Announcement: Dr. Cheryl Hawk

Please join us in congratulating Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, FICC, associate vice president for research and health policy, on a new position as executive director of the Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine at University of Western States in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Hawk said she accepted the position for personal and professional reasons. "It was something I just couldn’t pass up,” Dr. Hawk said. “It suits my longtime professional interests in health promotion, research and counseling. Additionally, I have many family members and friends in that area of the country.”

Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, JD, MBA, said while the news comes as a loss for Logan University, the position is a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Hawk. “Dr. Hawk’s contributions to chiropractic are legendary and will continue to be,” he said. “I am fortunate and thankful to have worked with Dr. Hawk and wish her nothing but the best.”

Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, Logan’s vice president of academic affairs, said Dr. Hawk has been an important part of the Logan community and is very well respected in her field. "We have been lucky to have her at Logan University. While it is sad to see her go, this opportunity allows her to find a renewed passion and life balance because she will be focusing on her primary area of interest and be closer to her family. The balance and fulfillment that is sure to bring for her is an important part of overall wellness and something we hope all of our faculty, staff, and students are able to achieve here at Logan.  I’m sad for Logan, but excited for Dr. Hawk."

Dr. Hawk said she looks forward to continuing to collaborate with many Logan faculty and staff members. “The chiropractic and research community is small enough that no matter where I am, we always work together, and the relationships I formed here will carry on.”

Dr. Cheryl Hawk Promoted to Associate Vice President for Research and Health Policy

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Hawk on her upcoming promotion to Associate Vice President for Research and Health Policy effective August 1, 2014. Dr. Hawk will be broadly responsible for all matters related to research and scholarly activities as well as health policy at Logan University. All current faculty assigned to the research department will be reassigned to the appropriate chiropractic division department and their roles in research will remain unchanged.

Dr. Hawk will report to Dr. Kimberly O’Reilly, Vice President of Academic Affairs, who begins at Logan on August 1.