Logan University - Spring Tower 2020

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Advancing Chiropractic: Rodney Williams, DC, FICC

Logan Forms Educational Exchange with University in Shanghai 2020 Spring Symposium 2018-19 Annual Report of Giving




In This Issue

12 Nutrition in Motion Clinical Coordinator Helen Halley explores opportunities for RD students

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14 In The Driver’s Seat Graduate Dr. Paul Phipps finds career in automotive motion seating technology 18 Competitive Edge Students pursue degrees while competing for top spots at international sporting events 37 Strength. Endurance. Ability. USA Para Powerlifting athletes eye World Cup in Toyko during Regional Qualifier at Logan






Leaders Made Mission Forward Awards & Accolades College of Chiropractic College of Health Sciences Alumni Feature Research Student Life Logan Connects Retirement Donor Snapshot Spring Symposium 2020 Graduating Class Recognizing Success Admissions Under the Tower Industry Update Postscript Annual Report of Giving

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This winter, 20 DC students, led by Professor Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA, FICC and Professor and Director of Assessment and Accreditation Kristina PetroccoNapuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, represented Logan University at the American Chiropractic Association’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. While there, students lobbied for H.R. 3654—a bill that would offer complete chiropractic coverage under Medicare—met with ACA Missouri representatives and congressional representatives from other states, and learned to use their voice to be advocates for the chiropractic profession.

An anonymous donor gifted funds to purchase a Zenith Thompson Adjusting Table in the name of Logan faculty member Roy Hillgartner, DC. The Thompson Technique is a full-spine adjusting technique that emphasizes high-velocity, low-amplitude and some low-force procedures, using a drop table as an indispensable adjunct. Dr. Hillgartner said the gift is a tremendous asset to Logan’s adjusting lab. “We will have the opportunity to introduce the technique of the utilization of the drop-assisted adjusting table at the beginning of the student’s education,” he said. “I am honored that the donation was made in my name, and this table will help students for decades to come.”



Trimester 4 DC student Ariel Smith and trimester 8 DC student Kevin Meyer became certified as World Para Powerlifting Level 3 technical officials during the USA Para Powerlifting 2020 Regional Qualifier, held on Logan’s campus in January. To become certified, Kevin and Ariel completed 24 hours of training, where they learned how to organize the competitions, specific duties of each official, qualifications for the athletes, and how to judge an athlete’s lift attempts. The certification allows them to officiate regional and national para powerlifting competitions.

Nicolette Homes, trimester 5 DC student, Logan Student Government secretary and Foundation for Chiropractic Progress student representative, was selected to attend the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ Student Leadership Forum on behalf of Logan University in January 2020. During the two-day forum in Greeley, Colorado, Nicolette and 11 other chiropractic students from around the country saw presentations from NBCE leadership, an outreach presentation and a leadership development workshop.

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It is no secret that Logan’s footprint far exceeds our Chesterfield campus. For years, we have made it our mission to educate and provide access to patient care in the local community and beyond, whether it’s through our graduates, our faculty or clinicians. We’ve sought opportunities that take our students out of the classroom and into diverse environments around the world that challenge their thinking and skills. We’ve partnered with organizations and higher education institutions, and we’ve always been open to new discussions, collaborations and experiences that enhance our students’ journey and result in better quality of care for our patients. This past year, Logan was uniquely positioned to establish a partnership with Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences (SUMHS) in Shanghai, China—a decision that exemplifies the desire to advance chiropractic internationally. This partnership creates opportunities for exchanging educational information and presents learning opportunities for both Logan and SUMHS students. You can read more about 4 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

this partnership in our Mission Forward section of The Tower. Some may ask: Why China, or anywhere else for that matter? The need to continue developing new opportunities for the future of this institution, as well as for the profession and health care in general, is not an option for us; it’s a necessity. It’s our duty to those we educate and to society as a leader in chiropractic and health sciences. Is there a risk in creating new opportunities? Always. But there is a greater risk in not seeking new opportunities and losing out on what possibilities may lie ahead. Logan University is not, nor ever will be, defined by our size or restricted by the boundaries of our campus. We are leaders, collaborators, trailblazers and advocates for patient-centered health care. We will continue on the path of identifying ways to open our doors, whether it’s in China or right here in our anatomy lab, which in 2019 was toured by more than 4,000 individuals looking to gain a better understanding of the structures and complexities of the human body. We will seek opportunities to share knowledge, research and thought

The need to continue developing new opportunities for the future of this institution, as well as for the profession and health care in general, is not an option for us; it’s a necessity.

leadership in the areas of chronic pain, sports and rehabilitation, and health sciences, to name a few. We will expand clinical opportunities for our students through the 400+ preceptorship sites we have established around the world. And we will look forward to the future—where we need to be— while keeping a steady hand on where we started and the founding principles of this University.


Logan University is a community of extraordinary leaders. Learn how these individuals are making an impact in their own communities, careers and beyond. DEVIN BYRD, MS always knew he would end up in the health profession, but he never guessed his career would take him to the intersection of human performance and education.

As a personal trainer, Devin noticed a lack of nutritional knowledge among his peers. “I wanted to have that full knowledge and understanding of nutrition and how it could exemplify personal performance,” he said. Determined to set himself apart, Devin earned his Master’s in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan in 2018. He said the degree gave him the tools to build a brand. Devin founded LiveFit Fitness, where he provides personal nutrition coaching, plans and consultation to trainers at fitness centers and gyms. Through this role, he’s discovered a calling to educate both trainers and youth. Devin spends three days a week meeting with homeschooled children who lack the resources or access to physical education classes. He created his own curriculum and exercise program, where kids spend the first hour learning about health and physical fitness and the second hour participating in competitive sports. “I really developed LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

a passion for teaching, and I’m enjoying the opportunity to mentor and shape kids’ perspective of a healthy lifestyle,” he said. Now, recognizing the urge to advance his teaching skills, Devin has returned to Logan as a student in the Doctorate of Health Professions Education program, where he is learning strategies to effectively teach and communicate. “I am learning about how to create a classroom, how to engage with learners and how to better myself as an educator,” he said. CASSIDY PASCHER, trimester 8 DC student, was on track to become a biomedical engineer until she was in a car accident during her senior year of high school. “I was in standstill traffic when someone hit my car from behind going about 60 miles per hour,” Cassidy said. “My head cracked the windshield, and for about six months after my accident, I had terrible migraines nearly every day.”

She was missing school on a regular basis because of these migraines and finally decided to see a chiropractor. “After my first adjustment, the pressure in my head was relieved,” said Cassidy. “I’ve

never had that kind of migraine again. I was so amazed and inspired, I quickly realized I wanted to be a chiropractor to help people like my chiropractor helped me.” Cassidy found her home at Logan and immediately became very involved on campus. As the president of Logan’s Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA), Cassidy recently attended the ACA Engage 2020 Conference in Washington, D.C., where she joined other future chiropractors in lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation. She is also a student ambassador, taking prospective students on tours around campus and answering questions to help them find their home at Logan, just as she did. “My student ambassador made a huge impact on me when I toured Logan’s campus,” Cassidy said. “They really helped shape what campus life was like and made it easy for me to see myself attending school here.” In addition to these positions, Cassidy is rounding out her sixth trimester serving as the education coordinator of her class. In this role, she schedules exams, elevates her classmates’ concerns to their professors, keeps their class Facebook page updated and maintains a constant line of communication among her classmates. Currently, Cassidy is one of four students asked to pilot an outpatient clinical rotation at Mercy JFK Clinic under the direction of Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR, director of resident & fellow education. “It was such an honor to be selected to be part of this amazing program,” Cassidy said. “I’m so grateful for all the faculty at Logan who have taught me so much and have allowed for these incredible opportunities that are preparing me for life after graduation.”





Chiropractic has been around for more than 125 years. Yet, despite the number of chiropractic institutions and practicing chiropractors in more than 100 countries, the profession is still relatively new or unknown in many parts of the world.

One such area is China. This densely populated country, with approximately 1.3 billion people, is home to only a few practicing chiropractors. In the past, some DCs in China faced persecution, but today, much progress has been made to advance the profession. With the help of the World Federation of Chiropractic, the first Chiropractors Association of China was established, and guidelines on basic training and safety in chiropractic were published in the Chinese language. These milestones have laid the groundwork for new opportunities. In late 2019 after many months of work, Logan University formed an educational exchange with the Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences (SUMHS) in Shanghai. The partnership will present unique educational opportunities for students and faculty from both institutions beginning this year. With an enrollment of 15,000 students and three campuses, SUMHS is a medical school of applied technology, offering undergraduate degrees in the fields of Chinese clinical medicine, medical technology and equipment, and related disciplines. The Logan-SUMHS partnership will include a cultural exchange study program, designed to give students from both universities the opportunity to visit and learn from the partner university and create a visiting professor program between faculty and clinical staff. The two universities also agreed to create a 6 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

3+3 agreement, giving qualified SUMHS students the opportunity to earn their Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Logan. “The possibilities with SUMHS are plentiful,” said Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. “We look forward to engaging with them as we consider opportunities for students and faculty to survey classes at SUMHS or online, explore joint research projects and develop new teaching and training courses, techniques, rehabilitation tools and equipment.” Along with Dr. McDonald, Vice Provost Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS, Director of Strategic Partnerships Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS and College of Chiropractic Admissions Manager Lulu Brinkley have been instrumental in solidifying the agreement with SUMHS leadership and putting the wheels in motion. “We see this partnership as a real opportunity to create a greater awareness of chiropractic in areas where it is nearly unknown as well as introduce our students and faculty to unique opportunities to learn, practice and educate,” said Dr. DeBono. For Logan students, opportunities for a clinical preceptorship have already begun with the Shanghai Chiropractic group. In the fall, Sheldon Stuckart, DC (’19) became the first Logan DC student to rotate through the program and worked under an experienced clinician in two of the first established chiropractic clinics in

“We see this partnership as a real opportunity to create a greater awareness of chiropractic in areas where it is nearly unknown as well as introduce our students and faculty to unique opportunities to learn, practice and educate.” – Dr. Vincent DeBono Shanghai. He also helped promote chiropractic and Logan University as a career option to students in related fields at SUMHS. “Our goal is simple—to create top-notch, robust clinical opportunities for all our students and to grow the university,” said Dr. Underkofler-Mercer. “SUMHS has opened their door to collaborative efforts with Logan, and the quality preceptorship that has been created with Shanghai Chiropractic group is providing immeasurable amounts of clinical experience.”


Members of the Logan community meet leadership from the Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital.

Dr. DeBono and Dr. Underkofler-Mercer meet with officials at the Shanghai Sports Rehabilitation Center.


Dr. McDonald examines herbs for Chinese medicine.

Left to right, Front: Xue Wenjun; Lu Lan; Yang Wei; Huang Gang; Dr. Clay McDonald; Dr. Vincent DeBono; Guo Qi. Back: Liang Zhenwen; Qiu Jinde; Yao Zhiming; Dr. Sheldon Stuckart; Dr. Dana Underkofler-Mercer; Lulu Brinkley; Wang Shengqiong; Zhu Xuyong. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2020 7


Navigating Chiropractic in Shanghai In fall 2019, then-Logan DC student Sheldon Stuckart embarked on an eight-week preceptorship in Shanghai, China. Here is a first-person account of his travels and experience practicing chiropractic under a supervising clinician across the globe. I was told that New York is the city that never sleeps, but in Shanghai, no one can sit down, and not just because there isn’t any space. I was never a big city person, yet I took on a two-month solo journey in the most populated city in China. As I walked to one of the chiropractic clinics on a busy commercial strip, I realized how many people there were in the world. I never imagined I’d be representing Logan University as the first student to complete a chiropractic preceptorship in China. It took over a year of conversations and meetings until the day of departure finally came, and I was more than ready to begin this preceptorship. Culture, travel and new experiences excite me, and there was no way I was going to pass up an opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn’t wait for more adventures with Drs. DeBono and Underkofler, who came along for the first week. During that time, we were honored to participate in the University Signing with Shanghai University of Medicine and Sciences, tour a traditional Chinese medicine hospital, and attend the Eastern International Health and Rehabilitation Summit. I was slightly nervous when I was finally left alone in a foreign country, especially since I was not a native Mandarin speaker. I learned a lot about myself when I had to be alone, and I encourage everyone to travel to a different country for the first time alone. I explored interesting places, tried different foods and met new people, which I probably wouldn’t have done if it didn’t get me out of my comfort zone. I even picked up the language enough to get around and order food, which was amazing. I am also going to miss all the friends I made while there, from 8 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sheldon Stuckart, the first Logan University student to complete a preceptorship in China.

the chiropractors originating from England, Sweden, South Korea and Malaysia, to the local personal trainers of a fitness studio where I provided free educational powerlifting and weightlifting sessions. Although most of the trainers did not speak English, I admired their work ethic and made friendships that I will never forget. In addition to the new cultural experiences, I put in plenty of hard work and long days between the two clinics where I conducted my preceptorship, under the supervision of Edward Wilkinson, DC, a UK chiropractor. The technique we used at the clinics was similar to chiropractic

biophysics, which analyzed patients’ posture through visual assessment and radiographic interpretation in order to optimize the curvature of the spine, increase function and decrease pain. Shanghai is a prosperous business- and tourist-oriented city. Some patients were Mandarin-speaking locals while others represented all parts of the world, residing in Shanghai for business. Patients had similar complaints as in the U.S. but had a more holistic mindset of how they wanted to be treated. Most patients I treated did not like pharmaceuticals and favored traditional Chinese medicine, especially the locals. The communication barrier was the most difficult obstacle due to different medical terminologies, phrases and language styles, even with chiropractic assistants who helped translate. This sharpened my verbal and nonverbal communication style to be as concise as possible in order to get the message across throughout patient care. My biggest takeaway from my preceptorship abroad was learning about the need for chiropractic health care in China and becoming a culturally-competent doctor. Having some knowledge of your patients’ ethnic background and being conscious of the dynamics inherent when cultures interact can be essential. Whether the doctor knows the social cues and etiquette or has intake forms in different languages, understanding how culture influences health behaviors can increase patient rapport, decrease health disparities and improve patient outcomes. There is untapped potential for chiropractic in China, and I believe future generations of our profession can really make a difference there.


Industry Leaders Awarded for Contributions Two Doctors of Chiropractic associated with Logan University were honored during the American Chiropractic Association’s Engage Conference, Feb. 3-6 in Washington, D.C. RODNEY WILLIAMS, DC (’00), Logan University Board Trustee, was inducted into the International College of Chiropractors as a Fellow and is the first African American to be honored by the organization. The Fellow designation is bestowed upon those whose contributions have made or will make a significant impact upon the science of chiropractic and to those who render valuable and meritorious service to the profession. Dr. Williams has built his life and career around servitude, from his long-time service on the Logan Board of Trustees to being an active member in his community. He works to help improve diversity Dr. Rodney Williams with Dr. Karen Konarski-Hart and inclusion within of the ACA Board of Governors the chiropractic profession and is most proud of his involvement with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), which recently voted the Diversity Committee into a full committee, and the American Black Chiropractic Association, where he is helping mentor and guide the next generation of chiropractors. “When you are a servant first and are willing to get to know people’s situation and how you can help, the more people will feel comfortable with you and you will earn their trust,” he said. The chiropractic profession looked a bit different when Dr. Williams graduated 20 years ago. He was one of only two African American chiropractors practicing in Little Rock, Arkansas, and chiropractic had yet to see integration within the VA. Today, he said, people have become more aware of chiropractic, and the world is moving toward a more natural health care model. “Chiropractic is best positioned to lead that charge, but the question is: How do we position ourselves in health care so more people start to recognize the benefits of chiropractic over drugs?” he said. “There is still an educational component of what chiropractic is meant to do and what we can expect from it.” Dr. Williams said he makes it a mission to be an educator of his profession as well as an advocate for chiropractic care. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

Logan’s Director of Assessment and Accreditation KRISTINA PETROCCO-NAPULI, DC, MS, FICC, FACC was named 2020 Academician of the Year by the ACA, recognizing her efforts in advancing the profession through academic or educational excellence. Dr. Petrocco-Napuli said she is grateful and honored to be recognized among her colleagues, mentors, family members, and former and current students. “I have a deep love for the chiropractic profession and value my academic affiliation here at Logan,” she said. “I am so grateful I can share this with Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli our community.” Dr. Petrocco-Napuli spent 16 years as a chiropractic educator and established the ACA Council on Women’s Health, for which she serves as president. Additionally, she supported the Council on Chiropractic Education as a site team member from 2012-18, was elected to the Council as a member in 2019 and just recently was elected to the Council Executive Committee as the Councilor-At-Large. “Being able to represent Logan in this capacity has been so important to me. It’s been a long time since Logan has had a seat at this table, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity.” Although she is no longer teaching in the classroom, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli has never strayed from being an educator and a mentor to clinicians around the world as well as DC students. She finds the role an important one in the advancement of the chiropractic profession. “We have a duty to invest in the success of the next generation of chiropractors,” she said. “I personally feel driven to have a hand in helping graduate great students who will be confident and skilled leaders in practice.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2020 9


A leader in the classroom, in the clinic and on the gridiron, Logan University is proud to join the XFL St. Louis BattleHawks as the team’s chiropractic care provider and an official founding partner. The BattleHawks are one of eight football teams around the country in the XFL—a brand new, fan-first league that’s reimagining the game of football and offering fans an opportunity to experience more action, access and fun, according to xfl.com. The league and its teams are committed to becoming active participants in their local communities, and one of the ways they’re doing so is through partnerships with local organizations such as Logan. “We worked diligently to make this happen, and I believe it is a phenomenal move for the institution,” said Jason Goodman, DC (’98), PhD, Logan’s director

of clinical experience. “We are building and activating a best-in-class partnership that offers the team chiropractic care and complements Logan’s growth initiatives, marketing strategy and commitment to the St. Louis community.” The idea for the partnership originally came from Trimester 10 DC student Paul Books. Paul was introduced to the team’s head coach and general manager, Jonathan Hayes, through mutual friends in their hometown of Cincinnati in summer 2019, around the same time the league announced team names and logos. Paul’s passion for chiropractic was immediately

evident to Coach Hayes, sparking his interest in chiropractic care and the potential of involving Paul with the team. Over the following months, the relationship between Paul and Coach Hayes continued to develop, and upon learning of the team’s interest in additional resources such as the DEXA scan—a machine that measures bone density and which the University has on campus—Paul introduced the XFL BattleHawks as his potential preceptorship site to Logan, facilitating the introduction between the two institutions. From there, Dr. Goodman and Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS, vice provost, were

Dr. Devon Ackroyd, student Paul Books and Dr. Leslie Reece attend the XFL’s training camp in Houston in January, where they provided care to the St. Louis BattleHawks. 10 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY


Fans in St. Louis celebrate the St. Louis BattleHawks’ dominant 29-9 victory over the New York Guardians in their debut at The Dome at America’s Center.

instrumental in advancing the partnership. Devon Ackroyd, DC, MS (’19), CCSP, advanced practice clinician, leads chiropractic care for the team, working alongside Paul as his preceptor and Leslie Reece, DC, MS (’19), CCSP, Human Performance Center resident. During home games and at two practices each week, Dr. Ackroyd, Dr. Reece and Paul work with the athletic training staff to keep the athletes in top shape throughout the 10-week season, providing chiropractic adjustments, dry needling and soft tissue work to assist in both pain management and performance improvement. Additionally, Dr. Ackroyd provides treatment and a Logan University presence at away games. “It’s a neat experience to be able to work with high-performance athletes and contribute to the team’s success,” said Dr. Ackroyd. “No one health care discipline can completely take care of an individual, and Logan’s goal is to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary care between professions— whether that’s with MDs, PTs, OTs—and to truly be a part of the team. Nowhere is that more apparent than in professional sports.” Prior to the start of the season, Dr. Ackroyd, Dr. Reece and Paul had the opportunity to travel to Houston to treat the LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

team during the XFL’s training camp, and they also completed functional movement screens on all the athletes. “We’re treating players who can be up to 300-400 pounds, so the work is physically challenging and demanding, and not everyone is able to do it,” said Paul. “Yet, the team is very open to chiropractic and is appreciative of what we do for them. It’s exciting to see them play, then work diligently with them after an injury to get them back on the field and performing their best.” Over the years, the University has developed many prosperous partnerships with sports teams—on the high school, collegiate and professional levels—each with the primary goal of providing quality care to athletes and enhancing student experiential learning. “What’s unique about this partnership for Logan is that it’s more than providing chiropractic care to the athletes,” said Dr. Goodman. “Logan is a growing university, and partnering with the BattleHawks will help us elevate our patient care and academic programs and truly grow our presence and recognition within St. Louis.” In addition to chiropractic care, the

partnership allows Logan to engage with fans in the stadium during BattleHawks home games at The Dome at America’s Center through concourse activations and digital marketing assets. Logan University signage will be found throughout the stadium, and admissions and health center representatives will staff a booth in the concourse, where they can speak with prospective students and patients about Logan’s world-class offerings. Additionally, Logan is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of the St. Louis BattleHawks Team Captains Program, in which the partners will recognize a community leader who has had a positive impact in health care, education or athletics during each home game. Paul was recognized as the first award recipient for the Team Captains Program and had the honor of throwing the game opening pass to former NFL St. Louis Rams player, Torry Holt, during the pregame show of the BattleHawks’ home opener at The Dome against the New York Guardians. “The BattleHawks, and the XFL as a whole, are about more than football, and we’re proud to be a part of the team,” said Dr. Goodman. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2020 11


Supervised Experiential Learning Opportunities Prepare Logan’s First Dietetics Graduate Students for Career Success According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of registered dietitians (RD) is projected to grow 11 percent by 2028, which is more than twice as fast as the national average for all occupations. To answer market demand, Logan’s College of Health Sciences welcomed its first cohort of students entering the graduate-level dietetics track within its Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance (MSNHP) program in January 2020. Logan is currently one of only 16 schools in the country to offer a graduatelevel dietetics program accredited under the Future Education Model by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), which requires RDs to obtain a master’s degree to become credentialed. Built on a competency-based curriculum, the University’s interdisciplinary, comprehensive dietetics program is designed to prepare dietitians who are equipped to meet the health care needs of patients facing a variety of chronic conditions, including obesity, diabetes and hypertension. In addition to online core coursework and specialized RD classes, Logan’s dietetics graduate students must complete 30 weeks of supervised experiential learning (SEL) outside the classroom at various St. Louisarea sites. To oversee the students, the University hired Clinical Coordinator Helen Halley, MS, RD, LD, CSO, CNSC in December 2019. “Preparing dietetic interns for the professional world is my passion,” Helen said. “Before coming to Logan, I spent 10 years as a clinical dietitian and supervisor at Stanford Health Care in California, where part of my job was managing the dietetic internship program. Finding the opportunity to focus on helping Logan students become 12 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

RDs is a dream come true.” Because RDs can work in a variety of settings, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, sports teams, schools, businesses and public health clinics, Helen plans to provide students with SEL opportunities at a variety of St. Louis institutions. For instance, students can gain clinical experience by completing their SEL at DaVita dialysis centers, McCallum Place—an eating disorder treatment facility—or the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, where they will provide medical nutrition therapy for people recovering from a life-changing illness or injury. For career training in food service management, students can be placed at Bloom Café, a casual dining establishment that helps people with disabilities prepare for employment. Furthermore, community health students will have the chance to work with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to improve the nutritional health status of low-income women, infants and children in Missouri who are at nutritional risk. Helen is also hoping to set up rotations at St. Louis Area Foodbank. “You can find a dietitian anywhere there is food being produced, prepared, sold or consumed,” Helen said. “That is why it is important to provide students with SEL opportunities in many settings so they can

excel in whichever career path they choose.” The 14 students in Logan’s first cohort of dietetics graduate students come from a variety of backgrounds. They are from Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kansas, Minnesota, California and Alabama and have degrees in nutrition, biology, public health, sport and exercise science, human environmental sciences and even music. After graduation, they are interested in pursuing careers working with children, athletes, the military, people with eating disorders, young women and cancer patients. “Our goal is to have a set of SEL opportunities that align with the diverse interests of our students and then some,” Helen said. “They are designed to provide students necessary foundational skills while also exposing them to different populations that have unique nutritional needs.” In addition to teaching the SEL courses, Helen is looking forward to growing Logan’s graduate-level dietetics program. “Not only do I want to give more realworld opportunities to more students who want to become RDs, but it’s also very exciting to have the chance to build a new program from the ground up,” Helen said. “Being new gives us the chance to be innovative and pool our past experiences to make something as optimal as it can be.”


“Preparing dietetic interns for the professional world is my passion. Finding the opportunity to focus on helping Logan students become RDs is a dream come true.” – Helen Halley




Logan Alumnus Puts Chiropractic ‘In the Driver’s Seat’ Imagine you’ve just spent a few hours driving. How does your back feel? Odds are, not great. Paul Phipps, DC (‘85) has invented technology to solve this common source of back pain for road-trippers, long-haul truckers, airline passengers and anyone stuck in a vehicle seat for long or repetitive periods of time. in the seat to keep users more alert and focused on the drive. The idea was born out of Dr. Phipps’ work treating patients in his office who were experiencing recurring back pain and spending long hours in their vehicles every day. Dr. Phipps initially advised them to simply adjust their seat position every 15 minutes or so. This worked, but required drivers to pay close attention to the time or set alarms. His light bulb moment came when he treated Lew and LuAnn Derrickson, a successful Indianapolis couple. Initially excited about the 18 adjustable seat positions that came with their new Mercedes, the Derricksons unhappily discovered that none kept them comfortable for long. They followed Dr. Phipps’ advice to adjust the seat and found it worked wonders. “They asked me what I was doing with the idea,” Dr. Phipps said. “I told them I didn’t Dr. Paul Phipps is flanked by Dr. Clay McDonald (left) and Dr. Ralph Barrale (right).

The Indianapolis chiropractor is cofounder and director of research and development for Comfort Motion Global (CMG), a software startup that’s cracked the code on helping drivers feel more comfortable and less fatigued. CMG’s Healthy Seating Technology is an algorithm for automotive memory seats. It automates small movements in the seats to redistribute body weight, transferring the workload on the spine and surrounding muscles. The subtle movements improve circulation and decrease tissue fatigue and discomfort while keeping the driver more alert. The technology can integrate heating, cooling and massage features if available


“Chiropractors are creative people because we have to find solutions ... Our ingenuity is an amazing resource. I look at chiropractic as a whole and see a bright future ahead.” – Dr. Paul Phipps know how to take it into the auto industry, but they said, ‘We do.’” Following the Derricksons’ advice, Dr. Phipps put together a technical pitch, presented it to the auto industry and secured funding for feasibility research. Today, Lew Derrickson is CEO of CMG. In 2007, Dr. Phipps put his chiropractic practice on hold temporarily to conduct feasibility studies on his idea, partnering with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ball State University and—at Dr. Phipps’ insistence—Logan University. The results gave CMG the green light it needed to move forward. In comparing the motion seat with a static one, the research found that the movement decreased tissue fatigue, improved driver alertness and reaction time, reduced pain by 46% and improved blood flow to the legs and feet.


Before bringing the technology to market in 2019, CMG spent the next 12 years working with automotive original equipment manufacturers and tier-one suppliers in codevelopment partnerships to perfect the algorithms and quality of seat movements. This required five patents and dozens of iterations. “We were engineering the seat to do things it had never been asked to do before,” Dr. Phipps said. One example is the speed of movement. Normally, automotive seats move quickly from one position to the next—hardly ideal while driving. “Our lead engineer, Christopher Meyer, figured out a way to slow the seat motors down so the motion is softer and smoother. This took 20 different iterations,” Dr. Phipps said. To date, CMG’s technology is integrated into the seats of several 2020 MercedesBenz models including the GLS, GLE, and A- and B-Class vehicles with the memory seat option. The company is also in commercialization talks to integrate with several other automobile, commercial

truck and airplane manufacturers. He compares the technology to automated wipers or remote door locks—“it just makes sense”—and because CMG’s Healthy Seating Technology is simply a software upgrade to the existing memory seat, he expects it to be just as ubiquitous in Dr. Phipps explains CMG’s Healthy Seating Technology. coming years. Dr. Phipps’ cause and focus on a treatment to address invention is poised to be a game-changer, it,” he said. “Some of the greatest inventions but he said he’s hardly an anomaly in the I’ve seen have come from chiropractors. chiropractic field. “Chiropractors are creative Our ingenuity is an amazing resource. I look people because we have to find solutions— at chiropractic as a whole and see a bright we don’t use medications or surgery to future ahead.” treat; rather, we have to understand the

Dr. Phipps demonstrates the Healthy Seating Techology that is integrated into seats of several 2020 Mercedes-Benz models. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE



Stem Cell Regeneration Study Enlists Logan for Candidate Recruitment and was the top enrolling site in those who have Low back pain is one of the most the country. commended the common reasons why patients seek “We were told most sites qualified innovation as well chiropractic care. So when SPIRITT around one candidate for every 50 as those who Research Institute, a clinical research candidates scanned,” said Dr. Evans. “We have spoken out organization based in Town & Country, were qualifying one candidate for around against it. Missouri, needed to find patients with low every six scanned. Logan had a very high “For me, it’s back pain for a study, it’s natural that they success rate in finding candidates for the about giving would turn to neighboring Logan University study simply because an individual with the patient for candidates. mild to moderate low back pain is the type another avenue Logan’s Dean of Research and of patient chiropractors see consistently.” when it comes Professor Emeritus Norman Kettner, DiscGenics was amazed and interested to managing DC, DACBR, FICC was approached by Dr. Erika Evans in knowing what biomarkers or tests Logan low back pain,” Frannie Schranck, president of SPIRITT, was using to find qualifying candidates. said Dr. Evans. in January 2019 to discuss the possibility “It was definitely a cool opportunity to “This cell therapy is for the stubborn or of Logan participating in an FDA Phase 1 educate both SPIRITT and DiscGenics on persistent mild to moderate low back clinical research trial investigating stem cell what chiropractic is and what we do here pain complaint that runs the risk of treatment for degenerative disc disease at Logan,” said Dr. Evans, crediting Dr. progressive degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the spine. Kettner and Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS and possible future surgical intervention. Following a series of meetings with for demonstrating how Logan is committed Current treatment options for low back SPIRITT, Logan became one of more to evidence-based research and teaching pain include chiropractic, physical therapy, than a dozen sites around the world to as well as growing the relationship between opioids and surgery. This is not a Band-Aid help recruit candidates for a study. In Logan, DiscGenics and SPIRITT. on a problem. It’s not surgery, hardware concert with SPIRITT, the study is being Somewhat of a buzzword in the past implants or fusion. It’s real, live regrowth conducted by DiscGenics, which develops two decades, stem cell regeneration and repair of tissue.” the regenerative therapy that could help has received mixed reactions—there are According to Dr. Evans, among to alleviate pain and restore function the many companies that in patients with DDD of are working in this area of the spine. biomedical science, DiscGenics Logan Clinician and is one of the few going Assistant Professor Erika through the rigorous federal Evans, DC took the reins requirements seeking an FDAon identifying candidates in approved stem cell. St. Louis. She said the study DiscGenics has been working had aggressive candidate on the FDA-approved stem qualifiers, from degree of cell injections since 2007, low back pain and age to which recently has entailed a experience with conservative long and thorough process to care, among other factors. ensure safety for humans. The Candidates being considered product successfully passed could not have more than animal trials, including the use one disc bulge, prior surgical of dogs, cats, rabbits and pigs, intervention or abnormal and DiscGenics just recently disc issues. wrapped up the second phase St. Louis was the only site of human trials. Candidates pairing with a chiropracticLara Silverman, PhD, senior director of research and development at DiscGenics, describes the methods for stem cell preparation. selected for the study either patient recruiting relationship 16 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY


“This cell therapy is for the stubborn or persistent mild to moderate low back pain complaint that runs the risk of progressive degenerative disc disease and possible future surgical intervention ... This is not a Band-Aid on a problem. It’s not surgery, hardware implants or fusion. It’s real, live regrowth and repair of tissue.” – Dr. Erika Evans

received the stem cell injection or a placebo. During the next year and a half, the candidates will receive two MRIs, which will help determine if their disc height increased due to regenerated disc tissue. DiscGenics is expected to receive FDA approval with the conclusion of the study. Pending approval from the FDA, DiscGenics’ stem cell injection will be added to the small yet fast-growing list of FDAapproved stem cell injections in the world. Dr. Evans said the study has given Logan the opportunity to network, educate other health care professionals about chiropractic and identify new treatment options while keeping in mind the common goal of improving the quality of life for the patient. Dr. Evans said she hopes to be involved in future stem cell studies, specifically with DiscGenics. “An injection for pain in the spine is quite different from this cell therapy that actually repairs the disc tissue,” she said. “DiscGenics is already looking at where else they can improve or increase treatment options for patients. We could see a similar study involving cell therapy for the cervical or thoracic spine or even adjacent level disease in the lumbar spine in the future.”

Matthew Gornet, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and principle investigator of the study, lectures on Nocimed—a program that uses MRI spectroscopy data to measure intervertebral disc metabolites related to pain. This analysis method was also employed in the FDA study. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

Dr. Gornet Tapped for Chiropractic Grand Rounds Speaker

Dr. Matthew F. Gornet

Board Certified Spine Surgeon Matthew F. Gornet, MD of The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis will be speaking at Logan on April 3 as part of Logan’s Chiropractic Grand Rounds. Speakers for the Chiropractic Grand Rounds are invited and hosted by Logan’s Dean of Research and Professor Emeritus Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC. Dr. Gornet is part of the team involved in the FDA Phase 1 clinical research trial investigating stem cell treatment for degenerated discs. The topic of Dr. Gornet’s presentation is “Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) can identify painful lumbar discs and may facilitate improved clinical outcomes of lumbar surgeries for discogenic pain.” LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2020 17


Logan Students Take on World Stage of Sports For many students, staying active is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But for these Logan University students, their sport is more than just a pastime—it’s their passion.

Shelby Hummel has been a runner ever since she can remember. “I played all kinds of sports in grade school and eventually realized how fast I was becoming,” Shelby said. “I decided to dedicate myself to running full-time by transitioning to cross country in eighth grade and continued until I graduated high school.” After graduation, Shelby didn’t want to give up on her running career but wanted a slight change of pace. She began racing in triathlons about four years ago with the goal of qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championship. Since then, she has competed in four full IRONMANs and 10 half-IRONMANs, a huge feat for anyone. In October, at just 23-years old, Shelby achieved her goal of qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championship. Securing one



of only two spots available for her age group, Shelby is proud of her accomplishment but knows her work is far from over. “I took about two weeks off after completing the qualifying event in October, but since then it has been full speed ahead,” Shelby said. She trains nearly every day, alternating between swimming, biking, running and strength training. “During the school week, I have one training session per day, but on the weekends, I train two or three times each day,” said Shelby. “It can be a lot between school and training, but at the end of the day, it’s all about dedicating your time to the things you’re passionate about.” Shelby will compete in the 2020 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, this October.

Joey Garrison isn’t just a powerlifting champ, he’s also an expert in time management. Between his one-hour daily commute to and from school, attending classes, looking for opportunities to further his education and hitting the gym to train, Joey has a packed schedule. “Sometimes it does get challenging to balance everything I have going on, but I take each day one task at a time,” said Joey. “I focus on the activity at hand and I give that activity 100% of my attention and effort. This allows me to give every aspect of my day the best that I have.” That strong work ethic has landed Joey a spot at the upcoming USA


Powerlifting Arnold Raw Challenge, one of the most prestigious powerlifting events in the country. Joey has been working tirelessly to train for this competition, perfecting his movements and building volume. “As the competition gets closer, I’ve been adding more weight to my workouts,” Joey explained. “My coach has been an enormous help in preparing me for this competition. I’m really excited to see the work I’ve been putting in hopefully pay off in a big way.” He’s set to compete in Columbus, Ohio, the first weekend of March and hopes to bring home a gold medal for his efforts.


Athletics have always been part of Trevor Kimm’s life, but it wasn’t until he began playing collegiate baseball that he truly fell in love with strength training and conditioning. “I’ve always enjoyed the competitive nature that sports bring,” said Trevor. “I like pushing myself to excel and the instinctual internal competition that comes with it.” While completing an internship during his undergrad, Trevor was introduced to a brand-new sport: Olympic weightlifting. In just a few years, he’s competed in numerous events, the most recent being the Roma 2020 Weightlifting World Cup, a Silver Level Olympic Games qualifier that was held at the end of January. Trevor traveled to Rome, Italy, to compete among



the best weightlifters in the world. He took home seventh place in the 96 kg category and was thrilled to have been coached by a three-time Olympic gold medalist, Pyrros Dimas. Between classes, schoolwork, training and traveling to participate in weightlifting events, Trevor has a full plate. “Sometimes balancing everything can feel overwhelming, but I’ve found making my priorities non-negotiable really helps,” Trevor said. “For me, training, school and getting eight hours of sleep are non-negotiable.” Now, he’s preparing for the 2020 Senior Nationals in Lombard, Illinois, in May. He hopes his training and preparation will help him bring home a gold medal.

A decorated racquetball player, Alex Midkiff loves the excitement of competition. He’s played in dozens of tournaments across the country, bringing home many wins and titles of distinction in just a few short years. Alex began playing racquetball competitively in high school but truly immersed himself in the sport once he reached college. “Sometimes, it’s difficult to balance training and traveling for racquetball tournaments with dedicating time for studying, homework and furthering my education,” Alex said. “I’ve really learned to be efficient with my time. I always carry my books and study materials with me so I can take advantage of any free minute I get throughout the day.” Additionally, Alex said the support he


receives from the Logan administration pushes him to better himself. His professors are always interested in his story, asking to be updated on any recent tournament results. He believes the key to success—with school and with racquetball—is devoting complete focus to the task at hand. “I really try to give all of my effort to what I’m doing at any given moment,” said Alex. “Whether it’s studying for an exam or practicing my form on the racquetball court, I truly believe practice makes perfect.” He’s applying that same mindset now to his training for an upcoming tournament. Alex will compete in the 2020 National Intercollegiate Racquetball Tournament in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in March.



Tour of the Body Helps Fontbonne Art Students Learn the Human Form Logan University’s Tour of the Body educates the community on the wonders of the human body. Among the beneficiaries are Fontbonne University (located in Clayton, Missouri) art students, who have visited Logan’s anatomy lab for the past decade to deepen their understanding of the human form. The students are enrolled in Fontbonne’s anatomy drawing class, taught by Fontbonne art professor Timothy Liddy. The class is a rigid, strict study of figure, Liddy said, and gives students an understanding of the human body that they can carry over to drawing, sculpture, painting and other artistic mediums. “My students have to learn anatomy because I want them to not just draw what they see, but draw what they know,” Liddy said. Historically, learning to draw the

figure has formed the basis of an artist’s education. “If you look through art history, the best artists—whether they work in the abstract later in their career or not—start with learning how figures work,” Liddy said. “Even great architectural programs study the skeleton to get an idea of how the basic, elegant structure of the body works. We use the figure as a building block for going further—it gives more range for the students to be able to explore.” During Tour of the Body, the Fontbonne students experience bodies in different

Drawings from Fontbonne University art students after experiencing Logan’s Tour of the Body. 20 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

stages of dissection, gaining a deeper understanding of the mechanics at play that provide insight into the human form. “If you wanted to draw a knee, for instance, you could take a specimen that was cut at the middle of the femur and tibia fibula and be able to move the knee and see how the mechanics work,” Liddy said. “It’s good for us as artists to be able to go beyond the static thing and see how the muscles, tendons and ligaments change when it bends.”


Logan Bids Adieu to World-Class Clinician “You are an amazing doctor and mentor.” “You changed my life and the lives of my patients!” “It was an honor being a classmate, student and working with you many years. Our field is better off because of you.” Logan Professor Emeritus Muriel Périllat, DC, MS could fill a room with all the pictures, thank you notes and letters of gratitude she has received from students and patients over the years. The words are a testament to her work, not only as a clinician and educator, but as the true definition of a leader both at Logan and in the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Périllat enjoys a look back at cards she’s received from grateful patients. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

Dr. Périllat retired after more than forty years of academic and professional chiropractic services. During her time at Logan, for the past thirteen years she made an immeasurable impact on the University and notes that she received great joy from connecting with students and patients. Early in her career at Logan, Dr. Périllat served in a capacity that transformed the student clinic operations. She went to great lengths to support and shape students into skilled and competent DCs—from fine-tuning their adjusting techniques to perfecting their doctor-patient communication skills. During her last two years at Logan, Dr. Périllat was beckoned back to practicing chiropractic, this time working with children—a lifelong love of hers. She was responsible for launching pediatric services at Montgomery Health Center, where she cared for young patients, especially those with special needs, and guided approximately 50 student interns, many of whom are now pursuing pediatric chiropractic care in their career thanks to her tutelage. “Seeing the students develop a passion for pediatric chiropractic—teaching them how to handle the children and understanding the differences in care for that kind of setting—was so wonderful,” she said. “I am grateful for the opportunity.” Now, entering the next chapter of her life with husband Carl Saubert, former vice president of academic affairs at Logan, Dr. Périllat looks forward to traveling, catching up on volumes of French literature and spending more time exploring St. Louis.

Dr. Périllat and her husband, Dr. Saubert, look forward to spending time traveling, reading French literature and exploring St. Louis more deeply.

“Our work in chiropractic has been a passion and a calling,” Dr. Saubert reflects. “We are grateful for Logan accepting us as a pair when we resigned from Cleveland University in Kansas City.” Though Dr. Périllat leaves Logan, we imagine she will never stray too far from work that has had a profound impact on so many people. Her legacy and work lives on—through the patients she’s touched, the students she’s counseled and those she will continue to impact through the Dr. Muriel M. Périllat Pediatric Scholarship, which recognizes and supports students who have shown a special interest in and a dedication to pediatric chiropractic care. LOGAN UNIVERSITY • SPRING 2020 21


Center for Diagnostic Imaging Makes Financial Commitment to Logan A recent gift to Logan’s Department of Radiology will allow the University to be a pioneer in X-ray dose-related research. The Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in St. Louis CTs that are ordered by clinicians. Dr. Kettner said CDI has upgraded Logan’s current X-ray system to a UMG/Del exudes a level of professionalism that extends to patients. Medical radiographic system. “We are proud of our ongoing partnership with Logan The new system University and the features a dose area commitment we share product meter in the to educating the next collimator that allows generation of clinicians for measuring and and caregivers,” said recording the radiation CDI Vice President of exposure for every view Operations Cory Stilts. performed on every “We view ourselves patient. It also gives as an extension of Logan the opportunity Logan, whether it’s to study and publish improving a patient X-ray dose-related outcome or helping research, reinforcing provide information for a the University’s student.” reputation as a leader Stilts said CDI in chiropractic imaging invests in cutting-edge research. technology, like the 3 The system is housed From left: Dr. Gary Guebert, Dr. Robert Kuhn and Dr. Norman Kettner. Tesla MRI, the strongest in the Norman W. MRI in the outpatient Kettner, DC Imaging Center on Logan’s campus. setting and only one of a few in Missouri. “We also have “This technology improvement is the result of a valuable the only Upright MRI in Missouri, which many chiropractors collaboration with CDI which started many years ago,” said prefer for patient comfort and positioning,” he said. Logan Professor, Dean of Research and Chair Emeritus CDI will train Logan clinicians on how to use the new Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC. “We have found CDI imaging equipment at Logan and serve as a resource on to be a superior diagnostic imaging center that exceeds interpretation and procedures. Their staff will also make quality on every level.” quarterly presentations during the imaging portion of a CDI operates six outpatient diagnostic imaging centers in student’s coursework. St. Louis as part of its national network and partners with Logan’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement the best subspecialty radiologists in the country in order to Theresa Fleck said CDI’s gift aligns with Logan’s provide high-level service and excellence in imaging. This commitment to train students on the most current tools and means CDI’s radiologists are trained in a certain body part technology available. “This contribution helps provide stateso there is consistent quality reporting and diagnosis. of-the-art equipment to ensure that we are providing the For several years, Logan has relied on CDI for MRIs and best instruction and highest quality care,” she said.




SP RIN G SYMPO SIU M Leading the Way Into 2020: Perfecting Solutions for Better Health Care On campus and at St. Louis Union Station

April 30-May 3, 2020

Join colleagues, faculty and staff for Logan University’s seventh annual Spring Symposium, featuring 20 chiropractic experts and health care leaders, 24 hours of continuing education, chiropractic exhibitors, and social and networking events. Events will be held on Logan’s campus and at St. Louis Union Station. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE



Schedule of Continuing Education and Events THURSDAY, APRIL 30 Logan University Campus 10 a.m.

Registration Opens

June 2019, Dr. Frerking was named a Logan University postgraduate faculty member. Dr. Frerking will speak about chronic inflammation and the value of early diagnosis, prevention and treatment to reduce the risk of chronic disease and related death worldwide.


Sponsored by Standard Process Jeff Lavell, DC Dr. Lavell serves as a team chiropractor for the Minnesota Menagerie Women’s Rugby Team as well as many athletes from the University of Minnesota Men’s Rugby team. In the first hour, Dr. Lavell will address general health concerns among the population base, physiology regarding whole food nutrition as it relates to the human body, and the endocannabinoid system and how it influences your health.

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.

11 – 11:50 a.m. Sponsored by Standard Process

5 – 7 p.m.

1 – 1:50 p.m.

Leading the Way into 2020 with EvidenceInformed Myofascial Therapy

Sponsored by Active Release Techniques Jason Pajaczkowski, CSCS, CPT, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCPOR(C), DACRB®, ART®, D. Ac, FMS, SFMA, PRI, IT Michael Leahy, DC Dr. Pajaczkowski is an Active Release Techniques® (ART®) instructor and Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences. Dr. Leahy is founder of ART® and the Elite Provider Network. In this session, Drs. Pajaczkowski and Leahy will lead a fast-paced review of the current literature related to the role of fascial tissue and how it interacts with muscles, nerves and other tissues. They will address the overall effect it has on a patient’s health and well-being along with a demonstration.

Purser Center Social Event

Sponsored by Loomis Enzymes


2 – 2:50 p.m.

Chiropractic Adjustments of the Lower Extremities

Sponsored by Logan University Michael Wittmer, DC Dr. Wittmer (’80) has maintained a private practice for 30 years and served as chief of clinical services in the Logan Health Centers. He has been serving on the faculty of Logan since 1984. In this session, Dr. Wittmer will share chiropractic adjustments for the lower extremities, including the foot and ankle and the knee and hip. 3 – 3:50 p.m.

Chiropractic Adjustments of the Upper Extremities

Sponsored by Logan University Anthony Miller, DC Dr. Miller (’99) is an associate professor at Logan University and chiropractic physician at Esquire Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation in St. Louis. Dr. Miller will discuss the utilization of shoulder, elbow and hand/wrist adjustments relative to specific diagnoses. 4 – 4:50 p.m.

Taming Chronic Inflammation May Reduce Illness, Save Lives Sponsored by Food Enzyme Institute Dennis Frerking, DC, FIACA Dr. Frerking serves as director of clinical sciences for the Food Enzyme Institute™. In 24 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

10 – 10:50 a.m.

Hemp Oil and the Endocannabinoid System

St. Louis Union Station–Downtown Unification: A Call for Collaboration to Improve Patient Access and Secure Chiropractic’s Future

Hemp Oil and the Endocannabinoid System

Doing the Impossible … Chiropractic Profession Unity

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Logan University Clay McDonald, DC, JD, MBA Dr. McDonald (’82) serves as president of Logan University, a role he assumed in March 2013. In 2018, Dr. McDonald was named Educator of the Year by the Missouri Chiropractic Physician’s Association.

Sponsored by Logan University Steven Clarke, DC Practicing chiropractor and New Jersey Chiropractor of the Year, Dr. Clarke (’82) is a current elected state board member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC). Dr. Clarke will share successful results that the ANJC has accomplished by working together to improve better access to chiropractic care for patients, such as legislation to expand scope of practice, licensing chiropractic assistants and standing up to the major insurance carriers. 8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Sponsored by Logan University

#BeEPIC: Our Great Global Opportunity Richard Brown, DC, LLM, FRCC, FBCA, FEAC, FAECC Dr. Brown serves as the secretary-general of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and is responsible for strategic policy development. His keynote address will show how every chiropractor can integrate the WFC’s global principles to advance chiropractic through evidence-based, people-centered, inter-professional and collaborative care.

Jeff Lavell, DC In the second hour, Dr. Lavell will address common phytochemical pathways and their influence on the endocannabinoid system, how essential fatty acid pathways relate to the endocannabinoid system’s receptor sites and how it can be influenced, and specific phytochemicals that research has shown to affect the endocannabinoid system.

Scholarship Lunch (Invitation Only) Sponsored by Standard Process 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Developing Missouri’s First Medical Marijuana Program

Sponsored by Logan University Randall Williams, MD, FACOG Dr. Williams is the director of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. Dr. Williams will discuss how the department worked to quickly develop the state’s first medical marijuana program with rigorous deadlines, making medical marijuana a legal option for qualified patients in Missouri. 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.

The Future of Cybersecurity: Emergency Responses and How to Prevent Attacks

Sponsored by Dr. Ty the Compliance Guy Ty Talcott, DC, CHPSE Dr. Talcott (’78) is a certified HIPAA privacy and security expert and has consulted thousands of health care practices relative to business development and protection. In this session, Dr. Talcott will address how to handle a cyber attack, prevent ransomware attacks and will present a case study.

SP R I N G S YMP O S I U M 4 – 4:50 p.m.

Opportunities in the Paralympic Movement and Beyond

Sponsored by Logan University Kelley M. Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP® Dr. Humphries serves as executive director of Paralympic Operations at Logan University and oversees USA Para Powerlifting. Dr. Humphries will explore the role of Logan University, the chiropractic profession and health care as a whole in the Paralympic movement, as well as the opportunity for more participation, education and service. 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Endocannabinoid Physiology

Sponsored by NAF Canna Dustin Sulak, DO Dr. Sulak serves as a medical director and founder of Integr8 Health, LLC. In this session, Dr. Sulak explores the endogenous cannabinoid system and provides a foundation for understanding the therapeutic effects of cannabis in a wide variety of health conditions.

discuss the pros and cons of practicing in a hospital-based environment. 10 – 10:50 a.m.

American College of Physicians Guidelines on Low Back Pain—Why, What and Who?

Sponsored by Logan University Christine Goertz, DC, PhD (Dr. Beatrice B. Hagen Award) Dr. Goertz is a professor in musculoskeletal research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and director of system development and coordination for Spine Health in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University. She is also the chief executive officer of the Spine Institute for Quality. Dr. Goertz will address the role of the Doctor of Chiropractic as primary spine practitioner and the current evidence base for chiropractic care. 11 – 11:50 a.m.

Lower Extremity Biomechanics and the Management of Common Lower Extremity Injuries

St. Louis Union Station–Downtown

Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc. Kurt A. Juergens, DC, CCSP® For the past 30 years, Dr. Juergens has treated world-class athletes from around the globe, becoming one of Houston’s top sports injury chiropractic specialists. In this session, Dr. Juergens will review lower extremity biomechanics, share experiences on how to diagnosis and manage lower extremity injuries and demonstrate how to incorporate a variety of active care techniques into practice.

7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

6 – 8 p.m.

Mix & Mingle with Chiropractors and Chiropractic Suppliers Sponsored by ChiroThin, LLC


Food as Medicine: The Evidence Underlying the Transformational Power of a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet

Communication Framework for the Chiropractic Professional

Sponsored by Logan University James Loomis Jr., MD, MBA Dr. Loomis is the medical director for Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Loomis will review the contribution of an evolutionarily mismatched lifestyle to the root cause of chronic disease and help attendees understand the profound changes in the “standard American diet” over the last 50 years and how these changes contribute to chronic disease.

Sponsored by Review Wave Fab Mancini, DC World-renowned chiropractor with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Mancini is an internationally acclaimed educator, business leader, speaker, consultant and president emeritus of Parker University. In this session, Dr. Mancini will share the latest communication behaviors and mindset that work to better communicate the value of chiropractic with existing patients and the community.

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.

2:30 – 3:20 p.m.

Hospital-Based Chiropractic Practice: Is It Right for You?

Sponsored by Logan University David A. Vincent, DC Dr. Vincent (’91) is the medical director of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy and the Buoncore Family Endowed Director of Chiropractic Medicine at the University Hospitals, Connor Integrative Health Network in Cleveland, Ohio. In this session, Dr. Vincent will introduce the typical hospital-based practice models available to chiropractic physicians and LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

Patient Communication

Sponsored by Logan University Nick Niehaus Nick is the CEO and co-founder of Connect Marketing in St. Louis. In this session, Nick will explain how to begin transitioning to video as a communication tool. He will provide ideas on where you can substitute video for current phone calls and emails, explain the types of content to share with patients and provide basic steps to shooting high-quality video.

4 – 4:50 p.m.

Adolescent Health: A Focus on Care

Sponsored by Logan University Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC Dr. Petrocco-Napuli serves as director of assessment and accreditation for Logan’s College of Chiropractic and president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Women’s Health. In the first hour, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli will address the importance of educating families and young women on wellness and focus on this patient population’s most commonly seen conditions along with treatment options and educational strategies. 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Adolescent Health: A Focus on Care

Sponsored by Logan University Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC In the second hour, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli will explore evidence-informed practices surrounding the treatment and management of conditions affecting this population. 7 – 9 p.m.

Benefactor Dinner (Invitation only)


St. Louis Union Station–Downtown 7:30 – 9:20 a.m.

Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Cultural Diversity Awareness

Sponsored by NCMIC Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP®, APMP, CPCO, MCS-P Dr. Fucinari is a member of the Carrier Advisory Committee for Medicare, a certified professional compliance officer (CPCO), certified medical compliance specialist (MCS-P), and a certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP®). In the first hour, Dr. Fucinari will discuss risk factors pertaining to sexual harassment and diversity, the reporting process of sexual harassment and lead participants in the development of policies and procedures. 9:30 – 11:20 a.m.

Top 10 Most Common Documentation Errors

Sponsored by NCMIC Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP®, APMP, CPCO, MCS-P In the second hour, Dr. Fucinari will address the top 10 most common documentation errors and explore the most common errors made in various insurances, including Medicare, personal injury, Blue Cross and cash. Attendees will learn what the carriers are looking for and how to avoid the top errors to improve record-keeping.



Christine Goertz, DC, PhD Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University & Spine IQ Sitting next to the right person in chemistry class at the University of Minnesota put pre-med student Christine Goertz, DC, PhD on the chiropractic path. “The more she talked about chiropractic, the more I was intrigued,” she said. “I really resonated with the whole-person approach that chiropractic represents.” Today, Dr. Goertz is a professor in musculoskeletal research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, director of system development and coordination for spine health in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University and CEO of the Spine Institute for Quality. She is also the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Beatrice B. Hagen Award, which will be presented during the Spring Symposium where Dr. Goertz will be speaking about the role of the Doctor of Chiropractic as primary spine practitioner and the current evidence base for chiropractic care. “There’s never been a better time to be a DC,” she said. “There are tremendous opportunities for the profession and, more importantly, the patients we serve. Given the high prevalence of spine-related disorders, combined with the growing understanding that conventional treatments can often result in more harm than benefit, health systems are increasingly open to being more inclusive of chiropractic. However, there are still barriers that must be addressed.” Dr. Goertz said those barriers include policymakers who do not think about chiropractic as part of the solution, remnants of bias against the profession and inconsistencies in the quality


of chiropractic care delivery among chiropractic physicians. As chiropractors, she said, we need to do a better job of making sure we are familiar with the evidence available on chiropractic and share that knowledge with patients and other health care providers. “We need to be straightforward about what we know is beneficial, what we know doesn’t work and where there are still significant gaps in understanding,” she said. Five years ago, Dr. Goertz founded the Spine Institute for Quality with the goal of defining quality, demonstrating value and building trust among those concerned with spine care. She said it all started with a simple question. Someone from Sen. Tom Harkin’s office called and asked for a referral to a “good chiropractor” in Alexandria, Virginia.

“I realized that I really didn’t know how to answer that question beyond looking up what college a doctor attended or if he/she was affiliated with a professional association,” she said. “I began to think about how we could use data for this purpose, starting with how to define what ‘good’ means.” Dr. Goertz believes that for patients to make an informed choice about what treatment options to pursue, they need to have access to knowledge and tools. “Spine IQ takes a data-driven approach to spine care delivery, putting information about conservative spine care and chiropractic providers into the hands of patients, with a focus on performance measurement and best practices,” she said. “When we talk about barriers in chiropractic, we must consider what it takes to be a part of an integrated health care team and to maximize benefit to the patients we serve. Research has shown that it matters to patients when their health care team—MDs and DCs—are working together to achieve optimal outcomes.”

“There’s never been a better time to be a DC. There are tremendous opportunities for the profession and, more importantly, the patients we serve.” –Dr. Christine Goertz



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Class of December 2019

Jacob B. Brumbelow

Anna M. Schissler

Britney L. Hattamer

Natalie J. Hydock Treasurer

Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator

Shelley K. Simpson

Nathan D. Prentice

Timothy J. Williamson

Jennifer M. Brenneisen

Shelby A. Carter

Dominic J. Caruso

Logan P. Chamberlain

Benjamin J. Christensen

Janay M. Collier

Kalyn S. Cook

Samantha S. Davenport

Daniel K. Gepfrey

Alicia N. Gerald

Tory L. Hall

Emily K. Harvey

Andrew D. Heck

Nicholas A. Hedges

Daniel B. Heim

Adam J. Hernandez

Shelby A. Mahaney

Amanda M. Mathwig

Kayla N. McVay

Lauren A. Medina

Shane A. Meyers

Glenn T. Miller

Jordan W. Miller

Kristen L. Moody

Kolten K. Pedigo

Lauren M. Pratt

Taylor J. Ptacek

Branden E. Race

Jordan M. Reed

Lianna G. Repecki

Madison K. Roberts

H. Princeton F. Russell

Mitchell W. Sutter

Blake L. Taylor

Kamryn D. Terveer

Mark W. Thenhaus

Hannah N. Tobiczyk

Tyler S. Torkelson

Mariella C. Townsend

Misty D. Tramel


Vice President



Tyler L. Awe

Athletic Director

Athletic Director

Doctor of Chiropractic Graduates


Jeremy L. Amerine

Joshua D. Baird

Jacob S. Baldwin

Steven P. Bashor

James C. Baxter

Anthony C. Bolin

Chandler L. Bolles

Ryan M. Bourg

Alec J. Domjan

Christopher A. Douglas

Jeremiah M. Dyer

Grant E. Elliott

Tanner B. Evans

Kelsey K. Everley

Sean M. Flannery

George N. Freeman

MaKayla J. Holtschneider

Jeremy N. Hopkins

Alex K. Humbert

Maranda J. Humphreys

Gage M. Kirstein

Hailey Q. Koch

Johannah R. Kohler

Alex J. Linne

Erik M. Morrell

Daniel J. Nigrelli

William H. Northern

Kara J. O’Connor

Brett A. O’Kane

Daniel M. O’Quinn

Miranda P. Parris

Sarah-Jane Pavlik

Romy L. Sagen

Samantha M. Scherer

Patrick C. Sharp

Ryan E. Shook

Morgan F. Skordos

Alisha M. Squires

Zach J. Stetter

Sheldon J. Stuckart

Audrey A. Vincent

Daniel P. Wampler

Katelyn M. Welp

Hannah E. Wessel

Kyle A. Wilgus

Joshua D. Wright

Anqi Zheng





Human Biology Nellie Mae Bargar-Richardson Magna Cum Laude Whitney Pamela Boyer Taylor Ann Gibbons Hannah Grebing Cum Laude Mackenzie Kersey Summa Cum Laude Kayla Sean Marrow Brianna Talleur Courtney Christina Valeri-Ellis

Nutrition and Human Performance Justina Adair Megan Arel* Rizza Bermio-Gonzalez James Billingsley Lisandro Bordaverri** Melissa Brunk** Jaime Capizzi** John James Caputo Allison Carey** Elizabeth Ayn Duarte Dana Eshelman** Charlie Fiander Cody Hull Filben** Crystal Elaine Fleming Brennon Hayes Jenelle Marie Hemker Maria Annette Hopkins** Laketia Janay Daliska Johnson** Madison Johnson** Kyndell Rose Keddy* Shannon Kleczka** Sarah Lawler Cassi Luedke* Christopher Mumfrey** Erin Elizabeth Murphy

Life Science Christopher Bell Kendayl Cokley Deborah Curry Peter Falk Kaitlyn Flamand Keynan Long Joel Bron Miller, II Magdolen Layne Myers Brianna Marcella Schaeffer Sarah A Schumacher Chandler Sykes Nicholas Takis


Andrew Nelson Jason Frank Pawlenty** Darren Peel Michelle Petrin Sharon T. Rice Nathalie E. Roman-Rivera Shannon Rubin Yvonne Simon Stephanie Spock** Jeffrey F. Tamayo** Reshaunda Thornton* Jennifer M. Unruh Divin Leigh Upchurch** Emily Wareheim Fultz** Karen Resnick West** Tammy White** Roshelle L. Williams-Wagner** Louis Zito Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Lisandro Bordaverri Jaime Capizzi Allison Carey Dana Eshelman Maria Annette Hopkins Laketia Janay Daliska Johnson Madison Johnson Shannon Kleczka Christopher Mumfrey

Jason Frank Pawlenty Jeffrey F. Tamayo Divin Leigh Upchurch Emily Wareheim Fultz Karen Resnick West Tammy White Roshelle L. Williams Wagner Health Informatics Christian Acosta Christiana Taku Agbor Mary Katherine Bishop** Kelci B. Bozada** Mark Brinley** Monique Nicole Cheatham* Mills Darko Hana Janaskova Shannon Jordan Adale Lynn Metscher** Barnabas Otieno** Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Mary Katherine Bishop Kelci B. Bozada Mark Brinley Adale Lynn Metscher Barnabas Otieno

RE C O GN I Z I N G S U CCE S S Sports Science and Rehabilitation Adam Bechert Nathan K. Bonaparte Tina Bradley** Keyana Renee Brantley David Brickey Camille Frances Devine Carter** Adam Cathrall* Stephanie Farwig* Lauren E. Fischer* Rachelle L. Habecker** Nicholas Hedges Darcie Holmes* Santese Ingram* Danielle Isenberg Hailey Quyn Koch** Johannah R Kohler Zachary Charles Ryan Leible* D’Ayra Onye’ Lewis Bullock* Ashley Nichole MataWest* Hope McHale* Shane Andrew Meyers Danielle Nash Caroline Omidiji Amber Pacheco Leslie Reece** Jordan Reed Aristides Ramon Sandoval Joshua Angelo Shipp Nathan Gregory Skelton** Timothy James Williamson* Sean Mitchell Ziemba Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Hailey Quyn Koch Nathan Gregory Skelton Doctor of Health Professions Education William Jude Armonaitis*

HONORS AND AWARDS Doctor of Chiropractic Valedictorian Academic Achievement Award Hailey Quyn Koch

Summa Cum Laude Jeremiah Dyer Hailey Quyn Koch Misty Dawn Tramel Magna Cum Laude Logan Paul Chamberlain Tanner Blake Evans MaKayla Jean Holtschneider Kayla McVay Hannah Nicole Tobiczyk Audrey A. Vincent Timothy James Williamson Cum Laude James C. Baxter Dominic Joseph Caruso Kalyn Sierra Cook Grant Edward Elliott Lauren Alison Medina Amanda May Mathwig Miranda Parris Morgan Francis Muldoon Skordos President’s Honor Roll Jeremiah Dyer Tanner Blake Evans MaKayla Jean Holtschneider Hailey Quyn Koch Kayla McVay Hannah Nicole Tobiczyk Misty Dawn Tramel Timothy James Williamson University Mission Awards Diversity and Inclusion Award Sean Michael Flannery Caroline Omidiji

Logan Respect Award Nellie Mae Bargar-Richardson Mary Katherine Bishop Jacob Blake Brumbelow

College of Chiropractic Outstanding Clinic Faculty Award Alan Banaszynski, DC, MSW

Service Award Shelley Kay Simpson Kamryn Donna Ter

Hugh B. Logan Outstanding Staff Award Anna Schowalter, MAT

Hugh B. Logan Clinic Excellence Award Hailey Quyn Koch

Hugh B. Logan Outstanding Faculty Award Amy Jokerst, DC

University Basic Science Outstanding Faculty Award Claudia Kelley, PhD


College of Health Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award John Parish, MS

Kayla McVay Mother: Dr. Valerie McVay, DC (‘86) Father: Dr. Kirk McVay, DC (‘86) Sister: Dr. Lauren McVay, DC (‘14)

College of Chiropractic Outstanding Pre-Clinic Faculty Award Donna Mannello, DC

Jeremiah Dyer Father: Dr. Sid Dyer, DC (‘82)

Jordan Michael Reed Grandfather: The late Dr. Robert Steen, DC (‘53)

Evidence Informed Award Chandler L.W. Bolles Elizabeth Ayn Duarte Adale Lynn Metscher Timothy James Williamson Leaders Made Award Mark Brinley Nathan Bonaparte Sheldon Joseph Stuckart

**With High Distinction *With Distinction LOGAN.EDU/GIVE



Spring 2020 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony



Spring 2020 Doctor of Chiropractic White Coat Ceremony




Board of Trustees News Congratulations to … Gary Mohr, representative in the Iowa House of Representatives and former Vice Chair of the Logan Board of Trustees, who was appointed Chair of the Board, replacing retiring Trustee Richard Bruns, DC (’80), who has served on the Board since 2011.

Tower Allen Hager, DC, ViceChairman of the Board Nicole Bennett, DC, Secretary Gregg Hollabaugh, Treasurer

The following Trustees, who have been appointed to new positions on the Board:

Dr. Hager

Rick Stevens, who was previously an Advisory Member and was appointed to Trustee.

Rick Stevens

Faculty and Staff News Congratulations to …

Dr. Bennett

Gregg Hollabaugh

Kristina PetroccoNapuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, director of assessment and accrediDr. Petroccotation for the Napuli College of Chiropractic, who was elected to The Council on Chiropractic Education’s 2020-2022 Council Executive Committee as Councilor-At-Large. Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS, who was promoted to Vice Provost and will lead a newly-formed Dr. DeBono Department of Innovation and New Ventures.

Outgoing Trustee Dr. Richard Bruns (at left) hands incoming Trustee Gary Mohr the Chair of the Board’s gavel. 34 SPRING 2020 • LOGAN UNIVERSITY

Joseph Pfeifer, DC, who was named Associate Provost/

Dean of the College of Chiropractic and will lead the College of Chiropractic and a Dr. Pfeifer newly-formed Department of Graduate Health Professions and Clinical Education.

Student News Congratulations to … Gabbi Davis, trimester 3 DC student, who was recently invited to attend the Isagenix NYKO nutrition conference in Phoenix, Arizona, where she heard from various speakers, including chiropractors and nutrition experts, about Isagenix supplements, the science behind them, their benefits, and how they can be added into a medical practice or business to support overall health.

Alumni Notes Congratulations to … Class of 1999 Quinn James, DC, who received the American Chiropractic Association’s Alternate Delegate of the Year Award, which recognizes members of the ACA


Global Industry Organizations Drive Chiropractic Profession, Care Forward Dr. Quinn James (at right) receiving the American Chiropractic Association’s Alternate Delegate of the Year Award from Dr. Kelly Golob.

House of Delegates who have demonstrated exceptional service, achievement and/or leadership. He was also awarded the F. Dow Bates Bulldog Award from the ACA Political Action Group for his work in helping pass House Bill 1516, which allows patients with Missouri Healthnet Insurance to receive chiropractic care. Class of 2011 Seth Hudson, DC, who was appointed to the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

In Memoriam Class of 1951 Richard M. Ferguson, Jr. January 27, 1920 Class of 1952 Forest “Bill” Toftness January 19, 2020 Class of 1954 William Kessler, DC January 19, 2020

Class of 1967 Roy Muschany Jr., DC January 17, 2020 Class of 1975 Daniel Buffington, DC January 23, 2020 Class of 1976 Brad James Smith, DC January 29, 2020 Class of 1982 Kim Fite, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)® September 9, 2019 Class of 1989 Mark Jackson, DC February 11, 2020 Class of 1999 William Hankinson, DC January 23, 2020 Class of 2001 Shane Lee May, DC January 28, 2020

Share Your News Do you have a noteworthy mention or announcement? Please send to Tower@Logan.edu for consideration.

ACA Pushes for Improved Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries in D.C.

More than 700 chiropractors and students from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. in January to urge Congress to support H.R. 3654, the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act. Boosting support for the bill was a focus at ACA’s annual meeting and advocacy event, ACA Engage 2020. The meeting also Dr. Robert C. Jones featured a variety of education, ACA President leadership development and networking opportunities. Immediately following Engage, the number of congressional cosponsors for H.R. 3654 grew to 57, with more added each week. Nearly 60 state and local organizations have signed ACA’s open letter to Congress. Make your voice heard at acatoday.org/TakeAction. Also at Engage, ACA’s Board of Governors re-elected Robert C. Jones, DC of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to serve a second term as ACA president and Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD of Minneapolis to a second term as ACA vice president. ACA’s highest honor, Chiropractor of the Year, was presented to Richard Brown, DC, secretary-general of the World Federation of Chiropractic. Dr. Brown has Continued on page 36



Global Industry Organizations Drive Chiropractic Profession, Care Forward Continued from page 35

dedicated his career to increasing unity in the chiropractic profession around the globe and raising the standards of evidence-based and person-centered care.

Dr. Richard Brown of WFC Named Chiropractor of the Year WORLD FEDERATION OF

CHIROPRACTIC The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) started 2020 on a high note with the organization’s secretary-general Richard Brown, DC of Toronto, Canada, being honored as Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA.

Dr. Richard Brown, WFC Secretary-General, with Ray Tuck, ACA Immediate Past President.

The Chiropractor of the Year Award is the ACA’s highest honor and recognizes chiropractors and other individuals for their exceptional service, achievement and/or leadership within the chiropractic profession. Before the WFC, Dr. Brown served as


president of the British Chiropractic Association and as secretary-general of the European Chiropractors’ Union. In addition to increasing unity in the chiropractic profession globally, he has worked tirelessly to raise standards of care by promoting policies that support evidence-based and person-centered care. Dr. Brown has also been a strong proponent of chiropractors working collaboratively with other providers for the benefit of patients. This year, the WFC is planning to focus efforts on the need for international growth of the profession outside North America, especially for those willing to step outside their comfort zone. Dr. Brown emphasized the fact that the world needs what chiropractors have to offer. “As spinal health experts, we have the knowledge and skills to bring relief, to optimize function, to return people to work and to add life to their years as they age,” he said. “In so many parts of the world, poor spinal health means far more than a mild inconvenience. Too often, it means the difference between being able to earn a livelihood or descent into poverty. Ours is an awesome responsibility, and to bring the gift of optimal spinal health to underserved populations through education, reassurance, treatment and rehabilitation is priceless.”

FICS Presents Opportunities on World Stage of Sports This is an Olympic year, which is always met with great excitement and anticipation. There are essentially three avenues for sports chiropractors to work at the Olympics.

1. Selected by your nation to travel as part of the Dr. Mustafa Agaoglu medical team; FICS President 2. Selected as a member of your NCSC who may have been approached by the local organising committee of the host nation; or 3. Selected as part of a FICS delegation to provide sports chiropractors as part of the polyclinic in the athlete’s village. Fortunately, there is a ground swell of support from athletes and medical teams requesting that sports chiropractors be part of the team, and it is very likely that FICS will have good representation at this year’s Olympics in Japan through national team positions and working with the World Olympians Association. Another focus area of FICS is promoting excellence in postgraduate sports chiropractic programs such as the International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic. FICS is currently working on new e-learning courses and programs, as well as access to forums that will promote interaction among chiropractors, such as blogs and webinars. Additionally in 2020, we have more hands-on seminars to extend your skills and increased participation in international events with the opportunity to work with elite athletes. Visit fics.sport for more information about FICS activities, including ICSC educational program, seminars and opportunities for volunteering at games. For further details, contact the FICS administrative office at admin@ficsport.org.


USA Para Powerlifting Hosts 2020 Regional Qualifier at Logan In January, Logan University—the high-performance management organization for USA Paralympic Powerlifting (USAPP)—hosted the 2020 Regional Qualifier for the Colombia 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup. A total of nine athletes who competed qualified to represent the U.S. in Bogota, Colombia, in March 2020. That competition will serve as the last stop in the competition cycle, qualifying athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The event provided an opportunity for Logan students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community, such as Harris-Stowe State University and Paraquad, to get involved and support the sport. Logan faculty and staff provided information about athlete nutrition, biometric analysis and soft tissue and recovery, while students and staff served as on-site volunteers. Adaptive Exercise Specialist Aaron Murray said he was

thrilled to represent Paraquad and show the organization’s support for individuals within USAPP. “The USAPP has such a large impact on the community of disabled individuals,” he said. “I really enjoyed learning more about the atmosphere, the athletic requirements and the importance of technique training over overall strength.” Tim Herlihy, MS, LAT, ATC, head athletic trainer and health services specialist for Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, was also on hand to lend support during the competition. Tim said it was a great atmosphere and allowed the Harris-Stowe student athletes the opportunity to be a part of

A judge closely watches the lift from a USA Para Powerlifting athlete.

a community event. “I think they really enjoyed the chance to help the para powerlifters compete to the best of their ability and reach their goals,” he said. “We look forward to getting more involved in what USAPP is doing and supporting para powerlifting athletes as they compete.” Executive Director of Paralympic Operations Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP, who oversees the daily operations of the team and sport along with High Performance Manager Mary Hodge, said she was thrilled with the community presence and support. “As we look to grow our presence, events like these help strengthen the support we need to be one of the premier Paralympic sports in the country,” she said. USA Para Powerlifting athlete Jonathan Coots competes during the 2020 Regional Qualifier at Logan. LOGAN.EDU/GIVE


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Dear Alumni, Friends & Supporters: As I look around Logan’s campus, I am reminded of the generosity of our community of donors. I see technology that is advancing the knowledge and skills of our students and forever changing the lives of those they treat. I see award-winning and top-ranked programs and facilities that are providing a better education and future for our graduates. I see empowering educators who are on the front lines of shaping futures. I see partnerships and collaborations with national organizations that are elevating the role of chiropractors as well as Logan’s position in health care. And I see leaders in the making who, enabled by scholarships, are determined to bring conservative and quality patient care to individuals around the globe. When I look around campus, I see tremendous potential and pride made possible by you—our donors. Whether you have chosen to support Logan through time, talent or a financial gift, we are grateful for your ongoing commitment to this institution. You are a valuable and essential part of our mission. Your support is advancing nearly every aspect of Logan University, and in turn, that support is felt by the very people our students and clinicians serve. It is an honor to know that you recognize the critical role that we play in the health care of our communities and in regions all over the world. As we continue to see success in the areas of academics, clinical immersion, integration and partnership, we challenge ourselves to do more, to be more and to continue building on the legacy you have helped build at Logan over the past 85 years.

“When I look around campus, I see tremendous potential and pride made possible by you—our donors.”

Thank you for investing in our future as we aspire to achieve higher levels of excellence in the years ahead.

Theresa L. Fleck, MA, CFRE Vice President of Institutional Advancement


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At a Glance 2018-2019 Milestones

Awards & Accolades • The Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation program was recognized by OnlineMasters.com as one of the best online master’s in sports medicine programs in the U.S., ranking No. 11. The program was honored specifically as best in leadership training. • The Bachelor of Science in Human Biology program was recognized by Affordable Colleges Online, ranking No. 3, and by BestColleges.com as one of the best online bachelor’s in biology programs in the U.S. for 2018, ranking No. 5 among all others. • The Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance program was recognized by OnlineMasters.com as one of the best online master’s in nutrition programs in the country, ranking No. 9. • Logan was named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by ModernThink and won honors in the categories of compensation and benefits as well as facilities, workspace and security.

People & Purpose • Logan recognizes Angela Belnap, DHPE, MS, CMA (AAMA) of Utah and Karen Manitsas, DHPE, MS of California as the first graduates of Logan’s Doctorate in Health Professions Education program. • Logan honors the late Dr. George A. Goodman (’68), Logan’s sixth president, with the dedication of the George A. Goodman D.C. Learning Resources Center. • Patrick Battaglia, DC (’12) and Ahmad Abdella, DC (’18) receive an award for a research paper, “Demographics of patients referred for chiropractic care within one Federally Qualified Health Center” at the 26th Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference. 40 2018-2019 • ANNUAL REPORT


Partnerships & Programs • Logan partners with the University of Memphis and recruits Jude Miller, DC (’11), MS, CCSP to serve as the on-site chiropractic physician for U of M student athletes and oversee training for Logan DC students. • Logan’s College of Chiropractic establishes a preceptorship program with The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Neurosurgery. Under the direction of Jeff King, DC, MS (’11), Logan interns receive clinical training in a high-quality patient care delivery system. • Logan partners with Lab Test Diagnostics to bring lab services within the Montgomery Health Center. The lab is open to the public and is a resource for Logan students, faculty and staff. • The American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Women’s Health hosted its first Women’s Health Symposium, which featured nationally known women’s health experts and thought leaders. The event was organized by Logan and Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, director of assessment and accreditation for Logan’s College of Chiropractic and president of the ACA Council on Women’s Health.

Tools & Technology • Logan unveils a new Simulation Lab featuring Force Sensing Table Technology, which incorporates technology to aid in development of motor skills used to deliver spinal manipulation. • Vice Provost Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS helps acquire a blood flow restriction training system for Logan’s Human Performance Center, making Logan the first chiropractic college to have the Owens Personalized Blood Flow Restriction system. • Logan was gifted two LZ30-Z therapy lasers from Avant Wellness Systems for pain relief and rehabilitation to support the body’s healing and recovery process.


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Student Scholarship Recipients Huxlande Petigny, trimester 5 DC student, says it’s almost unfathomable to wrap one’s mind around the domino effect that takes place after receiving a scholarship. “Scholarships have the ability to impact the recipient as well as the lives of their families and members of their communities,” she said. “In my case, my scholarship is the reason I will be able to complete my degree and dedicate my time toward enhancing another’s quality of life through chiropractic care.” Huxlande is the recipient of the Founder’s Scholarship, which awards a Doctor of Chiropractic student with the highest cumulative GPA at the end of their third trimester with a scholarship covering the rest of their DC tuition. She credits Logan tutors, peers and professors for her academic success—a requirement of the scholarship—and for providing her with the motivation to remain confident and competent in her ability to help others succeed. “There are countless situations where intelligent, capable, and hardworking students are held back because of financial burdens placed on them due to familial obligations, economic hardships or health-related costs,” she said. “People who are generous enough to fund scholarships are changing the world for the better in the most practical way. They are providing the less fortunate an opportunity to become more active and productive members of society so that they can make the contributions necessary to facilitate development, progression and advancement for us all.”

“People who are generous enough to fund scholarships are changing the world for the better in the most practical way.”

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Max Sauer, trimester 6 DC student, is grateful for people who have the ability to see the potential in others. As a recipient of both the Standard Process, Inc., and Dr. Lori Bents scholarships, Max is maximizing the financial opportunity he’s been given by increasing his knowledge of chiropractic through unique clinical experiences. “These scholarships reduced my financial burden as a student as well as helped me to fund a mission trip that I took to El Salvador, where I was able to provide chiropractic care to people in need,” he said. While abroad, Max helped DCs deliver care to individuals lacking access to health care. He said leaving them in better shape reinforces his drive to complete his chiropractic education so he can spend the rest of his life helping people. “These are the moments that remind you what all the exams and long hours studying are leading to, and I feel blessed to have been a part of it. It’s important to find people who can fund scholarships because it can be financially tasking to be a student. Scholarships help to reduce the need to take on part-time jobs, so that students can focus on their studies instead,” he said. “After graduation, I look forward to the opportunity to help as many people as I can through chiropractic care.”

“After graduation, I look forward to the opportunity to help as many people as I can through chiropractic care.”


Donor Spotlight: Rodney Bampton, DC Advancing the Philosophy of Chiropractic Nearly 20 years after graduating from Logan, Rodney Bampton, DC (’02) is just as passionate about the art and science of chiropractic as when he was a student in Dr. Roy Hilgartner’s philosophy class. “I remember being excited to learn about how the body worked and how medicine, while great for emergencies, was not great for long-term health or wellness,” he said. “It became clear that manipulation could create a long-lasting sustainable result.” Today, Dr. Bampton carries that same knowledge and excitement at his practice, Synergy Chiropractic Center in Wentzville, Missouri, where he practices alongside his wife Melissa Knight, DC (‘02). He

also believes in supporting organizations, like Logan, to keep that philosophy alive and grounded. Dr. Bampton became a first-time donor to Logan University this year. He said Logan’s widespread curriculum provides both the basics for understanding chiropractic as well as options to go in the direction of one’s own choosing. “I think the way health care is changing right now is an opportunity for chiropractors to assert themselves in the long-term health of consumers,” he said. “Can my donation change that? Perhaps not, but if 1,000 graduates all decided to support Logan, then yes, we can make a difference.”

Drs. Melissa Knight and Rodney Bampton

“I think the way health care is changing right now is an opportunity for chiropractors to assert themselves in the long-term health of consumers. Can my donation change that? Perhaps not, but if 1,000 graduates all decided to support Logan, then yes, we can make a difference.”


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Fiscal Year 2018–2019 Highlights Logan University continues its strong financial position due to disciplined management, thorough governance structure and steady leadership. Our net assets stand at $86.7 million, with strong cash and investment balances totaling $50.5 million. The University continues to invest in physical facilities to support key academic initiatives and infrastructure.

LOGAN UNIVERSITY, INC. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION August 31, 2019 (With Comparative Totals for 2018) Year Ended August 31, 2019

ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Unrestricted Restricted


2,126,316 1,627,420

$ 2,580,720 847,326

3,753,736 106,309 1,065,909 3,335,534 582,318 35,035,415 48,366,279 510,744 30,346 10,083

3,428,046 143,495 1,148,759 4,278,806 312,465 36,310,257 42,798,953 515,655 13,352 10,083

$ 92,796,673

$ 88,959,871

Accounts receivable, net Contributions receivable, net Student loans receivable Prepaid expenses Property and equipment, net Investments Cash surrender value of life insurance policies Other assets Beneficial interest in Logan University Education Foundation Total Assets



Accounts payable Accrued liabilities Deferred revenues U.S. Government grants refundable

Total Liabilities


304,863 1,025,724 564,383 4,131,589


322,827 812,600 485,567 4,267,026



$ 84,196,547 2,573,567

$ 80,378,351 2,693,500




$ 88,959,871

NET ASSETS Unrestricted Restricted Total Net Assets

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The generous support of our donors and commitment of the Logan community have been essential to building our capabilities. We encourage you to read the audited financial statements and related notes online at Logan.edu/StateOfLogan for more information regarding the financial position and results of Logan University.

LOGAN UNIVERSITY, INC. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION August 31, 2019 (With Comparative Totals for 2018) Year Ended August 31, 2019



Tuition and fees Less institutional aid Net tuition and fees Other grants and contracts Private gifts, grants and contracts Sales and service of educational activities Investment income Gain (loss) on sale of property and equipment Other revenue sources

$ 33,888,496 $ (578,331) $ 33,310,165 79,982 210,611 723,506 991,994 — 504,622

$ 29,820,814 $ (430,055) $ 29,390,759 3,828 1,269,362 814,359 787,304 (50,425) 385,784



8,456,684 166,458 5,797,653 3,945,442 218,814 8,509,095 2,631,236

7,606,172 205,155 6,262,298 3,708,826 33,806 8,063,256 2,596,566



6,095,498 (2,826,545) (186,890) 616,200

4,124,892 (2,863,630) 1,114,867 458,541

3,698,263 83,071,851

2,834,670 80,237,181

EXPENSES Education and general Instruction Research Academic support Student services Public service Institutional support Operation and maintenance of plant Total operating expenses Change in net assets before depreciation and amortization and net realized and unrealized gains on investments Depreciation and amortization Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments Net realized gain (loss) on investments


$ 86,770,114

$ 83,071,851 ANNUAL REPORT • 2018-2019 45

Thank You


To Our Generous Family of Donors

Thank you to our many generous donors for your faithful and dedicated support. This report of giving honors those who made a gift in the 2019 fiscal year. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the list. However, if you feel your giving has not been accurately represented, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at development@logan.edu. We appreciate all Logan University donors and want to ensure each individual is recognized. Dr. Sanjay Ahir (’02) Aligned Women Dr. Don Altman* ARPwaveUSA Avant Wellness Systems, Inc Mary Bahr Dr. Larry Bain (’68) Dr. Rodney Bampton (’02) Dr. Ralph Barrale (’69) Dr. Susan Bates (‘07) Dr. Joan Becker Zach Becker Dr. Richard Behrend (’78) Judy Benjamin Dr. Nicole Bennett* (’03) Dr. Lori Bents (’84) Dr. Lori Bents Scholarship Joseph Blum Dr. Vivian Booker Ebert (’81) Jeremy Boyce Dr. Robin Bozark (’85) Dr. William Brink (’77) Lulu Brinkley Dr. Kelly Brinkman (’90) Karen Bromley Dr. Beatrice B. Hagen Scholarship

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Dr. Richard Bruns (’80)* Dr. Meadow Campbell Chiropractic Economics Chiro Thin Commerce Bank Dr. Todd Conley (’89) Dr. Adam Copeskey (’17) Dr. Paul Cornelius (’40) Dr. Paul Cornelius Scholarship Dr. Douglas & Jayne Cox (’79) Dr. James Cox Curamedix Dr. Richard Creager Dr. Susan Crump Baker (’67) Dr. Michael Dalton (’80) Jeannie Darnell Dr. David Darr (’87) Dr. Christophe Dean Dr. Vincent DeBono Kathleen & Robert DeBord Dr. Marcus DeGeer (’01) Doctors Supplement Store Natacha & Will Douglas Dr. Anna Doyle (’91) Dr. Dennis Doyle (‘80) Ruth Doyle Dr. Kelly Doyle (‘83)

Dr. B.E. Doyle Scholarship Charles DuBois Standard Process Scholarship Robert Eagles Dr. Faye Eagles Scholarship Dr. Paul Eberline (’79)* Dr. Theodore Economou (’60) Erica Ehrhard Dr. Jay Elliott (’90) Dr. John Eritreo (’64) Dr. Paul Ettlinger (’95) Dr. Erika Evans Dr. Peter Feldkamp (’88) Dr. Marshall Feldman (’88) Dr. Ralph Filson (’69) Theresa & Chris Fleck Robert Franer Dr. Edward Frattini (’82) Dr. Arlan (’61) & Judy Fuhr Dr. Cypress Garrett (’10) Dr. Ralph Gay (’79) Dr. Daniel Geary (’87) Dr. Ralph Geary (’52) Dr. Stephen Geders (’80) Mark Gelsthorpe Janet Getchell Dr. Edward Glover (’53)

Dr. Karen Goddy Jenna Good Dr. Jason (’98) & Jessica Goodman Jane Goodwin Dr. William M Harris Scholarship Dr. Ronald Grant Dr. Donald Graziano (’65) Dr. Tom Greenawalt (’54) Kent Greenawalt Foot Levelers Dr. William Groskopp (’80) Dr. Allen Hager* Kerry Hallahan Robert Hartweck Drs. Jordan (’11) & Brooke Hawkins (’10) Drs. Jordan and Brooke Hawkins Scholarship Lynda Hayslett Dr. Christopher Heeb (’92) Dr. Charles Heuser (’76) Dr. Sara Heuser Horn (’89) Dr. Gordon Heuser Scholarship Dr. Gregory Highstrom (’77) Dr. Debra Hoffman (’80)


Gregg Hollabaugh* Sam Holyan Rebecca Horton Dr. Cheryl Houston Dr. Ray Howell (’52) Dr. John Hyland (’80) Dr. Andrew Isaacs (’68) Dr. Jade James* Dr. Aimee Jokerst (‘97) Dr. Bryan Joseph (’03) Dr. Martha Kaeser (’06) Roma Karp Foundation Dr. Eugene Mikus Memorial Scholarship Dr. Alex Karpowicz (’65) Dr. Joseph Kayser (’61) Tiana Kelchen (’12) Linda Brauch Kenny Linda Brauch Kenny Single Mom Scholarship Kentuckiana Children’s Home Dr. Lorraine M. Golden Scholarship Dr. Norman Kettner (’80) Adil Khan R. Kirchner (’79) Dr. Amy Koch (’04) Dr. Ansis Kozlovskis (’67) Laura Kuennen Drs. D. Robert (’86) & Kathleen Kuhn (’88) Lab Diagnostics Dr. Joseph Lane (’83)* Christopher LaRose Dr. August LaRuffa (’91) Leander Dr. Kirsten Leapley (’07) Dr. Norman Levesque (‘80) Lightforce Therapy Lasers Dr. Howard Loomis (’67) Loomis Enzymes Sandy Maddox LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

Dr. Marc Malon (’81)* Dr. Ashley Marchek (’11) Dr. John Marty Teresa May Dr. John R. Howell Memorial Scholarship Tim McAuliffe Dr. Arthur L. McAuliffe Scholarship Joanne McGuffey Dr. Keith Berger Scholarship Dr. J. Clay McDonald (’82)* Dr. Sheri McGuire (’04) Dr. Dean McKinley (’49) Dr. Bradley McMath (’93) Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Drs. Jude Miller (’09) & Holly Tucker (’11) Laurel Miller Gary Mohr* Dr. Patrick Montgomery (’76) NCMIC Nichole Nichols Ashley Nickell Dr. Ronald (’58) & Mary Nowman Barbara Nutt Dr. Paul O’Brien (’99) Dr. Gerald Opsahl (’52) Dr. Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly Dr. Keith Overland* Dr. David Parish Drs. Muriel Perillat & Carl Saubert Dr. Muriel Perillat Pediatric Scholarship Honorable Joshua Peters Drs. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli & Jason Napuli Dr. Larry Phipps (’63) Dr. Jack Pollard (’80)

Jane Polsky Dr. William Purser (’53) Radiologic Resources, Inc. Emily & Craig Ratliff Dr. Michael Reed Dr. Rebecca Rice Dr. Daryl Ridgeway (’97) Steven Roberts* Dr. Jeffrey Rosell (’77) Stacia Rosen Marti Roth Tracey Parmentar Memorial Scholarship Martha Schecter Hannah Schlinsog Roger Schlueter* Dr. Richard Scott (’49) Scripp - Hessco Dr. Gregory Severson (’78) Dr. Harry Shepard (’90) Dr. Eric Shook (’90) Dr. Judy Silvestrone* Catherine Sippel Dr. Rodney Small (’88) Dr. J. Smith Dr. Thomas Smith (’69) Dr. Thomas & Dayna Smith Scholarship Dr. Brian Snyder (’83) Dr. Dennis Spurgin (’71) Standard Process Dr. Kathryn Stanek (‘86) Stanek Chiropractic Dr. Brian E. Stanek Scholarship Dr. Constance Steele (’90) Rick Stevens* Bryan Stone Dr. Gayle Stowers (’80) John Strazewski Sharon Thatcher Dr. Anthony Thorpe (’95) Titan Tables

Dr. Thomas Toftness (’79) Toftness Clinical Excellence Grant Dr. Dana Underkofler (’98) Dr. Mary Unger-Boyd (’97) Dr. Lee & Lisa Van Dusen Dr. David Vincent (’91) Tanya Vitale (’09) Dr. Brian & Ann Walsh (’99) Dr. Sam Wang Chiro One Wellness Center Sheryl Walters Dana Wehrli Dr. Aaron Welk (’07) Leesha West Dr. Stephen Wheatley (’95) Dr. Jane Wibbenmeyer (’88) Dr. Thomas Wicks (’87) Lane Williams Dr. Rodney Williams (’00)* Janet Winkelman Dr. Howard S. Grossman Scholarship Susan Winter Dr. Michael Wittmer (’80) John Woike Dr. Martin Wolchansky (’88) Dr. Kurt Wood* Thomas Wright Dr. Thomas Wright (’67)

Forever Chiropractic Forever Logan Scholarship Logan University Board of Trustees Logan University Faculty Senate

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Preceptor Doctors Logan University is grateful to the following Doctors of Chiropractic who hosted student interns through the Preceptorship Program. Through preceptorships, students gain invaluable experience from the doctors in a real-world setting.

FALL 2018 Dr. Roger Anderson Dr. Brett Anthony Dr. Beth Barnett Dr. Patrick Battaglia Dr. David Beneliyahu Dr. Joel Carrithers Dr. Michael Clay Dr. Bart Coleman Dr. Joeleen Cox Dr. Brent Dawson Dr. Michael Dibley Dr. Melissa Engelson Dr. Paul Ettlinger Dr. John Farabaugh Dr. Patrick Feder Dr. Stephen Fenton Dr. Matt Fiebelkorn Dr. Dan Francis Dr. Mario Fucinari Dr. Robert Goode Dr. Cameron Hall Dr. Jason Hamed Dr. Charbal Harb Dr. Kimberly Harper Dr. Allison Harvey Dr. Jack Hinderman Dr. Cynthia Hornback Dr. Scott Huff Dr. Jason Hulme Dr. Dennis James Dr. Terrence Kearney Dr. Jeffrey Kelly Dr. Brian Laiderman Dr. Matthew Lane Dr. Brian Lank Dr. Katina Manning Dr. Ross Mattox Dr. Samantha Mayberry Dr. Lynette Mayfield Dr. Ann McAlpine 48 2018-2019 • ANNUAL REPORT

Dr. Bryan McDonald Dr. Michael McGarr Dr. Gail Meese Dr. Brett Mehringer Dr. Cindy Munson Dr. Marcus Nynas Dr. Matt Pennell Dr. Robert Rice Dr. Dan Roach Dr. James Roy Dr. Joseph Schneiderbauer Dr. Aaron Shapiro Dr. Kyle Shunkwiler Dr. McCall Sink Dr. Karen Slota Dr. Shane Steadman Dr. Ajay Syam Dr. Ryan Thornton Dr. Stephen Toon Dr. Robert Trager Dr. David Trybus Dr. Mike Urban Dr. Tobin Watkinson Dr. Jennifer Weber Dr. Hilary Wendel Dr. Brett Winchester Dr. Mark Wolfman Dr. Bradley Woodle Dr. Suart Yoss

SPRING 2019 Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.

Cheryl Altieri Lindsey Bilka Rebecca Brown Matt Burnett Peter Buzek Kevin Christie Ross Clark Christopher Clautti Alden Clendenin Stacey Cline

Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.

Frank Costa Christina Darin Nick Divan Charles Enoueen Carolyn Essington Rebecca Furlano Scott Grogan Michael Haydel Jason Hulme Ross Kees Pat Keiran Joshua Kollman James Kravis Douglas Krebs Stephen Kutscher Ashley Lane-Brunjes Jerry Leach Les Lemoureux Rachel Loeb Ashley Madden Doug McClellan Kris McKlusky Bradley McMath Michael Mcpharlin Brett Mehringer Mandi Miedema David Mohr Elra Morgan Matthew Nicholson Javon Osdon James Ottomeyer Abby Painter Matthew Paterna Kristin Gaines Porlier Michael Pridham Craig Revermann Brant Riegel Jon Tyler Schwanz Jay Shetlin Ron Storey Kevin Storm

Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.

Josh Tonnies Frank Vaught Sam Wang Sharon Whalen Bradley Wiest Brett Winchester

SUMMER 2019 Dr. Josh Adams Dr. Elizabeth Baker Dr. Nick Barnes Dr. James Barrett Dr. Joshua Browning Dr. Dan Brunkhorst Dr. Andrew Burd Dr. Grant Burdeau Dr. Larry Burrell Dr. Duane Buschkoetter Dr. Jaymond Clark Dr. Ryan J. Cleland Dr. Jason Clewis Dr. Stephanie Cluver Dr. Tyrus Cooper Dr. Ericia Evans Dr. Johnny Garcia Drs. Scott & Lena Haggerty Dr. Geralda Hancock Dr. Theresa Harris Dr. Lauren Hendrix Dr. Ken Inchiostro Dr. Haig John Dr. Wendi Jones Dr. Scott Jutte Dr. Felicity Keough Dr. Chad Kesner Dr. Kimberly Kesner Dr. Darren Kirchner Dr. Jeffrey Lawlor Dr. Ryan Van Matre Dr. Lynette Mayfield Dr. Leslie McClellan


Dr. Gerry Mitchell Montgomery HC Dr. Michael Murphy Dr. Robert Newhalfen Paraquad Dr. Crystal Peairs Dr. John Pinkston Dr. Charles Portwood Dr. Jerod Posey Dr. Jason Powers Dr. Jennifer Rafey Dr. Stacey Rodgers Dr. James Ropicky Dr. Jon Schwanz Scott AFB Dr. Kim Sheppard Dr. Matt Sherwood Dr. Timothy Sullivan Dr. Terry Surtin Dr. Xaivier Tipler Dr. Jonathon Weimer Dr. Sharon Whalen Dr. Kristin White Dr. Troy Wilson

FALL 2019

Dr. Michael Fiscella Dr. Tanya Freseth Dr. Michael Gerdine Dr. Nathan Gindele Dr. Scott Grogan Dr. Aaron Halle Dr. Joel Hanson Dr. Charbal Harb Dr. Brooke Hawkins Dr. Nathan Heimgartner Dr. Phillip Henady Dr. Edward Hengel Dr. Charles Hogan Dr. Amy Horn Dr. John St. John Dr Brandon Johns Dr. Kimberly Kesner Dr. Curt Kippenberger Dr. Joel Kirsch Dr. Richard Kirstein Dr. Erik Korzen Dr. Reed Kress Dr. Mathew Lane Dr. Brian Lank Dr. Paula Lee Dr. Robert Lutz

Dr. Alfred Madeira Dr. Nicholas Malooley Dr. William (Brock) Martin Dr. Michelle Mashinter Dr. Kyle McBride Dr. Jude Miller Dr. Halley Moore Dr. Kelley Mulhern Dr. Paul O’Brien Jr. Dr. John O’Connor Dr. Brandon Osmond Dr. Christopher Ourganian Dr. Kendra Pearson Dr. Gregory Plaugher Dr. Jerod Posey Dr. Stephane Provencher Dr. Bryan Rasch Dr. Kellie Reed Dr. Jason Rejano Dr. Robert Rice Dr. Bryan Riecker Dr. Jacob Roberts Dr. Clay Roby Dr. Scott Scafidi Dr. Jeffrey Schatz Dr. Leanne Schlueter

Dr. Allison Schweitzer Dr. Reggie Sehgal Dr. Travis Sellers Dr. Matthew Shelly Dr. Grant Sikes Dr. Kelly Smith Dr. Bert Solomon Dr. Kelly Stanfield Dr. Kevin Storm Dr. Kristine Strouf Dr. Major Tallent Dr. McCall Sink Tanner Dr. James (Dustin) Taylor Dr. Larissa Tenzycki Dr. Thomas Terbilcox Dr. Michael Thompson Dr. Josh Toennies Dr. Timothy Towers Dr. Brian Watters Dr. Tanner Wedding Dr. Josh Weight Dr. Rhonda Whybrew Dr. Mark Wiegand Dr. Brett Winchester Dr Ginger Wolfe Dr. Nancy Young

Dr. Daniel Abeckjerr Dr. Melissa Arnold Dr. Mark Augello Dr. Carson Aune Dr. Travis Bangert Dr. James Barrett Dr. Beau Beard Dr. Shannon Bone Dr. Shawn Bradley Dr. Ryan Brinker Dr. Joshua Browning Dr. Joel Carmichael Dr. Scott Carpenter Dr. Jeffrey Carr Dr. Allyson Coffin Dr. John Conflitti Dr. Kimberly Cure-Krisiak Dr. Nicholas Divan Dr. Karin Drummond Dr. Kate Duga-Witterlin Dr. Ashley Emel Dr. Edgar Everett Dr. Jeffrey Feenstra Dr. Matthew Ferris LOGAN.EDU/GIVE

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Admission Referrals Student referrals are key to Logan’s continued growth, and we are deeply grateful to all alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends who have referred students in the past year to Logan in both the College of Chiropractic and College of Health Sciences. Thank you for your trust as we educate the health care leaders of tomorrow. Forrest Allen Chelsie Arnold Mario Awwad Ryan Balzer Angela Baxter Beau Beard Cindy Beemer Timothy Bertelsman Barbara Beuckman Michael Blodgett Brendan Boucher Craig Bowers Ryan Brinker Katherine Bruce Corey Brumbaugh Richard Bruns Nicole Bumhoffer Jonathan Burnley Kevin Burroughs Zachary Burt Cal Busby Keven Caban Paul Calvillo Sean Camp Alice Cardona Sylvie Carpentier Alex Cesal Mark Cohan Brandon Combs Xavier Cooper Thomas Davis Jason Day Daniel DeBiasio Daniel Delucchi Sarah Denison Kiley Dill Samantha Dobsch Ahmad Drea Darcie Duncan Eugene Dunkley

JJ Dwan Brian Elijah Joseph Ellen James Enyart Ralph Filson Tara Finkstein-Roos Shaunnon Flickinger Arlan Fuhr Lev Furman James Galvin Joseph Garrison Brian Garton Derek Gearhart James Geiselman Barb Gettel Jay Gillis Andrew Goldbaugh Matt Gordon Stormy Green William Greenwood Justin Hamel Kennisha Harris Ross Hartings Craig Hennie Arnie Hicks Tyler Hicks Melissa Hobbs Charles Hogan Randy Holt Sungmin Hong Cole Hosenfel Seth Hudson Katie Hulbert Christine Hurley Gigi Renee Hurst Dana Ito Garret Jackson William Jacobs Carson Jenkins Linda Johnston

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Timothy Jones Lisa Kalbfleisch Blake Kalkstein Maddie Karstens Grant Kernick John Kiernan Chris Klaes Jan Kreszschmar William Krueger Donna Kulp Brian Laiderman Lester Lamoureux Toni Lane Gerald Langley Daniel Leonard Chase Lightfoot Colby Lovelace Ryan Lucas Emily Mahler Steven Mangas Kate Mangels Erica Manger Kenneth Mankamyer Zachary Manwaring Jason Martinez Kyle McBride Brent McCauley Lauren McEntyre Matthew McFarland Kevin McKamey Bradly McKenzie Brad McMath Isabella Meeks Gregory Mendel Mario Micovsky Michael Miller Brad Moffitt Tony Monnin Rebecca Montie Thomas Morehead

Mike Murphy Tod Neider Daniel Nekolite Dennis Nikitow Baldomero Nunez Kurt Olding Ismael Olivo Delia Overschmidt Christopher Patten Franklin Payne Keith Peterson Taylor Phillips Ron Pierce Matt Pilgrim Jason Placeway Nick Poff Jose and Brittany Ramirez James Rasp Zach Ratliff Emmett Reary Daryl Rich Aaron and Abbi Rickelman Chris Robinson Nic Robison James Roshel Nick Rozell Rob Rusk Roger Russell Jameson Russell Ashley Sanchez Anna Scheuneman Mike Schmidt Kyle Schmitz Clark Scott Joshua Seiler Micah Sesser Jason Sigler David Solecki Grant Speer Mitchel Stammen

Kathy Stanek Brian Stevens Bric Steward Peter Stuart Neil Thomas Robert Thompson Chris Thornburgh Cheryl Toftness James Toy Hannan Toye Robert Trager Tim Tregoning Ellie Trombetta Katelyn R. Trombetta Kyle True Jeffery Tucker David Vascura Anna Vogel Roshelle Wagner Brandon Wallpe Alex Warner Ryan Warren Zane Warrington John Warrington Brian Watters Luke Werth Spencer Wickey Amanda Wiechens Mark Wiegand Jeff Wieringa Garrett Wilder Jonathan Wilhelm Samuel Wilkey Brett Winchester Mandi Wood Brittany Wyatt Rebecah Yancy Dunn Collin Zeugin Nathan Ziegler Matthew Ziesemer


2019 Board of Trustees CHAIRS OF THE BOARD Richard M. Bruns, DC Chair of the Board Gary M. Mohr Vice Chair of the Board

Paul D. Eberline, DC Allen Hager, DC Gregg E. Hollabaugh Jade Dominique James, MD, MPH

Donald S. Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA Nicole Bennett, DC

Keith Overland, DC, CCSP, FICC Rick L. Stevens

Joseph Lane, DC Marc Malon, DC, FICC



Clay McDonald, DC, JD, MBA

Not pictured:

Judy Silvestrone, DC, MS

Allen Hager, DC

Rodney F. Williams, DC, FICC

Judy Silvestrone, DC, MS

Kurt Wood, DC


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P OS TG R AD U AT E EDU CA T IO N | March – June 2020 March 14-15 Insurance Consultant Certification – Session #2 Instructor: Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP®, APMP, CPCO, MCS-P Advanced Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, L.Ac. (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA March 21-22 Basic Acupuncture – Session #3 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac. Practical Assessment in Spine Care Instructor: K. Jeffrey Miller, DC, FACO, MBA April 4-5 Basic Acupuncture – Session #4 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, L.Ac. (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA

Location is Logan University Campus unless otherwise noted.

April 4-5 Advanced Acupuncture – Session #4 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac. Insurance Consultant Certification – Session #3 Instructor: Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP®, APMP, CPCO, MCS-P April 18-19 Chiropractic Pediatrics – Session #1 Instructor: Suzanne Seekins, DC, DICS April 30-May 3 Spring Symposium Multiple Instructors Location: Logan University and St. Louis Union Station

May 16 Biomechanics of Golf Instructor: Michael Murphy, DC Location: Far Oaks Golf Course, Caseyville, IL

June 13-14 Insurance Consultant Certification – Session #4 Instructor: Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP®, APMP, CPCO, MCS-P

May 30-31 Chiropractic Pediatrics – Session #2 Instructor: Suzanne Seekins, DC, DICS

June 27-28 Advanced Laboratory Analysis and Nutrition Seminar Instructor: Van D. Merkle, DC, DABCI, CCN, BCBCN

June 6-7 Advanced Acupuncture – Session #5 Instructor: Lisa M. Holt, DACM, L.Ac. (NCCAOM), RN, CPC, CRP, FASA June 13-14 Basic Acupuncture – Session #5 Instructor: Zev Myerowitz, DC, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Lac.

For additional information and dates or to register for postgraduate seminars, visit Logan.edu/alumni-friends, call 1-800-842-3234 or email Postgrad@Logan.edu.

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