Dr. Van Dusen selected to 2017 Board of Examiners for Baldrige

Dr. Lee Van Dusen, Logan's Dean of Academic Continuous Improvement, has been selected as a new member of the 2017 volunteer Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Baldrige examiners are part of an elite group of more than 400 professionals who commit their knowledge, skills and time to help evaluate applicants for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award--the only Presidential award for organizational performance excellence. The board is composed of senior leaders and experienced management professionals from across all sectors of the U.S. economy, including manufacturing, service, small business, health care, education, government and nonprofit.

Congratulations Dr. Van Dusen! 

Click here to learn more about the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

There's still time to register for the 2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis

UPDATE: Due to a power outage at Logan University and the forecast for more severe weather, the 2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis has been canceled.


Join Logan University by signing up for the St. Louis chapter of the Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis at 6:30 p.m., May 19 on Logan’s campus. The walk, which has twin goals of increasing arthritis awareness and raising research funds, hopes to raise $157,000 – $15,000 more than the previous year. 

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is a family-friendly event. Participants can walk a one-mile or three-mile loop as well as enjoy entertainment, food, educational booths and activities for kids. As always, Logan University faculty and interns will be on hand to provide chiropractic care to walkers.

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults experience arthritis. While there are a variety of ways to tackle the attendant pain, chiropractic is increasing in popularity. 

Logan has been supporting the Walk to Cure Arthritis since 2007. Since then, the University has been increasingly involved, and in 2012, the event officially moved from Forest Park to the Logan campus. At last year’s walk, the St. Louis chapter of the Arthritis Foundation named its first-ever Chiropractic Honoree for the 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis. 

Logan students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join the University’s team. Registration – which is free – will remain open up until the night of the event. Fundraising is optional. Visit WalkToCureArthritis.org/StLouis for more information and to register as a participant of the Logan team.

Logan has record-setting 2017 Spring Symposium

Logan's 2017 Spring Symposium held April 27-30 drew a record-setting 646 attendees - the largest attendance dating back to its inception in 2014. 

The expertise and diversity of this year’s thought leaders in the chiropractic and health fields attracted members of the Logan community, both near and far. 

Highlights included: 

  • Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, JD, MBA, delivered the State of the University Address which included an update on Logan’s evolving curriculum to better prepare students for practice as well as University-wide efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care, both locally and globally. 

  • Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, executive director of research and innovation at Northwestern Health Sciences University, who was named this year’s recipient of the Dr. Beatrice B. Hagen Award, addressed chiropractors as innovative entrepreneurs and leaders beyond complementary and integrative health care. 

  • Additional lectures were given by 27 speakers on topics ranging from chiropractic techniques and functional neuroimaging to becoming a chiropractic expert in the community.

  • Scholarships were awarded to nearly 50 students.

Save the date for next year’s Spring Symposium scheduled for May 3-6, 2018.

2017 Spring Symposium

Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging - May 25, 2017

On Thursday, May 25th at 10:30am, the Department of Radiology will host the 10th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging. This Oration is designed to honor the extensive contributions and achievements of Dr. Joseph W. Howe to the education, research and practice of chiropractic radiology. 

Every year, eminent speakers are selected to deliver the Oration from the fields of radiology, clinical practice, education and research, reflecting the extraordinarily wide scope of intellectual interest and contributions in the career of Dr. Howe, who has served as faculty in the Department of Radiology since 2002. 

The 10th Annual Oration address will be delivered by the following:

  • Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR
  • James Cox, DC, DACBR
  • Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR

Please join us in The Purser’s Walters Auditorium to celebrate the distinguished career of Dr. Joseph W. Howe. 

A box lunch will be provided to the first 150 attendees.

A link to the live stream of this event will be available at Logan.edu the day of the event for those who are not on campus.

Logan University provides chiropractic care for Platinum Athletics

When the top cheer and dance teams from Platinum Athletics perform at “The Summit - All Star Cheerleading Championship” and “Varsity All Star - The Dance Summit Championship” in Orlando, Fla., Rebecca Skiljan, DC, MS, CCSP, will be joining them as their official team chiropractor.

As a resident in Logan’s Human Performance Center, Dr. Skiljan is providing chiropractic care to the athletes as part of a new partnership between St. Louis-based Platinum Athletics and Logan. Cheer and dance teams from Platinum Athletics recently earned multiple bids, including multiple full paid bids, to attend the top international and national competitions in Florida.
“I’m extremely excited to be working with these elite youth athletes,” said Dr. Skiljan. “In addition to providing injury-based rehab, we’re also working on performance-based care, such as muscle strengthening.”
For Dr. Skiljan, being able to provide the best care is all about monitoring the athletes during practice. When they’re not practicing, the athletes have access to Logan clinicians who can provide soft tissue, kinesiology and chiropractic care at the Mid Rivers or Montgomery Health Center.
Adam Rufkahr, co-owner and coach at Platinum, said his athletes are not only thrilled with someone who can help treat, manage and prevent injuries, but parents are ecstatic about being associated with a gym that is dedicated to the health and well-being of their children.
“For us, it was more about what can we do to provide more value for the kids at our facility and assure parents that above competitions and performing, safety is of utmost importance,” he said. “At the end of the day, we’re doing what’s best for our athletes in the long run and doing as much as we can. It’s been a huge blessing to be able to have access to Logan’s knowledge and resources.”

Memorial Service - May 24, 2017

Logan University will host its annual Memorial Service for families of anatomic donors on Wednesday, May 24th at 11:30am in the Purser Center.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend as a way of saying "thank you" to the families of those who generously gave themselves to further the education of Logan students.

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