The Logan Community Embraces Walk to Cure Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that affects people of all ages and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. More than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions have been identified.

In 2007, Logan’s involvement started as a small investment. The University made a corporate donation and put together a team that raised $3,300 for the St. Louis Walk to Cure Arthritis.

“Over the next few years, their support really increased,” said Kim Rosenthal, development manager of the Arthritis Foundation’s Heartland Region. “Students showed up in droves to help set up, clean up and volunteer, and in 2012, Logan professor and Chairman of the Clinical Sciences Division Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART, stepped in as chair for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. That’s when the relationship really took off.”

That year, the Walk to Cure Arthritis moved from Forest Park to Logan’s campus, and in 2013, the Logan team helped raise more than $20,000 for the foundation.

Kim said the Logan campus is not only a beautiful venue, but is self-contained and has ample parking. “Also, the campus is accessible to all individuals and allows us to set up vendors and have families picnic in the grassy areas,” she said.

This year, Logan has put together a large committee made up of students, faculty and staff that meet monthly to discuss fundraising and event details. Additionally, the committee has set a $25,000 fundraising goal for the Logan team with the hope of registering 500 individuals for the walk.

Director of Academic Assessment Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd, serves as this year’s chair for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. Because arthritis affects men, women, the young and the elderly, Dr. Kaeser said it makes sense that Logan recognizes the impact they have in educating those affected on ways to manage pain.

“Everything from nutritional advice and manual therapy to exercise regimens can help individuals feel better,” she said. “I’m excited about the level of support and commitment Logan has shown this year and look forward to a great event.”

Sherrie Giddens, past event chair and current team captain for this year’s Walk to Cure Arthritis, has been named the 2016 Logan Team Honoree. Sherrie, who is affected by rheumatoid arthritis, is an advocate of chiropractic treatment and recently shared her story with Logan students.

“The fact that Logan students are talking about arthritis to their sphere of influence and we’re talking about Logan to our sphere of influence is connecting people all around our area,” Jan said. “Chiropractic is another form of therapy for people with arthritis. Just as important as raising money is people knowing that there are alternative therapies for treating pain.”

The 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held on Logan's campus on Friday, May 20th at 7pm. Visit for more information and to register as a participant of the Logan team.

Saint Louis University and Logan University Partner to Expand Student Learning Opportunities

Saint Louis University (SLU) and Logan University have entered into a unique agreement that will allow Logan students to take courses toward earning a SLU business certificate or degree while earning their Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. The articulation and matriculation agreement is the first of its kind, giving DC students enrolled at Logan the advantage of gaining essential practice management skills from one of the most highly ranked business programs in the country.

“We are fortunate to have cultivated a relationship with Saint Louis University, a well respected institution in both higher education and the business community,” said Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. “The fact that we are able to offer quality continuing education options that further enhance the professional and management skills of our DC students is just another benefit we bring to the ultimate end user: the patients.”

Four foundation courses (Accounting for Managers; Applied Business Statistics; Economics for Managers; and Operations Management) have been jointly developed by SLU and Logan faculty and satisfy both Logan degree requirements as well as SLU foundation requirements for earning a graduate business certificate or degree programs, such as a Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA).

Logan students may complete additional coursework to earn a SLU graduate business certificate or degree programs while enrolled at Logan or within five years of earning their DC degree.

“Through our partnership with Logan University, we are able to offer additional scheduling flexibility to our MBA students who live and work in the growing west St. Louis and St. Charles county area,” said Mark Higgins, dean of the John Cook School of Business. “Additionally we are eager to offer our courses to Logan University students who are interested in pursuing additional business education.”

The articulation agreement stems from a partnership that began between the two universities in fall 2014. SLU’s John Cook School of Business started offering evening MBA courses taught by its faculty at the Logan University campus, offering both convenience and flexibility to individuals living in and around west St. Louis County.

Awards Presentation for the Class of April 2016

Jason Holt Wins the Radiology Department Case Quiz Challenge

Congratulations to Trimester 9 intern Jason Holt (pictured right) for winning the Radiology Department Case Quiz Challenge. Jason had the best overall score from the students that participated. For his efforts, Jason has been awarded a prize courtesy of Dr. Terry Yochum.

Congratulations to Dr. Ross Mattox & Dr. Patrick Battaglia


Congratulations to Dr. Ross Mattox (pictured left), clinician at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. and assistant professor on his recent receipt of credentials from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography™ (ARDMS). Dr. Mattox has been awarded the Registered in Musculoskeletal™ sonography (RMSK™) credential. 

Achievement of this certification acknowledges Dr. Mattox’s personal achievement of a highly recognized professional standard of excellence. ARDMS credentials represent the highest level of competence in the medical-imaging modality of musculoskeletal sonography (ultrasound). The RMSK credential, offered to an array of healthcare professionals, validates the clinical expertise fundamental to musculoskeletal sonography practice worldwide, and recognizes the skills and knowledge required for making consistent and reliable diagnoses in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Battaglia (pictured right), resident in the department of radiology, for passing Part 1 of his Radiology Boards.

Special Hours & Closures for the April 2016 Break

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Please be aware of the special hours and closures for the April 2016 Break:

April 25-28: 9am-3pm
April 29: 8am-4pm
April 30: 10am-2pm
May 2-6: 9am-3pm
May 7: Closed

Café and Charlie’s Grab n’ Go
April 22-May 9: Closed

Health Centers
April 28-30: Closed

Learning Resources Center
April 23-24: Closed
April 25-29: Open 8:30am-5pm
April 30-May 1: Closed
May 2-6: Open 8:30am-5pm
May 7-8: Closed

Wellness Center
April 23-24: Closed
April 25-29: Open 10am-4pm
April 30-May 1: Closed
May 2-6: Open 10am-4pm
May 7-8: Closed

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