Logan University - Spring Tower 2018

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Logan Celebrates Legacy of Leadership

Caring Beyond the Classroom Logan-Mizzou Partnership Propels Students Forward 2018 Spring Symposium




In This Issue

6 A Culture of Caring Logan community takes care of its own after hurricanes devastate Puerto Rico and Houston

5 Mission Forward 9 In Memoriam 10 College of Chiropractic 12 College of Health Sciences

10 Chiropractic in Cuba Logan faculty present at sports and human development conference in Havana, Cuba 13 Logan on the World Stage As home of USA Para Powerlifting, the University will host national competition in March 19 ABCA Annual Convention Returns Home Organization aims to integrate and improve outcomes for persons of color in the chiropractic profession

14 Alumni Feature 15 The Insider 16 Research 18 Logan Connects 20 Pictorial 22 Student Life 24 Donor Snapshot 25 Spring Symposium 30 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. 1, SPRING 2018 The Tower is published three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall. On the Cover Clockwise from top left: Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD; Mary Unger-Boyd, DC, DICS, CACCP; Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW; Alec Domjan; Samantha Brish; Jose Maysonet; and Travis Whiteside. 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



Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS, associate professor, received the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award on Nov. 12. Sponsored by Emerson each year, the award recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area—from kindergarten teachers to college professors—who are examples of excellence in their field.

Logan has partnered with the College of Optometry at University of Missouri-St. Louis to bring first- and second-year optometry students to Logan’s cadaver lab, offering a fresh dimension to their curriculum. Logan instructor Meadow Campbell, PhD is overseeing the partnership.

In a continuous effort to expand its presence within St. Louis and offer DC students additional opportunities for hands-on experience in performancebased care settings, Logan has partnered with Fontbonne University to provide chiropractic care to its student athletes. Logan student interns will offer care to athletes at Fontbonne twice a month through Fontbonne’s athletic training department and under the supervision of David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, clinical director of sports and adaptive medicine and special assistant to the president on international affairs.

Logan has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to offer an internship opportunity for Trimester 10 DC students at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This new internship brings yet another unique clinical experience to the University and its students, while providing a training environment with the distinction of being one of the most respected clinical states in the country. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2018 3


Every so often, we are given opportunities to take something great and make it even better. Nearly a year ago, we embarked on a discovery process to learn more about the perceived strengths, weaknesses, issues and opportunities facing the University and the chiropractic profession. We sought to understand how students are coming to learn about Logan and what ultimately drives their decision to attend. We looked at the important differences in perceptions of the University and our stakeholders. And we asked ourselves questions like, how do we do what we do and what does that mean for our students? Countless interviews with the Logan community of students, faculty, staff and alumni gave us an opportunity to see how we are viewed and shed some light on what makes our University stand out. What we heard was enlightening. Words such as vibrant, intelligent, stable, professional, welcoming, progressive and energetic were used to describe Logan. Hands-on


learning, a tailored curriculum, world-class faculty and a supported campus community were named areas in which we excel. And time and time again, we heard examples of how Logan creates and enables leaders … leaders in chiropractic and health sciences, leaders in education and leaders in patientcentered care. It became clear to us that we were sitting on a powerful rallying cry. Today, I am proud to announce what you might call a new mantra for Logan. Something that speaks to our history and how far we’ve come, and something that defines us as an academic institution and a vital player in the future of health care. We call it Leaders Made. Whether you have come to know Logan for a career in chiropractic or a career in health sciences, whether Logan is your home as a student or employee, or whether you’ve paved new paths or seek to leave a legacy of global reach and impact, you are part of a community of extraordinary leaders with extraordinary potential. Now it is time to share it with others.

Leaders Made is our story. It’s a platform to share how Logan is improving the lives of patients; deepening the breadth of our curriculum, program offerings and clinical opportunities to create more enriching experiences; promoting evidence-informed, learning-centered communities where we see gaps in access; and investing in partnerships with our peers in health care and education who understand that collaboration and education are the keys to change. In the upcoming weeks, you will hear more about Leaders Made as it’s brought to life around campus, at events and in pieces like The Tower. You’ll see these words transform visually and become woven into the fabric of our University. We look forward to your excitement, support and engagement as we come together to celebrate this purpose and point of pride for the University.





The Logan Community Shows Up for Students in Need Logan University is more than an educational institution. It’s also a strong community that takes care of its own. When Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, it wasn’t just a faraway, unfortunate event to the Logan community. The impact was felt directly. Online students were stranded without internet access and Puerto Rican students on campus underwent extreme stress worrying about the state of their homes and families.

Flexibility in Crisis Logan’s academic success coaches and student care manager proved invaluable in getting students the help they needed after the hurricanes. These roles provide important resources not only for students in Chesterfield, but also for the University’s global community of online learners. As an academic success coach, Casey Bryzeal assists students throughout their time at Logan, helping them register for classes and overcome academic obstacles. As student care manager, Jennifer Starks, MA, LPC helps students with any nonacademic issue, whether it be medical, mental health, social or financial. For online students who found themselves lacking access to a computer or the internet after the hurricane, Logan provided aid in a variety of ways. First, Bryzeal and Starks attempted to reach each student. “I contacted all the students and let them know we wanted to make sure they were safe, and if they find themselves struggling to keep up, which is understandable, they needed to contact me or the academic coach and we would assist in any way we could,” said Starks. Students who eventually connected and could resume their work within a reasonable time were given deadline extensions. “We coordinated extensions with faculty members to allow students to maintain their enrollment if possible and not stress about school, 6 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

because they had so many other life stresses to think about at that moment,” Bryzeal said. Some online students weren’t able to resume their work for weeks or months. Logan allowed those individuals to withdraw from their courses past the official withdrawal date and provided a full refund. “We knew this was beyond their control and we needed to be flexible,” said Starks.

A Community of Support For Puerto Rican students on campus, watching the news unfold and waiting to hear from their families was a harrowing experience. Logan did what it could to help, beginning with contacting students. “Most of the time, students just needed someone to talk to because it was hard to be away from home during this time,” said Starks, who also connected those struggling to cope with mental health resources. “For several students, this was their first trimester, so they were just beginning to acclimate to school when this happened.” Starks offered her office phone number as an additional line of communication between students and family in Puerto Rico. “Some classrooms don’t have cell service, and students were worried about missing calls, especially as it could be their only chance to talk to their family,” Starks said. In addition, Logan students organized a fundraiser that raised more than $2,500 for United for Puerto Rico, an organization that provides assistance to individuals and small businesses devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The University donated $1,000, and President Dr. Clay McDonald personally gave $500. Logan also donated $1,000 to the hurricane relief fundraiser organized by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Jose Maysonet, a Trimester 6 chiropractic

student from Puerto Rico, said he appreciated the on-campus support he received after the hurricane. “Logan does a good job of helping with anything you need,” he said. “They told me if I needed a couple of days to relax or if I needed to leave and return to Puerto Rico, they would push back my assignments. Professors and students still ask me how I’m doing. They treat you like a person here.”

A Culture of Caring Logan’s response to the Puerto Rican hurricanes was not an aberration—when other crises have occurred, the school has similarly assisted students in whatever way possible. Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston in 2017, took nearly everything from Lili Mirhosseini, an online Nutrition and Human Performance student. “I had 5 feet of water in my house and lost everything except some of my clothes,” she said. When she contacted Bryzeal and told her she couldn’t complete her assignments because she was without a computer and was having to resort to other electronics to do her work, Bryzeal responded with an offer to help. Not long after, a University laptop was shipped to Lili. “I passed that semester because of Logan,” said Lili, who remains on track to graduate this spring. The overall message is one of support and flexibility—a University that holds students to high standards, but also lends a hand during difficult times. “When things like this happen, students are affected and may struggle. We need to work with them,” Starks said. “Logan sees the whole student, and we understand their professional and academic success are not separate from who they are as a person.”


“When things like this happen, students are affected and may struggle. We need to work with them. Logan sees the whole student, and we understand their professional and academic success are not separate from who they are as a person.” –Jennifer Starks Student Care Manager




PRESSURE For Howard Levinson, DC, DABFP, treating patients doesn’t occur in the comfort of a practice or clinic. Instead, his chiropractic skills are put to use in areas that have been devastated by disasters. Organized under the Department of Health and Human Services/National Disaster Medical System, Dr. Levinson has served for the past 14 years as a member of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), which includes members from Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. Most recently, he was deployed to Puerto Rico to help in the catastrophic aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that tore through the island on Sept. 20, 2017. As a member of DMAT, Dr. Levinson supports logistical operations. As a chiropractor, he often uses those skills to care for members of the DMAT team, which is comprised of medical and paraprofessional medical personnel, including medical doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and pharmacists. “DMATs are designed for a rapid response to supplement or restore medical services to areas where a disaster has limited the region’s ability to provide care to its residents,” he said. “We typically will be mobilized before the incident occurs, if possible, and stage somewhere nearby. After the storm passes, we move into the area. 8 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

We usually function in austere conditions and are intended to be self-sufficient for 72 hours.” A former police officer and paramedic for nearly 30 years, Dr. Levinson had reached a turning point in his career. He was pursuing physical therapy when he started seeing a chiropractor by the name of Dr. George Goodman. “He said, ‘You know, you could be a chiropractor.’ Seeing that I had been pretty allopathic my whole life, I researched chiropractic and it appealed to me as an alternative to working in a hospital,” Dr. Levinson said. Dr. Levinson graduated from Logan in 1984. It would be nearly 20 years before another turning point in his career—this

time, it was watching disaster medical teams respond after 9/11. Since joining DMAT in 2003, Dr. Levinson’s assignments have taken him to sites ranging from political conventions to natural disasters. After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, his DMAT team received a federal deployment activation order within 72 hours. “Our first mission was to go to a hospital in Arecibo, which had inadequate power and no water,” Dr. Levinson said. “The hospital generators were still partially working so we set up an on-site ER triage. Their power supply became unreliable, so we stayed until they were back on the grid and received two backup generators. We were then sent to a federal medical shelter house in a sports stadium where we set up ER triage stations in tents. In one day, we treated 170 people.” On site for three weeks, Dr. Levinson said it was close to the worst he’s ever seen, adding that he was redeployed for another two weeks in November. “Health care delivery services in Puerto Rico were improving, but additional staff and resources were helpful,” he said. Despite the devastation and working conditions, being a part of DMAT is something Dr. Levinson feels he was called to do. “I require some kind of episodic infusion of adrenaline and risk-taking, so I look forward to deployments to fill that need. Not only do I get to fill that void, I get to render some desperately needed assistance to people who are in the most dire circumstances of their life.”

A Life of Service



Those who knew Edward “Ed” P. Glover, DC (1953) say they don’t know another person who dedicated so much of his life to serving others, whether it was his patients, family, community or church. Dr. Glover, 86, of Brimfield, Illinois, passed away Oct. 23, 2017. He served as a member of the Logan Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1997. Academically inclined from an early age, Dr. Glover graduated as valedictorian of his high school class. Close friend and colleague Ray Howell, DC (1952) remembers meeting Dr. Glover on the first day of school at Logan. “It was September 1949. We were among the younger students because there were a lot of WWII veterans in our class, and Ed was there on a full scholarship. He was a bright young man, a devout Lutheran, and he worked hard.” After graduating in 1953, Dr. Glover became licensed in Florida, where he practiced for several years. In 1956, he settled down in Peoria, Illinois, where he launched his practice until his retirement in 2006. During those decades of practice, Dr. Glover’s eldest daughter, Linda Ista, said her father never stopped being a student of his profession. “He was always studying, attending continuing education seminars and going to conferences. He worked extremely hard, and because of that he was progressive and willing to try new things, whether it was being one of the first chiropractors in the area to own an X-ray machine, to practice acupuncture or apply the Activator Methods® Technique.” According to his obituary, Dr. Glover was a charter member of the American Chiropractic Association and since 1975

was a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society Board of Directors, serving as secretary and vice president. He also served as president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society in 1989 and was a member of the Council of Roentgenology of ACA. In 1975, he was appointed by Governor Dan Walker to the Illinois State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC), the first and, at that time, the only chiropractor to serve that agency, which is involved in total health planning in Illinois. Dr. Glover was reappointed by Governor James Thompson in 1978 and served until 1981. Dr. Glover was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Logan in 1972 and four years later was named

Logan College Alumnus of the Year. He also received the Chiropractic Physician of the Year award in 1993 from the Illinois Chiropractic Society. Over the years, Drs. Glover and Howell never let more than a few weeks pass without talking to each other on the phone. They often exchanged patient stories and best practices, took courses together and laughed with one another in their free time, as Dr. Howell said his friend had a great sense of humor. Among many things Dr. Howell misses about Dr. Glover is the sound of his voice. “He had the absolute finest, most beautiful tenor voice I’ve ever heard—music was a big part of his life.” Many people remember Dr. Glover as being a dedicated member of the community, whether it was serving the city of Peoria or Peoria School District 150. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters and the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce. He was also a founding member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, where he served on numerous boards, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was president of the congregation. “I think what motivated him was a real desire to serve. It wasn’t ever for recognition,” said Linda. “When he retired at age 75, it was hard for him to step down from helping people. He used to say that his job as a chiropractor was his hobby. He truly loved it.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2018 9


Chiropractic in Cuba: Health, Sports and Human Development Last November, several members of Logan’s faculty and staff traveled south to Havana, Cuba, to attend and present at the 7th International Convention on Physical Activity and Sports (AFIDE). The 2017 convention focused on sports and human development, with 300 Cubans and 423 foreign representatives from 35 countries in attendance. to the department’s commitment to continued training and high Among those who presented at AFIDE were David Parish, DC, standards,” Dr. Battaglia said. MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, clinical director of sports and adaptive “For me, the conference was an excellent experience to learn medicine and special assistant to the president on international more about a different culture with respect to the administration affairs; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR, integrated health center of health care and sports medicine,” he said. “It was clear that the clinician and assistant professor; Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, demand to learn manual therapy, and chiropractic in particular, MS, associate professor; and Tom Robertson, PhD, an expert in is high in Cuba.” Logan’s participation in conferences such as laser therapy. AFIDE, as well as its formal partnership with the Institute of Sports In the series of four presentations, each doctor discussed Medicine in Havana, helps to satisfy this demand, Dr. Battaglia chiropractic care for shoulder injury, focusing on different methods added. of diagnosis and treatment. For example, Dr. Battaglia’s lecture “Attending this conference provides exposure for Logan on centered on musculoskeletal ultrasound of the shoulder—a relevant a world stage and for chiropractic care in a place where they topic, as clinicians in Cuba perform a number of ultrasound often understand exams on their manipulation and athletes—and mobilization but don’t covered normal get good exposure imaging anatomy to chiropractors,” Dr. and differential Parish said. “It’s a diagnosis good way for people of shoulder to be introduced pathology as seen to what we do on ultrasound. as chiropractors Notably, and how we fit a Cuban into mainstream musculoskeletal medicine.” radiologist In addition to Drs. who was in the Parish, Battaglia and audience was Underkofler-Mercer, complimentary also in attendance of Dr. Battaglia’s from Logan were lecture, especially President Clay in regards to McDonald, DC, MBA, the ultrasound JD and Natacha image quality—“a Douglas, MBA, testament to the executive director of equipment within admissions. Logan’s radiology Several Logan faculty and staff members attended and presented at the International Convention of Physical Activity and Sports in Havana, Cuba. department and 10 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY


Waiting His Turn: Logan Alumnus Fulfills Dream of Working with Professional Athletes For Logan University alumnus Matthew Pennell, DC, MS, networking is a skill, patience is a virtue, communication is key and all three combined have been the hat-trick to his success. Dr. Pennell enrolled at Logan in spring 2012 to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Life Science and Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. As a student, Dr. Pennell began to understand the importance of making lasting connections with people and finding mentors, including Mike Murphy, DC of Performance Chiropractic in St. Louis, whom he met through mutual friends. “I shadowed Dr. Murphy at his office and I loved the way they operated. It was very patient-oriented and it felt like a family,” Dr. Pennell said. “Since I liked the environment, I worked to stay in touch with Dr. Murphy during school.” After completing a preceptorship with Dr. Murphy, Dr. Pennell was offered a position with Performance Chiropractic following his graduation in 2015. “They told me that there wasn’t really space for me, but they wanted to make it work because of the value I brought to the table,” said Dr. Pennell. “It practically brought me to tears … I was excited to feel at home.” Dr. Pennell has been with Performance Chiropractic ever since, working with Dr. Murphy and the rest of the team, including Shane Bates, DC, MS and Larry Burrell, DC, who Dr. Pennell also considers to be great mentors. The team treats athletes at Washington University in St. Louis and Lindenwood University twice per week, in addition to taking care of professional hockey players with the St. Louis Blues. Dr. Murphy has been the team chiropractor for the Blues since 1995, spending home games in the locker room. Dr. Pennell, on the other hand, would join Dr. Murphy at the games, but instead sat in the stands, waiting for a call that backup was needed. Game in and game out, Dr. Pennell’s phone remained silent … until, one day, it was finally his turn. Monday, October 30, 2017, Dr. Pennell planned to sit in his usual seat to watch the Blues take on the Los Angeles Kings after a day in the clinic. Instead, he was told he’d be continuing to work into the evening—in the Blues’ locker room. “It was a humbling experience to get to fulfill the dream of working with a professional sports team,” said Dr. Pennell, adding that he has continued caring for the players during multiple home games and even received an official pass.

“A lot of it is patience and waiting for your time,” said Dr. Pennell. “When you’re young in your career it’s important to show up, get the work done and wait for the opportunities to open up. I never once asked to go and work the games, but in time, I earned that Dr. Matthew Pennell (at right) with his brother Jordan during a St. Louis Blues hockey game. opportunity.” When he’s not in the Blues locker room or in the clinic, Dr. Pennell teaches a clinical methods course at Logan and has spoken at professional development events. “I know how important it was for me to learn from others as a student, so I try to provide any kind of mentoring I can,” he said. He also provides care at various gyms in the area, as well as motocross, running and cycling events in town. Last fall, Dr. Pennell was the title treatment physician for St. Louis’ Pedal the Cause bike ride, raising funds for cancer research. In volunteering at these events, Dr. Pennell is able to recruit his Logan students to help out and learn in a different setting. Keeping a positive mindset has proven to be the right strategy for Dr. Pennell. He is humbled by his success, recognizing that it would not be as great if it weren’t for the education he received at Logan and the talented team surrounding him at Performance Chiropractic, including massage therapist Katie Canavan as well as the mentors he found in Drs. Murphy, Bates and Burrell. “In the end, it’s all about the patients and the care,” said Dr. Pennell. “Whether it’s a Blues player or a person in my clinic, the mindset is always: What do I need to do to help this person get better?” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2018 11


Logan Takes Part in Early Adopter Program Logan could be playing a vital role in future U.S. accreditation standards for nutrition and dietetics. Logan University’s Master of Science Degree in Nutrition & Human Performance was recently accepted into an early adopter demonstration program through Dr. Cheryl Houston the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In 2012, ACEND began discussions on future education needs and the potential of developing degree-based standards. At the same time, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Council on Future Practice released a document recommending that educational preparation for dietitians be elevated to a graduate level to provide a greater depth of knowledge and skills needed for future practice in the profession. Currently, individuals seeking careers as nutrition and dietetics technicians earn associate degrees while dietitian nutritionists earn bachelor degrees, combined with practice experience. In 2013, ACEND spoke with 9,000 stakeholders, asking what skill sets professionals need, where the jobs are going to be and what work they will be doing. ACEND determined that dietitians need to be better prepared to fill gaps with health research, communication, leadership and cultural competence and to be part of a medical team. They made recommendations for a new model of education that shifts the path of entry-level dietitian nutritionists to the graduate degree level, moving the educational preparation of entry-level 12 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

nutrition and dietetics technicians to the bachelor’s degree level and creating a new program preparing nutrition health associates at the associate degree level. “With ACEND’s release of the Rationale for Future Education Preparation of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners, it became clear that health care in the U.S. was changing, and we had to change the way we educate practitioners to meet the needs of the future,” said Cheryl Houston, PhD, CHES, CFCS, RD, LD, FAND, program director for the Doctorate of Health Professions Education & General Education and former interim program director for Nutrition & Human Performance. One of these emerging areas, said Dr. Houston, is integrative health care, which includes areas such as telehealth, nutrigenomics, nutritional pharmacology, health informatics, coding and reimbursement. In addition, there is a growing importance for health care professionals to be able to work more interprofessionally. “Discussions around what a dietitian is going to look like in the future and what is needed in the marketplace began, and the organizations came up with a list of skill areas that dietitians were not prepared to do.” In 2015, ACEND began a multiphase process to develop the required competencies of practitioners at each degree level. Development of the Accreditation Standards detailing expectations of programs preparing future practitioners also began. Last year, ACEND released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Associate, Bachelor and Graduate Degree Programs in Nutrition and Dietetics and invited colleges, universities and organizations sponsoring nutrition and dietetics programs to apply to be an early adopter demonstration program.

“It became clear that health care in the U.S. was changing, and we had to change the way we educate practitioners to meet the needs of the future.” – Dr. Cheryl Houston Logan was among the first of only 19 applications accepted and offers one of seven new dietetics programs. The remaining 12 dietetics programs accepted are undergoing reorganization. The goal of ACEND’s early adopter demonstration program is to see if different future education models across colleges, universities and organizations are effective in producing the kind of professionals that are prepared for emerging and innovative health care. ACEND will use data collected from the selected programs to determine what models are viable by 2024. Some schools will incorporate the new standards into their bachelor or associate degree programs, whereas Logan will incorporate the new standards into the current Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Human Performance program. “They asked if we believed we could meet the new standards for master’s entrylevel RDN,” said Dr. Houston. “We believe the intent and direction of the future model they described already exists at Logan University, and we welcome the opportunity to be a part of the future of dietetics education.”


Logan To Host National Competition for USA Para Powerlifting This spring, members of the USA Para Powerlifting community will gather for the sport’s first International Paralympic Committee (IPC)-approved event at its new home, Logan University. The competition is open to the public and will be held March 24 at The Purser Center on Logan’s campus. “As an academic institution focused on maximizing human performance, we are thrilled to be hosting this significant event for USA Para Powerlifting,” said Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, CSCS, LP, ICCSP, assistant director of Logan’s Human Performance Center. “The event allows for the development of the current USA Para Powerlifting national team and other hopeful athletes from across the country.” In December 2016, Logan officially became the home of USA Para Powerlifting and hosted a training camp for the organization’s athletes. In March 2017, the

athletes returned to Logan for a three-day workshop that provided opportunities for athletes to train, review videos and finetune their techniques with the ultimate goal of earning a spot on the national Paralympic Team for the Paralympic Games. During that event, Logan maximized its opportunity to host the athletes by offering on-site chiropractic treatment from Logan residents, as well as body composition analysis as a way for athletes to improve their diet and optimize performance during competition. As an added benefit of the camp, Logan also arranged Skype presentations from the United States Olympic Committee on nutrition and sports psychology.

This March, Logan will provide the same treatment and services to 15 para powerlifting athletes and their coaches. The event will include the first Coaches Forum in the U.S. “In the past, the High Performance Team has expressed how impressed they are with Logan’s facilities, Logan’s dedication to the sport and how well Logan has treated the coaches and athletes of USA Para Powerlifting during this transition period,” said Dr. Humphries. “Ultimately, Logan would love to host a World Championship competition for Para Powerlifting, bringing people to Logan from across the world and increasing exposure to the sport of para powerlifting.”

2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships In December 2017, the USA Para Powerlifting team competed at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City. As a team physician, Dr. Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, clinical director of sports and adaptive medicine and special assistant to the president on international affairs, accompanied more than 10 athletes, alongside their coaches and other team physicians, to the Championships, where each of the athletes advanced in their respective rankings. One athlete earned a junior medal. “These athletes are working toward placing high enough in the world to

earn the opportunity to compete in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020,” Dr. Parish said. “The World Championships were the start of that journey, and athletes will have another chance to compete when they return to Logan in March.” At the games, around 1,200 athletes, officials and staff from 89 countries competed across para powerlifting and para swimming.

Dr. Parish with the USA Para Powerlifting team at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City in December 2017.



Dr. Munaba Nasiiro: Caring for Chiropractors All chiropractors improve life for their patients, but Munaba Nasiiro, DC (2005) has an additional mission: To care for other chiropractors. She opened her St. Louis-based practice, Chiropractic Practice Coverage, more than a decade ago; it offers temporary coverage for chiropractors who need to step away from their practices for a day, a week or longer.

“It’s like a substitute teacher program for chiropractors,” she explained, adding that she employs a team of chiropractors available to assist. “If a doctor has to be away from his or her practice, we jump in and do everything so they don’t have to close.” Dr. Nasiiro has covered for chiropractors taking maternity leave, battling an illness, caring for family members or simply enjoying a vacation. She earns business largely through word of mouth, and many chiropractors employ her multiple times. She recently covered for a chiropractor battling breast cancer. Dr. Nasiiro was a 14 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

support throughout treatment and surgery, ensuring patients and the practice were cared for. She also covered this same chiropractor’s practice during her maternity leave. “You shouldn’t have to choose between having a thriving business and your family,” she said, adding that she knows the dilemma well—she has two young children of her own. Although Dr. Nasiiro primarily works throughout the Greater St. Louis region and in Illinois, she also occasionally travels farther away to cover practices. She said the education she received at Logan University prepared her well to step in and provide consistent care to patients accustomed to a variety of techniques and interaction styles. “Logan gave me a well-rounded experience that has helped me prepare for what I do today,” she said. For Dr. Nasiiro’s clients, her services are invaluable, especially for the large number who are solo practitioners. Some, she said, tell her they haven’t taken a vacation in years, and before learning about Chiropractic Practice Coverage, many aren’t aware that coverage is an option. “I can give those doctors peace of mind knowing their patients are being cared for in their absence,” she explained. “With me there to cover their practice, new patients don’t need to be turned away and existing

“If a doctor has to be away from his or her practice, we jump in and do everything so they don’t have to close.” – Dr. Munaba Nasiiro patients can have consistent care.” To help patients feel comfortable with her in a short space of time, Dr. Nasiiro does pre-coverage legwork to familiarize herself with the chiropractor’s treatment plans and style of care. “I’ve been doing this for 10 years, so there are not many scenarios that are going to surprise me,” she said. She also listens to her hands during treatment. “You can feel patients tense up or relax—I listen to what my fingers say when I feel their body. Even if you’ve seen a patient 100 times, every visit is different.” Every day is unique for Dr. Nasiiro, and every day she feels fulfilled, knowing she’s helping people feel better and allowing chiropractors to take care of themselves and their families. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” she said. “I get a lot of satisfaction when I hear doctors say they feel rejuvenated coming back from vacation. I feel wonderful knowing I’ve helped families grow or eased their way during a difficult time.” On May 4, Dr. Nasiiro will be speaking about chiropractic coverage at Logan’s upcoming Spring Symposium.


Herbert Caldwell, MA Herb Caldwell, MA is committed to ensuring Logan University is a diverse and safe environment for all. After working at institutions such as Saint Louis University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Caldwell joined the Logan community in May 2017 as the University’s first diversity compliance officer. His goal: To assist in developing a safe campus climate that embraces and celebrates differences. Caldwell also serves as chair of Logan’s safety and diversity committees. You’ve worked for multiple colleges and universities. What brought you to Logan? First, Logan has a mission and values that I connect with. The size of the school was also attractive, as it allows opportunity for greater access to students and colleagues. I also like Logan’s focus on health care and its beautiful campus. Tell us about your role as diversity compliance officer. With my position being new, it’s a challenge, yet it’s also exciting because I get to shape what’s happening. But I am not doing this on my own. I have a lot of interaction with faculty, students, staff and administration. The variety keeps me inspired. My work serves both the institution and the students. In regards to compliance, there are regulations and laws we need to follow. The work also includes creating or revising policies, hosting trainings within the proper time frames, and communicating messages from regulatory bodies to our campus community. For example, the U.S. Department of Education requires us to be compliant with the Clery Act’s guidelines on how we report and categorize crime statistics. We also have to be compliant with our policy for sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Our policies for Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX have all been recently updated to ensure we have met the appropriate burden. We want to make sure that our employees and students are informed and trained and want our campus to be a safe space for our students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors. As chair of the safety committee, I assist with campus security risk management and make sure Logan remains compliant with the Occupational Safety and Health

Administration (OSHA), among other regulatory bodies. I’m also chair of Logan’s diversity committee. What programs do you envision for Logan? Our diversity committee— comprised of faculty, staff and students—wants to promote a campus culture and climate that embraces and accepts differences and gives people a space to be themselves. We plan various initiatives throughout the year, including observing Black History Month, Women’s History Month, LGBT Pride Day, Constitution and Citizenship Day, among others. We envision that programming will not only involve training, but that it also will be informative and celebratory. To address diversity issues, I plan to coordinate a series called “D-I-Y?”—diversity, inclusion and why. Diversity is a core piece of Logan’s mission and values, and while we often talk about diversity and inclusion, we don’t always talk about why it is important or to be valued. This series will provide a safe forum for discussing sensitive topics like race, culture and equity in a way where you can learn, share and grow. We’ll look to partner with the Office of Student Affairs, human resources and student organizations and clubs in planning 2018 events. Any moments you are particularly proud of? Completing the Clery Report for the school last year. Also, my past experience with Title IX has helped me in revising our policy and implementing new policy pieces instituted by the federal government. I constantly ask myself, “Do my contributions make Logan better?” As I continue to learn more about Logan and develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders, it is my objective and anticipation that the work done will assist Logan in moving forward.



Predicting Diet Composition with Wearable Technology If diet impacts body composition, then shouldn’t body composition influence dieting choices? Robert Davidson, PhD, associate professor of nutrition Dr. Robert Davidson and human performance at Logan, along with his research group, is working backward to predict diet composition based on weight and body composition, in turn giving patients the proper tools to diet smarter. “Utilizing an activity tracking band, such as the InBody Band, we’re able to track body composition changes in patients using bioelectrical impedance,” said Dr. Davidson. “A small current runs though the patient’s upper body, passing through muscle—

which acts like a conductor—and fat— which acts as an insulator—using resistance to calculate body composition.” Plugging the patient’s weight along with the biometric data into his own proprietary model, Dr. Davidson is able to estimate the patient’s current diet on a macronutrient level. Using this same formula, he is able to play around with 13 combinations of protein, fat and carbohydrates to see which diet is most suitable for a patient’s body type and goals. “Most patients think they just want to lose weight, but what they really want is to lose fat and spare lean tissue,” said Dr. Davidson. “By focusing on the composition behind the number on the scale, we’re able to determine the best diet for each particular individual to accomplish just that.” While pilot data has shown to be successful for sedentary participants, there are a few hiccups in reporting for the active participants, which can be

attributed to either the design of the model and/or inaccurate recording of food and exercise logs. “The next step is to conduct a larger and longer study solely for active participants,” said Dr. Davidson. “And once we have this data, we’ll be able to rework the model.” After all the kinks are ironed out, the InBody Band will be entirely automated to send diet and exercise data straight to a mobile device. This process removes reporting biases and errors, allowing health professionals to shift their focus to optimizing the patient’s lifestyle rather than collecting accurate data. In the meantime, Dr. Davidson is working on 3-D software to create a virtual human that will allow patients to see how their body will change when adjusting their diet. “We’re helping people plan smarter by giving them the tools to see results before they even start,” said Dr. Davidson.

2018 ACC-RAC Conference Features Logan Research More than 10 Logan faculty and staff members are heading to the Association of Chiropractic College’s 25th Education Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) March 8 through 10 to present research relating to competencies and collaboration. Below are the accepted platform and poster presentations submitted by Logan:

PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS Brain correlates of cLBP treatment with manipulation versus mobilization Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC; DanMikael Ellingsen, PhD; Ekaterina Protsenko, 16 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

PhD; Ishtiaq Mawla, PhD candidate; Matthew Kowalski, DC; David Swensen, DC; Deanna O’Dwyer-Swensen, DC; Vitaly Napadow PhD; Marco Loggia, PhD Objective Spinal mobilization (mob) and manipulation (manip) may be mediated by different central nervous system mechanisms. Methods Arterial spin labeling (ASL) of nonspecific cLBP (N=14, 8 female) was obtained immediately pre- and post-mob and manipulation, on separate days. Fourteen matched healthy controls were scanned pre- and post-manip. ASL data were collected on a 3T Siemens Skyra

MRI scanner with 32 channel head coil to obtain regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) maps. Both mob (p<0.01) and manip (p<0.001) reduced cLBP, and were not statistically different (p=0.12). In patients and controls, manip induced significant (p<0.05 corrected) rCBF reductions in S1 and M1 cortices, increases in thalamus, basal ganglia, hypothalamus and anterior cingulate cortex. In patients only, manip also increased rCBF in dmPFC. Mob demonstrated a different pattern of brain changes, mostly increased rCBF in frontopolar regions. Comparison of rCBF changes after manip and mob at a more lenient threshold (p<0.01, uncorrected) suggests manip induced larger increases in thalamic, hypothalamic and pallidum compared to mob.

R E S E A R CH Our data suggests that frontopolar and mob exert beneficial effects on cLBP by modulating functional activity in different brain regions, suggesting different mechanisms of action.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS A case report highlighting pitfalls of clinical examination and imaging in the diagnosis of intramuscular myxoma Ross Mattox, DC, RMSK™; Patrick J. Battaglia, DC, DACBR; Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC This case report describes the diagnostic pathway that led to the ultimate diagnosis of a soft tissue tumor (intramuscular myxoma) in the posterior thigh of a 44-year-old female presenting for chiropractic care. Her chief complaint of unilateral sciatica was directly attributed to pressure from the large tumor. This case highlights the challenges and pitfalls of clinical examination and advanced imaging in the diagnosis of soft tissue tumors, which in this case caused a common complaint encountered by chiropractors (sciatica). The tumor was successfully removed and her sciatica was rectified. Post-traumatic SLAC of the wrist: A case report Daniel L. Ault, DC; David J. Mann, DC; Alyssa M. Troutner; Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC The case report describes a patient with significant derangement known as scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) of the wrist. Radiologic features of SLAC are provided utilizing multiple imaging modalities. This is the first published case to describe the use of diagnostic ultrasonography in the evaluation of the proximal row carpectomy (PRC) procedure. A discussion of the PRC procedure, a current method of surgical intervention, is included. Neural mobilization in a 54-year-old female with post-operative spinal adhesive arachnoiditis Stacey M. Cornelson, DC; Edward Johnnie, DC; Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Logan Research Accepted in PAIN Logan’s collaboration with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the main teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, has a paper accepted in PAIN, the leading pain research journal published by the International Association for the Study of Pain. The paper—which represents the 23rd collaborative study between the Martinos Center and Logan—looks at chronic pain resulting from neuroinflammation in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. Researchers used multimodal imaging, a combination of PET and MRI, to locate activated glia in spinal nerve roots and within the lumbar spinal cord. Activated glia are known to be associated with chronic pain. Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, said this study was the first demonstration of its kind. “Glial activation is a troublemaker in terms of the pathophysiology of pain and spinal sensitization,” he said. “By using MRI and PET, this work reported the first imaging localization of activated glia in patients with lumbar radiculopathy.

This case report describes the significant clinical complications and imaging features of post-operative spinal adhesive arachnoiditis. A 54-year-old female presented with right posterior thigh and leg pain after her second lumbar spine fusion surgery to correct a degenerative spondylolisthesis of L3/4. Her pain was sharp and shooting and worsened with knee extension. A lumbar computed tomography (CT) myelogram demonstrated clumping and adhesion of the nerve rootlets in the cauda equina at the surgical fusion levels. The patient was treated with two sets of neural mobilization of the sciatic nerve with 15 repetitions each. The patient utilized the neural mobilization exercises at home and performed to tolerance. The patient’s Oswestry Questionnaire was significantly reduced by 19 percent with decreased pain intensity. Since there are few surgical options for arachnoiditis, neural mobilization may be a nonsurgical approach for pain management in these patients. Large intramuscular hemangioma of the forearm: A case report Stacey M. Cornelson, DC; Jude Miller, DC, MS, CCSP; Gary Guebert, DC, DACBR

This case report describes the radiographic and magnetic resonance (MRI) findings in a 42-year-old female patient with a longstanding soft tissue hemangioma and pain of the right forearm. The patient had reduced ROM of the right wrist. She wanted consultation before pursuing a rigorous exercise routine. MRI examinations demonstrated cortical irregularity and periosteal reaction with minimal osseous invasion of the distal ulna and radius consistent with a soft tissue hemangioma. The large size, extent of muscular involvement, associated pain and adjacent ulnar and radial periosteal reaction from the hemangioma resulted in a recommendation for the patient not to pursue the highimpact exercise regimen. Clinicians should be cognizant of the increased risk of fracture of bone adjacent to soft tissue hemangiomas. Full thickness biceps tendon tear in a 46-year-old male emphasizing the value of musculoskeletal ultrasound Ashley Lewandoski, DC; Stacey M. Cornelson, DC; Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC Continued on page 38 LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2018 17


Connecting Students to Chiropractic: MU and Logan Partnership As the saying goes, “If you love what you do, then you’ll never work a day in your life.” However, it sometimes takes a little exploration to find your true passion. Recognizing this, Logan University is in its 10th year of partnering with the University of Missouri in Columbia (Mizzou) in a program where Logan provides chiropractic services to Mizzou athletes, while also exposing aspiring health care professionals to chiropractic care and providing a unique clinical experience to Logan students. For Logan students, the partnership provides a valuable opportunity to treat high-level athletes while working in a multidisciplinary sports medicine environment. “No other chiropractic school offers a partnership like this at a Southeastern Conference (SEC) university,” said Brittany Overman, DC, ATC, LAT, CCSP (2015). “The sports medicine department at Mizzou offers the highest quality of multidisciplinary care for its athletes, and Logan students are able to be a part of that.” Through the partnership, Dr. Overman serves as the assistant director of the Human Performance Center at the University of Missouri and is a strong believer in the importance and value of the partnership program. During her time as a Logan student, she participated in the program by shadowing Jose Ramirez, DC, MS (2009), who at the time was the director of the Human Performance Center at the University of Missouri. The partnership provided Dr. Overman with many connections and eventually led her to her current position. After 18 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Brittany Overman with Kara Conroy

graduating from Logan, she became the athletic trainer for Mizzou’s tennis team. When Dr. Ramirez was hired to work in the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) as an assistant professor of chiropractic in 2017, Dr. Overman assumed his role and began leading the partnership program. “It was important to us that the program continue so Logan students would have the

chance to complete clinical rotations or preceptorships with me and gain experience in the sports medicine setting,” said Dr. Overman. Logan students, however, are not the only ones reaping the benefits of this partnership. The program also gives the University exposure to undergraduate students interested in health professions who may be unaware of the chiropractic field or are already interested in becoming a chiropractor. “The partnership expands Logan’s footprint at a major SEC Division I university, giving Logan the ability to position itself as a leader in the chiropractic sports medicine field,” said Dr. Overman. “It validates the quality education Logan is providing.” For students participating in the program, especially Mizzou undergraduates, the partnership provides opportunities to learn about chiropractic as a career path in both an athletic and clinical setting. In 2016, Dr. Overman opened a private practice— Columbia Chiropractic Group— where she works with patients ranging from infants to geriatrics. Her private practice plays an integral role in the partnership program because students are able to learn what it is like to run a private practice, in addition to working with Mizzou athletes at the Human Performance Center. Most recently, the partnership program helped Kara Conroy, a health science student at Mizzou, find her passion in chiropractic care. Kara knew she wanted to work in health

L O GA N CO N N E CTS professions, but she wasn’t positive in what capacity. During her sophomore year, she attended an on-campus lecture for health science students given by Dr. Ramirez. Kara’s interest was piqued. She next attended a Logan information session hosted by a Logan admissions coordinator on Mizzou’s campus. During these sessions, Kara got to know Dr. Ramirez and was given the opportunity to shadow him at work in the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex. “When I shadowed Dr. Ramirez, I thought it was really interesting how the treatment was not operative and was all hands-on manipulation,” Kara said. “It was amazing to see how you can alleviate pain by moving and adjusting joints.” She was hooked. During the summer of 2017, leading into her senior year, Kara started her required undergraduate internship first with Dr. Ramirez and then completed it with Dr. Overman after Dr. Ramirez transitioned to the MOI. “From day one, Kara became immersed in learning about the chiropractic scope of

practice, treatment options for injuries and how we aid in the recovery from athletic injuries,” said Dr. Overman. As an intern, Kara had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Overman and Dr. Ramirez during a home football game against the University of South Carolina. She experienced first-hand the fast-paced environment of game days as well as how the entire sports medicine team works together, from the training room to the sideline, to ensure the athletes are able to perform at the highest level. “My favorite part was actually helping with the athletes and having some responsibility with the team,” Kara said. “And I’d have to say being on the sidelines was pretty cool! I can’t thank the sports medicine team enough for letting me be a part of it.” Kara made such an impression that upon completion of her internship, Dr. Ramirez recommended her for a position as a student assistant in the MOI, where she now works alongside chiropractors

and as support staff for the orthopaedic surgery service line. She is being exposed to treatment protocols, patient-physician interactions, billing and documentation requirements and the high standard of care that the MOI upholds, in addition to learning a chiropractor’s role within a multidisciplinary setting. “It’s been useful to see the integration and team effort that goes into treating patients in a clinical setting,” Kara said. Kara has found a career path she is excited to pursue, all thanks to the university partnership program, the guidance she received from Dr. Ramirez and Dr. Overman and her exposure to chiropractic during undergrad. Kara will graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree in health science in May and begin her first trimester at Logan in August. “I had no idea this is what I wanted to do until I met the doctors, and I’ve honestly never been so excited to learn before,” Kara said. “I can’t wait to start at Logan and begin a new path.”

Logan to Host ABCA Annual Convention This summer Logan University is honored to be hosting the American Black Chiropractic Association’s (ABCA) annual convention, taking place June 28 through July 1. Through its student chapters, the ABCA provides invaluable support to AfricanAmerican chiropractic students, including mentoring and guidance as they launch their careers, said Micheala Edwards, DC (2009), ABCA vice president. Dr. Edwards joined Logan’s student ABCA (SABCA) chapter during her first days at the University. “I felt like it was a necessary organization that had an initiative to support African-American students in their studies as well as provide chiropractic services to our communities,” she noted. “The ABCA gives students the chance to learn about different ways to bring chiropractic to the African-American community, which tends to be underserved.”

The convention rotates location each year, with 2018 designated as the central region’s turn. “We base it on where we’ve been and where there’s the best opportunity to spread the word about the ABCA,” said Dr. Edwards. St. Louis was an easy choice: The city is where Bobby Westbrooks, DC (1966) founded the organization in 1981. During the convention, the ABCA will dedicate a bust of Dr. Westbrooks at Logan that will be placed in the Purser Center. “Bobby practiced in St. Louis at the time, and Logan was where the first national convention was held, so this is kind of like a homecoming for us,” Dr. Edwards said, adding that the idea to honor

Dr. Westbrooks began with Logan’s student chapter. Approximately 200 chiropractors and chiropractic students are expected to attend the convention, which includes an opening reception sponsored by Evoke Chiropractic, a St. Louis organization founded by three Logan graduates, Drs. Edgar Everett (2004), Xavier Tipler (2006) and Frank Vaught Jr. (2004). Evoke’s mission is to inspire minority chiropractors to become health and wellness leaders. Additional events include a variety of workshops and the Harvey Lillard Scholarship Banquet, in which association scholarships are awarded to SABCA members. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2018 19


World Spine Day Students, faculty and staff joined together on World Spine Day, a special day dedicated to raising awareness about spinal care, to learn about correct postures while exercising and to participate in a yoga session. The 2017 World Spine Day theme was “Your Back In Action” and aimed to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury. For more information, visit WorldSpineDay.org.


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Human Rights Day

| December 1, 2017

Recognizing the importance of advocating for the health and wellbeing of all individuals and Logan’s contribution to health care in St. Louis and beyond, the Logan community observed Human Rights Day in December with a short presentation and celebration, including a “Taste of the World” from local St. Louis restaurants. Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that states the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.



Building Leaders, Building Community Logan clubs complement classroom experience and connect students The fabric of Logan is woven by the passions of its students, which together represent an eclectic mix of patterns and interests surrounding a singular goal: to become exceptional, leading health care providers. Through innovative health education and more than 30 student clubs and organizations, Logan students are able to explore the depth and breadth of the health care industry with professors, mentors and experienced students by their side each step of the way. “Extracurricular activities allow students to connect with like-minded individuals who have the same professional and/or personal interests,” said Shelley Sawalich, PhD, dean of students. “They lean on and help each other, which makes them more successful inside and outside of the classroom.” Preparing Leaders in Health Care From technique-focused groups to national organizations with local chapters right on Logan’s campus, there are a variety of clubs and organizations that

allow students to set aside their textbooks and learn with peers who share the same passions. “A pivotal point in my education was when I joined the Rehab 2 Performance club at Logan,” said Trimester 7 student Alec Dragelin. “The chapter’s leaders challenged the way I was thinking and guided me in the right direction.” Alongside faculty advisor David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, Alec and fellow Trimester 7 student Kevin Steinhaus currently co-lead Logan’s Rehab 2 Performance club, a local chapter of the national organization that brings together health care professionals dedicated to encouraging and promoting health, disability management and injury prevention. With a focus on integrated health care, the pair lead a mix of more than 20

Alec Dragelin and Kevin Steinhaus, co-presidents of Logan’s Rehab 2 Performance club.


Logan students from all trimesters and degree programs in twice weekly skills and application practice sessions. “We remember how it felt to be in that first trimester,” said Alec. “By supplementing information we learn in class with additional hands-on experience, guided by faculty from the Human Performance Center, we’re able to tailor our club to younger members and better prepare them for the future.” Each trimester, the club welcomes health care specialists from across the country to help bridge the gap between health professions and demonstrate what a true integrated approach looks like while simultaneously expanding the experiential learning experience for club members. “There’s only so much you can study; you have to learn outside of the books,” said Kevin. “We’re lucky to be a part of a club that provides these opportunities for students.” In addition to Rehab 2 Performance, there are a variety of national organizations that have found a home on Logan’s campus, including Greek organizations, the student chapter of the American Chiropractic Association and Innate Approach—a club that stems from Kairos Training Culture, a collaborative community dedicated to developing effective, efficient and sustainable health care leaders across the country. Weaving together philosophy, art and science, Innate club members—guided by faculty supervisor Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA—focus on training their minds and bodies in preparation for a successful future as health care professionals.


Logan Athletes Bring Home Silver Shelley Sawalich, PhD, dean of students, with Samantha Brish, president of Logan’s Student Government.

“Regardless of each student’s degree program or professional career goals, the principles we learn in the club can be applied to any area of interest and any technique,” said Trimester 8 student Samantha Brish, president of Logan’s Student Government and faciltator of Innate Approach. “Training the mind and body can truly be applied to any area of health care.” Simultaneously, the club’s leadership stresses the importance of walking alongside younger trimester students as they navigate through each trimester at Logan. By implementing a facilitator system, upper trimester students are paired with their younger peers to act as a mentor and encourager throughout their time at Logan. “We take the lower trimester students under our wings and teach them everything from applicable skills to how to network successfully,” said Samantha. Clubs Unite All Students—On and Off Campus “As an online student, it’s easy to self-isolate since I never actually need to go to campus,” said Drake Thornton, a current online student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in life science. “But I wanted to feel connected to the student body and knew that I needed to become involved in some way, shape or form.” Bringing together like-minded individuals through student-led clubs and organizations provides countless opportunities for students to learn, grow and explore the health care industry as well as become more confident leaders. This is especially true for students enrolled in Logan’s online degree programs, as it provides that missing piece to the puzzle: a sense of belonging. “Joining a club is great way to meet people who have similar passions and interests,” said Drake. “I’m looking forward to fostering these friendships over the next few years at Logan and learning from older peers who have been in my shoes before.” The goal? To foster student success. “And that’s exactly what these clubs and organizations are doing each and every day,” said Dr. Sawalich.

This past fall, 141 Logan athletes journeyed to Cocoa Beach, Florida, to compete in the annual Chiropractic Games. The weekendlong event, which was first hosted by Logan University in 1992, was attended by 11 chiropractic colleges and featured a mix of 15 sporting events. “This was the first year that Logan fielded teams in every event,” said Director of Sports and Activities Robert Powell. “Students competed hard and represented Logan well, and we took second place overall.” Looking ahead to the 2018 Chiropractic Games, Logan athletes have their eyes set on more gold team medals and are less focused on overall total points. “Our thinking is if we take care of the small things, the large things will take care of themselves,” said Robert. INDIVIDUAL TEAM RESULTS: First Place Winners Flag Football Women’s Basketball Second Place Winners Hockey Men’s Soccer Running Softball Table Tennis Third Place Winners Men’s Basketball Swimming Fourth Place Winners Tennis Ultimate Frisbee

“We’re all so pleased with the outcome of the 2017 Games and are looking forward to an even more competitive group of athletes in 2018,” said Dyllan Bailey, Trimester 2 student and president of Logan’s flag football club.



Dr. Joseph Kayser After practicing chiropractic for more than 55 years, Joseph Kayser, DC, FIACA still loves going to work every single day. “I’m grateful for the chiropractic profession, which has allowed me the opportunity to serve the community for more than half a century,” said the St. Louis native. After graduating from Logan in 1961, Dr. Kayser left St. Louis for Jefferson City, Missouri, where he began practicing. He never strayed far from his alma mater and has remained an avid supporter of Logan and a regular attendee of the University’s annual Spring Symposium and the Benefactor Dinner. “The Symposium is an outstanding event that everyone should attend,” he said. “The high energy and enthusiasm acquired from mingling with fellow comrades and learning new information to bring back to our clinics always gives me a sense of renewal, motivation and purpose.” His continual support of the University may also have something to do with his fond memories of his time at Logan. Dr. Kayser studied under Drs. Vinton Logan, D.P. Casey, Dale C. Montgomery and Earl Lankau—some of the most recognizable names in the profession. “All of these doctors were highly dedicated to chiropractic and inspired me to become the best chiropractor possible; I was fortunate enough to study under some of the greats of our time,” he said. Dr. Kayser reminisces fondly about classes being held in a large house called “Old Main” and a small modern clinic with a cafeteria, which also served as an assembly hall. He remembers studying every spare moment and working part-time, but also having a lot of fun. “Our class had two Las Vegas-themed events, which paid for graduation and a party at The Chase Park Plaza,” he said. His class also started Logan’s first soccer team. “It’s hard to compare our humble beginnings to the current beautiful campus and modern facilities in the profession these days,” said Dr. Kayser. “Logan has continued to grow, not only with the campus, but also


through the incredible lineup of postgraduate classes that are now available. I feel indebted to the University and am happy to contribute to its success.” Dr. Kayser encourages his fellow colleagues to continue learning, supporting Logan and serving patients with the utmost care. Do you have a story to share about why you give to Logan? Email Alumni@logan.edu. Visit Logan.edu/Give for giving options.


S P RING SY MPOSIU M Growing the 14% On Campus and at the Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel

May 3 – 6, 2018

Join colleagues, faculty and staff for Logan University’s fifth annual Spring Symposium featuring speakers and continuing education opportunities, chiropractic exhibitions, social and networking events and an invitation-only State of the University Address by Logan’s President, Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2018 25


Schedule of Continuing Education and Events THURSDAY, May 3 Logan University Campus 10 a.m.

Registration Begins 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Overview of Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique for the Practicing DC Sponsored by Logan University Kelly Brinkman, DC, MCS-P Dr. Kelly Brinkman (1990) is a Certified Cox Flexion Distraction Practitioner and a Logan faculty member who teaches the technique in class and at postgraduate seminars. 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Overview of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization/Manual Soft Tissue Techniques for the Practicing DC Sponsored by Logan University Daryl Ridgeway, DC Logan faculty member and private practitioner Dr. Daryl Ridgeway (1997) is a recognized expert on soft tissue technique practice and instruction. 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Participating with Other Health Care Providers in Patient Examination and Education: The Health Fair Sponsored by Logan University Lev Furman, DC Dr. Lev Furman (2013) is the owner and clinic director of the Furman Institute of Health in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the Wellness Programs Director for the Pepsi Corporation in St. Louis, the Corporate On-Site Chiropractor for the Cintas Corporation in University City and the On-Site Chiropractor for Build-a-Bear World Headquarters in St. Louis. 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Pyramid of Health: A Wellness Model

Sponsored by Food Enzyme InstituteTM Dennis Frerking, DC Dr. Dennis Frerking is a 1981 graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. He is the Director of Clinical Services for the Food Enzyme Institute. Dr. Frerking will explain how a chiropractic health pyramid incorporates the concept that health is all about the body’s ability to produce energy, and symptoms always involve lack of energy.


5 – 7 p.m.

Purser Center Social Event

Sponsored by Enzyme Formulations, Inc.


Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel

Chiropractic Pediatrics and an expert in nutrition. 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

State of the University /Scholarship Luncheon (by invitation only)

Registration Begins

Sponsored by Standard Process Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD Dr. McDonald (1982) is the President of Logan University and host of the Spring Symposium.

7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

7 a.m.

The Chemistry of Movement Integrating Clinical and Basic Science to Grow Beyond the 14% Sponsored by Logan University David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN Dr. David Seaman is a 1986 graduate of New York Chiropractic College. Nationally known, Dr. Seaman has a Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology and in Clinical Nutrition. 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Management and Mechanics of Acute Recurrent Low Back Pain Sponsored by Logan University Linda Smith, DC, PC and Mattie White, MD Dr. Linda Smith (1982) is a guest lecturer at Washington University School of Physical Therapy and the St. Louis University School of Medicine Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Mattie White is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and is clinical staff, Veteran’s Administration, John Cochran Hospital Division St. Louis. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Louis University. 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Integrating Physiotherapeutics and Laser Therapy for Pain Relief and Healing Sponsored by Laser Biotech International Nelson Marquina, MSc, PhD, DC Dr. Nelson Marquina (1998) is the former Director of Research at Logan. Dr. Marquina is an internationally known expert on laser therapy for pain and tissue healing. 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

The New Age of Metabolic Detoxification Sponsored by Standard Process Annette Kutz-Schippel, DC Dr. Annette Kutz-Schippel (1998) is a Diplomate of the International Council of

Annette Kutz-Schippel, DC continues her presentation on The New Age of Metabolic Detoxification Sponsored by Standard Process 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Overview of Pediatrics for the Practicing DC Sponsored by Logan University Mackenzie McNamara, DC, IHS Dr. Mackenzie McNamara (2013) holds a Chiropractic Pediatric Certificate from Logan. She is certified in Webster Technique and is a certified Internal Health Specialist from the Food Enzyme Institute. 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

The Coverage Practice – Continuity of Chiropractic Care Sponsored by Logan University Munaba Nasiiro, DC Dr. Munaba Nasiiro (2005) is an Internal Health Specialist, and has a Pediatric Certificate from Logan. She is certified in 11 chiropractic techniques and is the owner of Chiropractic Practice Coverage, LLC. 5 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

The Mobile Practice – Protocols for Treatment Outside the Office Sponsored by Logan University Paul Phipps, DC Dr. Paul Phipps (1985) has operated a successful mobile practice for the past 15 years and will share what an efficient, lean mobile practice looks like and how it meets today’s patient needs.



Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel 7 a.m.

Registration Begins 7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Spine Biomechanics

Sponsored by Logan University Paul Matz, MD Dr. Paul Matz is a 1992 graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1987, was Chief Resident in Neurosurgery at the University of California at San Francisco, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a partner with the Brain and Spine Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Women’s Health: Challenges and Opportunities Sponsored by Foot Levelers Kristine Petrocco-Nepuli, DC, MS Dr. Kristine L. Petrocco-Nepuli is a 2003 graduate of New York Chiropractic College. She is an Associate Professor in Chiropractic Clinical Sciences at National University of Health Sciences in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Associate Professor of Masters of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction Program at New York Chiropractic College. 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The Impact of Chiropractic on Women’s Health Sponsored by Logan University Jean Moss, DC, MBA Dr. Jean Moss is a 1970 graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). She was the President (CEO) of CMCC from 19912014, and currently serves on Presidents’ Council on Chiropractic Education International. She is also CEO of World Spine Care. It is an honor to present Dr. Moss with the Dr. Beatrice Hagen Speaker Award. 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Panel Discussion on Baseball and Chiropractic: Inter-Disciplinary Care of Professional Athletes Sponsored by PBCS Ralph Filson, DC; Alan Palmer, DC, CCST; Rick Bishop, DC, CCSP®; Patrick Hammond, DC This outstanding panel will discuss how to

integrate with professional and collegiate sports medical care systems for the interdisciplinary care of the players. Dr. Alan Palmer is a 1985 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He is the chiropractic physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Coyotes. Dr. Rick Bishop is a 2001 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. He is the Executive Director of the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society and Chiropractic Consultant for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Nationals. Dr. Patrick L. Hammonds is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College. He was the Chiropractic Consultant for the 2012 All Star Game and the 2014 and 2015 World Series for the Kansas City Royals. Dr. Ralph Filson (1969) was the Team Chiropractor for the St. Louis Rams from 1999-2002, and the St. Louis Cardinals Team Chiropractor from 2001-2010. Dr. Filson was also the chiropractor for the 2009 All Star Game and the 2015 recipient of the Professional Baseball Society Lifetime Achievement Award. 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Integrated Care, Team Care and Cooperative Care Sponsored by Logan University Ross Mattox, DC, RMSK™; Glenn Bub, DC, DCBCN; Charles Portwood, DC; David Vincent, DC; Michelle Smith, DC These excellent panelists will explore the role of chiropractors and chiropractic in large health systems both public and private and the challenges and opportunities of practicing in this environment. Dr. Ross Mattox (2007) holds a Fellowship in Advanced Imaging with Emphasis on Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound. Dr. Mattox oversees chiropractic interns treating complex cases at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers. Dr. David Vincent (1991) is with the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he is a chiropractic group physician. Dr. Charles Portwood (1991) is a chiropractic physician at Scott Air Force Base where he provides care to U.S. military. Dr. Michelle Smith (2000) is the Director of Mercy St. Louis Oncology Services and Integrative Therapy Services. Dr. Glenn A. Bub (1979) is a Diplomate of the College Board of Chiropractic Neurology and a Staff Chiropractor at the St. Louis Veterans Hospital at Jefferson Barracks. 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Chiropractic Injectable Nutrient Pharmacotherapy: A Chiropractic Specialty Using Conservative Natural Medicine Agents Sponsored by Logan University Michael Taylor, DC Dr. Michael Taylor (1979) is a board certified chiropractic internist, an advanced practice

chiropractic physician and the current President of the ACA’s College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

The Sciatic Excursion Research: Practice Implications Sponsored by Logan University D. Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART® Dr. D. Robert Kuhn (1986) is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and Logan faculty member. His lecture will discuss whether increasing sciatic nerve excursion (as seen on diagnostic ultrasound) will lead to a reduction in sciatic nerve signs and symptoms. 5 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

4 Lessons We Can Learn from Potential Patients Sponsored by Airrosti Rehab Centers, LLC Erik Moll, DC, ACP Dr. Erik Moll (2007) is a Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner, ABIME and a DOT Medical Examiner. Dr. Moll is the Vice President of Treatment Standards for Airrosti Rehab Centers in Austin, Texas.


St. Louis Airport Marriott 7 a.m.

Registration Begins 7:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Professional Boundaries

Sponsored by NCMIC Michael Whitmer, RPLU, MHP Michael Whitmer, RPLU, MHP is the Assistant Vice President–Chiropractic Insurance Programs for NCMIC Group, Inc. With sexual misconduct in the news, this session will review risks DCs face related to professional boundaries. Mr. Whitmer presents real case scenarios from NCMIC’s claims department about risky behaviors and the impact they can have on your practice, reputation and career. 9:20 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Risk Management in the Chiropractic Office Sponsored by Logan University Lisa Hart, DC, MCS-P Dr. Lisa A. Hart (1993) is a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist–Physician. She will discuss the many facets of risk management to eliminate concerns and ensure we are protecting our patients and our assets appropriately. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2018 27


Jean A. Moss, DC, MBA, DCH(hc), Hon LLD President Emerita Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

She is a champion for chiropractic and has helped pave the way for chiropractors around the world, advancing the profession with sustainability through education. Dr. Jean Moss is this year’s recipient of the Beatrice B. Hagen Award, which will be presented during the Spring Symposium. She will be addressing the progression of the chiropractic industry and sharing her experiences as CEO of World Spine Care and president of World Spine Care Canada, an organization dedicated to improving lives in underserved communities through sustainable, integrated, evidence-based spine care. Throughout her career, Dr. Moss has broken barriers—first, as serving as the first female president of the


Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CCMC) where she helped cultivate an international reputation and opened the first chiropractic clinic in a teaching hospital and in a community health center; second, as serving as the first woman and first non-American to become president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. She has earned countless awards for her dedication to the profession from the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Accrediting Boards, which awarded her their highest honor—the Norman Danis Award. Since stepping down as president of CMCC in June 2014, she has increased her involvement in the profession as president of the Council on Chiropractic Education International, as a member of the Canadian Guidelines Steering Committee, and with her current roles with World Spine Care and World Spine Care Canada. It has been the work with World Spine Care that Dr. Moss says has been so rewarding as a chiropractor, adding that it gives her a worldly perspective of where chiropractic needs to be today. “The work we are doing in Botswana, the Dominican Republic, Ghana and India, and being recognized by their governments, is a huge step forward,” she said. “I continue to see the importance of this profession and the amazing things it’s doing. It is really moving forward and taking its place,

“I continue to see the importance of this profession and the amazing things it’s doing. It is really moving forward and taking its place...” –Jean A. Moss despite the fact that there are still places where people are unaware of chiropractic. It’s clear that we have a definite role on the health care team and that many chronic conditions benefit from a team approach to treatment.” Another direct area of involvement of which Dr. Moss is especially proud is helping cast an international spotlight on chiropractic. The World Health Organization recently recommended two clinical models for dealing with spine pain: one of the models was developed at CMCC in conjunction with St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the other was developed by World Spine Care. “That alone is helping put chiropractic where it should be,” said Dr. Moss. “With good evidence, we are really showing the importance of chiropractic to the health care team.”


SPRING SYMPOSIUM SILENT AUCTION Opportunities to donate silent auction items, such as gift certificates, gift baskets or merchandise, are still available. Tax-deductible monetary donations are applied directly to the Forever Chiropractic, Forever Logan Endowed Scholarship Fund. Send donations by mail c/o Kathleen DeBord at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017, or bring it to the event. Pick up can be arranged. Contact Nicole Bennett, DC at (239) 8491460 or nbennettdc@gmail.com for questions.

Registration for 2018 Spring Symposium is available online at Logan.edu/Symposium, by calling 1-800-842-3234 or 636-227-2100, Ext. 1960, or by filling out the form and mailing to Logan University Alumni & Friends House, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Checks may be payable to Logan University.

Hotel Accommodations: Marriott St. Louis Airport 10700 Pear Tree Lane St. Louis, MO 63134

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Cost: $99 per Symposium registration by April 19 (includes both social events)

Free parking available Book online through Logan.edu/ Symposium or call 314-423-9700

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Spring 2018 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony

New Spring 2018 Students DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC Mohamed Ahmed Brittany Anderson Connor Bradley Michael Bucher Andrew Butler Rachelle Chamberlain Nicole Chapple Andrew Cox Deborah Curry Kayla Dozier Kevin Farley Sara Ferman Marlena Garrison Joshua Glasmann Garrett Goodlett David Graham Houston Grogan Travis Harris Jeremiah Hernandez Dawn Jones William Juul Scott Klein 30 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Erica Koenig Nicholas Kuhl Maxwell Lister Matthew Marques Ashley McCool David McIntosh Gabrielle Morgan Alec Morrison Ethan Muffett Allison Mullins Adrian Munoz Bradley Muse Austin Neibarger Grant Nelson Jose Nieves Morales Zachariah Penwell Kevin Pisle Bradley Polen Gregory Poma Jacob Potter Michael Quiles Colon Jordan Rasch Elizabeth Rodriguez Jean Rodriguez

Andy Ruiz Collazo Jorge Sanchez Matthew Schneweis Todd Sheffer Taylor Sherman Alexa Smith Brandon Sontheimer Grant Speer Jacob Sunderlage Blaine Tharman Rachel Wilkins Michael Wulfekuhle Aaron Young DOCTORATE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION Keli Ann Beres Dawne Bost Stephanie Brink Kevin Coleman Vincent DeBono Rebbecca Fenton Tracy Hadler

Rachel Huston Jessica Jarding Judith Kingston April McCollum Angela McNeely Kimberly Oeth Andrea Pratte Michelle Reynolds Christopher Smith Teresa Taylor Hope Taylor Cheryl Williams MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS Christian Acosta Christiana Agbor Kelci Bozada Monique Cheatham Mills Darko Shannon Jordan Gary Neisler


New Spring 2018 Students continued MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Adekemi Adejare Lauren Alibozek Alison Allen Jocelyn Antonelli Yolanda Aragon Heather Bradle Kendra Clinkscales Jourdan Copeland Kara DiTucci Elizabeth Duarte Shane Early Samira El-Zein Dana Eshelman Charlie Fiander Cody Filben Jennifer Flanagan Alicia Gerald Daniel Gonzalez Supreet Grover Shannon Harkins Tiffany Harris Alec Hoover Marisa Howard Madison Johnson Laketia Johnson Debra Joyner Shaghayegh Karimi Taylor Kesselring Brooke Kidd Andrea Kloster Megan Kollross Alison Kovich Sarah Lawler Kara Lewis Asya Love-Wynn Jillian Lutovsky

Ellen McCleave Christa Miller Christopher Mumfrey Andrew Nelson Pamela Raphael Sharon Rice Erin Riley Rana Salameh Melissa San Filippo Kathleen Schindler Molly Scrougham Colleen Sisson Jeffrey Tamayo Amber Trejo Emily Wareheim Quinton White Roshelle WilliamsWagner Alexina Wilson MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION Jacob Baldwin Steven Bashor Keyana Brantley Bianca Bunners Camille Carter Grant Elliott Stafford Gosser Caitlyn Hannold Britney Hattamer Nicholas Hedges Haley Hines Jacob Hinojosa Meagan Hinzman Javarius Hodge Santese Ingram Kyleigh Jackson Ryan Johnson

Hailey Koch Johannah Kohler Jeremy Koontz Brittany LeBoeuf Nicole Maddox Ashley Mata-West Vinson McCrea Brett McEwan Hope McHale Shane Meyers Kourtney Moore Sharzad Parfait Primal Patel Kolten Pedigo Cortney Price Jordan Reed Karissa Reed Lianna Repecki Aristides Sandoval Alok Sethi Tyler Sheppard Cami Stastny Cassandra Thomas Yankar Vazquez Randy Willis Joshua Young Anqi Zheng

Dominique McKinnieWright Roman Mokan Christina Rogers Alisha Spencer Olivia Winter Courtney Wittreich



Marwan Ahmed Whitney Boyer Christopher FerrierWilliams Stephen Galindo Taylor Gibbons Mackenzie Kersey Johanna Mandrell Jacqueline McClain

Nicholas Belden Jasmin Caddel Rachelle Cyr Sausen Hilweh-Sihweil Reyna Lekowsky Jacob Morden Alexis Taylor Elisabeth Will

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LIFE SCIENCE Jonathan Boebinger Johnny Elmurr Tanner Foster Mark Gardner Brandon Glover Keya Gordon Logan Pruitt Charity Salyers Kimberly Sanders Sarah Schumacher Drake Thornton Anaya Walker Zane Warrington Mildred Wheeler Michael Williams Joshua Zepeda



Class of December 2017

Taylor M. Ferguson

Kate N. Cline

Nicole M. Lefton

Nichole R. Cavins Treasurer

Education Coordinator

Julie C. Gallus

Karen J. Sloboda

Christian J. Carter

Kolton J. Chapman

Michael B. Chiapetto

Mallorie M. Coffman

Meaghan J. Coleman

Michelle L. Corvallis

Ryan A. Crandall

Zachary K. Fish

Joseph T. Garapola

Kathleen D. Gildehaus

Brendan O. Giljum

Mandy E. Gloyeske

Dwayne R. Golbek

Victoria E. Gregory

Kelsey L. Lewis

Robert R. Lewis

Miri M. Logan

Joshua B. Luitjohan

Moira K. Martin

Jordan R. Matthew

Gregory M. Maue

Michael A. Nowell

Natalee L. Olson

Alexander W. Parham

Danielle E. Pfyl

Mathew N. Pilgrim

Derek L. Ressler

Antonio C. Rivera

Bradley A. Snider

Jonathan S. Stone

Rebecca Y. Sutphin

Kelsey E. Sweet

Clay J. Tenbarge

Chloe H. Tillman

Johna L. Wade



Vice President


Athletic Director


Doctor of Chiropractic Graduates

Kevin M. Bein

Patrick E. Boylan

Casey M. Brooks

Kevin F. Burroughs

Allison N. Cain

Julia B. Cain

Elizabeth M. Lockhart-Crumbaugh

Brandon M. Daniels

Samantha C. Davies

Christopher Di Natale

Dakota T. Dixon

Daniel P. Durkin

Vincent C. Farrar

Bradley D. Hahn

Andrew J. Hankins

Rai’an A. Harris

Ryan P. Hewkin

Kevin P. Hung

Callie B. Lance

Tyler L. Lemaster

Michael W. McCoy

Michael J. Meersman

Charlotte L. Meier

Jordan T. Meyer

Mario Micovsky

Cody D. Needham

Logan T. North

Christopher M. Rodgers

Kimbra N. Runyan

Kylie D. Sharp

Stephanie L. Siewert

Kyle J. Sitko

Christopher L. Schriver Christopher V. Shannon

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Michael R. Warren

Shiquita T. White

Adam G. Wilkerson

Garrett L. Winkler

Tyler R. Yungck

Kristen R. Zumberger

Michal K. Pawlowski


R E C OG N I Z I N G S U CCESS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES Human Biology Anthony Abayomi Adeniyi Life Science Jeremy Lee Amerine George N. Freeman III Gage M. Kirstein Johannah Rebekka Kohler Lauren Alison Medina Shane Andrew Meyers Jeremiah Polk Nathan David Prentice Christine Nichole Reed Patrick Conner Sharp Blake Lee Taylor Kamryn D. Terveer Sean Nikolas Wunderle

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES Nutrition and Human Performance Raneem Alkhatib Keli Ann Beres Brittany Anne Bowen Jordan B. Cloutier Candace Ann Cooper Roxanne German David Ben Dearman Jordan M. Diaz

Emily Downing Carolyn Essington, DC Nicholas Lawrence Eden Farrell Briona Lynn Foulke Amanda Fryar Adam Michael Gonzalez, DC Emily Elizabeth Hoff Shena R. Jaramillo Tyler Sage Kaiser Jacqueline Kidd Kristen Lewis Dawn Marie Lopez Shannon McMillan Barbara Mikrut Jenna Montana Lindsay Netzer Hunter Overley, DC Natalie E. Plassmeyer Kristin Ann Prendergast Nikole Josephine Randolph Matthew Reid Patricia Roland Alisha Maria Sasala Jenna Alexandra Stedman Kemesheia Sherell Stovall Ashton Strickland Chloe Tillman Theodore F. Valley II, DC Johna Lee Wade Sports Science and Rehabilitation Kevin Michael Bein Kevin Francis Burroughs


Kimberly Ann Cerf Kolton James Chapman Kate Nadine Cline Meaghan J. Coleman Daniel P. Durkin Dwayne R. Golbek Victoria Elliott Gregory Christopher Hyde Warren Michael Kalkstein Nicole Melissa Lefton Robert Ryan Thomas Lewis Jordan Matthew Jenea Stacia McCammon Michael William McCoy Michael J. Meersman Michael Anthony Nowell Willie Sabiaga Ocampo Jr. Mathew Newton Pilgrim Stephanie Lynne Siewert Bradley Andrew Snider Whitney Samyra Wright

HONORS AND AWARDS Doctor of Chiropractic Summa Cum Laude Mallorie Michelle Coffman Valedictorian Victoria Elliott Gregory Charlotte Louise Meier Stephanie Lynne Siewert Chloe Tillman

Magna Cum Laude Kevin Michael Bein Kate Nadine Cline Nicole Melissa Lefton Michael Anthony Nowell Kylie Danielle Sharp Tyler R. Yungck Kristen Renee Zumberger Cum Laude Brandon M. Daniels Christopher Di Natale Vincent Farrar Ryan P. Hewkin Moira Kathleen Martin Natalee Lauren Fox Olson Antonio Rivera Christopher Shannon Kyle James Sitko Rebecca York Sutphin

RE C O GN I Z I N G S U CCE S S President’s Honor Roll Kevin Michael Bein Mallorie Michelle Coffman Victoria Elliott Gregory Charlotte Louise Meier Stephanie Lynne Siewert Chloe Tillman Kristen Renee Zumberger Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance Summa Cum Laude Raneem Alkhatib Valedictorian Keli Ann Beres Valedictorian Jordan B. Cloutier Valedictorian Roxanne German David Valedictorian Jordan M. Diaz Valedictorian Carolyn Essington, DC Valedictorian Nicholas Lawrence Eden Farrell Valedictorian Shena R. Jaramillo Valedictorian Tyler Sage Kaiser Valedictorian Shannon McMillan Valedictorian Lindsay Netzer Valedictorian Natalie E. Plassmeyer Valedictorian Kristin Ann Prendergast Valedictorian Nikole Josephine Randolph Valedictorian Ashton Strickland Valedictorian Chloe Tillman Valedictorian Johna Lee Wade Valedictorian Brittany Anne Bowen Patricia Roland Magna Cum Laude Candace Ann Cooper Ben Dearman Emily Elizabeth Hoff

Jacqueline Kidd Barbara Mikrut Matthew Reid Cum Laude Amanda Fryar Hunter Overley Alisha Maria Sasala Kemesheia Sherell Stovall Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Summa Cum Laude Kimberly Ann Cerf Valedictorian Kolton James Chapman Valedictorian Meaghan J. Coleman Valedictorian Victoria Elliott Gregory Valedictorian Robert Ryan Thomas Lewis Valedictorian Jordan Matthew Valedictorian Willie Sabiaga Ocampo, Jr. Valedictorian Stephanie Lynne Siewert Valedictorian Bradley Andrew Snider Valedictorian Magna Cum Laude Kevin Michael Bein Kate Nadine Cline Dwayne R. Golbek Nicole Melissa Lefton Michael William McCoy Michael J. Meersman Michael Anthony Nowell Cum Laude Amanda Kellerman Academic Excellence Awards Kimberly Cerf (MSSR) Kolton Chapman (MSSR) Mallorie Coffman (DC) Meaghan Coleman (MSSR) Roxanne David (MSN) Victoria Gregory (MSSR) Robert Lewis (MSSR) Jordan Matthew (MSSR)

Willie Ocampo Jr. (MSSR) Stephanie Siewert (MSSR) Bradley Snider (MSSR) Chloe Tillman (MSN) Johna Wade (MSN)

Hugh B. Logan Clinic Excellence Award Nicole Lefton College of Chiropractic

Evidence Informed Awards Kelsey Lewis College of Chiropractic Johna Wade College of Health Sciences Kimberly Cerf College of Health Sciences

Kathleen Dawn Gildehaus Brother: Dr. Robert B. Rice (2006)

Diversity and Inclusion Award Rai’an Harris College of Chiropractic Warren Kalkstein College of Health Sciences


Elizabeth Marie LockhartCrumbaugh Father: Dr. Mark Lockhart (1990) Chloe Tillman Father: Dr. Steven Mangas (1985) Kyle James Sitko Father: Dr. Steven Sitko (1979) Brother: Dr. Casey Sitko (2015)

Maximize Human Performance Awards Danielle Pfyl College of Chiropractic Kamryn Terveer College of Health Sciences Service Award Taylor Ferguson College of Chiropractic Nathan Prentice College of Health Sciences




Faculty and Staff News Congratulations to … Kerry Hallahan, director of financial aid, on being named President of the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel. Deshae Redden, EdD, MA, continuous improvement coach, on completing her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University.

In Memoriam Raymond David Moser passed away on November 28 in Defiance, Ohio. He was the stepfather of Brian Snyder, DC (1983) professor, and grandfather of Jared Snyder, external relations coordinator, and Joseph Snyder, DC (2011). Brynn Haun passed away on January 5 in St. Louis, Missouri, after bravely battling Ewing’s sarcoma. Brynn was the 15-year-old daughter of Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR, assistant dean of faculty for the College of Chiropractic and assistant professor. Brynn was first diagnosed with cancer in seventh grade and overcame it in 2015. In 2017, a more aggressive form of the cancer returned. After extensive research into treatment

options, the teenager made the brave decision to refrain from further treatment. She spent her last months with the people she loved most and accomplishing some of her dreams, including seeing Dear Evan Hansen in New York, receiving her honorary high school diploma and earning the Young Womanhood Recognition Award from her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Right before Christmas, her homecoming date, Andrew Jolly, proposed to her. In midJanuary, Brynn’s family held a memorial service at The Purser Center to celebrate Brynn’s character, strength, humorous personality and bright attitude.

Alumni Notes Congratulations to … Class of 1972 Dennis Hertenstein, DC on being appointed President of the Board of Directors of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, an international, multidisciplinary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of birth trauma and other related issues.


Class of 1986 Marion W. “Will” Evans, DC on receiving the Sarah Mazelis Award for outstanding performance in health education by a practitioner from the American Public Health Association. Class of 2000 Michelle Smith, DC on being promoted to Director, Mercy St. Louis Oncology Services and Integrative Medicine/ Therapy Services. Classes of 2009 and 2010 Katie Horton Kula, DC and Joseph Kula, DC, MS on the birth of their daughter, Marlow Jacquelyn, on August 27, 2017, in White Salmon, Washington.

Amanda Peterson, DC (2010) is recovering after being shot in Las Vegas while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1. According to close friend Shelia Decker, DC (2010), Dr. Peterson is recuperating and in physical therapy. Dr. Decker created a GoFundMe page on behalf of Dr. Peterson immediately following the tragic shooting, and the page has since raised more than $72,000 by more than 1,000 donors. On behalf of the Logan community, we wish for a full recovery for Dr. Peterson.

Class of 2010 Carly May-Zuehlke, DC, on being named the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council President. Class of 2015 Hunter Hout, DC on his marriage to McKendra Hout on May 27, 2017, in Newton, Illinois. Class of 2016 Danielle Boyer, DC on being elected to the Board of Directors for the Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce in Perryville, Missouri.

In Memoriam Class of 1949 Loras Joseph “Doc” Heck, DC Feb. 1, 2018 Dr. Heck practiced for many years in Bensenville, Illinois. He was proud to care for anyone who needed relief from pain: “If your spine is in line, you’ll feel fine.” Doc helped many well-known patients during his years as a chiropractor, including several players for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball teams.

I N DU S TR Y U P DA TE Class of 1951 Virginia Coggins-Horine, DC October 23, 2017 Dr. Coggins-Horine was the daughter of the late William Coggins, DC, PhG (1940), the third president of Logan University; the wife of the late Michael Horine, DC (1957); and grandmother to Nicholas Pyle, Trimester 6 student.

Industry Organizations Elevate Chiropractic ACA-Backed Bill Expands Chiropractor’s Role in the VA

Class of 1957 Anastasia F. Fry, DC October 7, 2017 Class of 1966 Joel L. Heyman, DC November 22, 2017 Class of 1978 Joel B. Hayward, DC January 6, 2018 Dr. Hayward was a former Logan Alumni Board member and wrote multiple newsletters over a 25-year span. Class of 1983 John Hamada, DC November 4, 2017 Class of 1996 Charles Rubright Jr., DC September 21, 2017 Class of 2000 Louis A. Perretta, DC October 16, 2017 Correction: Carly MayZuehlke, DC who was named Colorado’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year, graduated from Logan in 2010. Jeanette Kelder, DC is the chiropractor for the Denver Broncos and graduated from Logan in 2000. Logan regrets these errors made in the fall 2017 issue of The Tower.

For doctors of chiropractic interested in working with veterans, learn more by visiting ACA’s website at www.Acatoday.org/Vets.

WFC Engages Chiropractors Across the Globe President Trump has signed into law the Job for Our Heroes Act, which includes an ACA-backed provision allowing chiropractors working within David Herd, DC the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to perform physical exams on veterans needing a medical certificate to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Prior to the legislation, only 25 medical doctors within the entire VA health care system were qualified to perform the Department of Transportation physical exams. Providers in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners—including more than 3,500 chiropractors—were excluded from providing the exams to truck drivers who receive their care through the VA health care system. Consequently, the drivers were burdened with limited access and increased wait times and were forced to look outside the VA and pay for eligible health professionals to perform the required physical. By increasing the number of health professionals, including chiropractors, who may conduct the physical exams, the new law will the ease the process and save time and money for veterans seeking commercial driver’s licenses.


CHIROPRACTIC The closing months of 2017 were a busy time for the WFC. SecretaryGeneral Richard Brown, DC, LLM, FEAC, FRCC participated in the annual Dr. Richard Brown meetings of both the African Chiropractic Federation in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and the Latin American Chiropractic Federation in Florianópolis, Brazil. The WFC has worked successfully with the Emirates Chiropractic Association in the Middle East, securing a reversal of a ban imposed by the Dubai Health Authority on chiropractors using the doctor title. The WFC is currently undertaking a large project to document the legal and practicing status of chiropractic throughout the world, while also completing a governance and strategic review that will set a plan for the coming years and streamline its processes and procedures. Continued on page 38


Industry Organizations Elevate Chiropractic Continued from page 37

2018 ACC-RAC Conference Features Logan Research Continued from page 17

Regional WFC seminars will be held in Bahrain and Lima, Peru. Planning is also well underway for the WFC/ACC Education Conference, to be held in October 2018 in London, England. Logan President Dr. Clay McDonald is one of the co-chairs of this event, titled “Empowered to Teach, Inspired to Learn: Excellence in Chiropractic Education.” Finally, the WFC’s Public Health Committee has identified healthy aging, opioid abuse and women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health as its key focus areas, while the new WFC Disability and Rehabilitation Committee is developing a range of materials to support chiropractors in their offices with integration rehabilitation strategies. Meanwhile, the WFC continues its work with the World Health Organization as a nongovernmental organization.

FICS Welcomes New Secretary-General The world of sports chiropractic continues to blossom, with 2018 promising to be another year of great growth and development. It was only fitting that the front page of our latest FICS News featured a glowing article from Dr. Clay McDonald speaking of all the remarkable developments in sports chiropractic at Pete Garbutt, MChiro, ICCSP Logan University both near and far, including Logan’s role in the World Games and the CSIT Games in the FICS delegations. FICS has an ever-growing number of events on the schedule this year and we hope to again see Logan well-represented as we continue to provide opportunities around the world. In December, FICS announced a new Secretary-General, Graeme Harrison-Brown of Canberra, Australia. Graeme comes to us with a military background, after which he earned a master’s degree in business management with a focus on international relations. Since that time, Graeme has shown an aptitude for strategic business development and organizational growth. We are grateful to have someone with this pedigree join the FICS team. As we welcome Graeme, we bid farewell and say thank you to one of the most recognized and loved faces in the world of chiropractic: David Chapman Smith. David has been a big supporter of FICS and has been instrumental in its growth over the past decade. David stepped up to take on the Secretary-General role in May 2016 to guide the organization into the current appointment. David has also been instrumental in the relationship between Logan and FICS over the years. We thank David for his dedication and foresight that sees FICS in the strong position it is in today. 38 SPRING 2018 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

This case demonstrates the utility of diagnostic ultrasound (US) in the evaluation of a 46-year-old male with chronic left shoulder pain recalcitrant to three weeks of soft tissue mobilization, including active release technique (ART) and post-isometric relaxation (PIR). After an acute flare from lifting groceries, examination yielded visible bulging of the left bicep’s muscle contour with absence of C5 deep tendon reflex. The patient underwent US of the left shoulder, which demonstrated a full thickness midsubstance tear of the bicep’s long head tendon with 3.5 mm of distal retraction. The patient was referred for orthopedic surgical consultation. This case report emphasizes the role of musculoskeletal US in the evaluation of internal derangement in a chronic shoulder with acute exacerbation of pain. Sonography of Achilles tendon pathology: A case series Patrick J. Battaglia, DC, DACBR; Ross Mattox, DC, RMSK™; Daniel Ault, DC; Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC This case series highlights the ability of ultrasonography to diagnosis a broad spectrum of Achilles tendon pathology. This has direct clinical impact, because Achilles tendon pain is common and ultrasound is a widely available, inexpensive and safe imaging modality that allows for accurate diagnosis to guide management. The ambiguity of sciatica as a clinical diagnosis and the value of integrating chiropractic care into a federally qualified health center Patrick J. Battaglia, DC, DACBR; Barry Wiese, DC, MHA, DIBCN This is a series of three patients referred by primary care with clinical features of sciatica. Examination yielded three different working diagnoses and thus three different treatment plans, each with successful outcomes. The purpose of this case series is twofold: first, to describe the differential diagnosis of sciatica; second, to describe the value of integrating chiropractic care into traditional medical settings to allow for effective differentiation and management of spinal pain.


Commemorating One of Logan’s


Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, professor and chair of the department of radiology, has been a fixture at the University since 1980 when he joined the faculty, and even before that during his time as a student. Recognizing his impact and many contributions to Logan, its students and specifically to radiology, as well as his incredible efforts to advance the chiropractic profession, the imaging center at Logan has been renamed the Norman W. Kettner, DC Imaging Center. A small reception and ribbon cutting in celebration of Dr. Kettner was held November 9.








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P OS TG R AD U AT E EDU CA T IO N | March 2018 – July 2018 March 24-25 Basic Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac. April 7-8 Clinical Biomechanics & Functional Assessment of Musculoskeletal Disorders Instructor: Bryan Bond, DC, MS, PhD (candidate) April 14-15 Basic Acupuncture – Session #4 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

April 21-22 The Insurance Seminar for the Practicing Doctor of Chiropractic Instructors: Kelly Brinkman, DC, MCSP; Howard J. Levinson, DC, CFE, AHFI, DABFP; and Lisa A. Hart, DC, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., MCS-P May 3-6 Spring Symposium May 19 Biomechanics of Golf Instructor: Michael Murphy, DC Location: Far Oaks Golf Club, Caseville, IL

Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.

May 19-20 Basic Acupuncture – Session #5 Instructos: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

June 23-24 Ischemic Compression Technique Instructor: Michael Fiscella, DC, DABCA, FACO

June 2-3 Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Supporting Vibrant Health on the Spectrum Instructor: Janet Lintala, DC

July 14-15 Pediatric Certificate Program Instructor: Suzanne Seekins, DC, DICS

June 16-17 Basic Acupuncture – Session #6 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 or email postgrad@logan.edu.

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