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Logan University Breaks Ground on Fuhr Science Center

Logan University broke ground on the Fuhr Science Center on its campus in Chesterfield, Missouri, yesterday and construction is officially underway. The renovation project represents a major investment in the university’s continuing commitment to quality experiential learning for its chiropractic and health sciences students and to advancing education and transforming lives through evidence-based, patient-centered health care.

The building is named after Arlan W. Fuhr, DC (’61) and Mrs. Judi Fuhr, who donated a $1 million lead gift in support of the Advancing Education, Transforming Lives campaign that will fund the renovation and expansion of the Fuhr Science Center as well as portions of the Administration Building. Dr. Fuhr is founder and chairman of Activator Methods International and co-inventor of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique—the world’s most widely used instrument adjusting chiropractic technique. Judi Fuhr is CEO and co-owner of Activator Methods International.

“This campaign will transform our spaces to support students and increase emphasis on the elements of the Logan academic experience—anatomy, technique, clinical methods—that prepare our chiropractic and health sciences graduates for the patient care of tomorrow,” said Logan President Clay McDonald, DC (’82), MBA, JD. “Increasing our capacity for hands-on learning is necessary to meet the growing demand for a Logan education.”

With a nearly 48,000-square-foot remodel and addition, the updated Fuhr Science Center will house anatomy labs, a simulated imaging center, technique labs, faculty offices, additional student collaboration and study areas, and anatomage tables—which are the most advanced 3D-simulation systems used by leading health care institutions throughout the world.

“Logan University provides a strong education rooted in science, research and evidence, and its graduates are solid and balanced in their practice. I’ve dedicated my career to innovation so that we, as chiropractors, can help patients improve their health, and it’s an honor to give back to the university that has given me so much,” said Dr. Fuhr.

Guided by Logan’s mission and vision, the “Advancing Education, Transforming Lives” campaign will be funded through three efforts: financing through an existing long-term relationship with the university’s banking partner, a strategic spend in cash reserves and a fundraising campaign. Stay up to date on construction online and view photos from the ceremony on the university’s Flickr page.