Research Work by Distinguished Faculty at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs Featured in Prestigious Journals
July 13, 2012
Dr. Norman Kettner, chairperson of the Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs Radiology Department, recently had a paper accepted for publication in the prestigious journal Brain. The paper, entitled “Spatiotemporal Mapping Cortical Neuroplasticity in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” addresses abnormal brain activity in carpal tunnel syndrome. The journal Brain has an impact factor of 9.4 and is considered one of the top journals in the field of neurology.
The paper’s first author is Rupali Dhond PhD, a former post doctoral student supported by Logan. In addition to Dr. Kettner and Dr. Dhond, other authors include current Logan post doctoral student Yumi Maeda PhD and Logan radiology department adjunct faculty member Vitaly Napadow PhD. The remaining authors are also from Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of Massachusetts's General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
“Certainly this must be one of the most important contributions and honors for anyone’s academic career,” said George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, Logan president. “We are extremely proud of Dr. Kettner’s achievement and honored to have this internationally known educator and researcher as a long-time member of our faculty.”
Dr. Cheryl Hawk, professor and director of clinical research at Logan, co-authored two articles that were recently published. They are: “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Professions Students’ Perceptions about Interdisciplinary Collaboration” in Topics in Integrative Health Care 2011, Vol. 3(2), June 30, 2012 edition; and “Consensus Process to Develop a Best-Practice Document on the Role of Chiropractic Care in Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Wellness” in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. The objectives of the wellness research were to develop consensus definitions for a set of best practices that doctors of chiropractic may use for promoting health and wellness and preventing disease and to describe the appropriate components and procedures for these practices. A multidisciplinary panel reached a high level of consensus on evidence-informed “best practices” for the role of chiropractic care in health promotion and disease prevention.
“Logan is indeed fortunate to have a talented researcher of the caliber of Dr. Hawk on our faculty,” said Dr. Goodman. “Her published research is an indication of her high standing in the academic community.”
About Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
Established in 1935, Logan has 950 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis, and is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America. Logan University offers Master of Science degrees in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Nutrition and Human Performance and undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Life Science with an Accelerated Science Program (ASP) option to complete pre-requisite coursework at an accelerated pace.
Logan’s campus also houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries. The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.