Logan Adjunct Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Award

June 7, 2019 -- The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research has recognized Logan radiology adjunct faculty member Vitaly Napadow PhD, LicAc. with the Academy’s 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award.

Dr. Napadow is one of 37 researchers to receive the award, which recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. Recipients represent the top 10 percent of all academic radiology faculty.

Dr. Napadow serves as director for the Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI) and associate professor for the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, the primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.


In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at Logan, Dr. Napadow has been a research collaborator with Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, for nearly 20 years.


According to Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, co-chair of the Council of Distinguished Investigators, the award recipients represent the future of research in radiology, advancing the field and developing ways to significantly improve patient care through imaging.


Each of the honorees has met the following criteria:

  • Primary professional appointment in an academic Department of Radiology;
  • Recipient of a MD, DO, and/or PhD degree;
  • Academic rank of at least Associate Professor or its equivalent;
  • Significant research contributions;
  • Sustained productivity, including at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific research publications in which the awardee is the first author or senior author; and
  • Demonstrated accomplishments as an independent investigator with a substantial ongoing research program, including at least 6 cumulative years of funding as the Principal Investigator of a major competitive extramural research grant.

Honorees will be inducted into the Academy’s Council of Distinguished Investigators during a ceremony that will be held in November at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2019 annual meeting in Chicago.

Logan Research Earns Award at ACC-RAC Conference

April 18, 2019 -- Congratulations to Patrick Battaglia, DC (2012), DACBR, clinician and assistant professor, who along with Ahmad Abdella, DC (2018), received an award for a research paper presented at the Association of Chiropractic College’s 26th Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) in Baltimore, Maryland, last month.

Sponsored by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the award recognized the paper, “Demographics of patients referred for chiropractic care within one Federally Qualified Health Center.” It was among 14 presentations and seven poster presentations from Logan that were featured at this year’s ACC-RAC.  


Logan’s Innovative Research Featured at ACC-RAC 2019

March 11, 2019 -- This week, 25 Logan faculty and leaders are heading to the Association of Chiropractic College’s 26th Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) in Baltimore, Maryland, to present research relating to competencies and collaboration.

This year’s conference theme is Fostering Innovation.

Researchers from all over the world submit and present their latest work through posters, group discussions and speaking platforms.  A total of 14 platform presentations and seven poster presentations were accepted from Logan, the most ever accepted from Logan’s radiology department, not to mention a strong showing from the Rehabilitation Active Care Clinic.

Presentations from Logan represent a wide range of research, innovation and thought leadership on topics addressing conditions such as spondylolysis, apophysitis, hamstring tears and ulcers. A full list of the platform and poster presentation topics, as well as the affiliated Logan faculty members, are listed below:


Platform Presentations

Sonography of asymptomatic ulnar nerve instability

Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC; Federico Villafane, DC, DACBR; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Roberta Sclocco, PhD

Spinal manipulation increases cortical salience network connectivity in cLBP

Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC; Vitaly Napadow, PhD; Kylie Isenburg; Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, PhD; Ekaterina Protsenko, PhD; Ishtiaq Mawla, PhD; Matthew Kowalski, DC; David Swensen, DC; Deanna O’Dwyer-Swensen, DC; Robert Edwards, PhD; Marco Loggia, PhD

Neural arch bone marrow edema and spondylolysis in adolescent cheerleaders: A case series

Ashley Ruff, DC; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Courtney Wells, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Bilateral hip cam-deformity and early-onset osteoarthritis

Daniel Ault, DC; Ashley Ruff, DC; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Aimee Jokerst, DC, FIAMA; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Dynamic vascular thoracic outlet syndrome: a case report

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Forrest Allen, DC; Mero Nunez, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Anatomic variation of the sciatic nerve utilizing sonography

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Chiropractic co-management of two patients with low back pain and bullets in or near the spine

Ross Mattox, DC, RMSK

Spinal epidural hematoma in a patient on chronic anticoagulation therapy performing self-neck manipulation: a case presentation

Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Point of care ultrasound in a chiropractic clinic: a case series demonstrating value added

Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Demographics of patients referred for chiropractic care within one Federally Qualified Health Center

Ahmad Abdella, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Healthcare student knowledge of psychosocial factors associated with low back pain: A narrative review

Kelsey Lewis, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Eccentric loading used in reducing chronic fascial tear of hamstring in a high school sprinter

Cami Stastny, DC; Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CCSP, DACBSP

Recovery expectations for apophysitis in year-round single sport athletes: a case series on osgood-schlatter disease management

Cami Stastny, DC; Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CCSP, DACBSP

A case study in the use of therapeutic laser in wound healing of a pressure ulcer

Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS; Emma Minx, DC; Christopher Belics, DC, MS; Benjamin Heasty, DC; Tyler White, DC; Bobby Prichett, DC, CCSP


Poster Presentations

Sonography of gluteal muscles and sciatic nerve in a 37-year old with chronic spinal cord injury

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Sonoelastography of the trunk and lower extremity muscles in Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy

Stacey Cornelson, DC; Ashley Ruff, DC; Muriel Perillat, DC, MS; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Lisfranc ligament injury in a 23-year-old female with multimodality imaging 

Carrie Santore, DC; Stacey Cornelson, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR; Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

Improved cranial nerve sensation in a patient with occipital neuralgia with scar mobilization

Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS

A case of flexor carpi radialis tenosynovitis mimicking carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed by diagnostic ultrasound

Ahmad Abdella, DC; Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR

Effects of high-intensity interval training and strength training on endurance and coordination in a patient with a brain stem injury

Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CCSP, DACBSP

Contraindications in certain types of Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT) for the connective tissue disorder patient: a case report on chiropractic management and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome

Erika Evans, DC

Best of luck to all as you take on ACC-RAC 2019! For more information on the conference and schedule, click here.

Dr. Norman W. Kettner Published in Journal of Pain

November 13, 2018 -- Congratulations are due to Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, DCBCN, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, whose collaborative research was published this week in Journal of Pain. 

The research explored clinical and neuroimaging responses of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in chronic low back pain. It demonstrates reduction of pain, expectation of pain, fear-related movement and the corresponding brain imaging responses. 

According to the study, learning and memory (implicit) processes, such as habituation, sensitization and operant conditioning, are determinants of chronic low back pain. Perception of pain takes place when potential or actual noxious stimuli are appraised as threats. Maladaptive neuroplastic structural and functional brain changes evolve from these learning processes to initiate changes in pain perception. The reversal of these maladaptive brain changes reduces chronic pain. One method of achieving this is through SMT, which generates salient sensory and proprioceptive feedback that may disrupt the relationship between pain anticipation, fear and movement.

The research was partly funded by National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company and was a collaboration between Logan University, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine―a partnership between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School―and Melrose Family Chiropractic.

The paper can be accessed here.

Logan University, Washington University, Affinia Healthcare Team Up for Research Study on Opioid Use

September 7, 2018 -- Logan University’s Integrated Health Center Clinician and Assistant Professor Patrick J. Battaglia, DC, DACBR gained Institutional Review Board approval for a joint research project that will involve the investigation of patient response to care, including opioid use reduction.

Two groups of patients will be studied: those receiving chiropractic care for spinal pain, and those receiving care for the same conditions from an interdisciplinary pain management team. Patients will be followed for several months to evaluate outcomes and opioid use.

“This is a multisite collaboration pilot study between Logan University, Washington University and Affinia Healthcare that will hopefully lead to funded projects in the future,” said Dr. Battaglia.

Representing Washington University in the research study is Christopher W. Prater, MD, an instructor in the School of Medicine. Dr. Prater is a primary care physician trained in internal medicine and pediatrics with a focus on immigrant and refugee populations. He has a specialized interest in the quality of refugee and immigrant health care delivery and innovative roles of community health workers. 

Participants Requested for Body Composition Research Study

Individuals ages 18-50 are invited to participate in a research study that will compare body composition measurements between the Biospace InBody 720 and the field’s “Gold Standard”, DEXA for the population of active and sedentary individuals. The study will be conducted at Logan University in Radiology on July 21st, 24th, 25th, 28th, 31st and August 1st from 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

If you have questions or if you're interested in participating, contact Brian Jones by email (mburesearchteam@gmail.com) or by phone (636-544-8098).

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