Congratulations to Dr. Ross Mattox & Dr. Patrick Battaglia

        

Congratulations to Dr. Ross Mattox (pictured left), clinician at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. and assistant professor on his recent receipt of credentials from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography™ (ARDMS). Dr. Mattox has been awarded the Registered in Musculoskeletal™ sonography (RMSK™) credential. 

Achievement of this certification acknowledges Dr. Mattox’s personal achievement of a highly recognized professional standard of excellence. ARDMS credentials represent the highest level of competence in the medical-imaging modality of musculoskeletal sonography (ultrasound). The RMSK credential, offered to an array of healthcare professionals, validates the clinical expertise fundamental to musculoskeletal sonography practice worldwide, and recognizes the skills and knowledge required for making consistent and reliable diagnoses in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Battaglia (pictured right), resident in the department of radiology, for passing Part 1 of his Radiology Boards.

Special Hours & Closures for the April 2016 Break

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Please be aware of the special hours and closures for the April 2016 Break:

Bookstore
April 25-28: 9am-3pm
April 29: 8am-4pm
April 30: 10am-2pm
May 2-6: 9am-3pm
May 7: Closed

Café and Charlie’s Grab n’ Go
April 22-May 9: Closed

Health Centers
April 28-30: Closed

Learning Resources Center
April 23-24: Closed
April 25-29: Open 8:30am-5pm
April 30-May 1: Closed
May 2-6: Open 8:30am-5pm
May 7-8: Closed

Wellness Center
April 23-24: Closed
April 25-29: Open 10am-4pm
April 30-May 1: Closed
May 2-6: Open 10am-4pm
May 7-8: Closed

Arthritis Walk Fundraiser Lunch & Washer Tournament - April 14th, 2016


Help raise money for the Walk to Cure Arthritis by enjoying lunch and a washer tournament on Thursday, April 14th from 11am to 1:30pm in the Courtyard outside the Logan Cafe.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and pretzels with cheese will be available for purchase.

The washer tournament is $5 per person and the winner will take home half of the proceeds. The other half will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation.

SLU MBA Info Session - April 19th, 2016


Join Saint Louis University faculty, alumni, students, and staff for a special Graduate Business Information Session at Logan University on Tuesday, April 19th from 5:30pm to 7pm in Room G134. Community members are excited to share the highlights of SLU's nationally renowned graduate business programs, including:

One Year MBA
Evening MBA Program
Master of Accounting (MACC)
Master of International Business, executive format (EMIB)
Master of Science in Applied Financial Economics (MS-AFE)
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM)
JD/MACC
JD/MBA
MA(Ed)/MBA
MD/MBA
MHA/MBA
Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing

Students will have the opportunity to:

- Informally meet with other prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff
- Ask questions of a panel of current students and alumni
- Listen to a presentation about curriculum, admission criteria, career resources, etc.
- Ask staff questions

Click here to learn more and register.

Spring 2016 Stress Busters & Extended Hours


Students are encouraged to Spring into Finals and enjoy some stress busters and extended building hours while studying.

Stress Busters

Monday, April 11th
11am to 1pm
Sia's Italian Ice served near the fountain (weather permitting).

Tuesday, April 12th
11am to 1pm (while supplies last)
Gus' Pretzels with condiments in the main lobby.

Wednesday, April 13th
11am to 1pm
Chair massages in the Student Center Mezzanine.

Thursday, April 14th
11am to 1pm (while supplies last)
Fruit cups available in the main lobby.

Extended Building Hours

Student Center & Assessment Center
April 9th through April 22nd
Monday-Saturday: 6:30am - 12am
Sunday: 8am - 12am

Leopard Lounge & Academic Success Center
April 9th through April 22nd
Monday-Friday: 7am - 12am
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 12am

Learning Resources Center
April 9th: 10am - 8pm
April 10th: 12pm - 8pm
April 15th: 6:30am - 8pm
April 16th & 17th: 10am - 10pm

Logan Graduate Treats Two of Chicago's Top Sports Teams

Dr. Josh Akin is the founder and clinic director of Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine and serves as the team chiropractor for two of the Windy City’s top sports teams: the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.

One might wonder how he got from Logan’s campus to Soldier Field and Wrigley Field. He credits a few fortunate opportunities that he has been able to build upon since his graduation. 

Dr. Akin grew up as a chiropractic patient. He suffered a hip injury when he was 10 years old and received chiropractic care from his neighbor, Logan alumnus Nick Gatto, DC. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in chemistry more than a decade later, Dr. Akin was encouraged by Dr. Gatto to attend Logan’s chiropractic program.

At a campus visit prior to enrolling at Logan, Dr. Gatto introduced Dr. Akin to Logan Professor Ralph Filson, DC, who served as a team chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals. As a student, Dr. Akin worked with Dr. Filson on a research project in which he was exposed to the application of manual treatment and its effect on athletic performance. This interest would eventually lead him to the world of competitive sports.

After graduating from Logan in December 2006, Dr. Akin worked for three years as an associate doctor before establishing Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Today, his practice includes a multidisciplinary clinic and personal training gym in Northfield, Ill., and a performance training center in the West Loop of Chicago.

His work with professional athletes started in 2007. “I was introduced to a long-standing player for the Bears whom I began working with in private clinic,” he explained. “The following year, the player was instrumental in getting me involved with the team.”

For the past eight seasons, Dr. Akin has served as the team chiropractor for the Chicago Bears, treating the players at the team’s facility during the week while attending all games to provide pre-game and sideline care.

He also serves as chiropractor for the Chicago Cubs and has provided treatment during spring training and home games for the past six seasons.

Dr. Akin says there are just a few differences between working with football and baseball players and working with private-clinic patients. While the mechanics of the body are similar, the obvious difference is the size of the pro athlete patients. He says the differentiating experiences, as well as the variety of being on the sidelines at games and in a treatment room at his practice, are what he enjoys the most.

“Private practice tends to be more pain-focused, particularly in the initial phase of treatment, always with the goal of attaining stability and progressing to the performance phase for the athlete,” he said. “With the sports teams, I am able to provide a reactionary level of treatment to any injuries that may occur, and also a global proactive approach of eliminating injuries before they occur.”