Academic Programs

Logan University's Research

Logan University has transitioned from maintaining a separate research division to integrating research and scholarship throughout the institution. Part of this transition is the creation of an Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Programs (OSSP).

The OSSP provides support for the university community by serving as the central administrative unit responsible for the acquisition of external resources through grants and contracts, providing support and guidance for regulatory compliance and the responsible conduct of research, and supporting high quality faculty and student scholarship and research.

Contact Information:
LoganResearch@logan.edu
Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES
Michelle Anderson
Lynda Harris

View individual contact information for the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Programs team in Logan's Faculty and Staff Directory

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

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