SACA Casts Spotlight on Dr. Norman Kettner's Research


Nearly 100 Logan students attended a presentation by Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, DCBCN, FICC on functional neuroimaging of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) earlier this month. 

The presentation, hosted by the Logan University Chapter of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA), was one of the largest events to date and served as an introduction to the innovative research that will be presented at DC2017, a premier chiropractic event jointly hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), and the Association for Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) March 15-18 in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Kettner is one of many Logan faculty presenting at DC2017 and SACA will be sponsoring 15 students to attend.

The presentation entailed Dr. Kettner’s collaborative work with the Athinoula A. Martinis Center for Biomedical Imaging of Massachusetts General Hospital, the main teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. 

The data presented stemmed from several studies of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who displayed maladaptive primary somatosensory cortex reorganization, something that is associated with worsened symptomatology, including pain and paresthesia. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) revealed the maladaptive reorganization in CTS produced more cortical overlapped activations, as well as significantly lower cortical digit separation distance within the primary somatosensory cortex in contrast to the healthy controls. 

“Our most recent CTS study has been accepted by Brain, a journal of neurology, and describes the beneficial clinical and neuroimaging results in CTS associated with acupuncture as the intervention,” Dr. Kettner said. “This is the first acupuncture research paper published in the nearly 140-year history of Brain.” 

Dr. Kettner is the chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology and has served on the faculty since 1980. Over the course of his career, he has authored numerous publications in the field of chiropractic radiology and functional neuroimaging including prestigious journals such as NeuroImage, Human Brain Mapping and Pain. Dr. Kettner received ACA’s Academician of the Year in 2005, Researcher of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the 2016 ACA Presidential Award.

Logan Graduate Still Practicing Chiropractic at 92


Dr. Ellery Anderson, a 1947 Logan graduate, was recently featured by The Missourian on how he is still practicing chiropractic at the age of 92.

Read the full article here on how Dr. Anderson is still helping patients after 70 years of practice.

Chiropractic Care Changed Catherine's Life Following a Severe Car Accident


Catherine was suffering through chronic pain after a severe car accident. Chiropractic care from Logan's Dr. Ross Mattox at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center helped restore her quality of life. 

MSN and MSR Lunch & Learn - March 21st, 2017


Logan students are invited to attend a Lunch & Learn covering the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance (MSN) degree program and the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation (MSR) degree program on Tuesday, March 21st from 11:30am to 12:15pm.

Hosted by the Office of Admissions, this Lunch & Learn will include admissions and financial aid sessions as well as an opportunity to ask the program directors questions.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 10th to Jami.Bolhuis@logan.edu with which program session you'd like to attend.

Dress for Success - Women's Leadership Council - February 26th

Logan's Women's Leadership Council will host a special event about how to dress for success on Sunday, February 26th between 6pm and 9pm at Taubman Prestige Maurices.

Students who attend will learn about appropriate and professional clinic attire from Logan's own female clinicians.

Prizes will be given out at the event!

If you are interested in attending or joining the Women's Leadership Council, email WLC@logan.edu.

On Her Mark: Jenea McCammon Makes Running and Logan Her Top Goals

There is no better feeling than crossing the finish line. For track and field star Jenea McCammon, that finish line takes many forms.

Jenea (pronounced Jen-aye) represents Guyana on its national track and field team. Currently, she has two goals: training to make the 2017 World Championships team and attending Logan University to become an athletic trainer for Guyana’s Olympic team and eventually open her own sports rehabilitation clinic.

Running is in Jenea’s blood, as many members of her family ran competitively. Her grandmother even ran the same event Jenea does: hurdles. A breakout athlete during her undergraduate career at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Jenea began competing for Guyana’s national team in 2014.

Her first competition in the Guyanese uniform was the 2015 Pan American Games in Canada. Since then, she secured two national records in the women’s 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. She continued her training in hopes to secure a spot on the 2016 Guyanese Olympic team, however, she finished .53 seconds short of her goal.

In addition to the experiences she’s gained as an athlete, being a member of Guyana’s national team has opened Jenea’s eyes to the other side of the track and has inspired her to overcome her next hurdle. “Unfortunately, Guyana is a country that does not have much,” Jenea explains. “We have a designated trainer for our ‘big competitions’ such as the Olympics. I want to be their go-to person for those competitions. It would also be special to me because that is the country that I have represented and still represent for multiple years.”

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sports science and fitness management with a concentration in physical therapy, Jenea knew she wanted to work in a sports related rehabilitation career. That’s when, with counsel from her mother, she decided to pursue a master’s degree and discovered Logan by researching online programs.

“I looked up all of the master’s-level programs Logan had to offer and I found the one that fit what I was looking for,” she says of the Master’s of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degree. “With the busy schedule I have, I quickly realized that an online education would be best for me.”

Jenea is currently living in Atlanta and enjoying her first trimester as a Logan student. Her Logan education will give her a distinctive edge in succeeding to be an athletic trainer. “[The curriculum] is enhancing what I already know from competing for so many years and having so much involvement with the human body,” she says.

She credits her coach, Paris Simmons, with helping her achieve success in track, and her parents with inspiring her to remain focused on her educational goals. In the personal essay she submitted when applying to Logan, she stated: “[My parents] understood the true meaning of working hard for what they wanted in life. [They] raised my older sister and I to have the same work ethic they possessed, if not more. As I got older, I realized this is where my ambition derived from. I can now say my ambition is one of my many strengths in life.” 

As she continues with her education, Jenea said there is one thing she is looking forward to the most as a student at Logan: “Visiting the campus! I can’t wait to plan a trip. It will be my first time in Missouri.”

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