This year, Paraquad presented Logan University with the Shine the Light Award for its work in partnership with the organization over the past three years. The Shine the Light Awards highlight organizations and individuals whose actions promote a fully accessible community for people with disabilities and anyone who benefits from increased accessibility.
Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS, Associate Professor at Logan, initiated the partnership between Logan and Paraquad in 2012. By July 11, 2013, an on-site clinic was developed, and each trimester, a new rotation of Logan student interns has had the opportunity to provide hands-on chiropractic treatment to Paraquad members.
“I have a deep, genuine love for Paraquad, the staff and individuals we treat. I have shed tears there, jumped with joy and felt the true power of defeat as well as determination,” said Dr. Underkofler-Mercer. “This award is just a small symbol of Logan’s enormous commitment to help better the lives of people with disabilities by educating interns and faculty to care for such dynamic individuals in an integrated health care system.”
Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, Fellow at Logan’s Human Performance Center, now leads the program.
Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD, and Dr. Underkofler-Mercer will accept the Shine the Light Award at an event on Nov. 4 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis.
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Dr. Ross Mattox, a 2007 Logan graduate, has been appointed to the position of clinician within Logan’s newest integrated health center, located within the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center (MHD) in St. Louis. Dr. Mattox has worked for Logan over the past four years first as a Radiology Resident then as a Fellow in Diagnostic Imaging. Before coming to Logan in 2011, Dr. Mattox was in private practice in the State of Kentucky.
Dr. Mattox takes over a clinical site that began in January of this year under the direction of Dr. Barry Wiese, Director of Integrated Health Centers. The clinic has grown substantially over the last nine months and now sees an average of 400 patient visits per month on a full schedule of five days per week.
Dr. Wiese spoke about Dr. Mattox and his new role:
“The demand for our services has increased every month since we started this clinic in January. Dr. Mattox was very well trained as a diagnostician during his tenure in Logan’s Radiology department, and he comes well-equipped to handle the level of patient complexity typically seen at MHD. He not only brings a high level of experience and training but a strong desire to build on the quality of care and clinical education within this site. This clinic and our interns are in very good hands.”
Logan interns have the opportunity to rotate through this clinic each trimester, one of many integrative opportunities that exist for Logan students in the clinical phase of their education.