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4 — OUTREACH September - October 2011 Share your good news in the next issue of Alumnus! We would love to share your good news in the upcoming issue of Alumnus because the Alumnus newsletter is all about you! Have you been elected to any offices or committees, reached any professional milestones, received any awards, or achieved any personal successes? Let us know and we’ll share your news with your fellow alumni. We’ll also accept good quality digital photos as well. Email your news to or mail to Marie Olbrysh, Office of Communications, NUHS, 200 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148. You can also go to the alumni home page on our website,, and click on Publications on the right side menu, and then on either Alumnus or Outreach. There you will find a link for submitting your news. We look forward to hearing from you!

In Memoriam Clarence E. Blosat, DC - 1942 Shellee Handley, DC - 1988 Brad Immel, DC - 1984 Calvin Kuehner, PhD (Father of Dr. Charles Kuehner)

Martin P. Massa, DC - 1957 John B. Schlanser, DC - 1961 Leslie J. Wilkie, DC - 1976

Outreach is published by the Office of Communications of the National University of Health Sciences, 200 East Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148-4583. It is distributed free to faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and other associates of National University of Health Sciences.

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Publisher James F. Winterstein, DC President Editorial Staff Marie Olbrysh, Associate Editor Tracy Litsey, Public Relations Specialist Robert Hansen, Graphic Designer Victoria Sweeney, Director of Communications Vol. XXVII, No. 3 September - October 2011 ©2011 National University of Health Sciences 9M -10/11

Continuing Education Courses for October - December October 1-2 Acupuncture: Introduction to Acupuncture NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. Clinical Orthopedics Module: Shoulder Rehab-Cervical Spine & Upper Quarter NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. October 8-9 Electrodiagnosis: Evoked Potential Studies: SSEP / VEP / BAER NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. Kinesio Taping: Session 1 (KT1 & KT2) NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. McKenzie Method Credentialing Program Part B: The Cervical & Thoracic Spine – Session II (Prerequisite – Part A) NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. October 15-16 Functional Rehabilitation Module: Special Topics in Rehab Soft Tissue & Taping Procedures NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. October 22-23 Acupuncture Clean Needle Technique / Meridians NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill.

October 29-30 Electrodiagnosis: Comprehensive Electrodiagnosis Competency Assessments NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill.

November 19-20 Acupuncture: Meridians II / Extra Ordinary Meridians NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill.

November 5-6 Clinical Orthopedics: Module: Elbow Common & Complex Conditions NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill.

The Non-Responding Patient The Impact of Dysfunctional Breathing NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill.

Kinesio Taping: Session 2 (KT3) NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. November 12-13 Functional Rehabilitation Module: Special Topics in Rehab Strength & Conditioning NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill.

November 26-27 Thanksgiving Weekend No CE Programs Scheduled December 3-4 Acupuncture: Meridians III / Tongue Diagnosis NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill.

M a s t er o f S ci e nce ( M S ) Adv anced C linic al Practi ce

(An advanced degree for first professional health care providers)

36 credits • 2-year program Weekend & Distance Learning (DL) Courses Accepting applications through July 2, 2012 Program Begins Fall 2012 Course Descriptions & Application Information is available at (select “continuing education”) or call 630-889-6622

Clinical Orthopedics Module: Elbow Trauma & Imaging NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. Pain & Clinical Practice NUHS Campus / Lombard, Ill. December 10-11 Managing Acute & Chronic Pain Colorado Springs, Colo. December 17-18 No CE Programs Scheduled December 24-25 No CE Programs Scheduled

For location and registration information, contact: NUHS/Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate & Continuing Education 200 E. Roosevelt Road Lombard, IL 60148-4583 630-889-6622 Fax: 630-889-6482 Note: Dates and times are subject to change; please refer to the NUHS website for up-to-date information.

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More on the Issue of Change... James F. Winterstein, DC NUHS President Last time, I wrote about “setting the record straight with regard to NUHS,” my presentation at the Federation of State Licensing Boards and our participation with the chiropractic physicians in New Mexico. I received four letters of a negative variety regarding my use of the word “chiropractic medicine” and relating to the potential for some chiropractic physicians to use a limited formulary. One doctor said I made “his blood boil” because there is no way the term “medicine” should be associated with the word “chiropractic.” Well, I understand why some feel that way, but this is actually about semantics, not philosophy of practice. I will address primarily the chiropractic profession in this editorial. Yes, B. J. Palmer set the stage for “hating the word medicine,” with his anti-allopathic slogans, and of course, there was the Morikubo vs. the State of Wisconsin case in 1908 in which Dr. Morikubo, using B.J. Palmer’s attorney, made the case that chiropractic was in no way, shape or form, the practice of “medicine or osteopathy.” None of that changes simple English, though, and others clearly know and recognize it. Examples include allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, oriental medicine, naturopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and even dental medicine, so why would it not be chiropractic medicine? The only reason derives from the early profession’s “hatred” of the allopathic branch of medicine. How inane is that? Oh, I grant you that I certainly am no fan of what allopathy has done to the chiropractic profession — remember that I was the ...see More on Change... on page 2

Florida Accreditation and More Updates “The Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program at National University of Heath Sciences is awarded programmatic accreditation at both the Illinois campus and the Florida site by the Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 N. 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: 480443-8877, Website:” The approval was received July 29. National welcomed its first Florida students in Fall 2009. Its facilities are housed on the campus of St. Petersburg College (SPC) as part of NUHS’ participation in the University Partnership Center at SPC. Most recently, Phase 2 students and faculty moved into the Health Education Center Annex, a block away from the Caruth Health Education Center campus where Phase 1 faculty and students reside.

NUHS and Georgetown Cooperate

National University has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Graduate Program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Faculty at the two schools will make students seeking advanced degrees in health care aware of the benefits of each other’s programs. Georgetown offers a one-year graduate program that helps students evaluate the various CAM specialties, after which they may be interested in pursuing a career in one of them.

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The August 18 commencement ceremonies included the awarding of 36 DC, three ND, four MSAc, two MSOM, and 10 BS degrees as well as 12 MS degrees in Advanced Clinical Practice. In addition, Massage Therapy certificates were presented to 16 and two were awarded MT/CA certificates. David Tretter, MPA, president of the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, delivered the address for the College of Professional Studies. Tretter told the graduates that their talent will be in demand in a world that is projected to have an additional 50 million people requiring health care by 2020. “Universities are often

measured by what students become. At NUHS, the measure is who the student becomes. You have become compassionate, skilled adults, putting service at the forefront of your lives. Today you will no longer hope to be a health care professional — you are!”

Dr. Vyas Retires

Vrajlal Vyas, MD (India), professor of Basic Sciences, was feted at a retirement reception on August 19 after 34 years of service to National University. His family, colleagues and friends were treated to a PowerPoint chronicle of his years at National starting in 1977 in the department of pathology, which he chaired or cochaired from 1977 to 1998. Dr. Vyas received numerous awards over the years in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the university and its students.

CAM Director Thanks National

NUHS President James Winterstein recently received a letter of thanks from the executive director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC). ACCAHC Executive Director John Weeks recognized National University’s many contributions to the group specifically singling out Dr. Vincent DeBono, Dr. Gregory Cramer, Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron, and Dr. Kristina Conner, for their participation in various working groups. Weeks also thanked the university for its Gold Sponsorship of the ACCAHC Center for Optimal Integration, which is now in development. He said: “Our view is that our disciplines can’t complain about not being at the table and in key U.S. dialogues on the future of health care if we don’t show up. NUHS has been helping us to ‘represent’... and we’re making measurable headway.” For more NUHS News, visit our website at

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expert witness for the profession in Wilk vs. AMA et. al. — so I am even more aware than many about those underhanded, self-serving, sneaking, deceiving tactics used against us, but is that any reason to bastardize the English language by using an adjective as a noun? But let’s move on from there and simply consider that we are all “branches” of medicine, a fact that has been well established by the Supreme Court of Illinois when it stated back in 1917, People vs. Fred Gage: “The term ‘practicing medicine’ is not limited to the use of drugs or substances supposed to possess curative or remedial properties but include the treatment of disease for the purpose of cure, whether such treatment involves the use of drugs or not… a physician is one versed in, or practicing the art of medicine and the term is not limited to the disciples of any particular school.” So, we are part of medicine in the same way that allopaths are “part of medicine” and the sooner we recognize and accept that, the sooner we will have the ability to take the position that we have something to offer within medicine that they cannot offer. We are not subservient — we are part of. For decades, we should have been stepping up to the plate and declaring loudly and clearly that “this branch of medicine” is different and has a seat at the table, too. Instead, we have said we are “no part” of medicine and in so doing, we have simply alienated ourselves from other branches of medicine, with whom we now want to be integrated. What then, should we do? I read a fine article recently by Dr. Arthur Kirk, the president of St. Leo University, who said, “If we continue to do what we have always done, we will NOT get what we always got.” He was applying this to the educational process and I understand that, but for us, it can be stated another way: “If we continue to do what we have always done, we will CONTINUE TO GET what we always got,” which is shunned by other health care professions and by society in general. Those words might shock us, because every day in offices across the country, people are telling their chiropractic physicians, “You saved my life — you helped me when no one else did.” That’s terrific, but reality must also be faced. You might not know it, but recent statistics by the New Strategist Publications (2010) tells us that our profession treats 6.08% of the population. We might say, along with presidential candidate Herman Cain, when asked about most politicians being attorneys while he is

a businessman,“ and how’s that working for you?” So what is the message here? 1. I think we, as a profession, should make the moves that will increase our general societal acceptance and recognition by others in the health care world as well as the world of science as a whole. 2. We should work to “fill the need” in this country, which quite plainly is “primary care.” 3. We should stop trying to be “separate and distinct.” Nothing about becoming better recognized means we should throw out conservative chiropractic care of patients, but we need a recognized seat at the table, and we won’t get it if we continue the “separate and distinct” rhetoric! 4. We should describe ourselves as members of the profession of chiropractic medicine – terms understood and used by the popular media. 5. We should continue to adjust our patients when that is indicated and embrace a much stronger knowledge of those forms of manual medicine that are explained by the science of “mechanobiology.” 6. We should spend every spare dime engaging in research that demonstrates how we can save health care dollars. If we come to the table with more papers similar to those of Sarnat/Winterstein/Cambron, people who pay the bills will begin to take notice. (“Clinical Utilization and Cost Outcomes From an Integrative Medicine Independent Physician Association: An Additional 3-Year Update,” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 263-269 R. Sarnat, J. Winterstein, J. Cambron) 7. We should teach our patients about true determinants of health — exercise, proper nutrition, cessation of unhealthy habits, good water, proper breathing, good sleep, good posture, healthy relationships, good hygiene, proper elimination, positive attitude, and healthy spiritual connection. 8. We should move toward expansion of our scope of practice so that we can more fully and completely serve our patients. These are my perspectives. Right or wrong, we should all be thinking about how we can expand our services in ways that are affordable, ethical and effective. If we are not successful in accomplishing that, very soon, we might face a completely different

dilemma — one in which we are not part of the health care scene at all. Esse Quam Videri!

National University Mourns Its Losses National University is mourning the loss of three members of the National family in recent weeks. Shellee Ann Handley, DC, NUHS’ dean of institutional analysis, of Warrenville, Ill., died September 18 after a motorcycle accident in Freeport, Ill. Dr. Handley, 55, graduated from National in 1988 after which she functioned in academic roles at various institutions before entering solo practice. She returned to National in 2005 as a clinician, was appointed a dean in 2007, and was currently pursuing a master of science degree in advanced clinical practice. Dr. Handley was an avid and safety-conscious motorcyclist who also enjoyed music, especially singing. On September 21, an interactive memorial service in her honor was held on the Lombard campus for NUHS Illinois and Florida faculty, staff and students. Funeral services and burial were held on October 1 in Rutland, Vt. Donations would be appreciated to National University in her memory. Zandi Fennell, 36, a dual-enrolled DC/ND student from North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on September 11. The NUHS community held a memorial service for Ms. Fennell on September 15 where faculty, friends and classmates celebrated her life and shared their cherished memories and heartfelt sentiments of her special spirit. Funeral services were held in Raleigh, N.C., on September 18, with burial in Garner, N.C., on September 19. Calvin C. Kuehner, PhD, of Murray, Utah, passed away on July 19 at the age of 88. He was a former chair of the basic sciences division of National College of Chiropractic. Dr. Kuehner received National’s Presidential Citation Award in 1991 and retired in 1993. He worked at various academic institutions for 40 years and was an active member and officer of numerous councils, committees and civic organizations. He was the father of Dr. Charles Kuehner, supervising clinician for NUHS students at the Salvation Army clinics in Chicago.

National News Promotions / Appointments • Michelle Jourdan, DC, instructor in Clinical Sciences, NUHS-Florida • Hyundo Kim, PhD, MSOM, chief clinician of acupuncture and oriental medicine, at the Whole Center Center – Lombard • Jennifer Ma, DC, ND, instructor in clinical practice, NUHS-Illinois • Heather Miley, BS, DC, MSDI, instructor in clinical sciences, NUHSFlorida • Timothy Stark, DC, assistant professor and chair of clinical sciences, NUHSFlorida • Tamara Sukup, DC, instructor in clinical sciences, Postprofessional

Faculty Accomplishments Hui Yan Cai, MD (China), PhD (China), professor of acupuncture and oriental medicine, will present a paper titled, “Education and Clinical Practices of TCM in the USA,” in the Chinese language at the 5th International Conference of Chinese Medicine in November in Guangzhou, China. Mabel Chang, DC, MPH, assistant professor of clinical sciences at NUHSFlorida, was recently featured in the ACA News about her work updating a scope of practice survey of the chiropractic profession. Dr. Chang began the work during her recently completed research residency at NUHS in Lombard and expects to have the data collected and synthesized by the end of the year. Gregory Cramer, DC, dean of research, has received a grant extension for his “Sustainable EB Program in a CAM Institution [National University of Health Sciences]”. The grant award is for $208,716. Louise Edwards, ND, naturopathic medicine lecturer at National University, was presented with the prestigious Vis Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) at its recent conference. The highly selective award is granted to individuals who represent the “Vis,” the profession’s term for the healing power of nature, as demonstrated through their work life and community service. Dr. Edwards took the very first NPLEX exams in 1988, and was present at the first meeting of the American Association of Naturopathic

Physicians (AANP). In the 1990s, she served on the AANP board as legislative chair and also was part of a political team whose efforts resulted in a large increase in the number of states licensing naturopathic medicine. Bart Green, DC, MSEd, associate editor of the NUHS journals, recently coauthored a paper on the screening of veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder who sought care for neck or back pain in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Volume 48, Number 5, 2011. Jennifer Illes, DC, instructor in clinical sciences at NUHS-Florida, published an article on “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy” in the spring issue of Advance Healing, Kinesio Taping® Association International’s magazine. Yihyun Kwon, DC, MSOM, PhD, delivered a presentation on the U.S. health care system and how acupuncture and oriental medicine is practiced and perceived in the U.S. at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM) in April. Dr. Kwon received his PhD from TUTCM in 2010 where he specialized in stroke care. He was in China continuing his studies on stroke rehabilitation through acupuncture and oriental medicine. Sridharan Manavalan, MSc, chair of basic sciences at NUHS-Florida, recently hosted students from the physical therapy department of Nova Southeastern University-Tampa for an anatomy laboratory presentation at Caruth Health Education Center, St. Petersburg College. Manavalan helped the students increase their understanding of basic anatomy by using the laboratory cadavers to illustrate specific muscles, arteries and nerves. It is hoped the initial experience will become an ongoing relationship for Nova PT students. Dan Richardson, PhD, assistant dean of Allied Health Sciences, and Brett Martin, DC, NUHS alumni, co-authored a paper titled “Nutrition Depletions Caused by Birth Control Oral Contraceptives” published in The Original Internist, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2011. Drs. Richardson and Martin, in conjunction with Anna Jurik, DC, NUHS clinician, have also published their “Clinical Treatment Protocol Manual – Emphasis on Nutrition” through

Thomas Solecki, Jr., DC, DACBSP, instructor in clinical sciences, participated in the Physiotherapy Test Committee in September at the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners headquarters in Greeley, Colo. The committee is composed of chiropractic college faculty selected for their expert knowledge of the subject.

Staff Accomplishments Alumni Outreach Coordinator Melvin Collins was notified that he would have a certificate acknowledging his war activities displayed in the Veterans World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The veteran served as a radarman third class and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroic activities during WWII. Keith Werosh, MAEd, former NUHS registrar, was appointed dean of accreditation. Yesenia Maldonado, MBA, former assistant registrar, was appointed assistant dean of students and registrar.

Friend & Colleague in Need Frank Strehl, DC, honorary chair of the NUHS President’s Alumni Advisory Council, an NUHS lecturer in clinical sciences, and a member of the ACA House of Delegates (HOD), is currently experiencing a serious health issue. A passionate advocate for chiropractic, National University and the ACA, he bravely traveled to Portland, Oregon, in September to attend the ACA House of Delegates meeting. While in Portland, his oxygen became deficient resulting in a brief hospitalization there. He later was forced to travel back to Illinois via air ambulance at a cost of over $20,000. Upon his return, he was immediately placed in ICU for a short period, and has since returned home. The ACA has developed a fund dedicated to Frank and his family to help defray the uncovered cost of his air ambulance trip and invites contributions from ACA members, friends and colleagues of Frank. (This is not a tax-deductible donation.) Contributions may be made to “ACA – Dr. Strehl Benefit Fund,” c/o American Chiropractic Association, 1701 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22209. “Thanks to each of you for assisting this HOD member and his family in their time of need,” said Anthony Hamm, DC, vice president of the ACA / HOD.

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