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Dynamic Chiropractic – October 7, 2011, Vol. 29, Issue 21
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Recognizing Chiropractic Research

Dr. Scott Haldeman receives first Lincoln Research Prize.

By Editorial Staff

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 first winner of the prize, which honors excellence in clinical research that contributes to the body of knowledge and clinical care, is Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD, whose extensive professional research accomplishments over the past several years alone include serving as chair of the 2000-2010 Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders and spearheading a 2008 special focus issue of The Spine Journal, "Evidence-Informed Management of Chronic Low Back Pain Without Surgery." Just from 2008-2010, Dr. Haldeman also contributed to more than 25 published peer-reviewed research papers while serving as chair of the World Federation of Chiropractic's research council.

lincoln prize - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Dr. Scott Haldeman (center) with (from left) Drs. Ken Dougherty, president, Florida Chiropractic Foundation; John Mayer, Lincoln Chair at the University of South Florida; Mark Wieland, president, Florida Chiropractic Association; and Glen Bontrager, chairman, Lincoln Chiropractic Education & Research Fund. 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.

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