TOWer THE MAGAZINE OF LOGAN UNIVERSITY | FALL 2019
Two Providers, One Goal: Mercy JFK Collaboration Thrives
Montgomery Health Center Welcomes Lab Test Diagnostics Local Experts, Industry Leaders Serve as Sounding Board for CoHS Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Symposium Advances Care, Education
In This Issue
8 In Practice and On the Field Logan graduate Dr. Ben Johnson secures career as team chiropractor for the Tennessee Titans
5 Leaders Made
14 Lifelong Learners Logan faculty members broaden knowledge with College of Health Sciences online degree programs
16 Alumni Feature
6 Mission Forward 8 College of Chiropractic 12 College of Health Sciences 18 Research 20 Logan Connects 22 Donor Snapshot
20 Paralympic Dreams Logan University provides resources, support to advance the sport of Para Powerlifting in the U.S.
24 Student Life 26 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Symposium 28 Spring Symposium 2020 30 Graduating Class
24 Passion and Purpose Logan students advance awareness of chiropractic and an education at Logan in their spare time
32 Recognizing Success 34 Admissions 36 Under the Tower 37 Industry Update 39 Postscript
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Logan University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by one of the largest and most respected workplacerecognition programs in the country. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey of 236 colleges and universities and analyzed the results. In all, 85 of the 236 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Logan included among small universities with 500 to 2,999 students. Logan won honors in two categories this year: compensation and benefits as well as facilities, workspace and security.
In September, Logan University presented an interactive diversity program called “The Defamation Experience,” wherein issues of race, religion, ethnicity, gender and class were addressed through a mock courtroom trial. Students, faculty and staff who attended had the opportunity to be the jury and participate in the deliberations and post-show discussion, all designed to encourage greater tolerance and understanding. Herbert Caldwell, Logan’s chief of compliance and engagement, along with Student Affairs and Human Resources, worked together to bring the program to campus.
This summer, 14 Logan students attended the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, Australia. WCCS is an international forum representing the global student chiropractic population, with chapters at chiropractic schools around the world, including Logan University. While at the annual meeting, Logan students discussed current research, networked with other chiropractic students, approved organizational proposals, elected officials and more. “Our purpose as a student-led, student-run organization is to advance and unite the chiropractic profession through diversity and inclusion, which allows us to see the bigger picture of what chiropractic can do,” said Michelle Mendez, trimester 7 DC student and president of Logan’s WCCS chapter.
ATTENTION LOGAN ALUMNI
According to a new survey of more than 600 doctors of chiropractic, published in Chiropractic Economics in September, Logan University leads all other U.S. chiropractic schools in the areas of campus culture, technology and business preparation. The survey compared 13 chiropractic colleges and universities in nine areas and ranked them on a scale of 1.5 to 4.5, with 4.5 being the best. Logan was one of only two schools that received a 3 or higher in every category, including clinical opportunities, continuing education, research and quality of faculty.
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Update from PRESIDENT CLAY MCDONALD
“Cultivate a love, compassion and understanding for the sick that will find their reward in the knowledge that you have helped to carry forth...
of the Logan of today as the University at its founding:
Make yourselves essential to your communities.
For many years, Logan has embraced the concept of continuous quality improvement to provide better outcomes for students and patients. This doesn’t just mean that we set out to achieve our goals, rather that we are dedicated to improving the quality of our institution as a whole—from curriculum and research to our health centers and the greater community.
Support your profession and work with its members to place it on the highest plane in the public mind.” I’m struck by the forethought of these statements by Vinton F. Logan, DC to Logan’s graduating class of 1944. Seventy-five years later, these values still hold true. Logan was built on the foundation of educating students to serve patients, support the community and uplift our respective professions. That foundation continues to be the hallmark of our institution. A few months ago, we began the process of revising our mission statement, vision statement and values to better reflect who we are now and where we are headed. We landed on a more concise mission statement that is as much a reflection 4 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
Logan University is a diverse and engaging community committed to excellence in health sciences, education and service.
Next, we tackled a new vision statement to help us define who we want to be and what we want to achieve: Logan University aspires to be a community of leaders committed to transformative student success in health and wellness. This statement challenges us to be trailblazers in how we educate our students, innovators in creating more enriching experiences and collaborators with our peers in health care and education that allow more integrated learning opportunities. For us, “transformative student success” means providing graduates with the skills to navigate an ever-changing world
and help shape a better future for health care. This is what inspires us as a University and what fuels our passion as a leader in chiropractic and health sciences. Finally, our values are what guide us on our mission and vision: DiveRsity Empathy Students First Positive Attitude Evidence-Informed Decision-Making Character/Integrity Teamwork Once again, these are not just words to put up on a wall or to fill a page in our strategic plan. They are words we live by in our roles at Logan. They are designed to guide us in our actions and in daily pursuit of our purpose. I’m proud that our institution has held tightly to the same values and mission that this University was founded on. It speaks volumes to the vision of our past leaders as well as to those who live our mission, vision and values on a regular basis. As we move into next year, and the next 85 years, we will continue to hold ourselves to these core principles and philosophies that have propelled our success thus far.
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Logan University is a community of extraordinary leaders. Learn how these individuals are making an impact in their own communities, careers and beyond. ELRA MORGAN, DC (‘12), MS, ICCSP, BCIM knew he wanted to help veterans after learning about treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder at Logan University. Now, as the owner of American Chiropractic Medical Services in Marine City, Michigan, Dr. Morgan provides free chiropractic care to local service men and women as a member of the Patriot Project. The Patriot Project is a grassroots movement that aims to make chiropractic care readily available to all active military and their families, wounded veterans and Gold Star dependents by encouraging participating doctors to treat at least one armed service member per week at no charge. “The Patriot Project gives chiropractors the opportunity to give back to those who take care of us,” Dr. Morgan said. “When service men and women come back home with their minds and bodies broken, providing one free service each week is the least we can do to support them.” To spread the word about the Patriot Project and encourage participation, Dr. Morgan works with the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, a statewide organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the chiropractic profession. In addition to social media outreach, phone calls and emails, he often meets chiropractors face-to-face to tell them about the impact the Patriot Project has made on the lives of the service men and women he treats. “Some of the veterans we work with are pretty stoic, but we often have family LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
members come in and tell us how much better the veterans are doing because of the care they are receiving,” Dr. Morgan said. “Families are so happy to see their loved ones getting up, laughing and smiling again, and they have peace of mind knowing that they’ve discovered a treatment that works.” Chiropractors can learn more about the Patriot Project and sign up to become a volunteer at www.patriot-project.org. TREY FREEMAN had no idea that a decision he made nearly four years ago would ultimately save the life of a stranger. While attending Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, Trey, now a trimester 10 DC student at Logan, registered to become a potential bone marrow donor at the urging of a professor. At the time, getting swabbed and added to the donor registry earned him a few extra credits in his nutrition course, but he never thought he’d actually be a match. Turns out, he was. About a year later, Trey endured surgery during which doctors extracted nearly two liters of bone marrow from four needles in the back of Trey’s hips. The next day, his bone marrow was transplanted into 52-year-old Neale Boyle, a father of three and a beloved member of the West Chester, Pennsylvania, community, who was battling a relapse of acute myeloid leukemia. After the surgery, Trey didn’t know what became of the then-unknown recipient of his bone marrow. While he was a near-perfect match, Trey knew there was only a 50 percent chance the recipient would survive. That all changed this past winter when the donor organization notified Trey that his recipient was looking for his donor. A week later, Trey and Neale had an emotional telephone call. “He had so many questions for me, and I just remember being quite speechless,” Trey said.
Trey Freeman (left) and Neale Boyle
This spring, nearly three years after Trey’s surgery and Neale’s transplant, the community of West Chester raised money to fly Trey and his parents to Philadelphia to meet Neale, who was unaware of the arrangement. When Neale walked into a room of more than 200 friends and family, including his new “brother” Trey, as he called him, Neale was stunned. Trey spent the next day with Neale and his family, meeting close personal friends and getting a tour of Philadelphia. He returned home with Philadelphia sports gear, a basketball signed by the kids that Neale coaches as well as a book full of heartfelt notes from the community thanking Trey for his gift of life. Since that emotional meeting this spring, the two have kept in touch, and just recently while driving through Pennsylvania, Trey stopped in Philadelphia to spend a day with Neale and his family. Together, Trey and Neale plan to become advocates for bone marrow registration and raise awareness of its potential to save lives. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2019 5
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Bridging the Gap: Logan Clinicians Team Up with Internal Medicine Residents for Patient Education and Care “I think there’s an old-school way of thinking that MDs and chiropractors don’t mix,” said Logan Senior Clinician and Assistant Professor Allison Harvey, DC. “That couldn’t be further from the truth at Mercy JFK. When we show up, they say, ‘We’re so glad you’re here.’” As of this year, Logan’s renewed partnership with Mercy JFK Clinic, which serves uninsured and underinsured patients at Mercy’s primary health center in Creve Coeur, Missouri, is proving to be fruitful for both patients and providers. For patients, the benefit lies in access to chiropractic care they might not otherwise have. For Mercy physicians, it’s about having a better understanding of biomechanics and what active care can provide that prescription medication cannot. And for Logan, the partnership is just another avenue for demonstrating the value of chiropractic care and what it can do for patient outcomes. “Working with internal medicine residents who understand chiropractic’s role and welcome our presence is a gift,” said Daniel Haun, DC (’04), DACBR, director of resident & fellow education at Logan. “For them, they now have another option for musculoskeletal chronic Dr. Daniel Haun 6 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
pain. They can see the need for other types of care, outside of prescriptions.” All patients with chronic pain issues are at risk for opioid use, Dr. Haun said, and internal medicine doesn’t always have all the answers for spine pain. That is where Logan’s experience with chiropractic care comes in, which has resulted in a steady stream of referred-only patients to Drs. Haun and Harvey’s care since April. Most often, the initial complaint is chronic low back pain. However, Dr. Harvey explains that their patients’ pain is coalesced with complicating factors. “Many times there are underlying conditions that require co-management by multiple doctors,” said Dr. Harvey. These types of cases are ideal for the collaboration between Logan and the JFK Clinic because of the open communication between the residents and chiropractors as well as a general consensus for peer-to-peer education. “We’re lucky to be a part of a system to have access to all of that, and we’re
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“To practice alongside top-notch health care professionals is phenomenal. And when you think about it, we all have a common goal: to improve patient outcomes with less stress and burden on the patient.” – Dr. Daniel Haun learning a lot as far as seeing how other providers are handling conditions,” Dr. Harvey said. “As far as patients, we’re finding a good rhythm in co-managing. For example, with a patient suffering from arthritis, we’ll manage the joint, and the MD residents will manage the flare-up.” Together, Drs. Harvey and Haun bring a balance of compassionate care and patient education to their roles at JFK. They take turns seeing patients two half days per week, and because patient slots at JFK are highly competitive, patients are motivated to show up for appointments. With chronic pain, Dr. Haun says there is a lot of education on what pain is and what it isn’t. “For many, their back structure is fine,” he said. “So it’s working through the understanding of why they have pain as well as biopsychosocial factors at play. It can be challenging, but also incredibly rewarding because of the outcomes.” As patient educator and chiropractic clinician, Dr. Haun finds himself in a role that he welcomes, having just recently taught in Logan’s College of Chiropractic. “After I completed my radiology training LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
under Dr. Kettner, I was the first person to do fellowship in advanced imaging before teaching full-time,” he said. “I loved ultrasound because I got to interact with patients, so when the opportunity arose to get back into the clinical setting, I jumped.” Now, Dr. Haun says he enjoys seeing the benefits people receive from chiropractic care as well as showing the JFK internal medicine residents Logan’s training and education at work. “To practice alongside top-notch health care professionals is phenomenal,” he said. “And when you think about it, we all have a common goal: to improve patient outcomes with less stress and burden on the patient.” Drs. Haun and Harvey both look forward to expanding Logan’s offerings at JFK and continuing to establish relationships with other providers within the JFK Clinic. They are also hopeful JFK will become a rotation site for Logan students to experience working in an integrated hospital system. “These kinds of opportunities allow students to interact with all kinds of people in our community—some who speak other languages or come from different cultures and backgrounds,” Dr. Haun said. “I’m hopeful that we can expand our footprint and increase the patient flow.” In the meantime, Drs. Haun and Harvey said they will continue making a real difference in the lives of patients’ health through education and care, motivating
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individuals to continue on the path to managing their overall health. They will also continue bridging the gap between health care disciplines. “JFK has shown an appreciation for us being there, and I can’t wait for our own students to see that DCs, PTs and MDs can get along and to share knowledge among people who used to be seen as our competitors,” said Dr. Harvey. Dr. Haun agrees. “This partnership reinforces the quality training at Logan, as we work through differential diagnoses,” he said. “Not all pain is mechanical. Our charge is to find the root of the pain and provide care or get the patient to the right provider.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2019 7
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TOUCHDOWN Logan Alumnus Dr. Ben Johnson Treats the Tennessee Titans
A sea of silver and blue engulfs Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The smell of freshly cut grass fills the air. While onfield warm-ups take place, sideline reporters give pregame updates. Coaches review playbooks. Referees prepare for the coin toss. In the locker room, Ben Johnson, DC, MS (’11) adjusts the world’s best football players to ensure they are at peak mobility for the many hits they will soon dodge. It’s game day. Or for Dr. Johnson, it’s a typical Sunday as the team chiropractor for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. Dr. Johnson evaluates and treats players while working in a collaborative setting with trainers, the team’s medical director and other physicians. He works closely with the Titans’ head athletic trainer on reporting player conditions, making diagnoses and recommending treatment. In addition to providing on-site support at every game, he works with players at the Titans’ training facility twice a week. “Since I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor—I just was unsure what kind,” he said. “A friend’s brother, who is an MD, suggested I become a chiropractor knowing my athletic background and my drive to serve in the medical field. Cheerleading at the University of Tennessee, I hurt my back and saw our team chiropractor. I saw how
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he worked with sports teams, which drew my interest even more, so I followed that route with an opportunity at Logan.” Connections to the Nashville sporting world helped Dr. Johnson get to the NFL. He’s worked with athletes from Belmont University as well as players from Nashville’s Triple-A baseball team. Through these relationships, he was recommended to the Titans to fill their team chiropractor opening, and he officially started with the team in June 2019. He also operates Nashville Chiropractic with his wife, Lauren Johnson, DC (’13). Dr. Johnson’s role is so important in the grand scheme of keeping his players healthy and ensuring a trustworthy environment among all medical staff. “If I evaluate a player, or if they present a problem to me, it’s my job to present that information to the trainers so everyone is on the same page prior to making a diagnosis or any further treatment recommendations,” he said. “Too often, I hear stories where a chiropractor goes into a team position, then tries to fly solo. Either intentionally or unintentionally, they end up undermining the other staff involved, causing all sorts of problems. If you respect the process and the others involved, the staff will show you respect.” A common injury he often sees is the
irritation of the sacroiliac joint. “When a player lands on his hip or on one side of his back, he is exposed to many unilateral forces,” he explained. “A quick response to these impacts is very useful for the athlete to manage his symptoms and get back on the field as fast as possible.” Dr. Johnson believes his Logan education fully prepared him to work in pro sports. “Logan gave me the tools to be able to do what I’m doing, both with the Titans and in private practice,” he said. “At Logan, I learned how to provide high-quality, evidence-informed treatment options, which has helped me to expand my chiropractic tool belt.” He is also thankful for the school’s collegiate sports partnerships, like the relationship with the University of Missouri athletics department and other local sports teams, where Dr. Johnson was able to see firsthand examples of how chiropractors can fit into the sports community. Those kind of experiences have all provided Dr. Johnson with knowledge and skills to begin his first season with the Titans. “It’s exciting to learn more from the medical team I am working with, experience other cities and stadiums, and meet the other team chiropractors and hear their stories.”
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“Logan gave me the tools to be able to do what I’m doing, both with the Titans and in private practice. At Logan, I learned how to provide high-quality, evidence-informed treatment options, which has helped me to expand my chiropractic tool belt.” – Dr. Ben Johnson LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
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Montgomery Health Center Welcomes On-Site Lab Services Logan University Health Centers has partnered with Lab Test Diagnostics to provide on-site lab services within the Montgomery Health Center. The lab is open to the public and is available as a resource for Logan students, faculty and staff as well as local chiropractors needing lab work for their patients. Historically, Logan has offered lab services; however, those services were outsourced. Logan’s Dean of College of Chiropractic Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS said having the lab on-site greatly supports the chiropractic and health sciences curricula. “It provides the opportunity for real-life interpretation,” he said. “Students can observe blood draws and access results quicker.”
Logan’s Director of Clinical Experience Jason Goodman, DC (’98) said the lab currently offers the full gamut of lab services, from testing for metabolic disorders to testing for strep and tuberculosis. “It’s important that Logan has a lab footprint in the clinic system, especially with the Registered Dietician track beginning in January 2020,” Dr. Goodman said. “We feel that Lab Test Diagnostics will serve us well.” Taqueer and Rubina Haider, who serve as chief executive
Montgomery Health Center now offers on-site lab services.
From left Taqueer Haider, Dr. Robert Kuhn, Dr. Clay McDonald, Rubina Haider, Dr. Vince DeBono and Dr. Jason Goodman. 10 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
officer and chief operating officer, respectively, of Lab Test Diagnostics, said they are thrilled that Logan’s campus now serves as the location of their third lab. Their others are in south St. Louis County and Farmington, Missouri. “We are excited to be affiliated with Logan University,” Rubina said. “It is a big moment in the history of our labs as we continue to serve the community.” Taqueer agreed, adding that patients can be confident coming to the professional and clinical setting that Logan provides. Lab services are provided through a Lab Test Diagnostics phlebotomist and Logan’s qualified clinical staff. Operations are overseen by Logan Professor Robert Kuhn, DC (’86), DACBR, ART®.
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Logan Students Restore Patient’s Hope Kim Taylor’s back was the picture of health. Yet, her body told a different story. goal to learn and research why I was having Every few weeks, the 36-year-old mother the pain,” Kim said. “While all the X-rays of four lay bedridden in excruciating pain came back fine, he took the time to figure for three days straight. Medication provided out that my pain was nerve related, which no relief, and much to her disappointment, is why nothing abnormal was showing up multiple doctors could never identify the on my scans. When you’re just chasing the cause of her pain despite X-rays and MRIs. pain, you’re not identifying the root of the “I would start to feel it coming on,” problem because where the pain is, is not she said. “My body would get stiff. I’d start prepping for it—canceling things at church or making other arrangements. It was really affecting my quality of life.” It wasn’t until her brother Jacob Potter, now a trimester 6 student, enrolled in Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic program that she decided to seek advice at the Montgomery Health Center. That’s where she met Logan student Jeremy Hopkins. Jeremy, now a trimester 10 student, said that through a comprehensive patient exam and history as well as extensive research, he found that Kim was suffering from thoracolumbar syndrome (also known as Maigne Syndrome), which occurs in the spinal nerve. “The literature I found helped narrow down what was going From left to right: Associate Professor and Health Center Clinician on, and a great deal linked Dr. Alan Banaszynski, Kim Taylor, and trimester 7 student Kyle Yates. what was going on functionally and symptomatically with the always where the problem lies.” patient, as well as addressing the fact that this syndrome is often overlooked by After Jeremy’s rotation ended, it was Logan student Kyle Uttley who health professionals,” Jeremy said. “After discovering this, I asked her if past doctors advised a treatment plan consisting of chiropractic adjustments and routine home had only treated the area of pain, or if they had treated anything else. She said, ‘No, the exercises and stretches as well as specific breathing techniques. health care I received in the past only looked While Kim’s pain has not been completely at and treated my low back.’” eliminated, it has been reduced significantly. “Immediately, I was impressed with his LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
Instead of intense pain for three days, the pain is present for just one day every few weeks. She says it makes her believe that her diagnosis is correct, and it gives her hope that she will continue getting better. Jeremy said Kim’s motivation and commitment to the at-home treatments has allowed her healing to take place a bit quicker, giving her the ability to move forward with a life that’s not debilitating. “The pain no longer controls her,” he said. Kim said Logan students, from Jeremy to Kyle Uttley, to now trimester 7 student Kyle Yates who work under the supervision of Associate Professor and Health Center Clinician Alan Banaszynski, DC (’00), MSW, have been great to work with. “They have a hunger for knowledge, they are attentive and caring, and I love how much interest they put into finding the right treatment path. It was a breath of fresh air coming from other doctors. I really hope each one carries that same effort forth to their practices and continues to care for the patients, opposed to just the stats.” Jeremy, who is completing a preceptorship with Simply Chiropractic in both Noblesville and Anderson, Indiana, and will graduate this December, is not sure Kim will ever be “cured,” but he is hopeful. “‘Cure’ is a strong word, but as far as pain management goes, it can only improve,” he said. “For me, the main takeaway is that where a patient feels pain is not always the pain generator. Doing a deep dive on what’s causing the pain and looking at the whole person is so important to patient success.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2019 11
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Diverse, Accomplished Professionals Join College of Health Sciences Advisory Boards The job market is always changing, with shifting demand for skills. To provide solid preparation for students looking to launch a successful career, universities must continually reevaluate and update their programs. To that end, Logan University’s College of Health Sciences (CoHS) recently formed advisory boards designed to help the University pick up on industry trends and skill gaps as well as explore new areas of emphasis. The hope is to continue growing the CoHS, which currently has 900 students enrolled and includes the undergraduate program in Human Biology and Life Science, master’s programs in Nutrition, Sports Science and Health Informatics, and the doctoral program in Health Professions Education. The CoHS boards include an impressive and diverse list of individuals at the top of their field, ranging from Logan alumni and current students to high-level university administrators, leaders at major health care organizations, doctors, global consultants and even an architect. The Sports Science and Rehabilitation board, for example, includes Eric Renaghan, head of sports performance for the St. Louis Blues,
“My goal is for the board to help ensure we’re meeting the needs of the industry and offering industrydriven curriculum.” – Dr. DeShae Redden 12 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
while the Nutrition board includes Dr. Jane Ziegler, nutritional sciences program director at Rutgers University. “The advisory board will help guide us in a positive direction and predict where the profession is headed—we want to make sure our students are receiving the type of education that will most benefit them in the field,” said Stephen Nickell, EdD, MA, ATC and program director of Sports Science and Rehabilitation. The board for Logan’s Health Informatics program is especially diverse, which DeShae Redden, EdD, interim program director for the Master of Science in Health Informatics, said was an intentional effort, as the program is being rebranded to include additional tracks and concentration areas. “My goal is for the board to help ensure we’re meeting the needs of the industry and offering industry-driven curriculum,” she said. Late this summer, advisory board members gathered on campus to participate in the inaugural College of Health Sciences Advisory Board Day. The two-day event included attendance at Logan University’s breakfast and graduation awards ceremony, a tour of campus and breakout sessions with each program’s advisory board group. “CoHS Day was significant because we had so many people from different industries all over the nation who are prestigious in their fields,” said Sherri Cole, PhD, MBA, RT(R)(M) and dean of the College of Health Sciences. “There was palpable excitement in the room as
“The advisory board will help guide us in a positive direction and predict where the profession is headed— we want to make sure our students are receiving the type of education that will most benefit them in the field.” – Dr. Stephen Nickell they met with our program directors and chairs and offered up valuable suggestions, recommendations and pledges to Logan’s CoHS educational offerings.” Moving forward, CoHS advisory boards will meet annually on Logan’s campus, with a Zoom conference in between to discuss CoHS curriculums and how they can be tweaked and improved to better prepare students for the job market. The University also plans to continue hosting annual CoHS Days for all the boards to attend concurrently; the annual two-day events will include presentations for professional development. Members serve between one and three years.
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In Their Own Words … “I am honored to be a part of the new advisory board that has been charged with revitalizing the Master of Science in Health Informatics program at Logan University. The August kickoff retreat provided a great venue for the members to get an overview of Logan’s program offerings, review the board charter and evaluate curriculum options. I’ve been a part of other boards, and I found the dynamic of this one to be refreshing: a passionate group of individuals possessing diverse skills and experiences, representing a broad swath of industries and demonstrating commitment to helping Logan University become the school of choice for post-baccalaureate education. I can’t wait to see where this work takes us and how the Master of Science in Health Informatics enrollment grows in the coming years.” — SCOTT NELSON, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Kindred Healthcare
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“I prioritized this activity given the important growing collaboration between Affinia Healthcare and Logan University. Integrating primary medical, behavioral health and dental care with nutrition and chiropractic education and services is of the utmost importance for the vulnerable patients that Affinia Healthcare serves. Collaborative nutrition and chiropractic care will improve our patient outcomes for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy care and pain management.” — DR. MELISSA TEPE, Chief Medical Officer at Affinia Healthcare “I joined the CoHS advisory board because I believe the development of leaders and experts in health informatics is essential to the improvement of delivery on the health care system and can bridge current gaps in our nation regarding access to care. I am passionate about patient safety, and it is important that our graduates are able to effectively leverage new technology to avert the occurrence of sentinel events and decrease health care costs.” — JAZMIN SHAWELL, Nurse Practitioner at United States Air Force LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
“I believe strongly in the education process. I also believe if people work together for the common goal of improving education, the world will become a better place.” — DR. RETHA MEIER, professor and research scientist at Saint Louis University
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A Thirst for Knowledge: Logan Faculty Members Continue Education in a Familiar Setting For educators, the itch to continue learning never stops. And for two Logan faculty members, making the official decision to further their education was an important choice made simple through Logan’s online degree programs.
For Jessica Hilton, MS, RDN, the choice to further her education was a natural one. A registered dietitian-nutritionist working in a clinical and educational role, Jessica felt confident in the content she was teaching, but she wasn’t as confident in how to actually teach. To equip her with the skills needed to become a better educator, she enrolled in Logan’s online Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) program. In addition to being a full-time online student, Jessica is currently serving a 14 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
three-year term as a health professions educator (HPE) resident for the DHPE and Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance (NHP) programs. “In addition to teaching, the HPE residency allows me to incorporate scholarly activity, stewardship and service to my profession, Logan University and my larger community. At the end of three years, I will have not only developed the essential skills to be a quality educator, but I will be fully trained in higher education settings so that I can be successful in my career,” Jessica said. Based in Schenectady, New York, Jessica’s first year of residency included both teaching and redesigning two courses, Geriatric Nutrition and Lifecycle Nutrition, for which she pulled from her professional experience as a dietitian in the acute care and long-term care settings. She also presented at the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors regional meeting (an organization within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) on mimicking faceto-face interaction in the online classroom. Jessica will continue evaluating, revising and teaching classes in addition to conducting research—all while also completing her student coursework. While the exact topic area has not been finalized, her future research will likely address the need and development of a preceptor training program across health professions, or engagement in online courses. “As I’m learning in the DHPE, preceptorships are a major component across all health care professions,” Jessica
said. “We’re relying on clinicians to teach our students, yet these clinicians often don’t receive much guidance. Developing a preceptor training program that is taught by an expert in education who can tell preceptors the best way to teach in a clinical environment is crucial. “Similarly, with the continued growth of online education, it is necessary for educators to determine how to best meet the needs of the online learner. While research on student engagement is available, more is needed to determine how to effectively and efficiently engage this diverse population of learners.” Jessica will complete her residency and graduate with her doctoral degree in summer 2021. Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS, advanced practice clinician at Paraquad and recent graduate of Logan’s Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation, utilized this program to advance closer to achieving his long-term goals. “My immediate focus is to sit for the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians,” said Dr. Ackroyd. “I achieved part of the prerequisite requirements for that position through Logan’s Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation degree. The coursework required for this degree also allowed me to refresh my knowledge on topics and techniques I utilize every day.” As a native of Canada, Dr. Ackroyd completed his Doctor of Chiropractic
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“I was able to complete my work on my own time, which was very beneficial given I was balancing a full-time job, my family and an internship at the same time as I was completing this program.” – Dr. Devon Ackroyd
degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). The Sports Science & Rehabilitation program was his first experience taking a course at Logan University. “I really loved that everything was online. That flexibility is such a unique feature for a university to offer,” Dr. Ackroyd said. “I was able to complete my work on my own time, which was very beneficial given I was balancing a full-time job, my family and an internship at the same time as I was completing this program.” In addition to his work at Paraquad, Dr. Ackroyd also assists
with a trimester 6 course on clinical rehabilitation. He said completing the Sports Science & Rehabilitation program allowed him a deeper insight into his students’ current challenges and experiences. “Many of my students are working on their master’s degree and doctoral degree concurrently,” he said. “It’s a lot to handle and I am seriously impressed with their time management skills.” For Dr. Ackroyd, the Sports Science & Rehabilitation program was the perfect fusion of the convenience of a fully online program and a refresher of newer material and techniques.
Dr. Devon Ackroyd works with a Paraquad patient.
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Caring for Community: Dr. Steve Harris Builds Practice on Trust, Honesty and Skill After 43 years in practice, Steve Harris, DC (’76) says he has no interest in retiring. “What would I do that I enjoy more than changing people’s lives?” he asked from his practice in Sugar Land, Texas. Dr. Harris’ first experience with chiropractic was at age 6. His father, a policeman, had developed an ulcer, and after spending a year with three medical doctors in Houston, it only worsened. “Someone at church recommended a chiropractor—Dr. Jack Pry, who graduated from Logan University in 1949,” Dr. Harris said. “After three months of chiropractic care, my father was cured.” Dr. Harris’ father respected chiropractic and what it could do. After that, Dr. Harris and his three siblings began seeing Dr. Pry. That would be the start of a lifelong love for chiropractic. “Over the years, my father referred 150 people to Dr. Pry,” said Dr. Harris. “I loved the idea of natural treatment to heal people.” It was Dr. Pry, a 12-year chair of Logan’s Board of Trustees, who steered Dr. Harris to Logan. Dr. Harris would be part of the first class who attended Logan on the new
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Chesterfield campus and the youngest, at age 23, to graduate. After graduating, Dr. Harris practiced alongside his mentor, Dr. Pry, for nine months. “He was bigger than life to me, a remarkable chiropractor who only used his hands and got remarkable results. He put me years ahead of my time with adjusting and treatment.” Eventually, Dr. Harris began exploring other modalities and ventured out on his own. The first five years, however, were a struggle. He sought help from Peter Fernandez, DC (’61), author, consultant and the developer of Practice Starters® Program, and credits Dr. Fernandez for fueling his success. “Within three months, my practice doubled and I was able to move to my current location,” he said. “Then in the first year, I doubled what I had doubled.” But what Dr. Fernandez taught him was more than adjusting techniques, decompression or laser machines. It was about being involved in the community, meeting people and earning their trust. “There’s a myth: take care of patients and give good treatment and everything will work out,” he
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said. “But where are those patients going to come from? You need to find them.” Dr. Harris did just that—joining the Rotary Club, getting involved at church and being present and devoted in his community. Today, everywhere he goes, Dr. Harris meets people—people who become patients. He said he never gets burned out because his career and life are fun and meaningful. “I was the only one of my siblings to go to college. Since I was at Logan, I’ve made a point to find mentors like Dr. Fernandez—successful people who I can trust and mimic.” Dr. Harris said there were times he felt challenged, but he never gave up. “If you stay in your comfort zone, you won’t be successful,” he said. “Get advice, get involved and be devoted to serving your community.”
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Using Nutrition to Support Overall Wellness Helping others attain optimal health with nutrition is what Carrie Lane, MS (’19) is passionate about achieving. A wellness coordinator in Indianapolis, Carrie graduated from Logan with a Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance in 2019 as valedictorian and has been working at the Indiana Health Information Exchange for the past six years, applying her degree knowledge to those who cross her path. “I encourage staff members to come to me with any questions about how nutrition can impact their health and help alleviate any conditions they may have,” she said. “We have had successful outcomes with some tweaks to their eating habits.” Recently, a staff member came to Carrie with questions after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). At the time, Carrie was enrolled in Logan’s Pain and Inflammation course, so she chose to write a paper on RA so she could spend time researching the disease and how to use nutritional changes to help the staff member, who was having adverse side effects. “After some in-depth research, I was able to advise the staff member to increase their exercise and sleep duration every day, as well as to stay away from inflammatory foods that could make the symptoms worse, such as sugars, processed foods and refined starches,” Carrie said. “Chronic inflammation is a smoldering fire that needs not to be stoked, so consuming more omega 3s— salmon, flaxseed, olive oil and avocados—in addition to fruits, leafy greens and nuts can help alleviate some of the inflammation.” Another example of a successful outcome came when a different staff member received test results showing an elevated A1C score, which could signal high blood sugar and potentially prediabetes. Carrie worked with the staff member on changing their diet in order to add more nutrients and fiber, focusing on a low glycemic index diet. “I encouraged the staff member to increase the fiber in their diet, not LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
only by adding more fruits and vegetables but also by swapping out some carbohydrates,” Carrie said. “For example, using a highfiber tortilla instead of a regular one can add up to 11 grams of fiber to a wrap. By adding more fiber, we can help stabilize insulin spikes and blood sugar.” As a result of these dietary changes, the staff member was able to lower their A1C score. Carrie believes nutrition plays an important role in overall health—not only for the staff members at Indiana Health Information Exchange but also for athletes especially. She recently joined the International Society of Sports Nutrition and is working toward her certification as a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the organization. “My ultimate goal is to work with athletes to maximize their athletic performance and keep them healthy. Sports can be taxing on the body, and nutrition is a huge part of being successful as an athlete— everything you put into your body is used to fuel your cells, organs, muscles and tissues, so it’s vital to have the right nutrients.” For now, she is practicing what she preaches with her athlete son, coaching him on nutrient timing to maximize his
performance in travel baseball, basketball, soccer and cross-country. “Timing your meals and snacks is important in order to perform at your best at a race or during a game,” she says. “Refueling after strenuous exercise is also important in order to rebuild muscles and recover.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2019 17
Logan Student Contributes to Spine Pain Textbook Chandler Bolles, a trimester 10 DC student from Charlotte, North Carolina, contributed research to a chapter in Meanings of Pain: Chandler Bolles Volume 2. The interdisciplinary book aims to better understand pain by describing experiences of pain and the meanings these experiences hold for the people living through them. It will be part of a three-volume series. Chandler was among six contributors to the chapter “Changing Pain: Making Sense of Rehabilitation of Persistent Spine Pain,” which addresses spine pain and the enigma that is present to most health care professionals. He had the opportunity to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of experts, including Michael Farrell, MD, DC; Brandon Barndt, DO; Maria Vanushkina, MD; and James Atchinson, DO. “When you get the chance to work with people who are exponentially gifted and have an unprecedented amount of experience, you certainly rise to the occasion,” Chandler said. “I was challenged to better improve my writing and to incorporate literature. It was a real privilege.” Chandler was presented with the opportunity in summer 2018 by the chapter’s primary author, 2009 Logan graduate Jim Eubanks, MD, DC, MS, who is in his second year of residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “Spine pain is a huge global problem Jake Schrom and it’s increasing in prevalence, disability 18 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
and both direct and indirect costs,” Chandler said. “We know that low back pain is the number one cause of disability in the world, and our chapter addresses certain myths associated with spine pain and the amalgamation of factors that contribute to low back pain.” Specifically, Chandler contributed to a section on patient education and the therapeutic alliance between a health care professional and a patient. He emphasized that this relationship includes patient-physician trust, receptivity and an agreement on goals. “It’s been shown that a strong alliance between the physician and the patient enhances many facets of the healing process, and the patient is more willing to follow treatment plans and pursue goals,” he said. Chandler said he drew from his experience working under Logan Integrated Health Center Clinician and Assistant Professor Patrick Battaglia, DC (’12), DACBR at Affinia Healthcare. There, Chandler spent time with patients reporting on their personal experience with pain and fully realized the importance of patients being heard and believed as well as receiving adequate explanations in regard to pain. He also contributed to the third edition of Rehabilitation of the Spine by Dr. Craig Liebenson in late 2017. “There are so many biopsychosocial factors perpetuating the cycle of pain,” said Chandler, adding that it was a privilege to work in that capacity. “Pain is unique to each individual and how it affects them.” Chandler said he has a vested interest in continuing to learn how to research and interpret literature. He is currently engaged in a preceptorship under Joel “Chip” Carmichael, DC (’86) at The Center for Spine, Sports & Physical Medicine in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Research Featured at Neuromodulation Conference Logan’s Dean of Research and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Radiology Norman Kettner, DC (’80), DACBR, FICC was co-author of an abstract that was selected for an oral presentation at the 2019 Joint Meeting of Dr. Norman Kettner Neuromodulation: The Science & NYC Neuromodulation, Oct. 4-6 in Napa, California. The meeting assembles hundreds of clinician scientists, engineers and neuroscientists on the science of neuromodulation The subject matter is “auricular transcutaneous vagal stimulation with improvement in functional dyspepsia accompanied by simultaneous activation of the nucleus tractus solitarii (brainstem nucleus) using fMRI.” Dr. Kettner said the data has evolved from the early application of auricular needle acupuncture techniques for pain management into a transcutaneous digital device with the potential for improving visceral function from the heart to the gut. According to the synopsis, vagus nerve stimulation has demonstrated promise in autonomic regulation of several visceral organs, including the stomach. Dr. Kettner and his coauthors used a novel approach of combined functional MRI (fMRI) assessment of brain response to transcutaneous auricular VNS with 4D cine MRI of the stomach in response to a high-contrast meal challenge in both healthy Continued on next page
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CoHS Faculty Member’s Research Explores Vitamin D with Cystic Fibrosis Patients In the United States, about 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems, are Dr. Vanessa Millovich diagnosed every year, and more than 75 percent of them are in children younger than 2 years old, according to Cystic Fibrosis News Today. While working as a clinical dietitian at Johns Hopkins All-Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, Vanessa Millovich, DCN, RDN, LDN and adjunct faculty member in Logan’s College of Health Sciences, saw firsthand the challenges children with CF face. “I cared for about 180 pediatric CF patients at Johns Hopkins, and one of the most frequently occurring complications I observed in these children was vitamin D deficiency,” Dr. Millovich said. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in maintaining proper bone mineralization in both the healthy and CF population; however, recent studies published in
the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in the CF population is up to 90 percent. As a result, vitamin D is often prescribed to CF patients as a daily or weekly supplement. “CF patients are usually on a lot of different medications and breathing treatments, so there is an extremely high burden of care,” Dr. Millovich said. “When you add a daily or weekly vitamin D supplement to that long list, it often falls by the wayside. Eventually, I started wondering if there was a way to give these patients and their families one less thing to worry about by changing the treatment guidelines for vitamin D deficiency.” In 2016, Dr. Millovich began conducting research on high-dose vitamin D in pediatric CF patients. While these patients are typically given only 2,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day, Dr. Millovich wanted to assess the safety, feasibility and efficacy of providing a higher oral dose of 250,000 IU of vitamin D to patients. Over the course of two years, Dr. Millovich and her research team administered five high-dose vitamin D capsules each containing 50,000 IU to consenting patients once at the beginning of the study. One week after the dose, the team interviewed each patient to evaluate
“My hope is that after seeing this study, more people will consider using this treatment to help improve the lives of children with CF.” – Dr. Vanessa Millovich how they responded to the treatment and whether or not they preferred the high-dose capsule to their daily supplement. She and her team also measured their vitamin D levels for 12 months during their quarterly checkup appointments to see if the treatment was safe and effective. In October 2018, Dr. Millovich presented preliminary results at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Denver. She finished collecting data for the study this past July and is planning to submit the results to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. “I started this project with the goal of reducing the burden of care for CF patients and their families,” Dr. Millovich said. “My hope is that after seeing this study, more people will consider using this treatment to help improve the lives of children with CF.”
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Research... Continued from page 18 adults and functional dyspepsia patients. The brainstem neuroimaging studies explored the parameteric space for tVNS and found augmented fMRI response in nucleus tractus solitarius for 100Hz stimulation delivered during the exhalation phase of respiration. This supports the hypothesis that exhalatory-gated tVNS, particularly at 100Hz, targets NTS response LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
in the brainstem and can successfully modulate both cardiovagal and gastric motility outcomes. Feedback from vagal afferent may modulate gastric function via relays to efferent, premotor nuclei, such as the dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve. High frequency stimulation with short pulse width to allow for comfortable peripheral
nerve targeting and central nervous system response may prove beneficial for different patient populations, including those suffering from GI dysfunction. Ongoing investigations will link fMRI response to RAVANS with gut motility to investigate the brain-gut axis underlying tVNS-modulated gastric physiology.
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USA Para Powerlifting: Becoming a Premiere Paralympic Sport Imagine benching three times your body weight. Now imagine doing that with a disability. Welcome to the world of Paralympic powerlifting, an adaptation of the sport of powerlifting for male and female athletes with physical disabilities. Although weightlifting made its Paralympic debut in Tokyo in 1964, it was not until 1984 that powerlifting was first included as a Paralympic sport. That year 16 athletes competed. Today, para powerlifting is one of the fastest-growing sports, which in 2016 saw 180 athletes compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio. This year alone proved to be an active year for the team, traveling to three countries and participating in more than a
dozen domestic events. During that time, the team secured medals and reached personal records, putting themselves in prime position for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. With immense growth and potential and now Logan University managing all aspects of the sport for the U.S., as well as providing care for the athletes, Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, executive director of Paralympic operations at Logan, said USA Para Powerlifting is getting the necessary support to be one of the premiere Paralympic sports in the country.
Mary Hodge and Dr. Kelley Humphries at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. 20 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
“For the first time, the sport (under Logan’s guidance) has the support it needs to grow in a way that is not only productive but also manageable for a sport of its size,” she said. “Additionally, the Logan community is being exposed to and allowed to be a major part in the Paralympic movement domestically and across the world.” U.S. Paralympic High Performance Manager Mary C. Hodge, MS, CPT, who works closely with Dr. Humphries, agreed. She said not only is the sport growing in the sheer number of athletes, coaches and trainers, but the sport is seeing an increase in regional sanctioned hubs and procedures to ensure compliance with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee as well as transparency to the para powerlifting community. “I believe we will continue to grow in these areas as well as in national and regional events, which will help field the best National Team representing Logan University and the United States in the 2020-2024 quad,” she said. As Logan continues working to advance the sport and provide support from skilled professionals, such as chiropractors, nutritionists and education professionals, Hodge said athletes and coaches can feel confident that the needs of the growing competitive sport are being met to help the sport run efficiently and effectively.
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Your Investment, Our Future Change a Student’s Life with Advanced Teaching Technology As you might remember from your time at Logan, chiropractic students used to use whatever they could find when learning how to adjust. Skilled instructors, knowledge of the human body, and awareness of force and speed were all present. Classroom technology simply had a long way to go. As you might remember from your time at Logan, chiropractic students used to use whatever they could find when learning how to adjust. Skilled instructors, knowledge of the human body, and awareness of force and speed were all present. Classroom technology simply had a long way to go. As improvements in education and innovation arrive, Logan University has led the way in providing the very best resources for our students. This summer, the University made a strategic decision to unveil a new Simulation Lab featuring state-of-the-art Force Sensing Table Technology (FSTT). FSTT uses force plate technology and handheld sensors to provide students with instant feedback on their performance in delivering spinal manipulation. As Logan Associate Professor Daryl Ridgeway, DC (’97) explains, “The new tables elevate our success in teaching technique and provide for a much higher level of student success, which yields an
extremely polished graduate.” The Simulation Lab will be built into the Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum and remain accessible for students to practice outside of class. Truly, it will be the biggest—and best—lab managed by a college of chiropractic in the United States. Each force sensing table requires an investment of $50,000. Logan currently occupies two force sensing tables in the Simulation Lab, but our goal is to purchase two more this year and eventually have more to optimize our lab and create this unique opportunity for students to leverage a teaching device that will transform the way in which they learn chiropractic methods. Donations of any amount would ensure Logan University remains a leader in providing 21st century teaching technology to our talented students. Your donation is an investment in the future of the chiropractic profession, the strength of our
school and the health of our community. To learn more about FSTT or to support Logan with a gift, please contact the Office of Advancement at 636-230-1922, or visit Logan.edu/give-tables.
Have you made your IRA distribution this year? Once you reach the age of 70½, the IRS requires individuals to take a required minimum distribution from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA). But did you know you can avoid a tax burden by making it a qualified charitable distribution? This satisfies the requirement for a minimum distribution and it allows you to support a charitable organization, such as Logan University. Here’s how to get started: • Contact your financial advisor or banker. • Make a distribution directly from an IRA to Logan before the end of the year. • Donate any amount desired up to $100,000 from your IRA contributions, tax-free. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
If you are interested in learning more about how to make a gift through your IRA, contact Logan’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 636-230-1922. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2019 21
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A Life of Service: Dr. Richard Scott Richard Scott, DC (’49) could have been anything, but he knew from the age of 10 he wanted to be a chiropractor. Dad a prestigious job at his savings and loan. But no, Dad Dr. Scott recently passed away in his hometown of was destined to be a chiropractor and share that love of Minneapolis after more than 60 years of practice in Le healing and wellness with the world,” Mary said. Sueur, Minnesota. He left a lasting gift to Logan University After graduation, Dr. Scott returned to Minnesota through planned giving and the Forever Chiropractic, and founded his practice in Le Sueur just south of Forever Logan Scholarship Fund. Minneapolis/St. Paul. He would practice in his community “I felt like he was a blessing to the world,” said his for more than 60 years, daughter Mary Scott Riviere. providing care to his patients “We got to have him as our dad, until he was 89. but we got to share him with the Dr. Scott was passionate world. He loved us and he loved about the profession and what he did.” stepped forward in 1960It was a pivotal day when 61 to serve as president of Dr. Scott’s mother took him for his first chiropractic appointment. the Minnesota Chiropractic Association. From 1965-1970 A young Richard Scott gained he served on the Minnesota immediate relief that day from Chiropractic Board of Dr. Walter Hedberg, who would Examiners and in 1978 was go on to become not just Dr. recognized by the Minnesota Scott’s chiropractor but would Chiropractic Association also set the path for his life. with a Distinguished Service “Dr. Hedberg inspired my dad. award. “As an adult, I am in He didn’t just treat him; he also awe that Dad invested his became his mentor through high time and energy to lead and school and well into his days as an Army pilot. World War II support through challenging times in his profession, care was winding to a close, and Dad was ready to hang up his pilot’s for his patients while loving and nurturing his wife and five jacket. He retired from the Army children. I don’t know how he as a pilot trainer and knew exactly where he was headed—to Logan did it but I admire and respect Dr. Richard Scott that he did,” said Mary. to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Scott believed deeply Dr. Hedberg.” Dr. Scott joined the ranks of many members of the in Logan’s mission and the impact Logan Basic was having in the world. He saw it as his personal duty to greatest generation, arriving at Logan on the G.I. Bill with share this with patients and anyone who would listen. fresh minds and an optimism to change the world through wellness. St. Louis and Logan always held a special place His legacy to Logan was showing how powerful the University’s teachings are and inspiring the next generation in his heart. “That’s where he met my mother, and boy, of chiropractors. did her dad beg him to stay in St. Louis. He even offered
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“Logan gave so much to him and allowed him to give so much to others,” said Mary. “He believed in Logan and knew they were doing the right thing to help others. I will always be proud of my dad’s lifework. The whole family is. We thank Logan deeply for what they gave to him.”
Dr. Scott (seated) with his wife RoseMary and surrounded by his family (from left to right) Katherine, Liz, Bob, Mary and Steve.
Dr. Scott with his wife RoseMary on their wedding day.
Consider making Logan University a part of your financial and estate planning and learn how a gift can honor your, or a loved one’s, legacy. For more information, contact Logan’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 636-230-1922.
Calling all graduates from the classes of 1979 and 1980! Logan is a community. As in any community of caring individuals, we help one another to reach our highest potential. That’s why we hope you will consider being the inspiration for the next generation of Logan students. For every gift donated by graduates of 1979 and 1980 classes, one of your classmates, who wishes to remain anonymous, will match dollar for dollar up to $70,000. You have the potential to be a vital component in the ongoing success of Logan students. Logan has established the foundation for these future leaders to develop, but we need your help to ensure the opportunity exists. Your generous gift of any amount ensures that Logan University remains a leader in education for our students and all the lives they will touch with their care. Learn more and make your gift today by calling 636-230-1704 or visiting Logan.edu/give.
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Logan Students Discover Passion for Sharing Chiropractic, Beyond Logan More than a campus. A community. You may have heard that a few times around Logan University. It’s because many of those who come to Logan are proactive and passionate about pursuing interests that go beyond their degrees, enabling them to be leaders today and preparing themselves for a successful future when they leave. Meet two Logan students who are advancing chiropractic through awareness and education, outside the classroom. Puerto Rico native MICHELLE MENDEZ can still remember the day she discovered her passion for chiropractic care. She was listening to a presentation by a chiropractic
student at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, where she was majoring in premed with a focus on biology. “I always knew I wanted to work in the health care field, but I wasn’t sure what path I should take,” said the trimester 7 student. “When I listened to that presentation on chiropractic care, it really resonated with my definition of health.” Michelle did her research and fell in love with Logan for its expansive selection of electives, the progressive nature of teaching multiple techniques and the state-of-the-art cadaver lab. In 2017, she uprooted her life and left everything Michelle Mendez
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she knew to move to St. Louis, and complete her undergraduate degree at Logan University. “After I started school at Logan, my passion for chiropractic care grew expansively,” she said. “I felt that I had to find a way to share what I knew with other students.” Michelle was driven to help other undergraduate students discover that same passion for chiropractic care and found a path through Logan’s Office of Admissions. There, she became part of a team to help recruit fellow Puerto Rican students to enroll at Logan. Now, when she is visiting home, she plans events and hosts dinners to educate students in Puerto Rico about Logan University and the world-class education it offers. “Our goal is to expose people—mainly students—to the research and benefits of chiropractic care and other conservative
S TU DE N T L I F E treatment routes for health care and wellness,” Michelle said. The events that Michelle hosts in Puerto Rico not only promote chiropractic care but also the wide variety of programs that Logan offers. And more often than not, the meetings help solidify a student’s final decision when considering universities and areas to study. “When I walk through Logan’s campus and see students who I helped recruit, it makes me feel like I am doing my part to help grow the field of chiropractic care,” Michelle said. “I already had something in common with these students— being from Puerto Rico. But now, we share so much more than that. We share a passion for chiropractic care and helping those around us.” JORDAN RASCH has been passionate about gymnastics for as long as he can remember. Even though he was not on a team growing up, Jordan spent hours on the trampoline in his backyard practicing back handsprings, cartwheels, tucks and layouts. Eventually, his mom convinced him to try out for his high school’s cheerleading team during his senior year. “At first, I was hesitant, but I put myself out there, made the team, and ended up falling in love with cheerleading,” said Jordan, a trimester 6 DC student. “It gave me a chance to hone my skills and learn new ones, and it opened a lot of doors for me.” Jordan earned a cheerleading scholarship to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, where one of his teammates introduced him to Platinum Athletics, a prestigious gym located in Maryland Heights that offers cheer and tumbling classes and is home to some of the most successful competitive cheer teams in the area. “For three years, I cheered for Lindenwood’s team and was also on LOGAN.EDU/GIVE
another squad at Platinum Athletics,” Jordan said. “I enjoyed the environment at Platinum so much that I decided to apply to be a coach there.” Jordan coached two of Platinum’s cheerleading teams in 2016, and he led three teams in 2017. After graduating from Lindenwood with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in nutrition, he decided to enroll in the DC program
Jordan Rasch coaching gymnastics at Platinum Athletics
at Logan, which also provides chiropractic care to Platinum’s cheerleaders. “I think it’s great that the athletes I coach are connected to Logan through this partnership,” Jordan said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to apply what I’m learning in class by helping identify, manage and prevent injuries.” He currently coaches one team called Black Ice that has 14 members ranging from 11 to 18 years old. The team practices year-round for about five hours each week to work on choreography for
their routines as well as skills such as tumbling and stunts. They also prepare for competitions in cities such as Kansas City, Missouri, Chicago and Indianapolis, where they compete to earn a bid to the Summit Championship, an exclusive event that takes place every spring at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Hosting more than 1,000 of the most elite cheerleading teams in the U.S., the Summit gives athletes the opportunity to compete against the best of the best. “The Summit is like the Super Bowl of cheerleading,” Jordan said. “For the past three years I’ve coached, we’ve taken all of our eligible teams to the competition, which speaks to the talent and dedication of the athletes at Platinum.” Although Platinum is not as large as many other gyms, it boasts more than 200 national titles, and many of the teams Jordan has coached have placed in their divisions at the Summit. “Platinum is a smaller, more tight-knit gym compared to many of the other gyms that qualify for the Summit,” Jordan said. “We’re successful because we’re one big family of athletes, coaches and parents all working toward the same goal.” After graduating from Logan, Jordan is hoping to stay involved in cheerleading by helping cheer teams in the same way the Logan clinicians care for the athletes at Platinum. In the meantime, he looks forward to continuing his work as a coach. “Along with seeing their skills develop over time, I really enjoy getting to know all of the athletes I work with,” Jordan said. “In the beginning, most of them are really quiet, and by the end they have so much confidence, and all they want to do is talk and socialize. Helping them grow as both athletes and individuals is very rewarding.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • FALL 2019 25
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WOMEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
Research shows that the predominant view of women’s health is limited to reproductive and maternal needs. In reality, various stages of a female’s life require care beyond family planning. That kind of education, care and awareness was the focus of the first ever Women’s Health Symposium presented by the American Chiropractic Association’s Women’s Health Council on Logan’s campus in September. Over the course of two days, 14 nationally known women’s health experts spoke on topics such as nutrition and heart disease, brain health, posture, pelvic floor dysfunction, breastfeeding dysfunction and more. The event gathered more than 150 attendees, both male and female, looking to gain knowledge on how to better care for their female patients. Kristina L. Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, director of assessment and accreditation for Logan’s College of Chiropractic and president of the ACA
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Women’s Health Council, said she was thrilled with the turnout and the caliber of speakers who were hand-selected for the event. “Our stories are all different as to why we are here,” she said, speaking to attendees, “but there is one commonality we share and that is the health and wellness of our female patients ... we all want to provide patientcentered, evidence-informed care.“ Dr. Petrocco-Napuli shared her own story for wanting to help women receive the care they need, which began in a hospital in Tucson, Arizona. “I would always see women coming in and out of the hospital for repeat surgeries for a variety of conditions, but one was always similar and that was chronic pelvic pain. I often thought there must be a better way to help these patients.” Instead of finding answers, Dr. PetroccoNapuli discovered a lack of information on conditions other than manipulation and pregnancy, thus beginning her charge to learn as much as she could on how to
treat women throughout their physiological journey. In 2018, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli helped launch the ACA Council on Women’s Health with a purpose of supporting and promoting the care of female patients in chiropractic practices; increasing education, care and awareness of conditions that specifically impact women’s health; identifying and supporting research and evidence-based practice as it relates to women’s health; and identifying relevant quality measures and standards for women’s health. Dr. Petrocco-Napuli said she is proud of the steps the Council has taken to start changing perceptions about women’s health and advancing the awareness of health challenges women face throughout their lives. “There has never been a better time to be involved in the profession for women’s health, and collectively, we look forward to having a great impact,” she said. The next Women’s Health Symposium will be held at Logan University in fall 2020.
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Save the Date APRIL 30–MAY 3, 2020 LOGAN UNIVERSITY SPRING SYMPOSIUM Leading the Way into 2020: Perfecting Solutions for Better Health Care 24 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION Featuring top experts and thought leaders in chiropractic and health sciences.
We are excited to host the Logan University 2020 Symposium on campus and at the new landmark St. Louis Union Station—a hotel, event space and attraction destination. The iconic Union Station is nearing the completion of a multiyear renovation aimed at preserving its rich history while offering a variety of new amenities, from a Ferris wheel and aquarium to specialty restaurants. The new location can accommodate growing attendance and provide unique social and networking opportunities for attendees. Classes and events will also be hosted on Logan’s Chesterfield campus.
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GR A D U AT I N G C LASS
Class of August 2019
Donald R. Davis Jr.
Michael B. Krueger
Mitchell L. Martin
Derek M. Rose Treasurer
Farzan N. Billimoria
Adam M. Black
David J. Brickey
Dayna M. Bundy
Rachael M. Callaway
Anthony J. Hayden
Morgan J. Hickman
Jeffrey L. Houston
Tiffany L. Huang
Brandon L. James
Nicholas J. C. Liford
Jose C. Maysonet
Murray J. McFarlane
Kaelyn E. Mead
Matthew W. Melton
Kevin G. Powell
James D. Riner
Kallie A. Rogers
Tyler A. Stahlman
Tobias M. Terhaar
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Lydia M. Mundy
GR A DU A TI N G CL A S S
Doctor of Chiropractic Graduates
Pamela J. Waske
Alexander M. Sarpa
Ainsley R. Alessandrini
Mary J. Ames Brown
Emily H. Baumann
Amber R. Dunford
Elise M. Ellington
Mika A. Felton
Lauren N. Griswold
Alexandra M. Johler
Joshua M. Kazee
Robert L. Knox
Megan K. Kramper
Rachel A. Krieger
Stephen T. Mills
Jeffery Moody II
Cory G. Oliver
Ravi V. Patel
Veronica M. Tino
Michael J. Wenstrup
Travis D. Whiteside
Brad A. Younghouse
Sean M. Ziemba
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R E C OG N I Z I N G S U CCESS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES
Human Biology Jared Canaday Magna Cum Laude Amber Lynn Hudson Magna Cum Laude Kaustubh M. Shroff Magna Cum Laude
Nutrition and Human Performance Nichole Anguilm** Yolanda Aragon** Kristin Nicole Ballinger** Mary Katherine Books** Alex Leckler Brown** Ashley Devon Brownlee* Kaitlin Elizabeth Bullington** Chohnice Paulynn Daniels* Elise M. Ellington Daniel Muniz Gonzalez* Dr. Supreet Grover** Emily Gunter* Sean Hannon* Kathleen Hartwig Jessica Hollembeak* Lauren Hutchings** Sonja Lynn Johnson* Debra Joyner* Hollie Kalinski** Alison Leigh Kovich**
Life Science Tessa Anderson Allison Michele Baugh Jay D. Cochran Deborah Curry Christopher DeMoor II Johnny Elmurr Ethan Harbert Magna Cum Laude Caleb Andrew Heifner Kevin N. Rudberg Magna Cum Laude Chandler Sykes Zane A. Warrington
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Daniel Levy Victor Martinez Prescilla Olivia Mathias** Sergio Alejandro Mendez Margaret Minter** Rachel Eileen Moreno* David Motton Teea Nelson Kathleen Noland** Anna Lauren Ogburn** Kelly Patterson Monte D. Quinn* Sharon T. Rice Kenneth Scott Rosenfeld** Molly Lyn Scrougham** Cody Michael Shaw** Jaclyn J. Shokey Osman Siddiqui* Jamie Solomon** Kelsie Ciera Swanson Cara Ann Whalen* Lucas D. Wortman Ashley Zuschlag
Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Nichole Anguilm Kristin Nicole Ballinger Kaitlin Elizabeth Bullington Dr. Supreet Grover Lauren Hutchings Hollie Kalinski Alison Leigh Kovich Prescilla Olivia Mathias Margaret Minter Kathleen Noland Anna Lauren Ogburn Kenneth Scott Rosenfeld Molly Lyn Scrougham Cody Michael Shaw Jamie Solomon Health Informatics Corey Michael Entinghe Jasmine Lewis Brandy Janell Nickels-Johnson**/*
RE C O GN I Z I N G S U CCE S S Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Brandy Janell Nickels-Johnson Sports Science and Rehabilitation Devon Ackroyd, DC** Willie Amos* Jacob S. Baldwin** Farzan Nadir Billimoria Grant Elliott Muzammil Elsheikh Sierra Girton* Stafford Gosser** Britney Hattamer Meagan Ashley Hinzman* Yuliana Irizarry-Lopez* Alexandra Marie Johler* Erin King Jeremy Gaige Koontz** Brittany LeBoeuf* Dowon Lim Brett Kenneth McEwan
Kolten Pedigo* Cortney Brooke Price** Kerri Redden** Syeda Sobia Skyler J. Stevers* Jada Tiera Stinson-Mitchell Avery Lawrence Harps Upshur Nealey Ann Webster Michael John Wenstrup* Mark Wiseman Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Devon Ackroyd, DC Kerri Redden
HONORS AND AWARDS Doctor of Chiropractic Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Mary J. Ames Brown
Summa Cum Laude Mary J. Ames Brown Kaelyn Elizabeth Mead Lydia M. Mundy
Evidence Informed Award Kaelyn Elizabeth Mead Anna Lauren Ogburn Pamela Waske
Magna Cum Laude Morgan Jean Hickman Stephen Thomas Mills
Service Award Kaelyn Elizabeth Mead Kallie Ann Rogers
Cum Laude Robert Lawrence Knox
Maximize Human Performance Award Devon Ackroyd, DC Kaitlin Elizabeth Bullington Kallie Ann Rogers
President’s Honor Roll Robert Lawrence Knox Stephen Thomas Mills Lydia M. Mundy University Mission Awards
Hugh B. Logan Clinic Excellence Award Morgan Jean Hickman
Diversity and Inclusion Award Tiffany Lillian Huang Travis DanQuan Whiteside **With High Distinction *With Distinction
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Fall 2019 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony
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Fall 2019 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony
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Faculty and Staff News Congratulations to … Allison Harvey, DC, senior clinician and assistant professor, who was named president of the Logan Faculty Senate. Theresa DeLorenzo, DCN, RD, program director of Nutrition & Human Performance, who was included in Marquis Who’s Who for her dedication to the field of nutrition. Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, professor, who was promoted to Dean of Research.
Financial Aid and now serves on the President’s Cabinet. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, director of assessment and accreditation, who was appointed as the Women’s Health Section Supervisor for the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR, integrated health center clinician and assistant professor, and Alyssa Troutner, DC, intern, whose case study on “The ambiguity of sciatica as a clinical diagnosis” was published in the Journal of the American Association
of Nurse Practitioners. Separately, Dr. Battaglia was also appointed to the Clinical Working Group for the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health.
Student News Congratulations to … Logan’s Student American Black Chiropractic Association held a Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 19 on Logan’s campus. In mid-September, representatives of Logan’s Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) attended
Logan’s SACA President Cassidy Pasche
the 2019 SACA Leadership Conference at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.
D. Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART, professor, who was promoted to Director of Diagnostic Imaging. Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR, associate professor, who was promoted to Director of Resident and Fellow Education. Nichole Nichols, MA, PHR, who was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and now serves on the President’s Cabinet. Natacha Douglas, MBA, who was promoted to Vice President of Admissions and 36 FALL 2019 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY
Logan’s Student American Black Chiropractic Association at the Breast Cancer Walk
The event is designed to inspire and educate chiropractic student leaders, providing attendees with vital tools to become successful and effective leaders in their profession and communities. Logan’s SACA Logan’s Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) President Cassidy representatives at the 2019 SACA Leadership Conference. Pasche earned the Excellence in Class of 2014 Leadership award and PR chair Maddison Mendez spoke as Kevin Bradshaw, DC, who was part of the SACA Talks student named Rising Chiropractor presentations. of the Year by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association at Alumni Notes its Southern Chiropractic Conference in August.
Congratulations to … Class of 1982
Van D. Merkle, DC, DABCI, DCBCN, CCN, who served as the keynote speaker at the Clinical Society Dr. Merkle for Integrative Oncology in Seoul, Korea, earlier this year.
Class of 1949 Richard Scott, DC June 10, 2019
Class of 2011 Jeff King, DC, MS, who was elected as Chair of the Chiropractic Examining Board for the Wisconsin Chiropractic Dr. King Association (WCA). Dr. King was also named 2019 Chiropractor of the Year by the WCA.
Class of 1962 Raymond (Rabel) James Abel Jr., DC September 23, 2019 Class of 1979 George L. Richards, DC February 22, 2019 Class of 1980 Ken Leistner March 6, 2019 Class of 1982 Kim D. Fite, DC September 9, 2019 Class of 1996 Patrick Keiran, DC August 25, 2019
Share Your News Do you have a noteworthy mention or announcement? Please send to Tower@Logan.edu for consideration.
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Chiropractic Organizations Champion New Legislation, Work to Increase Global Awareness WFC Works for Chiropractic Around the Globe WORLD FEDERATION OF
CHIROPRACTIC The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has continued its #BeEPIC campaign, promoting evidencebased, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative approaches to Dr. Richard Brown WFC Secretary-General chiropractic. This initiative underpins the WFC’s strategic plan and its work in supporting chiropractic around the world in over 90 countries. The WFC recently published its new “WFC Principles” document, a set of 20 core statements that describe the central tenets of the WFC’s global work for the chiropractic profession. This document can be accessed at bit.ly/ WFCPrinciples. WFC was present at the World Congress of Chiropractic Students Annual General Meeting, held at Central Queensland University in Brisbane, Continued on page 38
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Chiropractic Organizations Champion New Legislation, Work to Increase Global Awareness Continued from page 37 Australia. WFC President Dr. Richard Brown spoke on the future of chiropractic education and participated in a panel discussion with New Zealand Chiropractic Board Chair Dr. Kristin Grace. In July, WFC Board and Executive Committee member Dr. Kei Takeyachi led a WFC Asian Summit Meeting in Singapore. The meeting provided an opportunity for national presidents and executive members to discuss common opportunities and challenges and led to a set of actionoriented consensus statements. In September, the WFC visited Istanbul to host a regional seminar in association with the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Chiropractic Federation and the Turkish Chiropractic Association. The seminar took place at Bahcesehir University, currently the only educational institution in the region offering a chiropractic program. Preparations are well underway for the 2020 WFC ACC Chiropractic Education Conference, which will be held October 28-31, 2020, in San Francisco. The next biennial WFC Congress will take place May 12-15, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Support H.R. 3654; Register for ACA Engage 2020
Legislation championed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) to increase Medicare coverage of chiropractic services was introduced in the
Dr. Robert C. Jones ACA President
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U.S. House of Representatives on July 9 by Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23). If passed, H.R. 3654, the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019, will allow beneficiaries to access all Medicarecovered benefits allowable under a chiropractor’s state licensure. This bipartisan legislation does not add any new services under Medicare but simply allows patients to visit their chiropractor for the Medicare-covered services they are licensed to provide. Chiropractors are the only physicianlevel providers whose services are currently restricted under the Medicare program, forcing beneficiaries to access medically necessary care from other providers or pay out of pocket for the services from their chiropractor. This limits patient choice and leads to delays in care as well as more costly or higher-risk procedures that are often unnecessary. You can stay up to date with ACA’s Medicare initiative by visiting acatoday.org/Medicare and help pass this bill by sending a letter to your representative at acatoday.org/ TakeAction. You can also help pass this bill by registering for ACA Engage 2020, ACA’s annual conference and advocacy day. This event is part of ongoing efforts to position students and doctors for success by bringing them cutting-edge education sessions, networking and leadershipdevelopment opportunities. ACA Engage also offers the chance to lobby Congress and develop meaningful relationships on Capitol Hill on behalf of chiropractic patients and the profession. Learn more and register at acatoday.org/Engage2020.
FICS Represents Sports Chiropractic on the Global Stage
The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) is delighted Dr. Mustafa Agaoglu to announce the FICS President appointment of Dr. Mustafa H. Agaoglu as the new president, following Dr. Pete Garbutt stepping down due to changing personal circumstances. Dr. Agaoglu brings with him many years of experience as an FICS Executive Council member. The FICS e-learning (eLS) platform has been upgraded and now offers FICSbranded certification for international sports chiropractors (ICSC). The inclusion of new learning modules is on the road map to allow FICS to provide ongoing training opportunities for its members. FICS will open up the eLS to sponsors to offer their courses at a cost so they have greater exposure to a wider audience. This establishes FICS as a more commercial organization that understands the need to generate revenue to achieve its objectives. The FICS website has undergone a major overhaul and was released in October 2019 under the fics.sport domain. This site will provide more information to our members and enable us to actively represent our sponsors to ensure they are gaining greater value for their sponsorship dollars. FICS is also working on increasing the number of Sports Councils across the globe as it expands sports chiropractic. It aims to increase its participation rates at world-class sporting events and continue to develop its revenue streams to supplement attendance costs for volunteers.
Club Day & Founder’s Day
P O S TS CR I P T
The Logan University community celebrated Club Day and Founder’s Day on September 18. Club Day is an opportunity for Logan students to learn more about the 30 clubs and organizations that are available on campus. Festivities to celebrate Dr. Hugh B. Logan, who founded Logan in 1935, included food, music, a rock climbing wall and yard games.
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P OS TG R AD U AT E EDU CA T IO N | November 2019 – March 2020 November 2-3 5 Highly Effective Acupuncture Treatment Patterns (The Sunderlage Protocols) Instructors: Gary Ditson, DC, Dipl. LAc and Nicholas Gatto, DC, Dipl. Ac November 9-10 Advanced Acupuncture – Session #6 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, LAc (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA November 9-10 Basic Acupuncture – Session #6 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), LAc November 16-17 Special Event – The Chiropractic Adjusting Seminar Multiple Instructors December 7-8 Advanced Cranial Techniques for the Pediatric Patient Instructor: Suzanne Seekins, DC, DICS
December 14-15 Ischemic Compression and Neural Fascial Chiropractic Adjustments Instructor: Michael Fiscella, DC, DABCO, FACO January 11-12 Patient Communication Instructor: Thomas Ventimiglia, DC Advanced Acupuncture – Session #1 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, LAc (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA January 18-19 Basic Acupuncture – Session #1 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), LAc January 25-26 An Integrated Chiropractic Approach to Managing Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain Instructor: Linda W. Smith, DC February 8-9 Insurance Consultant Certification – Session #1 Instructor: Mario Fucinari, DC, MCS-P, CPCO
Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.
Advanced Acupuncture – Session #2 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, LAc (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA
Advanced Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, LAc (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA
February 22-23 Basic Acupuncture – Session #2 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, LAc (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA
March 21-22 Basic Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, LAc (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA
The Changing Brain – Applying the Principles of Neuroplasticity to Pain, Posture, Stress and Low-Tech Rehabilitation Instructor: Brian D. Jensen, DC
Practical Assessment in Spine Care Instructor: K. Jeffrey Miller, DC, MBA
February 29-March 1 Research Evidence to Support Spine Care Instructor: Bart N. Green, DC, MSEd, DC, PhD, DACBSP March 14-15 Insurance Consultant Certification – Session #2 Instructor: Mario Fucinari, DC, MCS-P, CPCO
For additional information and dates or to register for postgraduate seminars, visit Logan.edu/alumni-friends, call 1-800-842-3234 or email Postgrad@Logan.edu.