Logan's Dr. Norman Kettner is Honored with 2011 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
November 8, 2011
George Goodman, DC, FICC, president of Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, has announced that Professor Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, DCBCN, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, has been selected as the school’s 2011 recipient of the Emerson Award for Excellence in Teaching. Emerson sponsors this award annually to recognize and honor more than 100 outstanding educators throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Recipients are selected by the chief administrators of their school districts or educational institutions.
“A more deserving educator could not have been selected for this honor,” said Dr. Goodman. “We are very proud that Dr. Kettner has been a member of the Logan faculty since 1980 and continues to be one of our finest teachers.”
Dr. Kettner teaches courses in diagnostic imaging and differential diagnosis at Logan. He was awarded instructor of the year honors at Logan in both 1984 and 1988. He received the Distinguished Service Award for the Clinical Science division of Logan College of Chiropractic in 1986, 1988 and 1989. In 2001, Dr. Kettner received the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, and in 2002 and again in 2010 he was the recipient of the Logan Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. In 2005, he was honored by the American Chiropractic Association as its “Academician of the Year” and in 2008 honored as its “Researcher of the Year.” He is a past president of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology.
Dr. Kettner received doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan College in January 1980 and joined the college faculty that same year. He completed a residency in radiology at the college as well.
Dr. Kettner is a respected and productive researcher in the field of chiropractic medicine. His often stated goal is to bring rigorous research methods to the study of Complementary and Alternative Medicines and he has made numerous contributions to this growing field of study. His research collaboration in the area of acupuncture and functional brain imaging has resulted in multiple publications in high-impact scientific journals, textbook chapters and over 240 presentations at numerous national and international scientific conferences. He has served as consultant on National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants, and as an ad hoc reviewer for NIH grant submissions. Dr. Kettner is also a reviewer for multiple scientific and clinical journals including Pain Medicine, Synapse and Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Since 2001, Dr. Kettner has spearheaded the Logan College Radiology Department’s partnership with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In April 2000, and again in 2008, 2009 and 2010, he was the program director for the National Symposium on Complementary and Alternative Geriatric Health Care, an interdisciplinary symposium that addresses the scientific and clinical advances in the field of complementary and alternative geriatric health care. These meetings were held in conjunction with the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center affiliated with Saint Louis Veterans Administration Medical Center and co-sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
About Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
Established in 1935, Logan College is one of the largest chiropractic colleges in North America with 950 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, located approximately 30 minutes west of downtown St. Louis. Logan houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries, on its campus.
Logan University offers master’s degrees in sports science and rehabilitation
, and nutrition and human performance
that are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central. These programs are open to chiropractic students, doctors of chiropractic
and eligible non-chiropractic professionals. The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through local health centers
in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.
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