Logan University’s Joseph Howe, DC, DACBR, fellow ACCR, associate professor and Roberta Sclocco, PhD, fellow, have received awards for their work in the field of radiology.
Dr. Howe was honored with the Association for the History of Chiropractic’s Lee-Homewood Chiropractic Heritage Award, which is given to living pioneers who have made outstanding contributions to the chiropractic profession.
“Dr. Howe was instrumental in the evolution of chiropractic radiology as a specialty,” said Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, professor, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology. “He is well-deserving of this award for his contributions in implementing this specialty, as well as in maintaining the highest standards in education, clinical practice and research throughout his long and productive career.”
Dr. Sclocco received an Abstract Travel Grant from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), the primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain. The award is funded by the National Science Foundation and serves to reimburse travel expenses for trainees attending the OHBM’s annual Human Brain Mapping Meeting.
At the 2016 Meeting, Dr. Sclocco and her colleagues—hailing from universities and academic medical centers located all over the world—presented a study entitled “Employing ultra-high field (7T) functional MRI,” reporting on the specific human brainstem autonomic nuclei involved in the processing of cardiovagal outflow to the heart in a deep pain model.
“The importance of Dr. Sclocco’s research work lies in the soaring worldwide epidemic of chronic pain,” said Dr. Kettner. “Translation of this knowledge into the clinical setting could guide more effective non-pharmacologic chronic pain treatment utilizing acupuncture, spinal manipulation and meditation.”
Any student enrolled in a U.S., CCE-accredited, chiropractic degree program is invited to apply for a $2,000 scholarship opportunity from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
The NBCE will award three scholarships of $2,000 each.
1. Submit an original essay on a humanities topic that focuses on or relates to chiropractic.
2. Submit a letter of reference from a faculty member or administrator about your outstanding scholarly and/or service achievements.
3. Submit a letter from the registrar proving your enrollment and good academic standing.
At the time, it was unfathomable to think anything of substantial importance would be built west of Highway 270 in St. Louis. The area was home to grazing livestock and rolling green pastures, dotted with farms and homesteads.
Yet, on one evening in 1972, 70 Doctors of Chiropractic agreed that a 112-acre parcel of land for sale in that area would provide a bright future for development, growth and progress. Today, their vision is realized on the very grounds that make up Logan University.
According to Logan Associate Professor Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA, the property, at the time, was home to Maryknoll Junior Seminary. However, in the early 1970s, the Brothers of Maryknoll were forced to close the seminary due to declining interest in men joining the priesthood.
Dr. Montgomery said the property, which was gifted to the Archdiocese of St. Louis by the original landowners, came with two stipulations: it could never be broken up into smaller parcels, and if sold, it had to be sold to an educational institution.
The property was for sale two years before Fred Gehl, DC, who was associated with Logan, stumbled upon it. Though the Logan’s Normandy campus was paid for, the college was outgrowing the space as a result of rising enrollment.
Negotiations over the $3.5 million asking price broke down several times though it was Logan Board member William Boehmer, DC, who kept the discussion going.
Dr. William Coggins signs the purchase agreement with (from left) Drs. Fred Gehl, Bert Hanicke and D.P. Casey.
In the end, the Brothers and Logan reached a $1.8 million deal, as long as $350,000 was provided to the Brothers within 10 days of the contract being signed. It was then that Logan Board members Rolla Pennell, DC, and Gordon Heuser, DC, took immediate action, calling on Logan alumni to join them for a gala dinner at Maryknoll.
That night, Drs. Pennell and Heuser made their case for a brighter future, urging the DCs to give back to the institution that gave so much to them.
By the end of the night, they had secured financial donations from everyone in attendance, allowing them to turn over the amount needed to acquire the property for their future home.
In June 1973, under the direction of D.P. Casey, DC, the students and faculty completed the move to the new campus in just four days. The following year, the Normandy campus was sold to another division of the Catholic Church (the Cardinal Newman Colleges) which purchased the property for $1 million.
The Chesterfield property was completely paid for thanks to the generosity of Logan supporters and the sale of the Normandy campus.