Established by the Lincoln Chiropractic College Education & Research Fund, the Florida Chiropractic Foundation for Education and Research, and the Florida Chiropractic Association, along with the Lincoln Endowed Research Chair at the University of South Florida, the Lincoln Research Prize for Chiropractic and Biomechanics is the largest research prize in the profession at $20,000.
The Lincoln Research Prize is an annual award funded by the Lincoln Chiropractic College Education & Research Fund, the Florida Chiropractic Foundation for Education & Research, and the Florida Chiropractic Association; each have committed to fund the award in the future. The three prize sponsors are no strangers to research funding: readers will recall that they also collaborated to fund the Lincoln College Endowed Chair in Chiropractic and Biomechanical Research at the University of South Florida – the first fully endowed chair in chiropractic and biomechanics at a public university. (John Mayer, DC, PhD, second from left in the photo, was the recipient of that chair in 2007, courtesy of a $1.06 million gift from the three organizations, along with a $750,000 matching gift from the State of Florida.)
To review findings from the Haldeman-led Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders, read "Neck Pain Task Force Releases Findings" in the Feb. 26, 2008 issue. And look for an update on Dr. Mayer's latest research endeavor – and background on the Lincoln Chiropractic College Education & Research Fund – in an upcoming issue of DC.