InTouch - February 2015


The February 2015 issue of InTouch has been posted on the Logan website.

A few of the subject categories included in this edition are Spinal Manipulation, Whiplash, Chiropractic Student Surveys, Low Back Pain, Laser Therapy, Nutrition, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

InTouch is a bibliography of citations of interest that is produced four times a year by the Logan University Library. This bibliography contains the reference for 40-60 journal articles published recently in various health related journals. Some of the journals frequently referenced include: Spine, JMPT, Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, American Journal of Orthopedics, Neurology, Radiology, Lancet, Nutritional Perspectives, and Clinical Biomechanics.

Welcome Jared Snyder and Amanda Briscoe to Logan!

Please welcome Jared Snyder and Amanda Briscoe to Logan University! Jared will be working in Admissions as an Admissions Coordinator for the state of Illinois and Amanda will be in Financial Aid as a Financial Aid Advisor.

If you see either Jared or Amanda around campus, welcome them to Logan!

             
                                                          Jared Snyder                           Amanda Briscoe

Statewide Tornado Drill - March 3rd

The state of Missouri will conduct an annual tornado drill on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 1:30pm.  If widespread weather conditions exist across the state that would make it inappropriate to conduct the drill, it will be postponed until Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 1:30pm.

Logan University will also conduct a tornado drill at the same time as the state of Missouri drill.

Check your email for additional information regarding the upcoming tornado drill.

Harvard Medical School Publishes Article Supporting Chiropractic Care


Harvard Medical School recently published an article discussing chiropractic care and how chiropractic treatments can assist in pain relief. This latest publication reiterates the importance of research and collaboration within the medical community.

The article highlights that chiropractic care ranges beyond back pain and spinal manipulation.

"While the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care now includes a wide variety of other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education, ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain), nutritional consultation, and even ultrasound and laser therapies. In addition, chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary care doctors, pain experts, and surgeons to treat patients with pain."
Harvard's publication also discusses that chiropractic care has proven to be effective in helping conditions outside of back pain.

"Most research on chiropractic has focused on spinal manipulation for back pain. Chiropractic treatment for many other problems—including other musculoskeletal pain, headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia—has also been studied. A recent review concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation may be helpful for back pain, migraine, neck pain, and whiplash."
Click here to view the full article from Harvard Medical School.

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.”

The Jon Cromer Memorial Scholarship


Monique White, Organizer of the Jon Cromer Memorial Walk/Run

Fellow classmates at Logan were at a loss when Jon Cromer, a Tri-3 student suddenly passed away last May. “At that time, we held a back-to-school barbecue to benefit his family, but we knew we wanted to do something more,” said Monique White, now a Tri-8 student. 

Last fall, Jon’s classmates organized a committee to determine how they could help. 

With the guidance of James Paine, PhD, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students, and Jennifer Reed, MBA, director of marketing and public relations, the class officers landed on the idea of organizing a 2-mile memorial walk/run on the Logan campus. 

“Our goal was to have a fun evening with food, games and music so families could come and enjoy. As we started discussing, we also had another thought,” Monique said. “Even though we had only been together with Jon for a few trimesters, we all knew he would have made a great doctor. We thought, ‘why not create a scholarship in honor of him?’” 

The committee sought input from school administration, friends and family as far as how a scholarship would be set up and awarded. The student committee decided that participation fees from the memorial run would be collected to create a scholarship for one deserving Logan student. 

“In putting together the event, we were blown away by the generosity and efforts of Logan’s staff and faculty who helped set up the course, purchased the t-shirts and helped with the marketing and promotion of the event,” said Monique, adding that Lucky’s Market and Dierbergs grocery stores also provided donations for food and drinks. 

On Oct. 17, a group of 70 people gathered at Logan to honor Jon, and a total of $1,500 was collected for the student scholarship. The class officers said they could not have been more pleased with turnout and outpouring of support from Logan. 

“I wasn’t surprised at all that the last people to leave that evening were students from our class,” Monique said. “It’s a blessing to be surrounded by such a kind group; we have a very close class with truly wonderful people.”

Click here to apply for the Jon Cromer Memorial Scholarship or any of the other available Logan scholarships.