Academic Programs

Logan's Current Research

Logan University is committed to the field of research.  At any given time, Logan is engaged in a variety of research projects.

Contact: LoganResearch@logan.edu

Current Grants

Chiropractic Care and a Specific Regimen of Nutritional Supplementation for Patients with Acute Ankle Sprain: a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial 
Project Period: January 2013-December 2014
Funding: Grant funded by Standard Process. Total award: $690,790
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD
Coinvestigators: Weiwen Chai, MS, PhD; Dennis Enix, DC, MBA; Harrison Ndetan, MSc, MPH, DrPH; Laney Nelson, DC, DACBSP; Jay Greenstein, DC, CCSP; Clint Daniels, DC, MS 
Project Coordinator: Michelle Anderson

St. Louis University Gateway Geriatric Education Center 
Project Period: July 2010-June 2015
Funding: Grant funded by U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Subcontract funded for $57,575.
Lead institution: St. Louis University
Principal Investigator: Robert Morley, MD. 
Logan Subcontract: Rodger Tepe, PhD, Consortium Site Leader 

Distance Education Online Intervention for Evidence Based Practice Literacy
Project Period: September 2012-August 2014
Funding: Grant funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Subcontract funded for $23,526. 
Lead Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
Logan Subcontract: Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, Coinvestigator

Rapid Response Resource Center
Project Period: June 2013-May 2014
Funding: Grant funded by Michigan Chiropractic Association through the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practices Parameters. Total award, $10,000 
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD
Coinvestigators: Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd; Sheryl Walters, MLS

Current Intramural Research Division Projects

Basic and Translational Research

Degeneration and Herniation in Discs
Project Period: September 2012-August 2015
Purpose: This study is investigating the tissue failure mechanisms in a broad spectrum of herniations in lower lumbar discs with degeneration (grades I to V), and their regression biomechanics, under complex mechanical loads. 
Principal Investigator: Mozammil Hussain, PhD
Coinvestigators: Kai-Nan An, PhD and Ralph Gay, MD, Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic; John J. Triano, DC, PhD, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 

Computational Modeling of Degenerative Biomarkers in Disc Cells
Project Period: January 2013-December 2015
Purpose: This study is focusing on the computational modeling of two major degenerative biomarkers in discs cells – energy metabolism and inflammation. 
Principal Investigator: Mozammil Hussain, PhD

Degeneration Progression to Neighboring Levels in Different Age- and Sex-Cohorts
Project Period: January 2013-December 2015.
Purpose: This study is investigating the spinal levels immediately caudally and cranially to the level(s) with degeneration (grades I to V) either in disc(s) or facet joint(s) or both, for any signs of adjacent level degeneration, in various age groups of males and females. 
Principal Investigator: Mozammil Hussain, PhD 

Finite Element Analysis and Computer Simulation of the Sacroiliac Joint and Sacral Articular Cartilage
Project Period: February 2009-December 2014
Principal Investigator: Dennis Enix, DC, MBA
Co-Investigator: Douglas Smith, PhD, PE – Baylor University, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Proprioception Research: A Mixed Age Cohort Analysis of Balance, Reaction Time and Proprioception
Project Period: February 2011-June 2014
Principal Investigator: Dennis Enix, DC, MBA
Co-Investigators: Joseph Flaherty, MD - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. Ted Malmstrom, PhD - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry 

Cervicogenic Headache Etiology Research: Anatomical, Neurohistological and Biomechanical Analysis of the Rectus Capitis Posterior Major and Obliques Capitis Muscles and the Cervical Dura
Project Period: February 2009-December 2015
Principal Investigator: Frank Scali, DC, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Co-Investigators: Dennis Enix, DC, MBA; Matthew Pontell - St George's University School of Medicine

Practice-based Research

Chiropractic Wellness Care: A Practice-Based Research Study
Project period: January 2013-January 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the practice and long-term effects of chiropractic wellness care as delivered in usual and customary practice. It is conducted in the offices of participating U.S. chiropractors through Logan’s established practice-based research network (PBRN), the Integrated Chiropractic Outcomes Network (ICON). 
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD
Coinvestigators: Katherine Pohlman, DC, MS, U of Alberta; Jay Greenstein, DC, CCSP, private practice; John Hart, DC, Sherman College of Chiropractic 

Recently Completed Grants

Geriatric Balance Research: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Examining a Mixed Modal Treatment Protocol for Low Back Pain and Postural Control in the Geriatric Population
Project Period: October 2009-September 2013
Funding: Grant funded by U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Total award: $1,208,957
Principal Investigator/Program Director: Dennis Enix, DC, MBA
Co-Investigators: Joseph Flaherty, MD - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics; Ted Malmstrom, PhD - Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry 

Standard Process Purification Program Project
Project period: June 2008 – December 2013
Funding: Grant funded by Standard Process. Total award: $46,098
Principal Investigator: Rodger Tepe, PhD
Co-Investigator: Robert Davidson, PhD

 


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