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Dynamic Chiropractic – August 1, 2013, Vol. 31, Issue 15
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News in Brief

By Editorial Staff

Research Position Available Within Lincoln Endowed Chair at USF

The University of South Florida's School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences has announced that it is accepting candidates for the position of post-doctorate research scholar within the Lincoln College Endowed Chair in Chiropractic and Biomechanical Research.

According to a USF Health press release, "The successful candidate will be expected to conduct collaborative and independent research under the mentorship of the Lincoln Chair to advance a 'cutting edge' neuromusculoskeletal research program in spinal pain and disability." Minimum requirements for consideration include the following:

  • Post-professional doctoral degree in clinical and translational research, exercise science, rehabilitation sciences, epidemiology, clinical biomechanics or related discipline (earned within the past five years)
  • Evidence of a sound background in analytical methods and clinical research study design
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and grantsmanship in clinical research studies

John Mayer, DC, PhD, received the Lincoln Endowed Chair in 2007. The research endowment at USF is funded by a $1.06 million gift from the Lincoln College Education and Research Fund, the Florida Chiropractic Association and the Florida Chiropractic Foundation, with a $750,000 matching gift from the state of Florida. Dr. Mayer is the co-director of the Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research and an associate professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine, USF.

To apply for the research scholar position, submit a CV and cover letter that includes a plan for scholarship / research and three references via e-mail to: ; attn: Search Committee - Research Faculty.


NUHS Faculty Member Completes Olympic Rotation

Dr. Carlo Guadagno recently returned from his second rotation as a member of the sports medicine staff at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dr. Guadagno, past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association's Council on Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation and Physical Fitness, and director of the American Chiropractic Association's Sports Injury Council, worked with the men's gymnastics, wrestling, triathlon, pentathlon and Paralympic swimming teams, as well as several Winter Olympics teams.

It was truly a joy to serve," said Dr. Guadagno of his experience in Colorado Springs. "I am humbled by the work, commitment, and sacrifice of these athletes in order to represent our country on the world stage. This was yet another example of how chiropractic has taken me to exciting places all over the world. It's great to be a DC!"

Dr. Guadagno's rotations with the sports medicine team represent the first step in qualifying him to volunteer with the U.S. Olympic Team as a chiropractic physician at future competitive events.


CCGPP Announces Correction to Spine Clinical Algorithm

In the May 1, 2013 DC, we published a clinical algorithm from the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters that defined an evidence-based approach to treating acute and chronic spine-related pain. After publication of the algorithm – which appeared originally in Topics in Integrative Health Care (December 2012) –the council discovered a small, but significant error.

According to the council: "The algorithm was created in MS Word and it seems that when the file was passed back and forth between the various people working on the project, one of the errors became detached from one of the algorithm elements. It was then inadvertently reattached to the wrong element." The error, which did not affect the DC version, according to the council, has been corrected in the online version of Topics in Integrative Health Care.

The complete paper can be viewed on the journal's website. For background on the algorithm, read "CCGPP Creates Clinical Algorithm to Help Manage Spine-Related Pain" in our May 1 issue.

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