Logan University - Fall Tower 2017

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Veterans Seek Chiropractic for Active, Healthy Living Logan Degree Prepares Alum for Career with Pro Athletes Competitive Sports at Logan Give Students Active Outlet

Expanding Services: Pediatric Chiropractic Care




In This Issue

5 Pediatric Care Logan commits to patient care, student education and family engagement with new service area

5 Mission Forward 8 College of Chiropractic 11 College of Health Sciences 15 The Insider

11 Chiropractic in the Big Leagues Denver-based alumnus Joseph McMahon lives out dream of working with professional athletes 15 Calvin Thomas Leadership, health care and higher education collide in new clinical operations and innovation role 26 From Classrooms to Fields Recreational intramurals and athletic clubs keep students active and healthy

16 Research 18 Logan Connects 21 Donor Snapshot 22 Were You There? 24 Alumni Feature 26 Student Life 29 Admissions 34 Recognizing Success 36 Under the Tower 37 Industry Update 39 Postscript






The Tower is a publication of Logan University for alumni, students, employees and friends of the University

THE TOWER Vol. 3, FALL 2017 The Tower is published three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall. On the Cover Muriel PĂŠrillat, DC, MS, with (clockwise from top right) Reid and Kelley Lewandoski, and Rosie and Rory Harvey. The Tower is produced by the Department of Marketing and Communications. Reader comments can be emailed to Tower@logan.edu. THE TOWER Logan University 1851 Schoettler Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 Tower@logan.edu | Logan.edu 1-800-782-3344



Logan enrolled its largest incoming class in a decade as 142 students in the Doctor of Chiropractic program began first-trimester classes on Sept. 6. An additional 210 students enrolled in the College of Health Sciences. New students hail from 25 U.S. states and three countries as well the U.S. Army Pacific.

Logan students, faculty and staff celebrated the inaugural Hugh B. Logan Founder’s Day on Sept. 13. Hundreds of people joined the celebration, which included music, face painting, lawn games, a BBQ and a Logan Trivia Challenge.

Kemmy Ritter, Trimester 6 Doctor of Chiropractic student from Brazil, has been named American Regional Coordinator for the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS). The WCCS is an international forum representing the global student chiropractic population with the goal of advancing and uniting the global chiropractic profession through inspiration, integrity and leadership.

Restoration on Logan’s Tower was completed in midSeptember. The Tower received a new roof and repairs and was restored to its original white finish. Beautification work will continue next year at the base of the Tower to include plantings and a plaque recognizing supporters of the Honoring Tradition campaign.

We’ve got spirit, yes we do! Logan unveiled its mascot, Logan the Leopard, during the Hugh B. Logan Founder’s Day celebration on Sept. 13.



Who are we, and where are we going? Taking the time to reflect on our history, current status and opportunities is an essential exercise in self-reflection and realization of future goals.

Logan is fortunate to have many qualities that differentiate us from others, from hands-on learning and a tailored curriculum to world-class faculty and a vibrant campus life and community. These pillars of success are what define us.

Famed basketball player Michael Jordan, recognized for both his athleticism and endurance, made it clear that his long-term success didn’t come by happenstance. “I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.”

Chiropractic is our heritage and reason for being. It has allowed us to be one of the world’s top educational institutions, offering more techniques, more clinical opportunities and earlier hands-on experience than any other school. Without this foundation we could not have evolved into a University where we have added programs that complement chiropractic as a way for Logan DC and non-DC students to bolster their education and respond to the demands of the expanding profession of health sciences. There is both a clear connection and delineation between the two, and without one, the other would not be successful.

As a University, we are called to do the same. Part of determining who we strive to be is having a firm understanding of who we are and what we stand for. What attributes make us unique? What characteristics help illuminate our shared personality? And what traits capture the essence of our community of individuals, our academics and our purpose as an institution of health care and higher learning? 4 FALL 2017 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Another important differentiator is the story of our growth as Logan College of Chiropractic to Logan University.

Where we have come from and where we are today ultimately drive us to where we want to go.

“I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.” -Michael Jordan We are an integral part of the solution to provide a more conservative and patient-centered model of health care. To meet these demands, we must provide an education that is accessible and a curriculum that prepares students to leave here as confident and skilled professionals. We must attract the best to produce the best and continue to make our presence known by our voices, our actions and our impact. This momentum pushes us to achieve one of our aspirational goals: to become an integrated health care educator dedicated to both chiropractic and health sciences. That is our purpose and what keeps us steadfast on the path toward excellence.


Our Vision and Focus for Pediatric Chiropractic Care In 2000, a survey found that there were about 30 million pediatric visits to chiropractors. By 2009, pediatric chiropractic visits more than doubled to 68 million. As parents look for drug- and surgery-free methods to maintain wellness and healthy development, pediatric chiropractic is in demand and on the rise. Logan University is committed to being a leader in this area. This fall, the University officially added pediatric chiropractic as a specialty referral service to address the special health needs of children as their bodies develop and mature. The additional service allows students to incorporate clinical experience with classroom learning while meeting the health care needs of families in the local community. It will operate under the supervision of Muriel Périllat, DC, MS, a professor and long-time clinician with a special focus on pediatrics. For Dr. Périllat, leading pediatric chiropractic care at Logan is the pinnacle of her career. “This is the reason I became a chiropractic physician,” she said. As a young student, Dr. Périllat dreamed of becoming either a pediatrician or a sports teacher, but her love of science took her other places. She earned a master’s degree in biochemistry from Université Scientifique et Médicale de Lyon in France, followed by an industrial engineering degree in food processing from France’s Institut National Polytechnique de Nancy. Dr. Périllat had just finished her thesis and was looking for her first job as an engineer when a Swiss chiropractor, educated in the U.S., opened an office in her hometown of Annecy, France. That doctor treated an infant family member whose birth resulted in severe head trauma. The child’s marked improvement proved to be a defining moment that would alter the trajectory of Dr. Périllat’s career. With just $1,000, a student visa and a strong desire to become a chiropractor and treat children, Dr. Périllat took off for what is now known as Cleveland University in Overland Park, Kan. With her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, she went back to France and opened a family chiropractic practice in Paris. “I loved practicing, and treating kids was one of the most rewarding things I’ve done,” she said. “They would pay you with affection— big hugs and slobbery kisses.”

Logan University officially added pediatric chiropractic as a specialty referral service this fall, led by Dr. Muriel Périllat, pictured here caring for Rylan Woodcock. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2017 5


From there, she returned to Cleveland to teach and oversee the university’s clinics, while establishing herself as a pediatric chiropractor in Kansas City. Even after she came to Logan in 2006, several families would drive from Kansas City to St. Louis to see her. Now, after a long career both in the classroom and at health centers at Cleveland and Logan, Dr. Périllat is returning to practice. “For a long time I passed up opportunities to get back to treating children. Now it is time,” she said.

passionate about its importance. For Dr. Lewandoski, her interest in children with special needs stems from caring for her son who is on the autism spectrum. “Many special needs kiddos have sensory and musculoskeletal challenges for which chiropractic is uniquely suited to address.”

Pediatrics: An Emerging Specialty Chiropractic Area The addition of pediatric chiropractic as a specialty referral service at Logan not only fills a gap in a growing interest among health care consumers but also responds to DC students who are expressing a strong desire to learn more about chiropractic pediatrics as a specialization. “Our classes on pediatrics have always been very popular,” said Kimberly PaddockO’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, executive vice president of Academic Affairs. “Adding the clinical hands-on experience is an important addition to our offering.” Dr. Périllat said that because children are more delicate, students want to know how to treat children using a gentle approach adapted to their needs. “I think the biggest misconception is that pediatric chiropractic is rough and not safe. Not only is it gentle, it is also very safe and amazingly effective.” Pediatric chiropractic uses a light touch with low or no pressure. Dr. Périllat said more often than not, it is a matter of just following the child’s own movement while holding them. Pediatric chiropractic will be available primarily through Dr. Périllat at Logan’s Montgomery Health Center, and also through Allison Harvey, DC at the Southfield Health Center and Ashley Lewandoski, DC at Mid Rivers Health Center in St. Peters. Each of these physicians has her own personal experience with pediatric chiropractic and is equally


Dr. Muriel Périllat with Rylan

Dr. Harvey has been treating children for the past 10 years and is currently earning her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. “Chiropractic has so much value in helping children with proper development. From post birth adjustments, helping with latching on and breast feeding, to proper spine health for elementary school students, our role in helping parents ensure their children are growing well should be fundamental in their approach to wellness.” Family education, coupled with research, will be a primary focus for Logan chiropractic physicians to grow awareness of pediatric chiropractic. Drs. Périllat, Harvey and Lewandoski will also be advocating a team approach to patient-centered care that allows optimal child development.

“Maintaining collaborative relationships with primary care physicians and physical therapists in co-treating and referring young patients is vital,” said Dr. Périllat. “As the American Academy of Pediatrics report states, ‘Pediatric integrative medicine involves the integration of complementary and conventional therapies on the basis of the best available data, with the goal of maximizing therapeutic benefit to the patient.’” Equally as important as integrating health care providers is engaging the parents of patients receiving pediatric chiropractic care. Dr. Lewandoski said parents need to be involved in order to help maximize the potential of their children, such as conducting at-home care to support inoffice treatment. All care is performed in consultation with parents, said Dr. Périllat. “No one person or profession has all of the answers. Health care providers can learn from one another, and all health care providers need to collaborate in order to best serve the needs of patients,” Dr. Périllat said. “There is definitely a growing focus on pediatric chiropractic as a conservative health care option for quality of life issues that plague children, and I’m looking forward to working with families who do not want drugs or surgery to be the first choice for their child.”

“I think the biggest misconception is that pediatric chiropractic is rough and not safe. Not only is it gentle, it is also very safe and amazingly effective.” –Dr. Muriel Périllat


Small Bodies, Big Smiles Charlotte Madden endured a traumatic birth. She entered the world with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and spent the first few hours of her life in the special care nursery for low oxygen levels and a high fever. Then when Charlotte was 1 month old, her mother, Emily, noticed her head favoring one side. Charlotte was diagnosed with torticollis, a condition in which neck muscles contract, causing the head to twist to one side. “Her pediatrician suggested physical therapy, but being familiar with chiropractic and having received chiropractic care myself, I opted to try that first,” said Emily. “I was a little nervous and wondered what kind of care they would give an infant, but I had a

lot of trust and comfort with Dr. Harvey.” Dr. Harvey said there is nothing better than meeting a new mom and peppering her with questions about her child’s nutrition, sleeping patterns and how they were delivered. “Charlotte’s problem, which is not uncommon, was resolved in nine visits, with additional stretching and massaging provided by her parents,” she said. “Early intervention, however, was key. It not only resolved neck musculature problems but also breastfeeding issues Charlotte was having, not being able to turn her neck. We really look for those red flags and then work to educate the family.”

Dr. Allison Harvey with Charlotte Madden

Emily agrees and says that with chiropractic, Charlotte is getting more than just physical therapy. “I’ve seen how much she has changed, and I’m grateful for chiropractic addressing the problem.”

Learning from the Best Professor Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA serves on the ACA Council on Pediatrics and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He Dr. Patrick Montgomery also sits on the Academic Advisory Board of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and is a contributing author to the textbook, Pediatric Chiropractic, 2nd Edition, by Anrig and Plaugher. “For many years, the majority of my practice has been pregnant women, new moms and children. I have taught chiropractic pediatrics at several chiropractic colleges and have been the faculty sponsor of the Pediatrics Club along with Dr. Unger-Boyd.

“Small injuries may be corrected if caught early, and small curvatures, if caught early, may be managed so that they don’t progress as the patient gets older. One of my missions in my career has been to help little spines and the bodies that are within to grow straight and healthy.” Professor Mary Unger-Boyd, DC, DICS, CACCP teaches pediatric chiropractic and pregnancy management at Logan, among other courses. She obtained Certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and has served on the Academic Advisory Board of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. She has lectured on pediatrics for the Sacro Occipital Research Society International, and in 2011 she was awarded “Researcher of the Year” by the same organization. “Logan’s pediatric chiropractic at the

Montgomery Health Center is a dream come true. I remember as a student and early in practice having skilled Doctors of Chiropractic taking the time to mentor me through those Dr. Mary Unger-Boyd first adjustments. I am so grateful to so many gifted doctors for their time and expertise, and I am so excited Dr. Périllat will be able to share hers. The opportunity for students to observe the chiropractic exam and adjustment is invaluable. Having mentors with skilled clinicians is such an asset, and this program truly bridges the classroom concepts, case presentations and demonstrations to their clinical experience with pediatrics.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2017 7




A little more than 12 years ago, the idea of Doctors of Chiropractic serving in VA medical centers was just starting to take shape.

It would take many years of hard work for chiropractors to prove their place in the country’s largest integrated health care system. They did it through collaborative, integrated and patient-centered care. That same care is continued today by more than 100 DCs at 66 VA medical

Tyler Garapola, Trimester 10 student from Reading, Penn., with Dr. Pamela Wakefield, staff chiropractic physician at the VA St. Louis Health Care System.


Chiropractic’s Role in the Veteran’s Health Administration centers in the U.S., including the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, which gives Logan students a chance to serve those who have served our country. “I grew up around the military, having a father who served in the U.S. Army,” says Tyler Garapola, a Trimester 10 student from Reading, Penn. “When I was deciding where to go to chiropractic school, the fact that Logan had a program with the VA was huge. I’ve never been in the military, but I like to think that this is a way to give back.” Tyler is one of three Logan students who currently works under the supervision of Pamela Wakefield, DC (1990), DABCA, staff chiropractic physician at the VA St. Louis Health Care System. Tyler says Dr. Wakefield has been a significant mentor by altering his workload to address his strengths and weaknesses and finding opportunities that introduce challenges and build confidence. “I like the volume of the patients you see at the VA—it’s fast paced compared to the other health centers, and the patient visits are slightly shorter, so that’s been a challenge I’ve welcomed,” he said. “But the VA is also unique in the realm of chiropractic in that we only see patients who have been referred to us from a primary health care provider. That said, the scope of what we see is a bit narrower.” Dr. Wakefield, who has been providing chiropractic services and overseeing Logan students at the VA since 2006, says patients at the VA tend to be more complex. Mental health diagnoses,


“Working with a population that has additional needs than just pain relief has been interesting. We play a hand in making a difference, not just in pain relief but also in addiction.” –Tyler Garapola, Trimester 10 student disabilities, spinal fusions and often multiple medications are at a much higher percentage with VA patients than what you would find at a typical chiropractic practice. “The VA continues to work toward decreased opioid use,” Dr. Wakefield said. “The VA has included chiropractic as an alternative to opioids for pain management, and we often get referrals for that reason— especially younger patients.” Tyler says it has been informative seeing veterans whose previous treatment for back pain has been medications. Treating patients who have used pain medications long term, especially opioid medications, “has made my experience much more real and prevalent,” he said. “Working with a population that has additional needs than just pain relief has been interesting. We play a hand in making a difference, not just in pain relief but also in addiction.” Finding ways to combat the opioid crisis and identifying alternative methods to pain management is just one of the topics addressed by the VA’s Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program (IPR Program). Launched in 2007, the IPR Program provides intensive pain rehabilitation services aimed at using evidence-based approaches to restore optimal function and improve symptom self-management, independence

and quality of life for veterans who have had pain for an average of 15 years or more. At Jefferson Barracks, the core IPR team is made up of chiropractic physicians, physical therapists, medical providers, a dietician and a psychologist, who meet twice a month with patients to assess and discuss patients’ eligibility for the IPR Program. “Chiropractic often takes a back seat to the physical therapy and psychology, so it is interesting to see that aspect of chiropractic as well as the humility and respect among the different professions,” Tyler said. Dr. Wakefield said the 12-week program has been successful, and many veterans report decreased depression, anxiety, pain disability and catastrophizing. “It’s a real benefit to the patient that most would not receive if we weren’t here,” she said. While chiropractic is still a limited resource at Jefferson Barracks (there are more than 50 primary care providers and two chiropractors), opportunities abound for students and recent DC graduates interested in the path to serve veterans. “For the students, the benefit is gaining exposure to complex patients in a multidisciplinary setting,” said Dr. Wakefield. “Also, having a small number of students per clinician allows us to provide focused mentoring and training.” In July 2014, Logan was one of four chiropractic schools in the country that began residency training with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The purpose of the residencies is to provide recent Doctor of Chiropractic graduates with advanced clinical training in complex case management to further the scope and depth of their clinical knowledge and experience. The program focuses on an integrated clinical practice, with training emphasizing the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated health care system and collaboration with primary care Patient Aligned Care Teams, specialty care and other medical health care providers.

Following graduation in December, Tyler said he plans to apply for the oneyear residency through the VA with the goal of serving military veterans. He said his experience working at the VA while at Logan has made him more efficient and sensitive to the role of complicating factors in pain. “Habits, thoughts and attitudes all have such an important effect on outcomes,” he said. “Recognizing that fact and learning how to make it work in your favor has been one of the more unexpected skills I have picked up here.”





Logan Alum Gives Back in a Big Way “They have seen quite a bit of action—injuries ranging from black eyes, to gunshot wounds to the head, to severed limbs. My medics out there have done great things and helped to save the lives of many. Another two Soldiers are currently serving as medics on Convoys with one of our Infantry Battalions. They see improvised explosive device (IED) and small arms fire attacks nearly every time they go out. One of the two will earn his CMB (Combat Medical Badge) soon—awarded to any medic who treats casualties while under fire. Back here at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, we have seen our share of patients as well. We currently have a Soldier in our Patient Holding facility who received the Purple Heart for bravery and courage. His convoy was hit

with an IED and he sustained seven fairly large shrapnel wounds and still has pieces of metal stuck all over his body.” Reading letters written by Aaron Armetta, DC, MS, CSCS, ART while serving as a medical officer in Iraq tells you a lot about his reason for choosing a career in health care. What he observed during two combat tours over the course of five active duty years ignited a passion that led him down the path of serving others. “While working in the medical treatment facilities, I was always surprised that there were physical therapists on hand, but never chiropractors available for post-surgical care. I started thinking that there had to be a better way to treat people besides drugs,” he said. “When it came close to

the time I was able to get off active duty, I started researching what I could do to provide a more natural way of healing.” In 2012, Dr. Armetta graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic and later earned his Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation from Logan. He opened his own practice in Fisher, Ill., before being offered the opportunity to serve as a chiropractor to active military and veterans at Brodwyn Military Chiropractic near Fort Benning, Ga. “Working at Brodwyn was my first time working with the military. It was extremely rewarding and fulfilled a passion I had for giving back to those who care so much about our country,” said Dr. Armetta. Delivering on that promise, Dr. Armetta currently practices alongside a fellow military veteran and chiropractor Nathan Lauenstein, DC at Functional Performance Chiropractic & Wellness in Omaha, Neb. Together they treat patients and give back to veterans in the form of chiropractic care. They also participate in the Veterans Choice Program, which gives veterans who don’t have access to a VA chiropractor the opportunity to receive health care at a chiropractic practice near their residence. “One of the most enjoyable things about working with veterans is being able to connect to their situation and the conversation,” said Dr. Armetta. “As someone who has been through it, not only can I examine and diagnose, but I also can relate to them on a personal level.” Dr. Aaron Armetta with his wife Brittany and their son Gavin



Preparing for Opportunity: University Athletic Partnerships Set Students Apart Logan University alumnus Joseph McMahon, DC, MS was no stranger to sports growing up. The high school athlete left his blood, sweat and tears on the football field, the wrestling mat and the track, but there was one thing he couldn’t leave behind: his injuries. “I was always dinged up from all the different sports, so my sophomore year of high school, my mom took me to a chiropractor for the first time and I was blown away,” said Dr. McMahon. “The chiropractor helped me with a lot of injuries, and I was hooked.” As a teenager, Dr. McMahon was interested in a medical career but wasn’t quite sure in what capacity. His visits to the chiropractor, however, began to spark an interest in the field, and once he discovered professional sports teams had chiropractors, he was sold. Dr. McMahon went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then enrolled at Logan with the goal of becoming a chiropractor for professional athletes. To meet this goal, Dr. McMahon registered for Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic program as well as for the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation program. During his eighth trimester, Dr. McMahon applied and was accepted to work in the BIOFREEZE Clinic (now known as the Human Performance Center), which allowed students to participate in Logan’s partnership program with other university athletic departments. This program gave Dr. McMahon the opportunity to work with college athletes from the University of Missouri, Lindenwood University and Missouri Baptist University, exposing him to a wide variety of athletes and injuries from golf to football to dance. “Working at the universities was valuable for many reasons,” he said. “Not only LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2017 11

C OL L E G E O F H EALT H SCIENCES did I get hands-on exposure to a lot of different injuries, but I also learned time management, quick thinking and how to conduct myself in a locker room setting.” And before long, that locker room setting changed for Dr. McMahon. He graduated from Logan in May 2014, which also meant graduating from collegiate sports and moving on to the big leagues. Just three days after graduation, Dr. McMahon moved to Denver to complete an internship for Shawn Caldwell, DC at the Caldwell Chiropractic Center.

“Dr. Caldwell had never hired one of his interns full-time before, but I worked so hard that I didn’t really give him much of a choice—he had to hire me,” Dr. McMahon said. Today, Dr. McMahon is living his dream, working at both the Caldwell Chiropractic Center and the Denver Sports Recovery clinic. He has previously worked with professional athletes aligned with the Broncos, and he currently works with athletes on the Nuggets and Rockies teams as well as other Colorado professional

A former athlete himself, Dr. Joseph McMahon is living his dream, working with athletes of all ages and performance levels, including professional athletes, at both the Caldwell Chiropractic Center and the Denver Sports Recovery clinic. Pictured opposite is Dr. McMahon with a patient.

At the time, Dr. Caldwell was the official chiropractor for the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Nuggets and the Denver Broncos. Dr. McMahon recognized the opportunity in front of him and was determined to continue working with Dr. Caldwell after his internship ended. 12 FALL 2017 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

sports, such as lacrosse. While professional athletics is a big part of his job, Dr. McMahon also works with a variety of patients each day. He and Dr. Caldwell serve as the primary chiropractors for music acts in town, treating famous musicians, crew members

“I’ve heard it said before that ‘luck is when preparation meets opportunity.’ Logan prepared me, the opportunity arose and I took advantage of it.” –Dr. Joseph McMahon and roadies who spend long hours moving equipment and traveling on tour buses. He also treats infants and elderly adults and finds time to volunteer with the onfield medical staff for Faith Christian High School’s football team, attending every game. Out of all the different types of athletes and people he treats, Dr. McMahon claims that fighters are his favorite, as he works pro bono with UFC and lower league fighters. “I’ve never met a fighter who isn’t super gracious,” said Dr. McMahon. “They all appreciate what I’m doing for them, and I love watching them compete.” Dr. McMahon feels privileged to work with professional athletes, especially so early in his career, and credits Dr. Caldwell and Logan for mentoring him. “I was never overwhelmed stepping into a professional locker room,” he said. “I’m doing the same things now that I was doing while at Logan, just at a higher level. I’ve heard it said before that ‘luck is when preparation meets opportunity.’ Logan prepared me, the opportunity arose and I took advantage of it.” Dr. McMahon encourages Logan students who are interested in a career in sports to reach out to him and research the unique opportunities available at the Caldwell Chiropractic Center.




Collegiate Partnerships Evolve at Logan Every student pursuing a Doctor of Chiropractic degree now has the opportunity to work directly with partnering university athletic departments, which include the University of Missouri, the University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Harris-Stowe State University. The university partnership program is operated through Logan’s Human Performance Center, which allows students to begin rotations during their eighth trimester. The unique experience provides students the opportunity to offer hands-on care to a variety of athletes while working under the direction of a licensed physician. “It gives all of our students the opportunity to see everything from the ground up,” said David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, director of human

performance at Logan. At each university, the students are actively working in the training rooms and are considered part of the university’s sports medicine program. According to Dr. Parish, it’s beneficial for chiropractic students to spend time working with people outside of the chiropractic profession, such as the athletic trainers. “It’s a great opportunity for all of our students, even the ones who don’t want to go into sports,” said Dr. Parish. “It allows

them to see the benefits of adding active exercise and performance-based treatment into their chiropractic care.” The program is unique because no other chiropractic university is sending all of its students through a performance-based care rotation. The exposure to multiple injuries and the hands-on experience students receive in the university locker rooms is unparalleled, preparing students for a successful future in chiropractic care.

University of Missouri

University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Harris-Stowe State University

DHPE Adds Residency to Roster Melinda Turner, DC was selected as the first resident of Logan University’s Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) teaching residency. Dr. Turner, who has worked both in private practice and as an adjunct instructor at a different university, is working with Logan’s College of Chiropractic while simultaneously earning her DHPE. Cheryl A. Houston, PhD, CHES, CFCS, RD, LD, FAND, program director of the DHPE and General Education, said she is thrilled about the newly created residency and excited to have Dr. Turner on board. “Dr. Turner is the ideal candidate in that she has experience in establishing her 14 FALL 2017 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

own chiropractic practice and has teaching experience as an adjunct instructor,” said Dr. Houston. “She has an innate ability to coach and mentor students and a strong desire to learn from experts on how to be a successful educator.” The three-year residency uses a tiered learning concept. During the first year, Dr. Turner will observe the highest-rated College of Chiropractic faculty members and learn about test construction and student assessment. During this time,

she will be developing a course as well as participating in education research. Years two and three will be dedicated to teaching eight credits, then 12 credits, respectively.

Dr. Melinda Turner


Calvin Thomas IV When meeting Calvin, Logan’s new Chief of Clinical Operations and Strategic Innovation, it’s clear he has a passion for leadership, health care and higher education. He first became interested in health care because of his dad, who is a registered nurse and cared for patients during the night shift in the late 1980s, at a time when men typically didn’t become nurses. That experience offered Calvin a unique lens through which to view the health care system. “The concept of being involved in health care and to take care of others at times when they surrender their sense of control, at times when patients are uncomfortable, at times when they are scared, and to be able to alleviate that discomfort was very appealing for me,” he said. A career in higher education, on the other hand, was never on Calvin’s radar. Fast forward 15 years after earning his bachelor’s degree in health care management from Harris-Stowe State University and his master’s degree in health care leadership from Dartmouth College, and Calvin now serves as Logan’s Chief of Clinical Operations and Strategic Innovation. In this role, he oversees Logan’s health system and is responsible for the innovation of new health center partnerships to advance interdisciplinary collaboration. “I saw this as a unique opportunity not only because of Logan’s stellar reputation, but also because it combined my executive management experiences and my higher education experiences into one role,” Calvin said. “The health centers have an educational objective for students as well as a health care objective to be of service to the public.” Born in St. Louis, Calvin has served as a successful health care leader at for-profit hospitals, academic medical centers and community hospitals, including outpatient clinics. During his career, he has been responsible for the development of a $22 million orthopedic & spine institute, a full-service hospitalist program, the onboarding of an electronic health record system and growing gross revenue—as much as $500 million dollars annually—in one health care system. Most recently, Calvin served as vice president of health care at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, where he immersed himself in higher education for the first time. While there he found a new passion, overseeing the School

of Health Sciences with 18 academic programs, totaling more than 16,000 students, and the School of Nursing, totaling more than 2,700 students. He also provided strategic leadership and oversight to both schools, ensuring the academic programming and operations met the needs of students, faculty, deans and health care employers throughout Indiana. At Logan, he hopes to use his role to connect with students and to have a positive impact on the health care profession at large. “My goal, with the assistance of our students, our academic faculty, our clinical faculty, our administration, our board and members of our surrounding communities, is to make our health centers a destination for patients to receive high-quality, evidence-based care, and a place for our students to receive high-quality clinical education experience,” Calvin said. He plans to make that happen by getting to know students, faculty and clinicians and hearing their voices; understanding what already works within Logan’s health centers and continuing to elevate that experience for both students and patients; and identifying what is not currently operating efficiently, then adjusting the system accordingly. “I see so much potential for the chiropractic profession to be an active, highly engaged, well-respected and needed resource when it comes to caring for patients within the health care continuum,” Calvin said, “and I see Logan having the ability to be at the cutting edge of those conversations within the health care industry.”



Sacroiliac Joint Research: Finite element analysis and computer simulation of the sacroiliac joint and sacral articular cartilage Professor Dennis Enix, DC, MBA shares his first-person perspective on his long-time research focus, the sacroiliac (SI) joint. For more than eight years, I’ve been studying the movement of the SI joint. Its irregular geometric shape and varying cartilage thicknesses make it a biomechanically complex joint. It is responsible for transmitting axial loads from the torso to the lower extremities while maintaining a freely nutating motion in the pelvis. Numerous theories have been proposed to account for the stability of the SI joint with its seemingly unstable configuration, but conflicting theories among researchers and clinicians still remain. My first study of the joint was a motion capture analysis of SI joint movement which examined the effects of manipulation on the joint. This was the first biomechanics study using motion capture Dr. Dennis Enix

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technology to demonstrate the 3-D movement patterns of the SI joint and to show a positive effect of manipulation on SI joint motion. It showed that chiropractic Topographical representations of surface elevations of the left and right articular manipulation surfaces of the sacrum. changed the movement and its stability. We have been able to patterns of the SI joint, increasing its demonstrate previously unreported aspects motion—an important finding, as there of SI joint movement as it relates to lumbar are still debates among scientists and spine hypo- and hyper-lordosis. physicians as to how much the SI joint The SI joint is a complex structure with actually moves and whether manipulation multiple forces that act on it. Because can affect it. it has an angular component to it, any In an effort to better understand SI joint compression of the joint, such as what biomechanics and the role of manipulation happens with increased loads or increased on the joint, I began a long collaboration pelvic angulation, also creates a vertical with Douglas Smith, PhD, PE at the Baylor shearing force. These forces tend to lock University Department of Mechanical together the surface indentations of the Engineering. Our research began with an joint, and the angular stresses create examination of 20 SI joints dissected in irregular changes in cartilage stresses Logan’s anatomy laboratory. We noted that that follow the geometric articular the shape and surface topography of the SI surface topography. Additionally, as joint is widely variable among individuals, the joint is compressed, a rotational and is even widely variable between the left force is created between sacral and iliac and right sides in the same individual. We cartilage, which varies with the load and scanned these SI joints with a laser scanner joint angle. Because these characteristics to create a digital model, and from these, are dependent on the health of the we developed a finite element analysis cartilage, which changes with age, we computer simulation of the SI joint and also recently analyzed our computational sacral articular cartilage. This computational model as normal cartilage and premodel allowed us to test the effects of arthritic (fibrillated) cartilage, as well as various loads and pelvic angles on the osteoarthritic sacral and iliac cartilage. We compressive forces generated on the sacral found that many of the motion and joint and iliac cartilage. With this data, we began to examine the SI joint movement patterns Continued on page 38


How Patients with Disabilities Respond to Health-related Quality of Life Domains Although there are major differences between clinical care for the normative population and those with disabilities, outcome assessments developed for Dr. Kelley Humphries individuals with disabilities are based on assessments for the general population. For example, the PROMIS Global Health Assessment is widely accepted and validated for the general population, but there are no large studies that focus on its use for individuals with disabilities in a community-based clinic. Recognizing this void, Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, ICCSP, assistant director of Logan’s Human Performance Center (HPC), set out to identify and describe how patients at Logan’s HPC at Paraquad respond to each domain of the PROMIS assessment through individualized treatment plans, and then introduce research to identify trends from this population in this unique setting. In studying 40 patient records from the HPC, Dr. Humphries performed a cross-sectional data analysis to look at the correlation between PROMIS scores and basic demographic information. The study found: • Individuals who presented a history of strokes reported the most improvement in their scores from baseline with the most substantial improvement in their raw score for physical health.

• Fatigue showed the greatest improvement from baseline in all groups (SCI, stroke, MS, surgical impairments, TBI, VI and others). • Patients over the age of 70 showed the most overall improvement in scores across all domains. • Raw physical and pain scores showed the greatest global improvement among all age groups. • The largest improvement in scores were raw physical in the 60-69 age group. Males showed the most improvement in fatigue scores. Females showed the most improvement in the physical health scores. The study helps support the need for quality research in this area. If an outcome assessment such as PROMIS can be generalized to accurately measure overall health and well-being in this population, there can be better understanding of what methods across various fields of health care are most effective in promoting health and wellness for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Humphries worked with David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, director of human performance at Logan, on the research poster, titled “Healthrelated quality of life (HRQOL) domains in an integrated, community-based clinic for individuals with disabilities.” She presented it at the Integrated Medicine for the Underserved’s seventh annual conference in Chicago in August. “It was eye-opening that the conference attendees did not understand that there was not a validated outcome assessment for individuals with disabilities,” says Dr. Humphries. “Logan is doing something

Dr. Kettner Earns Spot on Pain Medicine Editorial Board Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, was recently nominated and selected to serve on the Editorial Dr. Norman Kettner Board for the Journal of Pain Medicine. The Journal of Pain Medicine is a multidisciplinary, scholarly journal dedicated to pain clinicians, educators and researchers with an interest in pain from various medical specialties. The publication publishes original clinical and translational research that reflects the rapid growth in pain science and practice as well as the field’s need for policy, ethical and forensic commentary on pain and its management. Dr. Kettner joins six other leading experts in the area of musculoskeletal pain and is the only Doctor of Chiropractic on the Editorial Board, which is comprised of more than 100 people. Dr. Kettner has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Pain Medicine for the past five years. In addition to reviewing submissions, Dr. Kettner has been tasked with encouraging scholarly research in the area of musculoskeletal pain. “This appointment can certainly be seen as an opportunity for others to follow,” he said. Dr. Kettner also reviews submissions for 10 other scholarly journals, including PAIN and the Journal of Pain.

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High School Students Exposed to Science, Anatomy at Logan Logan opened its doors to St. Louis area high school students with its first summer workshop focused on Anatomy Centered Education and Science (ACES). Led by Associate Professor Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS, the ACES workshop provided hands-on activities and lecture presentations to educate students on physical anatomy and body systems, in addition to health, wellness and prevention information. “It was an all-campus effort to make the week-long camp a success,” said Dr. Underkofler-Mercer. “Everyone from Admissions to professors to the custodial staff rallied together to create an unforgettable experience for the students, who gave 100 percent positive feedback.” Planning for the program began in August 2016 when Dr. Underkofler-Mercer brought the idea to the Logan administration. After


her son attended a similar camp at another university, she thought it made sense for Logan to share its resources with high school students interested in science and medicine. “Logan is one of the few schools in the area that has an actual cadaver lab,” said Dr. Underkofler-Mercer. “Because of this, we were able to offer students a unique, hands-on experience that they couldn’t get at other camps.” Throughout the week, the students—each with aspirations to go into health sciences or the medical field—were exposed to courses and facilities, which included the cadaver lab, where they observed and participated in activities.

Robert Davidson, PhD, associate professor, spent time educating students on body composition and the impact of diet through a DEXA machine, a low-dose X-ray that measures bone density and fat tissue. Students also learned about dieting and nutrition from Logan faculty member Eric Park, PhD, who discussed the complexities of nutrition and proportions through an interactive assignment. Jackson Klump, a senior at Oakville High School, said that after a week of activities he was able to identify and narrow down many career possibilities. “I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field, but I didn’t know all the choices out there,” he said. What set Logan’s camp apart was the impressive teacherto-student ratio. The intimate setting allowed students and professors to build relationships, and many of the students exchanged email addresses with professors to stay in touch and reach out for future career advice. “All of the participating professors were phenomenal,” said Dr. Underkofler-Mercer. “You saw their true passion for teaching come out in a new way as they worked

L O GA N CO N N E CTS with a younger group that was eager to learn.” Planning for ACES in 2018 is already under way. Based on positive feedback from students, parents and faculty, Logan plans to expand the program to more students next year but will keep the low faculty-to-student ratio. ACES is open to incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as incoming college freshmen. Applications will be available online at Logan.edu/ACES. St. Louis area high school students work in Logan’s cadaver lab at the Summer 2017 Anatomy Centered Education and Science workshop.

Around the World… Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS, Dean of the College of Chiropractic, represented Logan at the annual conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) held in August in Helsinki, Finland. The worldwide organization, which has members in 90 countries on five continents, promotes international excellence in education in the health care professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. Among the conference’s 4,000 attendees, Logan was the only U.S. chiropractic school present. Highlights included presentations on subjects from curriculum mapping and mentoring to enhancing student engagement. Dr. DeBono’s poster presentation, “Incorporation of the Spiral Curriculum Model in Chiropractic Education,” discussed ongoing results from Logan’s 2014 curriculum revision, which marked the first time a spiral curriculum model was incorporated in a U.S. chiropractic program. The curriculum framework was modeled after the Center for Medical Education at the University of Dundee in Scotland,

wherein patient care concepts are introduced to novice students, then covered repeatedly and with increasing levels of complexity as the students’ foundational science and clinical knowledge expands. “From when the first cohort was launched, we’ve seen a significant increase in standardized board performance on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part 1 exam,” said Dr. DeBono. “We’ve also seen an increase in student performance on clinical exams, floor evaluations and student satisfaction.” In addition to presenting his poster, Dr. DeBono participated in many sessions, including a two-day course on “Essential Skills in Medical Education Assessment.” Dr. DeBono had the opportunity to engage in a small group with trauma surgeons and pediatric oncologists to discuss the challenge of assessing students. “It’s easy to assess knowledge and skills,

Helsinki, Finland

but how you assess the professionalism of students is a challenge,” he said. “It’s not just the knowledge and skills, but the attitude. Our goal is to teach students to be effective, empathetic health care providers while improving patient outcomes.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2017 19


The Ridgeway Effect: Faculty member shares passion for Logan with prospective students When Daryl Ridgeway, DC came to Logan University for the first time in 1991 as a potential student, he vividly remembers Robyn Wilkerson, DC taking time to show him around campus and answer many questions he had during the tour. “It made an impression on me, and I have kept it in the back of my mind ever since,” he said. For the past 15 years, Dr. Ridgeway has been paying that experience forward as he meets with prospective students at Slice of Logan as well as at weekly campus visits. “I started by talking to potential students about adjusting techniques, but with time it grew into answering questions about the curriculum, showing them the campus and sharing my experience as a practicing chiropractor,” he said. Prior to becoming a Logan student, Dr. Ridgeway spent 20 years touring as a musician, which began his fascination with chiropractic. “I had some issues from playing drums for so long. Chiropractic really helped me with pain management and avoiding medication, which made me a believer,” he said. Dr. Ridgeway graduated from Logan in August 1997 and continues his passion for chiropractic both in private practice and as a faculty member. He champions the profession and the University, working in tandem with the Office of Admissions during Slice of Logan, speaking with prospective students on the phone and providing campus tours. Dr. Ridgeway’s personal experience allows him to relate to prospective students and answer questions about what sets Logan apart and how to handle the business side of practicing chiropractic. “Many of the interested students are worried about the workload and the strenuous courses—they all want to know ‘am I going to make it?’ and I really enjoy assuaging their worries,” Dr. Ridgeway said. Over the years, Dr. Ridgeway has spoken to and met with more than 3,000 prospectives, and to many of those, he has been a trusted mentor during their time as Logan students. “I teach a lot of adjusting courses, so I will see them regularly in class and around campus, and we maintain communication all the way through,” he said. “To me, it’s incredibly rewarding when I see graduating DCs that I counseled as a prospective student.” 20 FALL 2017 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Ridgeway has met with more than 3,000 prospective students over the years.


Charles F. Rawlings, DC When Charles F. Rawlings, DC passed away in the spring of 2017, his family knew the best way to honor his legacy was by donating memorial contributions to Logan University. The education Dr. Rawlings received at Logan kicked off a long and successful career after he graduated in August 1953. Two sons, Chuck Rawlings, DC and Vance Rawlings, DC* followed in their father’s footsteps, graduating from Logan in January 1976 and August 1982, respectively. “Logan University was such an important part of my dad’s life,” said Dr. Chuck Rawlings. “There was no second guessing where we wanted donations to go.” Dr. Rawlings became interested in a career in chiropractic after serving in the U.S. Navy as a communications specialist during World War II. He was on the G.I. Bill along with Richard Bol, DC (February 1949), who encouraged him to apply to Logan, a small chiropractic college located on Lindell Boulevard in the heart of St. Louis. At the time, students were housed in small trailers. Beyond launching Dr. Rawling’s 37-year career as a chiropractor, his years at Logan conferred another very important title on him: Dad. “I was born in those trailers—delivered by a midwife,” said Dr. Chuck Rawlings. After earning his doctorate, Dr. Charles Rawlings began a practice in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, eventually partnering with Dr. Bol to found Crest Chiropractic Clinic. His career saw many highlights, including his time caring for U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey,

which led to an invitation to the inaugural ball in 1965. For his son Chuck, pursuing chiropractic was an easy choice. “I saw how Dad enjoyed it and the gratification he got out of helping people,” he said, adding that Logan continues to hold a cherished place in his heart. “The camaraderie on campus was amazing,” he noted. “Everybody wanted to see everyone succeed, and we were all there for the same reason—to become good chiropractors.” Although Dr. Chuck Rawlings never worked with his father, he did purchase Crest Chiropractic Clinic from his dad upon his retirement. “I practiced on my own for 13 years, and then when Dad retired, I bought and moved into the clinic and practiced with Dr. Bol for 10 years,” he said. “The day he turned it over to me, Dad beat me there and I came in the back door. He flipped me the keys and didn’t say a word—it was an emotional moment.” Memorials in Dr. Charles Rawlings’ name benefit the Tower restoration at Logan University.

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Charles & Chuck 2016

Charles & Chuck 1959

*Dr. Vance Rawlings passed away in 2012.

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Charles & baby Chuck



Activator Global Leadership Conference • July 20-22 Missouri State Chiropractic Association’s 2017 Summer Convention • July 27-29 Activator Methods International celebrated 50 years with the Activator Global Leadership Conference and Awards Dinner wherein Logan President Dr. Clay McDonald presented Dr. Arlan W. Fuhr (1961), founder and chairman of Activator Methods, with a plaque. Dr. McDonald also presented an honorary Doctor of Chiropractic Humanities degree to Judith Fuhr, Activator Methods CEO and Dr. Fuhr’s wife. During the Missouri State Chiropractors Association’s (MSCA) Summer Convention, Dr. Paul Hyland (2005) was elected MSCA 1st Vice President and Dr. Robert Kessinger (1998) was elected MSCA President. Dr. Quinn James (1999) was also named Chiropractor of the Year (pictured below).

Association of Chiropractic Colleges • July 19-20 Logan hosted the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, a group of chiropractic college and university presidents who serve as the collective voice of chiropractic education. The group convened with the goal of discussing and advancing chiropractic education, research and service.



Student American Chiropractic Association Leadership Conference • Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Logan hosted the 14th Annual Student Leadership Conference for the Student American Chiropractic Association, part of the American Chiropractic Association. The event, themed “Building Bridges Through Leadership,” featured three days of leadership and professional development as well as presentations by leaders in the chiropractic and health care professions.



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In honor of National Chiropractic Health Month in October, we reached out to a few Logan alumni who champion chiropractic in their communities. Learn about how they serve as advocates for the chiropractic profession through best practices and patient education.


Adam Rogers, DC Class of 2005 Bowling Green, Kentucky Dr. Rogers is an energetic advocate for chiropractic. Immediate Past President of the Kentucky Association of Chiropractors and doctor at Rogers Chiropractic, Dr. Rogers is a regular fixture at career days, health fairs and other local events in Bowling Green, Ky. He provides care for athletes at a local high school and is a trusted source of guidance within the running community. He also assists with a patient return-to-work program for a large local factory. “It’s important to meet people where they are with chiropractic, and we have to continue to educate the public about what we actually do and treat,” he said. “Talking to them about exercise, nutrition, sleeping habits, work-related issues, stress and other things relating to their body as a whole helps them understand how that directly relates to chiropractic.” His efforts aren’t limited to Bowling Green. Dr. Rogers also goes on an annual medical mission trip to Guatemala through his church. Along with a team of medical professionals, he serves many Guatemalans who have never had any experience with chiropractic. “They now line up to see the chiropractor once we arrive, and they thank us each year for providing them with relief while also showing them stretches and exercises to help them until we return again,” Dr. Rogers said.


Ashley Marchek, DC Class of 2013 Dayton, Ohio Each month, Dr. Marchek goes live on WHIO radio to discuss chiropractic, nutrition and acupuncture cases with the community. The show, which has the potential to reach thousands, has also dipped into chiropractic’s history, which she feels is a great way to educate others about her profession. Dr. Marchek’s dedication to spreading awareness about chiropractic comes from a personal place. Before considering chiropractic as a career, Dr. Marchek had a dental procedure that resulted in a sinus infection on the right side of her face, causing months of excruciating pain. “The medical community kept prescribing pain medication, but it never worked,” Dr. Marchek said. A friend suggested chiropractic, but the idea intimidated her. Despite having no experience with chiropractic, Dr. Marchek went and says her pain reduced significantly after the first adjustment. She continued the treatments and soon after enrolled at Logan University. “I wanted to spread the word that there is a better option for taking care of yourself without pain medication.” Dr. Marchek practices at Take 2 Healthcare in Dayton, Ohio. She specializes in the Diversified, Activator and Thompson techniques and is licensed in acupuncture. In addition to having a Fellowship in the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, she holds a Diplomate in Clinical Board of Chiropractic Nutrition.

Richard Williams, DC Class of 2013 Bethlehem, North Carolina National Chiropractic Health Month may be recognized in October, but Dr. Williams helps spread the word about what chiropractic can do all year long. Each month, he offers community lectures that focus on a variety of topics, including diabetes, sports injuries, sleep, migraines, children’s health and more. The topics are broad—a tactic designed to get people to wonder why a chiropractor is speaking on them, rather than a medical doctor, Dr. Williams said. “During the lecture, I educate patients so they not only understand facts about the condition, but they also come away knowing that DCs are physicians and can indeed help with these issues,” he adds. There’s an obvious business upside to spreading the word about chiropractic’s broad range of applications, but Dr. Williams’ lectures also serve as a community service. “It helps patients realize there are more options than getting surgery or a prescription to relieve their ailments,” he said. Dr. Williams practices at Richard Williams Chiropractic Family & Sports Care in Bethlehem, N.C. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic, he is a certified chiropractic extremities practitioner and licensed athletic trainer, and he specializes in sports injuries and athlete care. He currently serves as the team chiropractor for Lenoir Rhyne University.



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The rush of adrenaline coursing through an athlete’s veins is a feeling most never forget. There is no better thrill than crossing the finish line, bowling a strike, scoring a goal or hitting a home run. While most tend to hang up their cleats after high school, Logan students have the opportunity to continue their favorite sports through recreational intramurals and athletic clubs. “From ping-pong and golf to football and swimming, Logan has more than 15 athletic activities for us to choose from,” said Trimester 6 student and intramural softball captain Dayna Bundy. “Not only is it a good study break, but it also helps keep our athletic dreams alive.” Piggybacking off of Dayna, Logan’s Director of Sports and Activities Robert Powell, MS, ATC, CSCS, EMT notes that the Logan student body is comprised of active individuals—regardless of whether they were past athletes.

Serving as the liaison between the school’s administrators and the students, Powell leads the athletic charge by securing practice spaces and equipment and organizing tournaments, such as the Chiro Games, which started at Logan 51 years ago, and the Show-Me State Games in Columbia, Mo. In addition to coordinating competitive events, Powell identifies opportunities to add new sports to the lineup and pinpoints student leaders to spearhead the programs. “All intramurals and sports clubs are student-led and

student-driven,” said Powell. “There’s a correlation between success and great student leaders.” Earlier this year, Powell approached long-time runner and Trimester 4 student Nicholas Hedges with the idea of creating a running club. Nicholas quickly jumped on board with the hope of developing a lasting program that continually brings people together to work toward common goals and interests. “I feel that being with friends and teammates really helps build a strong

From left to right: Brody Reinholt, Trimester 7 student and soccer team captain; Dayna Bundy, Trimester 6 student and intramural softball team captain; and Nicholas Hedges, Trimester 4 student and running club team leader.


S TU DE N T L I F E program, especially when we all run for something bigger than ourselves, like our school, our community and to represent our profession,” said Nicholas. “If we can create a program that facilitates these goals, then I think we’ll have something that is special.” Even though the running club is currently in its inaugural year, its members claimed first place at the Show-Me State Games 5K race, adding major points to Logan’s overall score, which included a second-place finish by its coed soccer team and a bronze medal for its softball team. “It was our first time taking any sporting team to the Show-Me Games, and I was pleasantly surprised with the level of competition,” said Powell. “It was a great experience supporting our state and local region. We hope to do even better next year.” With the support of Logan’s administration, Powell has been able to further refine the athletic programs each year and continues to look for opportunities for both recreational and competitive athletes. “Through equipment, uniforms and other financial support, Logan has helped us find resources, and I’m grateful for that,” said Powell. On the horizon for Logan athletes are the Chiro Games in Cocoa Beach, Fla., this November. This year, Logan will field competitive teams in every sport for the first time—but that’s not the only thing on their minds, said Brody Reinholt, Trimester 7 student and soccer team captain. “Though this is a competitive event between the schools, it is a great way to interact, network and share chiropractic.” At the core of each student athlete lies a passion for their studies in health care, which always comes first, according to Powell. But just as their education may prove useful on the field or in the pool, the sport and their teammates contribute to each individual’s professional success as well. “I appreciate club sports for the relationships I have made with others that share the same love for soccer and chiropractic,” said Brody. “These friendships have kept me accountable in my studies and challenge me to be the best doctor I can be.”

Director of Sports and Activities Robert Powell serves as the liaison between the University’s administrators and the students.



Logan Takes Home Awards at Show-Me State Games 65 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN 6 SPORTING EVENTS

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Online and On Track With more than 500 online students enrolled at Logan, the University recently launched two tools to better engage distance learners. Logan Connect empowers students to discover opportunities and take charge of their own cocurricular journey with an intuitive hub of interestbased engagement experiences. “It streamlines the organization, registration, renewal and election processes with customizable workflows and promotes events with centralized calendars,” said Associate Dean of Students Sandy Perriello, MSEd. “It also connects all trimester classes together for updates and course information.” Logan also revised its online student orientation with the help of Casey Bryzeal, academic success coach. Bryzeal said the new format is much more visual and includes interactive features to explain how to be successful in online education. “One of our biggest objectives is making sure that our online students are engaged,” she said. “Instead of just reading the modules, the new orientation includes information and videos designed to give online students a chance to really feel a part of Logan and our community, even though they may never set foot on campus. It also relieves a lot of natural anxiety that some students have starting something new.” Bryzeal introduces each section of the module through a video, which she says is important for establishing a relationship with the online learner. “Being able to see my face and hear my voice makes follow-up phone calls that much better,” she said. As the technology of online education is constantly evolving, Bryzeal said Logan will be making updates to the online orientation each trimester.


Fall 2017 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony

New Fall 2017 Students DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC LaTisha Allen Jacob Anderson Julia Augustyniak Dyllan Bailey Chad Basinger Angeline Beato Taveras Bryan Beiter Sydney Berger Mark Boynton Rianna Bradley Tyler Brashier Abigail Buerkett Keven Caban Colon Jacob Campbell Marcus Campione Justin Campos Alice Cardona-Otero

Madison Casad Randi Christ Sixdaira Cirino Escobar Kyle Coney Joanna Consiglio Kristen Cook Jordan Daniels Monica Dennis Joseph Doll Rachael Faust Elena Figueroa Tyler Frizzi Tanner Garey Alexa Gengelbach Colton Gervais Miranda Gile Heather Gilmore Amanda Glon Caleb Gorman

Mary Grant Dalton Grant Parker Grundman Francisco Guerrero Rivera Adrian Gutierrez Stacie Harris Paige Harris Lance Hilton Jacob Huebner Shelby Hummel Mitchel Israel Kenneth Johnson Logan Jones Tyler Kaye Tyler Kemp Steven Kenkel Derek Ketchum Jevinne Khan

Ginga Kimbro Trevor Kimm Seth Kintigh Jonathan Kline Parker Klinginsmith Ethan Knisley Chelsea Kramer Lydia Krzyzak Darren Kuhn Thanh Le Elizabeth Lersch Danielle Lorenscheit Kristen McClellan Kelsey McDonald Daniel McGaugh Hailey McGehee Jessica McKay Griffin McQuality Jeffrey Merkt LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2017 29


New Fall 2017 Students continued Kevin Meyer Alexander Midkiff Chelsea Moore Jonathan Moore Victor Morell Santiago Shauna Murphy Kevin Nguyen Joshua Nisler Daniel O’Dell Jacob Osmulksi Cassidy Pascher Lauren Patterson Joseph Pelkey Dana Pfau Lauren Powell Ty Rebedew James Reichert Nicholas Rice Kennisha Robinson Nicholas Rodriguez Theresa Russo Jacob Schlosser Christian Schmitt Michael Schneider Robert Schneider Aaron Schoenecke Reed Schulze Matthew Schwieterman Andrew Scripture Caitlin Sembach Holly Sievers Jordan Sinn Chloe Skidmore Henry Smaltz Patrick Souders Jennifer Sparks Holden Stanfill Laura Stefanyak Brendan Stewart Luke Stolitza 30 FALL 2017 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Rebecca Street Kyle Sutherland Michael Taylor Christopher Tonymon Jason Troy Natalie Underberg Raul Vazquez Timothy Villaverde Brittany Walker Chase Walker Addison Walstra Alyxandra Walters Miranda Warmann Thomas Watt Auston Weldy Shelby Wendel Kaleb Wilson Stephanie Winkle Kevin Worley Antoine Wright Chantel Wynn Rebekah Yancey Austyn Yarbrough Kyle Yates Timothy Zackery Kianoosh Ziayan Sean Ziemba DOCTORATE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION Chaunda Capers Sonia DeLano Shirley Douglass Kami Gollhofer Kimberly House Ryan Johnston Martha Kaeser Tiffany Roberts

Gabriel Roberts Melinda Turner MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS Meichelle Alexander Mandy Gaddis Saramma George Christy Hixson Hana Janaskova Brian Long Barnabas Otieno MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Cornell Anderson Michael Bach Kristin Ballinger Penny Baxley-Koo Rizza Bermio-Gonzalez Sadie Bishop Mary Books Jantzen Bradford Ashley Brownlee Kathleen Bublitz Tara Buckner Charles Bullock Devin Byrd Jaime Capizzi John Caputo Chohnice Daniels Tayler Davis Kayla Diemer Brittney Docks Laura Dukat Ashton Eastman

Elise Ellington Michael Epperson Anna Fitzgerald Jennifer Garland Aisha Ghauri Dennisha Gray Emily Harvey Michelle Hodson Patrick Horne Jaszlyn Jenkins Sonja Johnson Chucky Jordan Hollie Kalinski Arzoo Khan Valerie Lehnig Guy Levy Daniel Levy Heller Brianna Mackay Victor Martinez Shawn McIver Sergio Mendez Margaret Minter Alisa Moyer Leeann Mullins Rawand Natsheh Teea Nelson Brynn Normandin Brandy Ostermyer Kelly Patterson Jason Pawlenty Darren Peel Andrew Peplinski Dena Person Carly Riehl Michelle Robenson Andrea Robinson Nathalie Roman-Rivera Jacqueline Sedano Amelia Semovski Melissa Sena


New Fall 2017 Students continued MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE (Cont.) Caitlyn Sheppard Nichole Snyder Jamie Solomon Kelsie Swanson Kristen Waters Cara Whalen Tammy White Emily Wicklund Jacob Wildman Chasity Williams MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION Willie Amos Victoria Armstrong Emily Blau Nathan Bonaparte Kurtis Cameron Nathaniel Chapman Hongtaek Choi DaVonna Cola Monica Cuellar Muzammil Elsheikh Amanda Garcia Jake Gilbert Tate Gordon Marquis Green Adrian Gutierrez Rachelle Habecker Madi Hoppe Maurice Ickes Alexandra Johler Lincoln Johnson Marissa Jones

Rebecca Juarez Alivia Klebe Lauryn Leininger Dowon Lim Jacob Linkous Erin Manuel Misty Maxwell Kaylee Maynard Juan Melgoza Kyle Moore Ethan Muffett Rose Olson Brittany Overman Jessica Richardson Alexander Sarpa Zachary Serven Alex Storud Jaydon Stover Lexii Studley Miranda Stults Ronald Thompson Larry Washington Nealey Webster Michael Wenstrup Melinda Zen Elizabeth Zhe Sean Ziemba BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY Jocelyn Ayers Kirsten Baird Roschem Buster Courtney Carpunky Kristina George Owen Gourd Amy Greenaway Dalton Gregory

Moody Copper Inabangan Jillynn Kleeschulte-Kidd Ashley Sanchez Marcum Courtney Siegwarth Irene Silva Tiffany Stageman Ronni Van Meter Zackery Waitkus Domonique Walker Janell Ward-Rehkop Aaliyah Wease Michael Yates BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LIFE SCIENCE Juanita Acosta Taveras Dylan Amick Molly Ascher Diana Aubin Allison Baugh Johnny Beasley Timothy Burda Jared Canaday Kendayl Cokley Dustin Davis Christopher DeMoor Dustin Dowers Kaitlyn Flamand Adriana Gonzalez Datiana Guerrero White Robert Hock Tyler Hodge Dana Irvin Michaela Kile Addison Lollar Johanna Mandrell Thaddaeus Marshall

Anderson Mclean Taylor Oiestad Madison Owens Travis Rehkop Thomas Resz Daniel Roach Alexander Ryan Sabat Sabir Alexa Smith Chandler Sykes Brooke Webb Mackenzie Wieberg NON-DEGREE UNDERGRADUTE COURSES Tyler Blake Sarah Conomacos Charlie Fiander Jessy Gibb David Graham Kristen Katich Andrea Kloster Ivette Lugo Torres Linda Macpherson Vinson McCrea John Parish


Class of August 2017

Beau T. Fishel

Dane W. McCullough

Morgan A. B. Wolff

Michael L. Schmidt

Gabriel J. Ariciu

Eric L. Belnap

Jacob D. Briegleb

Jordan S. Carroll

Nicollette Garrett

Phillip M. Guison

David T. Hakanson

Alan A. Hanson

Devin D. Johnson

Curtis A. Legg

David R. Leonard

Jacob S. Linkous

Megan E. Osladil

Shawn M. Patton

Madeleine R. Pride

Scott O. Sparks

Margaret A. Stupakewicz

Jacob E. Thomas



Vice President



Doctor of Chiropractic Graduates

Education Coordinator

Justin T. Goins

Education Coordinator

Meagan A. Hinzman

Zachary I. Kienol

Wes-Lee R. Cooper

Erin A. Darte

Benjamin T. Davey

Joshua C. Fish

Scott A. Hawley

Jonathon M. Heslop

Thomas E. Jarka

Brady C. Johnson

Colten S. Lorenz

Amanda E. Lovekamp

Amanda N. Lucas

Tara R. O’Donnell

Tyler S. Proctor

Abraham R. Renaud

Eric C. Ross

Daniel G. Wilczak

Wei Yi Zhang

Athletic Director


R E C OG N I Z I N G S U CCESS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES Human Biology Kurtis Scott Cameron Benjamin John Christensen Kalyn Ferguson Alexandra Johler Parker Klinginsmith Brandon K. Sieg Megan Elizabeth Vail Life Science Emily Hurley Baumann Mary Ames Brown Donald Davis Elise Marie Ellington-Miller Emily Harvey Morgan Jean Hickman Maranda Humphreys Robert Lawrence Knox Jacob Storm Linkous Glenn Thomas Miller Ryan Elton Shook Angela Zheng

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES Nutrition and Human Performance Todd Dillon Anderson, DC Adrian L. Bachman Zachary Edward Brocker, DC


Ernst David, DC Nicki A. Farley John Andre Gardner, DC Bridgett Gordon-Billingsley D. Todd Hakanson Laura Anne Judkins Kathleen Lynn Kempton, DC Casie Lacey Amanda Elizabeth Lovekamp Theresa Anne Mesler Caitlin Annie Roberts Tracy Jean Sincock, DC Lauren Elizabeth Stemle, DC Nicole Stewart Weiss, DC Kayli M. Workman Brianne Zwiener

Daniel George Wilczak Emily Elizabeth Wilczak Wei Yi Zhang

Sports Science and Rehabilitation Samuel D. DiCianno Taylor M. Ferguson Jenson Elijah Gillette Mary Loran Makenzie Henk, DC Thomas Edward Jarka Callie Brogan Lance Lacey Marie Miller, DC Megan Elizabeth Osladil Shawn Patton Robert Pike Adam Joseph Rhoads Christopher L. Schriver Anna Catharine Schueneman, DC Kirsten Ellen West

Cum Laude Beau Tyler Fishel Zachary Ivan Kienol Dane Walter McCullough

HONORS AND AWARDS Doctor of Chiropractic Magna Cum Laude D. Todd Hakanson Valedictorian Gabriel J. Ariciu Eric Lyman Belnap Jacob Daniel Briegleb Colten Lorenz Abraham Ray Renaud Michael L. Schmidt

Bachelor of Science in Life Science Summa Cum Laude Mary Ames Brown Valedictorian Magna Cum Laude Morgan Jean Hickman Cum Laude Robert Lawrence Knox

Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance Summa Cum Laude D. Todd Hakanson Valedictorian Nicki A. Farley Valedictorian Caitlin Annie Roberts Valedictorian Kayli M. Workman Valedictorian Brianne Zwiener Valedictorian Bridgett Gordon-Billingsley Amanda Elizabeth Lovekamp Theresa Anne Mesler Magna Cum Laude John Andre Gardner, DC Casie Lacey Lauren Elizabeth Stemle, DC Cum Laude Zachary Edward Brocker, DC Laura Anne Judkins Nicole Stewart Weiss, DC Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Summa Cum Laude Emily Elizabeth Wilczak Valedictorian

RE C O GN I Z I N G S U CCE S S Magna Cum Laude Mary Loran Makenzie Henk, DC Callie Brogan Lance Michael Nowell Cum Laude Taylor M. Ferguson Lacey Marie Miller, DC Adam Joseph Rhoads Anna Catharine Schueneman, DC Academic Excellence Awards Mary Ames Brown (BSLS) Nicki A. Farley (MSN) D. Todd Hakanson (MSN) Caitlin Annie Roberts (MSN) Kayli M. Workman (MSN) Brianne Zweiner (MSN) Emily Elizabeth Wilczak (MSSR) D. Todd Hakanson (DC)

LOGAN LEGACIES Beau Tyler Fishel Father: Dr. Jeff Fishel (DC Class of 1991) Tara R. O’Donnell Father: Dr. Sean O’Donnell (DC Class of 2014, MSSR 2015, MSN 2016) United States Army CW4 Brady C. Johnson Brother: Dr. Colby Johnson (DC Class of 2012)

Evidence Informed Awards Beau Tyler Fishel, College of Chiropractic Abraham Ray Renaud, College of Chiropractic Diversity and Inclusion Award Glenn Thomas Miller, College of Health Sciences Maximize Human Performance Awards Callie Brogan Lance, College of Health Sciences Zachary Ivan Kienol, College of Chiropractic Amanda Elizabeth Lovekamp, College of Chiropractic Service Award Beau Tyler Fishel, College of Chiropractic Hugh B. Logan Clinic Excellence Award Colten Lorenz Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Gabriel J. Ariciu Beau Tyler Fishel Zachary Ivan Kienol Abraham Ray Renaud




Faculty and Staff News Congratulations to … Amy Koch, DC, clinician and assistant professor, on the birth of her daughter, Anna Marie, on June 18, 2017. James LeBine, multimedia specialist, on the birth of his son, Carter James, on September 6, 2017. Laura Arnett, testing center coordinator, on the birth of her granddaughter, Brooke Elizabeth, on September 19, 2017. Jeremy Boyce, admissions coordinator, on the birth of his son, Jaxon Truth, on October 10, 2017.

Student Achievements Congratulations to … Chohnice Daniels, Trimester 5 Doctor of Chiropractic student, on being elected as the Central Region Student Representative for the American Black Chiropractic Association. 2017-2018 Logan Student Ambassadors Jessica Billham Samantha Brish Timeca Brown Blake Brumbelow Alexander Elahi 36 FALL 2017 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Matthew Essington Danielle Isenberg Hailey Koch Kate Nielsen Abbie Parrish Kallie Rogers Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rooker-Ortega Sheldon Stuckart Alyssa Troutner Hannah Wessel 2017-2018 Logan Student Government President: Samantha Brish Vice President: Jonathan Free Secretary: Shelley Simpson Treasurer: Nathan Prentice Parliamentarian: Daniel Nigrelli Student Activities: Alec Domjan, Lizzie Rooker-Ortega Student Services: Morgan Pearson, Hannah Tobiczyk

In the Community Logan University hosted the 14th Annual Student American Chiropractic Association Leadership Conference, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. The conference, with a focus on “Building Bridges Through Leadership,” featured three days of high-quality leadership and professional development presented by some of the most dynamic emerging and established leaders within the chiropractic and health care profession.

Class of 2011 Carly May-Zuehlke, DC, who was named Colorado’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year by the Colorado Chiropractic Association. Dr. May-Zuehlke serves as the chiropractor for the Denver Broncos. Class of 2012 Loriann Laugle, DC, who married Jason (Jay) Williams, DC on June 26, 2017, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where they both live and practice at Williams Family Chiropractic.

Alumni Notes Congratulations to … Class of 1982

The Logan Writing Center, a new campus resource for students, faculty and staff, has been created to assist with research, writing and critical thinking across the Logan curriculum. Led by Josh Hutchison, PhD, the Logan Writing Center can assist with papers, letters, resumes and presentations throughout any stage of the composition process and will offer guidance with any general questions or concerns involving written communication.

Linda Smith, DC, who was interviewed on Elder Talk to discuss health and wellness in older adults. The interview aired on AM 1380 (KXFN) on September 16.

Logan DCs who attended the Laugle-Williams wedding.


Malia Rachelle Gunselman, DC who married Nick McNeill on September 9, 2017 in Akron, Ohio. Class of 2014 Melissa Tancredi, DC, three-time Canadian Olympic soccer player, whose hometown of Ancaster, Ontario, is in the process of renaming its Ancaster Community Centre field in her honor. Michelle Rickelman, DC, who was recognized by The Herald-Whig in Quincy, Ill., with a 20 Under 40 Award, which honors local business and community leaders. Dr. Rickelman owns Created for Motion Wellness Center in Quincy with her husband, Tyler Rickelman, DC (2015).

In Memoriam Class of 1949 Joseph J. Kam Jr., DC, August 30, 2017 Class of 1950 Harry Thomas John Duffy, DC, September 14, 2017 Class of 1957 Anastasia Fry, DC, October 7, 2017 Class of 1962 Jordan Arvold, DC, July 14, 2017 Class of 1970 David Dolinar, DC, September 11, 2017 Class of 1974 Michael James Ezell, DC, July 30, 2017 Class of 1977 William Traylor, DC, May 11, 2017 Class of 1987 Patricia McCafferty, DC, April 19, 2017 Class of 1990 Glenn Scarpelli, DC, July 28, 2017

Global Events Keep Industry Organizations Focused ACA Promotes “Back to Basics”

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a new brand designed to make the association stronger David Herd, DC and more relevant to its members as well as to better position it to respond to opportunities in the health care system. ACA is making a historic transformation by changing its governance, holding itself to higher professional standards, improving its relationships with other health care providers and committing to evidencebased care. It has also improved its mission, vision and values to inspire a new legion of members to join its ranks. The new brand was the product of an extensive process of self-examination for ACA that started in 2015 with a new strategic plan. The ACA then hired a respected consultant to conduct a deep dive into the profession and present recommendations on a new brand. Among key findings of the study: • Chiropractic has a history of intraprofessional fighting, making the goal of total professional unity unachievable. • The profession’s insularity and underdog mindset is holding it back.

• The wide variances in quality and treatment options for patient care leave consumers without a clear and consistent patient expectation. • By reinventing itself with substance, a positive tone and clear language, ACA has an opportunity to elevate members and move the profession forward. The ACA is asking all its members to become a part of its movement to be more collaborative and evidence-based. Members can indicate their support by signing the Pledge of Professional Values at acatoday.org/Join/Pledge to show that ACA is living its brand.

WFC Engages Industry Leaders WORLD FEDERATION OF

CHIROPRACTIC In August, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) was represented by Council Member (USA) Dr. Michele Maiers, Research Richard Brown, DC, LLM, Council FEAC, FRCC Member Dr. Heidi Haavik and Secretary-General Dr. Richard Brown at the Annual General Meeting of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS). Continued on page 38 LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2017 37

Global Events Keep Industry Organizations Focused Continued from page 37 This event, held at Life Chiropractic College West in California, brought together student leaders from around the world to discuss matters relevant to welfare, education and politics within the chiropractic student community. The WFC was also present at the Florida Chiropractic Association’s National Conference in Orlando, Florida, where over 3,000 chiropractors, students and vendors came together in the country’s largest chiropractic event of the year. Dr. Brown took part in an international laws and regulations session and, for the first time, the WFC was invited to present a breakout session on the status of chiropractic around the world. Finally, the WFC was represented at the joint Chiropractic Association of South Africa/African Chiropractic Federation conference held in September in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The delegation was led by WFC African representative Dr. Musimbi Ondeko of Nairobi, Kenya, supported by Dr. Brown.

World Games End on High Note As the International Federation of Chiropractic Sports (FICS) heads into the last quarter of the year, there is still plenty afoot with events in Costa Rica, Sweden, Czech Republic and South Africa. Since the last issue of The Tower, FICS hosted the World Games, where Logan was well represented by Drs. Kelley Pete Garbutt, MChiro, ICCSP Humphries and Courtney Wells, who both put in incredible efforts throughout the games. The World Games were a huge success for FICS, for the chiropractic profession and for the athletes. FICS saw a plethora of positive feedback from individuals as well as their international federations. It was also a resounding success from the perspective of the experience of practitioners, many of whom worked with athletes from sports they had never seen before and shared experience and knowledge with other practitioners from around the globe. An important part of Dr. Wells’ role and FICS involvement at the World Games will be the publishing of research based on injuries seen by the team. The next World Games will be in Birmingham, Alabama in 2021. This will create some fabulous opportunities during and leading up to the games for those in the USA. Meanwhile, the upgrade of the FICS online education program has begun with the engagement of Dr. Beth Antoine through Northwestern Health Sciences University. This will see a contemporary approach to learning and content to keep the FICS qualification at the cutting edge of sports chiropractic. Keep an eye out for these exciting improvements. 38 FALL 2017 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Sacroiliac Joint Research: Finite element analysis and computer simulation of the sacroiliac joint and sacral articular cartilage Continued from page 16 stability characteristics change as the cartilage becomes more arthritic. Cartilage is an anisotropic material, so its tensile strength is relative to the direction of the load applied. Because we understand the mechanical properties of human cartilage and its material failure point, we can predict its inability to transmit tensile loads across the joint. Our next step will be to test our model during an active nutating motion, such as during the normal gait cycle, which may provide additional real-world applications. We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to present our research at the World Federation of Chiropractic in South Africa; the Interdisciplinary Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain in Dubai, U.A.E; the American College of Chiropractic Research Agenda Conference in Washington, D.C., and Toronto; and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Seattle. We have received two awards for basic science research at conferences, and we are currently preparing manuscripts for submission to Spine and The Spine Journal.

How Patients with Disabilities Respond to Health-related Quality of Life Domains Continued from page 17 that no one else is doing, and we are setting the bar for something that no one thought there was a bar to be set for.” The research also opened the doors to the possibility of partnerships with those who were interested in seeing how Logan works with Paraquad from a sports standpoint. Dr. Humphries is studying additional patients and will continue to collect data for outcome assessments at different stages of clinical treatment and reevaluate the data for further findings.




Renovation on Logan’s Tower was completed mid-September. The scope of work included installing a new roof and three bell strikers, repairing concrete cracks and restoring the exterior to its original white finish. Beautification work, including a new brick walk and masonry wall at the base of the Tower, will begin next year.








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P OS TG R AD U AT E EDU CA T IO N | November 2017 – February 2018 November 4 5 Highly Effective Acupuncture Treatment Patterns (The Sunderlage Protocols) Instructors: Gary Ditson, DC, LAc. and Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl.Ac. November 11-12 Purser Center Special Event Seminar – Overview of Specialized Technique Instructors: Mary Unger-Boyd, DC; Kelly Brinkman, DC, MCS-P; Nofa Shibley, DC, DACNB and Daryl Ridgeway, DC November 18-19 Advanced Acupuncture – Session #1 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.

December 2-3 Performance Health Rehab Certification Program – Session #3 Instructors: Jeffrey H. Tucker, DC, DACRB and Deborah Denno, DC

January 20-21 DeFlame Your Patients with Diet and Supplements Instructor: David Seaman, DC, DABCN

December 9-10 Advanced Acupuncture – Session #2 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

January 27-28 Basic Acupuncture – Session #1 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

January 13-14 Advanced Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

February 10-11 Advanced Acupuncture – Session #4 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

February 17-18 Class IV Laser Therapy Instructor: Phil Harrington, DC, CMLSO, FASLMS February 24-25 Basic Acupuncture – Session #2 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac. Visit Logan.edu/Seminars for additional information and dates. To register for postgraduate seminars, please call 1-800-842-3234

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