New Medical Acupuncture Textbook Features Logan Research

The recently released second edition of Medical Acupuncture features the research of Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology. Dr. Kettner collaborated with Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAcc, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Richard Harris, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, on the chapter “Neuroimaging: a window into human brain mechanisms supporting acupuncture effects.”

Building on the scientific basis of acupuncture, the second edition of the textbook focuses on strong clinical application, including research of acupuncture on chronic pain, sports medicine, eye and skin conditions, dentistry, veterinary medicine and infertility, among others. Dr. Kettner said the book took about four years to complete and features global contributors.

In the book’s forward, John Longhurst, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, physiology, biophysics and pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine, notes: “New methods of study like neuroimaging, and the critical role of acupuncture’s central and peripheral neural and local tissue actions, provides perspectives on new needling approaches and reflect our modern understanding of acupunctures mechanisms of action…I predict this book will have a major impact on the field of Western medicine.”

Business Builders: Practical Tips for Success - February 3rd, 2017

Don't delay in planning for your future practice!

Students are invited to Business Builders: Practical Tips for Success on Friday, February 3rd between 6pm and 9pm in Room 156B.

The content will be most applicable for Trimester 5 through Trimester 10 students and will cover:

- Ways to maximize retention & referrals
- Attaining & sustaining high patient numbers
- Enhancing your solid clinical education
- Preparation for the ever-changing healthcare system
- Practice efficiency

Please RSVP by Monday, January 30th to

Partnership with SIUE Provides Educational Opportunity for Logan Students, Athletes

In an ongoing effort to create meaningful partnerships with local organizations and provide expanded opportunities in integrated care for its students, Logan partnered with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) last fall.

Through the partnership, Lacey Miller (pictured above), DC, resident in Logan’s Human Performance Center, and Logan student interns provide chiropractic care in conjunction with SIUE’s current athletic training program.

“Partnering with SIUE gives interns an opportunity to work in an integrated setting with physicians and athletic trainers on SIUE’s campus, and work on a one-on-one basis with the student-athletes themselves,” said David Parish, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, associate dean of clinical care and director of sports science and rehabilitation.

The relationship is symbiotic in that it provides an educational opportunity in a clinical sports medicine setting for Logan interns, while simultaneously providing the benefit of chiropractic care to SIUE, said David Strickfaden, assistant athletic director for student welfare at SIUE.

“There are a variety of tools you can use as a practitioner of sports and strength and conditioning,” said Strickfaden. “I look at chiropractic as one of those tools I can use here with my athletes to help them perform at the highest level.”

Not only is the partnership beneficial for both universities, but it is also beneficial for chiropractic as a whole. Dr. Miller said working with Division 1 athletes who are being drafted into professional sports is a great reflection on Logan.

“This shows that chiropractic is valuable in the athletic field and can be used on an injury basis or a prevention basis,” she said. “A lot of athletes are now using chiropractic to enhance their performance.”

With visits to the Edwardsville campus twice a week, athletes are able to receive follow-up care within the same week, enhancing athlete performance and enhancing the education of the interns, as they receive immediate feedback, said David Strickfaden.

Dr. Miller and Logan interns work with 16 to 20 student-athletes on SIUE’s campus each week in a variety of sports, including women’s volleyball, soccer and basketball, and men’s soccer, wrestling, and, most recently, basketball. Their care is currently focused on treatment of injuries and general aches and pains but is expanding into preventative medicine as well as pregame care in the near future due to the consistent growth both in the number of athletes and sports being treated.

“The athletes are ecstatic and rely on us for care,” said Dr. Miller. “We’ve built an excellent relationship with the athletic trainers and the athletes, many of whom are further along in their college careers and wish we had been there to provide chiropractic care when they were freshmen.”

VA Chiropractic Residency for Graduates

Applications for the St. Louis VA Chiropractic Residency position are now being accepted. The training period is for July 1st, 2017 through June 30th, 2018.

The VA Chiropractic Integrated Clinical Practice residency focuses on the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated health care system. Residents gain valuable interprofessional experience collaborating with primary care, medical and surgical specialties and associated health disciplines. The residencies provide advanced clinical training in complex case management, allowing recent graduates to increase their knowledge and acumen under the mentorship of senior VA chiropractors who are national leaders in integrated chiropractic practice. 

Residents participate in rotations in other relevant clinics, learning with and from other medical providers and trainees. Residents also engage in related scholarly activities at the facility and with other residents nationally. Residents develop their knowledge of hospital practice and procedures, and are better prepared for future positions in VA, other hospitals/medical systems, and/or academic settings. 
Click here for additional details and application instructions.

Club Day - Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Club Day is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11th from 11:20am to 12:30pm in the lobby of the Purser Center. This is a great way to learn about the different organizations and opportunities on campus. Food will be provided.

Don't miss this opportunity to get involved and enjoy some free food!

Happy Holidays from Logan University!

Gifts of the Season from Logan University

Best wishes and happy holidays from everyone at Logan University!

Gift of Education

Donna Mannello, DC, Professor & Gene Spilker DC, Director of the Student Health Center

Dr. Mannello teaches courses in the Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum to first and second year students. During the first year, DC students spend 60% of their time in foundational science courses. In the second year, 90% of their time is dedicated to clinical skills courses. The hands-on experience Dr. Mannello and her colleagues provide the students in the first two years is critical to their transition to the clinics.

Dr. Spilker and his team welcome students to the first phase of the clinic experience during the third year. Although the students have been working with simulated patients for the past two years, they are now treating fellow students and their families in the Student Health Center and in just a few short months, they will treat patients in the outpatient health centers.

Gift of Financial Security

Andrea Weise, Payroll and Accounting Specialist & Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, LP, ICCSP, Fellow in the Human Performance Center.

As one of the members of the accounting team, Andrea supports Logan’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and pledge to increase transparency. Thanks to conservative planning and management of University funds, Logan University is able to provide students unique clinical offerings at diverse community clinics.

Dr. Humphries works at Logan’s clinic at Paraquad, a nonprofit organization that provides disabled individuals with resources and opportunity to live more independently. Logan interns under the direction of Dr. Humphries, provide chiropractic care in an integrated setting that includes physical and occupational therapists, working together to promote physical independence and well-being.

Gift of New Beginnings

Ronald Grant, DC, Board of Trustee Member & Natacha Douglas, MBA, Executive Director of Admissions

Dr. Grant has served Logan University as a faculty member, taught postgraduate courses, was chief of staff of the health centers and is now a Board of Trustee Member, where he represents the faculty. Dr. Grant is also on the Board’s Academic and Enrollment Management committee.

Logan University welcomed Natacha in October 2016 to the Office of Admissions. Natacha brings a lot of fresh ideas in recruiting Doctor of Chiropractic students and online students for the College of Health Sciences. 

Gift of Opportunities

Dan Ault, DC, Resident in the Department of Radiology & Matthew Pennell, DC, MS Clinician and Instructor

Both Drs. Ault and Pennell are recent graduates of Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic program who are pursing unique opportunities as new alumni. Dr. Ault, a 2015 graduate, was accepted to the Department of Radiology’s Diagnostic Imaging Residency program in April 2016. Upon successful completion of the program, Dr. Ault will be eligible to sit for the Diplomate by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR).

Dr. Pennell, a 2015 graduate, recently began working at CHIPS with Dr. Bo Andel and Logan interns. CHIPS is a private funded integrated health center offering a variety of health care services to the underserved and uninsured of St. Louis. Logan clinicians and interns provide chiropractic care to patients with diverse health needs and backgrounds.

Gift of Technology

Meadow Campbell, PhD, Instructor and Lab Assistant & Rick DeCaro, Director of Information Technology Services

This past trimester, Dr. Campbell taught Anatomy and Histology within the Doctor of Chiropractic program. Next trimester, she will also be teaching undergraduate courses. Dr. Campbell is able to enhance her teaching with the latest technology both online and in the physical classroom.

Rick is part of Logan’s information and academic technology team. Today’s technology needs are increasing and the information and academic technology team ensure faculty, staff and students have access to the latest tools such as online course portals, SMART boards, Apple TVs and more.

Gift of Leadership

Cheryl Houston, PhD, Director of Health Professions Education and General Education & Christopher Schriver, Trimester 8 Student, Logan Student Government Member and Student Ambassador

Dr. Houston has covered a lot of ground in her health sciences career in education, but her current position at Logan is the one that bonds most of her interests and experiences. Dr. Houston’s vision for the Doctorate in Health Professions Education is clear about the impact on the current health care industry this innovative doctorate program will have.

Chris is a Trimester 8 student from Bloomer, Wisconsin. The Doctor of Chiropractic program is demanding enough for students, however Chris also serves. Chris has been on the Logan Student Government for the past two trimesters and was also recently selected as a Student Ambassador to represent Logan at key events and to potential students.

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