Logan University was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2019 Largest Missouri and Southern Illinois Research Universities list, ranked by research funding received in 2019.
In 2019, Logan University faculty, students and residents conducted research in diagnostic imaging, musculoskeletal ultrasound, chronic pain and functional neuroimaging. More specifically, the University’s collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital has resulted in more than two dozen papers, including groundbreaking studies on acupuncture, chronic pain, spinal manipulation and vagus nerve stimulation. Also of note in 2019, researchers from Logan collaborated with SPIRITT Research Institute, a clinical research organization based in Town & Country, Missouri, on a phase 1 clinical research trial investigating stem cell treatment for degenerative disc disease of the spine.
In the upcoming year, Logan’s Dean of Research and Professor Emeritus Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, will continue to spearhead the partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, specifically with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. As mentioned in Beyond the List, Logan University and the Martinos Center recently unveiled a new collaborative research program to train post-doctoral students on studying integrative medicine with neuroimaging. The trainees will work at the lab at the Martinos Center while being mentored by Dr. Kettner and Vitaly Napadow, Phd, LicAc, adjunct faculty for Logan and associate professor at the Martinos Center.
Logan also plans to expand faculty research and cultivate additional opportunities for scholarship. The competitive clinical advantage for chiropractic physicians will be augmented by implementing current research evidence, which will benefit students and patients.