Logan SACA Names Drs. Underkofler-Mercer, Kettner and Cox as DC of the Month

October 9, 2018 -- Logan University’s Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) named Dr. Dana Underkofler-Mercer, Dr. Norman Ketter and Dr. James Cox as “DC of the Month” for August, September and October, respectively. 

SACA recently initiated the DC of the Month recognition to engage faculty members and acknowledge their leadership in chiropractic, said Logan student and SACA President Blake Brumbelow. 

August DC of the Month: Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS, associate professor

Dr. Underkofler-Mercer is an associate professor in Logan’s undergraduate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic programs. As a certified Medical Laser Safety Officer, she has been instrumental in establishing Logan as the premier leader of chiropractic institutions in laser therapy. Dr. Underkofler-Mercer also led the creation of the Anatomy Centered Education and Sciences (A.C.E.S.) summer workshop program for high school students interested in careers in health. 

“She has also been the honored recipient of the Emerson Award for Excellence in Teaching, and anyone who has taken one of her classes would definitely agree with this prestigious award,” said Jacob. “Thank you for your advocacy and support of the ACA and SACA.”

September DC of the Month: Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology

Dr. Kettner has served on the faculty since 1980 and is one of the leading researchers in the field of diagnostic imaging and chiropractic. He has authored numerous publications and lectures, and he also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pain Medicine, in addition to reviewing submissions for 10 other scholarly journals, including PAIN and the Journal of Pain.

“As the recipient of numerous awards, we want to honor his achievements and continued success,” said Jacob. “We want to thank him for his support of SACA and the ACA and the continued progression of chiropractic.”

October DC of the Month: James Cox, DC, DACBR, developer of the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique

“Dr. Cox is one of the pioneers in our profession and one of only three who are still with us. He created the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique as well as the table and tools used in this technique,” Jacob said. “Dr. Cox has been one of the most innovative and profound researchers in our profession and his research has paved the way for some of the most valuable information regarding how the intervertebral disc (IVD) not only functions but also how pain is affected by the IVD.” 

SACA was honored, along with Logan, to host Dr. Cox for his visit to campus October 4-5.

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