office hours as well as scheduled appointments.
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Summer 2015 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony
New Summer 2015 Students DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC Kendal Abel Mary Ames Brown Taylor Anderson Young Ho Bok Lauren Bremerman Dayna Bundy Benjamin Christensen Jedidiah Farley Christie Goebel Justin Gregory Harrison Higgins Jeffrey Houston Amari Kimble Zachary Manwaring Shena Martin Aaron Massa Cassandra McGee Caitlin Nappier Abbie Parrish Morgan Pearson Christina Radake-Dunihoo Samantha Scherer
David Sence Chad Smith Ronni Van Meter Macros Villarreal Richard Warden Alyssa Wedemeyer Dylan Witthoft Nathan Wright Gabriel Zecher
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Robert Elsas Ramica Ford Elizabeth Freesmeier Jacob Hasse Ainsley Hendon Elissa Hernandez Kellie Hundemer Tiffany Johnson Jacoby Kornetzke Carrie Lane
Michael Limb Brendan Mahoney Nikki Malensky David Neal Sean Oâ€™Donnell Patricia Roland Travis Thompson
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION Zachary Brocker Trina Clark Theordore Davidson III Devin Eernisse Joshua Fish Charles Hughes Michelle Kawelaske Travis Morrison Megan Osladil Cherith Paisley Ethelwynne Tubbs Courtney Wells
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Omnia Abdella Kenneth Angelini Gina Biondo Holly Blangger Kurtis Cameron Christine Felici Michael Fischer Ashley Ford Ashli Freesmeyer Keya Gordon Megan Hardgrove Olivia Heinecke Jason Hilla Henry Laux Matthew Melton Theresa Mesler Rachel Painter Martina Peterson Jacob Roland Amy Williams
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In our Summer 2014 issue, we met three students who had just begun their journeys at Logan. We recently caught up with each of them, now in their fifth trimesters (and all on the Dean’s List!), for an update on their lives at Logan today.
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A graduate of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, Danielle Carlow obtained an international student visa in order to pursue her chiropractic education at Logan. When we first met Danielle, she was diving right into on-campus groups to meet fellow classmates, and she credited Mary Nagle in Logan’s Department of Admissions for making her move to Logan as seamless as possible.
Twenty-three-year-old Danielle continues to stay active in the Logan community by participating in the Family Wellness Club and Chiropractors for Christ Club as well as assisting with tutoring, which she finds is beneficial to her own studies. The Canadian says she is looking forward to taking more clinical and diagnoses classes in her upcoming trimesters and has enjoyed being able to get hands-on experience by practicing techniques. “Logan is very open-minded about making various techniques available to students, whether in classes, through clubs or through postgraduate studies,” she said. “I think that open-mindedness is important in helping a person reach their full health potential. It’s kind of like stocking up your tool belt: the more knowledge you have, the better prepared you are to help people.” She’s also assimilating quite well into American life. “Obviously, I miss home, but the people in the Midwest are very friendly and welcoming,” she said. “Now that I’ve been here long enough, I’m finally starting to pick up on what Fahrenheit is, and what a decent price for gas is in gallons!”
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After working as a registered nurse for three years, North Dakota native Kyle Trontvet moved to St. Louis in order to pursue a career in chiropractic. He became interested in the field after his wife, who was told she would not be able to have kids because of a medical condition, became pregnant with their first child after receiving treatment from an upper cervical chiropractor.
“I’ve developed a deeper understanding of the human body, its structure, and—most importantly—its function,” explains Kyle, 27. “I now have the foundation I need to apply this knowledge to chiropractic diagnosis and treatment. I’m excited to begin focusing on the clinical application of my learning.” Kyle understands the value of Logan’s school activities to his studies and is an active participant in student activities and clubs. He currently serves as the president of the Logan Ambassadors and Torque Release Technique Club, and he is a club leader of the Launch Club. On trimester breaks, he travels to successful chiropractic offices around the country and attends chiropractic entrepreneurial mentorship seminars and technique seminars. Kyle and his wife now have two children, with a third on the way. Although he admits it’s been difficult being away from extended family, Kyle says he and his family love to explore St. Louis’ many family-oriented activities such as the St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden and the Butterfly House. They are thankful for the friends they’ve made in the past year. “These relationships have helped St. Louis feel like home.”
Kate Wagner was the first Maryville University graduate to complete the school’s 3+3 program, which allowed her to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Maryville and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan in a condensed amount of time. When we first met Kate, she was a member of the Student Doctors’ Council (SDC) and found Logan’s curriculum to be challenging, yet rewarding.
Kate recently passed her Part I Boards and is eager to start more advanced classes, such as Physical Diagnosis, this year. Her favorite part of the Logan curriculum thus far has been the Diversified courses, and she looks forward to this class each day. The 23-year old has enjoyed continuing her service to the SDC. Kate’s chiropractic training is at its halfway point, and she appreciates her professors’ focus on everything from hands-on care to patient communication. Today, she is eager to hone in on those interpersonal skills. “I’ve come to understand that health care is so much more than knowledge, and I hope to refine my practical skills in the next two years,” she says. “My experience working in a chiropractic office has given me a good introduction to this important skill, and seeing standardized patients in the Assessment Center is a great opportunity to apply what I’ve learned in the classroom.”
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ight Logan interns accompanied Mero Nunez, Jr., DC, and Scott Unnerstall, DC, on a clinic abroad trip to the Dominican Republic. “It took me 10 years in practice to experience some of the conditions we saw in 10 days in the Dominican,” Dr. Nunez explained. “The fact that the students got to encounter these things as interns is phenomenal.” Though the Logan group treated many conditions they were familiar with, several of the complications they saw among underprivileged patients were severe and unfamiliar. Many patients, for example, had contracted the Chikungunya virus and came to the Logan clinic for severe arthritic symptoms, a side effect of the virus. The Logan team was able to help these patients— some of whom had been bedridden for months—walk again, and restore movement in their joints. The interns and faculty worked hard, long days, seeing more than 500 patients for initial, follow-up and reevaluation visits within five clinical days. The natural inconveniences of life in a third-world country presented themselves daily. “We were not used to a lack of running water and air-conditioning in the clinical setting,” explained Dr. Unnerstall. But for him, as well as the rest of the group, the challenges were worthwhile for the experience they gained. “The students had the opportunity to see things they don’t normally see in practice—especially the conditions poverty can cause,” said Dr. Unnerstall. He said that even though patients were impoverished, they were so appreciative of the treatment they received that they would bring the clinicians gifts. “They gave what they could—anything from fruit to small trinkets. That feeling when someone appreciates what you do at that level just brings tears of joy,” he said. “It’s pretty overwhelming.” Marcel Garcia, a Trimester 9 student, saw a patient who had been suffering from chronic Torticollis for 20 years. She couldn’t rotate her neck past 30 degrees and was unable to raise her arms high enough to pick up her grandchildren. After Marcel
Restoring Lives: Clinic Abroad in the Dominican Republic
In May, a group of Logan students and two professors took an opportunity to get out of their comfort zones— to learn, grow and serve in a third-world country unable to provide chiropractic care to citizens on its own.
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Logan United: New Club Gives Voice to LGBT Community When Lance Bunting, a Trimester 2/3 student at Logan, attended Longwood University for his undergraduate degree, he participated in a social group devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. He found the support and camaraderie helpful, so when he came to Logan University in 2012 for the Doctor of Chiropractic program, he wanted to establish the same sense of community. treated her, she stepped off the adjustment table and started crying— she could finally fully rotate her neck without pain. “Seeing the results chiropractic could bring to these patients and how appreciative they were was a very humbling experience for me,” said Marcel. The next day, the patient came back with her grandchild just to show Marcel that she could pick her up and carry her. Additionally, the woman had driven to the clinic, marking the first time she had been able to drive herself in 20 years. Her husband accompanied her to thank Marcel and the Logan team as well, and Marcel then treated him and their grandchild. “Almost every patient we treated said to us, ‘Thank you for giving me back my life,’” Marcel said. “We gave them the ability to do things they couldn’t do before, and I think that’s what chiropractic is all about.” “There’s only so much you can learn in school and in books. But actually applying it and seeing things you wouldn’t in your normal environment is different—students need that,” said Dr. Nunez. “Everybody came back just a little different, a little bit better of a person,” said Dr. Unnerstall. Marcel agreed it was worth all the fundraising efforts. “It is one of the major highlights of my time at Logan,” he said.
In early 2015, Lance formed Logan United— a group focused on raising awareness and understanding for the LGBT community as well as assisting LGBT students, staff and faculty to become a more integral part of the Logan community. “The goal of Logan United is to provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBT students and faculty to gather and share ideas and experiences,” says Lance. “But the club is open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. Several of our members attend because they have LGBT family members or friends.” Logan United meets every week on campus and is an open forum format where members can discuss current events and news, ask questions and share concerns. “We have received so much positive feedback from faculty and staff as well as others who have attended the meetings,” says Lance. “Having a voice can make a big difference.” Jan Clifford, MS, DC, CCSP, an assistant professor of basic science, was asked by Lance to be the club’s faculty advisor. Dr. Clifford has been affiliated with Logan for 25 years—first as a student, then as a staff member and now as faculty. Her hope for the club is that it continues to grow into a place where members can come together and feel accepted, share stories and support each other. “Logan United is truly a student-led club and a grassroots effort to bring the LGBT and the Logan communities together to form a support system,” she says. Logan recently updated the nondiscrimination statement to include sexual orientation and added same sex married partners to the health insurance. SUMMER 2015 29
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES HUMAN BIOLOGY December 2014 Graduates: Matthew Dale Bennett Blake A. Butler Anna Alexandra George Emma-Roby Summer Greek Riquel Wylma Greene Ainsley Dena Hendon Jaclyn S. Hurley Brendan Daniel Mahoney David John Mann Bo C. Mathias Megan L. Montgomery John R. Moore Andrew Anthony Scott Travis James Tourjee Joshua Jerome Tyjeski Heather Danielle Wooldridge
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April 2015 Graduates: Michael Bettale Trina Clark Sarah Liann Lawler Joshua Lee Paschal Andrew F. Pesta Dylan John Reid Zane F. Riggs Sara Gene Sullivan
LIFE SCIENCE December 2014 Graduates: Alexander R. Bakaysa Joshua Lee Bronson Grant A. Burdeau Eric Austin Burke Ryan Dean Butts Seth M. Chamberlain Austin Troy Fletcher Nicholas Louis Hagan John C. Homan Austin S. T. Hubbard Travis Lee Klug Kathryn McCalley Timothy J. Morrow Stephanie Lauren Murphy Addison Lincoln Oâ€™Day Nicole Renee Paro Clint Rogers Douglas Baskin Sams Russell William Sellers Codey C. Stephens Samantha Lynn Swiderski Eric Gerard Toennies
April 2015 Graduates: Amanda Elizabeth Alcamo Dustin Charles Jerome Bosson Benjamin Robert Brown Trenton Parker Civello Devin Eernisse Margaret Ann Flynn Colin Grant Fultz Paige J. Hagofsky Jacob W. Kornetzke Joseph M. Little Camille S. McClendon Megan Osladil Cherith Shannon Paisley Cody J. Schmitt Simeon Siahmakoun William S. Siegel Scott O. Sparks Margaret Ann Stupakewicz Melissa Dawn Thomas Courtney B. Wells Daniel George Wilczak
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MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES
CLASS OF APRIL 2015 HONORS AND AWARDS
NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Sandra Elizabeth Ashman, DC Shawn M. Bean, DC Christopher MWR De Geer Samantha A. Glasco Jennifer L. Godbout Iraj Habibi, DC Joshua Matthew Henk Delia Lord Hobbins, DC Nemanja Maksimovic Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA Klaudia S. Raisinger Bradley J. Richmond, DC Tiffany Shilonda Robinson, DC Christopher F. Thoma Diana Elizabeth Toler, DC Auburn A. Truskowski
Doctor of Chiropractic
SPORTS SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION Christopher Thomas Belics, DC Gary Bowman, DC Kyle Brunsmann Trevor Alan Durham Barthalomew E. Hand, DC Joseph Daniel Kling, DC Michael James Koch, DC Sarah Kathryn LaBrot, DC Heather Lynn Lucas, DC Shanele Ranae Lundahl, DC Cameron Robert Mac Kichan, DC Emma Joyce Minx, DC Catherine Leona Money, DC Samantha JoEtta Morrison, DC Joshua Garrett Nichols, DC Sean McChord Oâ€™Donnell, DC Melissa Kay Porter, DC Bobby R. Pritchett II, DC Tyrel James Reichert, DC Candace B. Rodman Sharonrose A. Samelak, DC Travis Clem Thompson, DC
Summa Cum Laude Paula San Kowalski (Valedictorian) Magna Cum Laude Mary Kathleen Burke Timmie Marie Feuhrer Lindsey Lea Grahn Cum Laude Nicholas James Knaup Jillian R. Porter Taylor Bradley Rafool Ashley Waggott Masters of Science Summa Cum Laude Trevor Durham, (Valedictorian-MSR) Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA (Valedictorian-MSN) Christopher Thomas Belics, DC Shanele Ranae Lundahl, DC Cameron Robert Mac Kichan, DC Magna Cum Laude Gary Bowman, DC Barthalomew E. Hand, DC Delia Lord Hobbins, DC Michael Koch, DC Sarah Kathryn LaBrot, DC Heather Lynn Lucas, DC Nemanja Makismovic Emma Joyce Minx, DC Samantha JoEtta Morrison, DC Melissa Kay Porter, DC Klaudia S. Raisinger Candace B. Rodman Sharonrose A. Samelak, DC Christopher F. Thoma Cum Laude Joseph Kling, DC Tyrel James Reichert, DC
DC OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS Basic Science Division Award Lindsey Lea Grahn Chiropractic Science Basic Technique Award Carolyn Skylark Griffin Chiropractic Science Diversified Technique Award Ashley Waggott Chiropractic Science Division Award David Lloyd Huff II Clinical Science Division Award Paula San Kowalski Post-Doctoral and Related Professional Education Award David Lloyd Huff II Radiology Department Awards Mary Kathleen Burke Lindsey Lea Grahn Research Division Award Christopher MWR DeGeer
LOGAN LEGACIES Aaron M. DeChant Legacy: Uncle, Dr. Paul Reed Christopher MWR De Geer Legacy: Father, Dr. Marcus De Geer Gabriel P. Flores Legacy: Brother, Dr. Miguel Flores Joshua Matthew Hank Legacy: Father, Dr. Iftikhar Hussain James F. Hoffman, Jr. Legacy: Sister, Dr. Jessica Hoffman Brother, Dr. Justin Hoffman Cousin, Dr. Jesse Roberts Cousin, Dr. Ricky Roberts Grandfather, Dr. Anthony Sciortino Uncle, Dr. Dave Sciortino Amanda L. Musick Legacy: Dr. Carl Timothy Musick Great-Grandfather, the late Dr. John Joseph Faga Tyler Adam Rickelman Legacy: Brother, Dr. Aaron Rickelman Logan Wayne Rush Legacy: Uncle, Dr. Les Lamourexu Sister, Dr. Lindsey Jo Schlief
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Scholarships Awarded More than $106,000 in scholarships were awarded to Logan students at the State of the University Address & Scholarship Awards Luncheon held during the Spring Symposium. This year’s scholarship award recipients include: B. E. Doyle Scholarship ($750) David Todd Hakanson Marc Nelson Beatrice B. Hagen, DC Scholarship ($500) David Mann Chi Rho Sigma – Dr. Lee Juhan Memorial Scholarship ($500) Daniel Michael Chi Rho Sigma – Drs. Arthur & Violet M. Nickson Memorial Scholarship ($500) Kathryn Wagner Dr. Arthur L. McAuliffe Scholarship ($1,500) Timothy Sullivan Dr. Eugene Mikus Scholarship ($4,500) Samantha Brooke Wideman
Dr. Thomas E. Speer Scholarship ($5,000) David Mann Dr. William Purser Chiropractic Excellence Scholarship ($50,000) Kate Cline Dr. William M. Harris Scholarship ($1,000) Monique White Foot Levelers, Inc. Scholarship ($1,000) Ryan Cahall Friend of Logan Scholarship ($3,000) Victoria Gregory Monique White
Dr. Faye Eagles Scholarship ($1,000) Kathryn Wagner
Howard S. Grossman, DC Scholarship ($2,500) Tember Hursh Jennifer Kim
Dr. Gordon Heuser Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Mercedes Dunn
Jon Cromer Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) Chloe Tillman
Dr. Lori Bents Scholarship ($500) Megan Osladil
Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Fund Scholarship ($1,500) Kimberly Schroeder
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Promise Award Scholarship ($2,500 - $5,000) Regan Buck Amari Kimble Morgan Pearson Emma Robertson Carrie Santore Dalton Tolliver Warren Varney Scharnhorst Scholarship ($750) Victoria Gregory David Todd Hakanson Tember Hursh Abraham Renaud Monique White Standard Process, Inc. Scholarship ($2,000) Tember Hursh Jennifer Kim Chloe Tillman The Loomis Institute Scholarship Award for Viscero-Somatic Studies (Conference package) Daniel Michael Tracey Parmentar Scholarship ($1,000) Monique White
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Dr. Thomas Speer Scholarship
The impact of a scholarship... Logan scholarship winners discuss how the scholarships they’ve earned have made a difference on their path to becoming a chiropractor. Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS and Monique White
Trimester 6 student David Mann of Bethlehem, Pa., earned the Dr. Thomas Speer Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a Logan student launching a second career as chiropractor. As a personal trainer/massage therapist, David Mann loved his job; but at age 35, he was looking for a challenge. “Chiropractic had always been a passion of mine, and it was kind of an end goal for me during my former career. While I enjoyed helping disabled individuals, children and seniors make lifestyle modifications, it was chiropractic that got me through hard physical times. I liked how it impacted me in my position and how it’s helped others.” David said receiving the Dr. Thomas Speer Scholarship was a proud and humbling moment. He also said it reiterates that hard work and dedication pays off. “Coming back to school after 13 years was a bit of a shock,” he said. “Just getting my GPA to the point where I could qualify was a goal of mine, so earning the scholarship was icing on the cake.”
“It’s a huge honor and a blessing... and motivates you to keep going and finish strong. I’ve made a promise to myself that I want to give back the same value or more to a student in the future. That is my goal.” – Monique White, Columbia, Mo. “It just means so much that someone has taken an investment into my life and such a huge one. I know it’s something that I recognize now and am extremely thankful for, but I know that when I graduate and practice, I am going to be even more thankful for it.” – Kate Cline, Alliance, Ohio
“Any support and help financially is great. I worked really hard throughout this year and I appreciate that it’s rewarded. I can now use this opportunity to focus even more on school. When I graduate, I’d love to give back to the school.” – Jennifer Kim, Granite City, Ill.
John Nab, DC (left), Jennifer Kim, Hugh St. Onge
“I had high hopes for keeping my debt down so getting the scholarship was a blessing. It’s also a blessing because it represents the hard work I’ve put in. I am grateful I was able to study and get good grades to receive the scholarship.” – Abraham Renaud, Perryville, Mo. “The scholarship is actually the first academic scholarship I have received, and it kind of marks the end of my past life as an academic advisor and massage therapist and segues into my passion of becoming a chiropractor, so I am very thankful. Not only does it recognize my past efforts but gives me hope for my success as a chiropractor.” – Carrie Santor, Webster, N.Y. “Having a head start on not having to take out so many loans or paying as much back when I finish allows me to focus on what really matters—giving back to the community and patients.” – Amari Kimble, Memphis, Tenn.
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U NDER THE Faculty/Staff News Faculty and Staff Announcements • Congratulations to Jameca Falconer, PhD, Logan’s director for counseling and psychological services, on being nominated and recognized as a Phenomenal Woman of Webster University. Dr. Falconer has also been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant in Public/Global Health.
Tower • Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, was featured in Medscape Medical News. The May 28 article highlighted Dr. Kettner’s research on how acupuncture may thicken the cortex of patients with idiopathic hand pain while alleviating their pain—new evidence for a condition resembling carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Kettner addressed this topic at the American Pain Society 54th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Promotions • Casey Bryzeal, Academic Success Coach (College of Health Sciences) Bryzeal
• Christopher LaRose, Technical Director, Purser Center • Vanessa King, DC, MS, Instructor (College of Health Sciences)
• Nicholette Peterson, Purchasing Assistant • Anna Schowalter, MAT, Academic Success Coach (College of Chiropractic)
Congratulations to the following individuals who were recently hired at Logan:
• Mollie Baker, Admissions Coordinator
• Stacey Cornelson, DC, Radiology Resident
• LaToya Cash, Associate Registrar
• Kathleen DeBord, Development Assistant
• Leslie Carpenter, Assistant, Alumni and Friends House
• John DeAngelis, DC, Clinician
• Erica Ehrhard, Exective Administrative Assistant, Enrollment Management • Kim Everson, Patient Service Representative
• Sam Holyan, Admissions Coordinator • Kelly McCarthy, Administrative Assistant, Human Performance Center • Danielle Reinken, Accountant/Payroll Specialist • Shelley Sawalich, PhD, Dean of Student Affairs • Catherine Sippel, Admissions Coordinator
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• Emily Walters, MS, Admissions Assistant
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Alumni Notes Congratulations to … Class of September 1980 Neal Lepovetsky, DC, who will be getting married to Laura Vitale on August 9, 2015. Class of August 1999 Trevor Foshang, DC, was recently named dean of the chiropractic college at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Class of August 2011 Holly Tucker, DC, MS, for earning her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education and completing of the Health Policy Certificate from the University of Tennessee. Class of April 2013 On March 4, Krystal Rupp, DC, celebrated the grand opening of her new office, Rupp Chiropractic, with a Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.
Class of August 2014 Michael Harbison, DC, MCS-P, CCCPC, has been inducted into the International Association of HealthCare Professionals. Melissa Tancredi, DC, for being named to the Canadian Women’s World Cup Team.
Class of March 1957 Kenneth Sonderleiter, DC, December 17, 2014 Class of September 1964 Roger Kurucz, DC, December 26, 2014 Patricia R. Schremp, DC, November 20, 2014 Donald Tregoning, DC, April 5, 2015
Logan University Expresses Sincere Sympathy to … Based on information found in the Harris Connect Directory Initiative, we have discovered the passings of several Logan alumni: In Memoriam Class of December 1951 Daniel J. “Doc” McMannis, DC, March 2015
Class of January 1977 Bryan Waggoner, DC, April 2015 Class of August 1998 Linda Goodman, April 28, 2015, the mother of Jason Goodman, DC Class of December 1998 Patricia Hill Bonnot, DC, April 10, 2015 Class of December 2014 Parker Burtis, DC, April 25, 2015
Class of September 1952 Eugene E. Timm, DC, March 23, 2015
• Logan hosted the U.S.S. Monsters of the Midwest competition on May 30.
Events • Logan hosted the annual Hare in the Air on Saturday, March 28. More than 6,000 people attended the event where kids ages two to eight hunted for more than 15,000 eggs.
• Logan University faculty and staff participated in the second annual Cinco de Mayo Employee Disc Golf Scramble on May 5.
• Yoga classes on campus began in April and are now offered four times a week. Classes are held inside the lobby of the Purser Center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. • In June, Logan organized an educational field trip to the headquarters and farm operations of Standard Process, Inc., a manufacturer of whole food supplements, in Palmyra, Wis.
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Gretchen Schreffler, DC: 100 Years and Counting... Much of Dr. Schreffler’s life has been devoted to chiropractic and Logan in some way ... whether it was working as Logan’s assistant registrar, caring for patients or serving on Logan’s Board of Trustees in the late 1970s, a time of transformation for the profession.
She recalls some of her patients driving more than 120 miles to get an adjustment. “I told them, ‘You know there are other chiropractors between us that would be closer,’ but they didn’t care.” That kind of loyalty speaks volumes of Dr. Gretchen Schreffler’s profiency and service as a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic, a position she held for more than 34 years. Photo as printed in Cedar Rapids Gazette on 7-10-1983. Looking back, she said it’s difficult to pick just one memorable moment; she’s had thousands. “I found such joy and satisfaction in helping people—children, parents, grandparents, all of them.” For Dr. Schreffler, those moments have lasted beyond her time in the clinic. They’ve had a residual effect. While she no longer keeps office hours, she routinely runs into former patients and their families who are always anxious to tell Dr. Schreffler how they are doing. “Chiropractic was really developing, and we were helping lay the groundwork,” she said. “It was inspiring to be in the foothills of the profession and watching Logan really take off.” For 19 years, she sat on Logan’s Board and continued to make visits to Logan’s campus until the age of 95. Over the years, she’s been named Logan’s Alumnus of the Year, Distinguished Woman of the Year in Iowa City and American Businesswoman of the Year, among other awards and accolades. Just as patients were loyal to Dr. Schreffler, Dr. Schreffler has been loyal to Logan and grateful for the gift of education as well as the ability to practice chiropractic. “I did it because it was something I enjoyed doing,” she said. “When I look back, I think of all the patients. There were an awful lot of patients.”
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2 015 WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS
The 2015 St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis event was held at Logan on Friday, May 15 and featured activities for the entire family. More than $92,000 was raised to help people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and to fund research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow.
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
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
Ralph Barrale, DC Vice President of Chiropractic and Alumni Relations Boyd A. Bradshaw, EdD, MSEd Vice President of Enrollment Management
Adil Khan, CFO, MBA, CPA, CSBO Chief Financial Officer Laura McLaughlin, Esq. General Counsel and Vice President, Strategic Performance Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW Vice President of Academic Affairs Muriel Périllat, DC, MS Dean of Clinics
Brad Hough, PhD Chief Information Officer
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POSTGR ADUATE EDUC ATION | July through September 2015 July 11-12 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification Program - Session #2 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P
August 8-9 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification Program - Session #3 Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P
July 18 Motus Kinesiology Taping for Chiropractic Assistants Instructor: Vincent F. DeBono, DC
August 15-16 Overview of Methylation Instructor: Gregory W. Peterson, DC, DABCI, FIAMA, CCST
July 25-26 Basic Acupuncture Certification Program - Session #3 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.
August 22-23 Basic Acupuncture Certification Program - Session #4 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.
Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.
September 12-13 Recognizing Biomechanical Dysfunctions & Energy Deficiencies Instructor: Howard Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA Location: Courtyard Paducah West, Paducah, KY September 19-20 Basic Acupuncture Certification Program - Session #5 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac. September 19-20 Insurance Consultant/Peer Review Certification Program - Session #4Â Instructor: Charles Copeland, DC, MCS-P
September 26 Basic Science Validity & the Digestive System Instructor: Howard Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA
For additional information and dates, visit logan.edu/Seminars To register for postgraduate seminars, please call 1-800-842-3234.