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Dynamic Chiropractic – April 9, 2001, Vol. 19, Issue 08

Dr. Phillips Elected CCE President

By Editorial Staff
Reed Phillips,DC,PhD, president of the Southern California University of Health Sciences, has been elected president of the Council on Chiropractic Education, the organization responsible for establishing standards and accreditation for chiropractic colleges in the U.S. Dr. Phillips replaces Dr. Peter Martin, former president of Palmer-West Chiropractic College.

Dr. Phillips, a member of the CCE Board of Directors for the past 11 years, sees several challenges facing the Council: deciding what role the CCE should play in the accreditation of postgraduate and continuing education programs, and the hope of creating an international CCE.

As president of the CCE, Dr. Phillips' duties include: appointing committees; serving as spokesman for the organization; presiding over board meetings; chairing the executive committee; and representing the group to other chiropractic agencies.

In related news, the annual meeting of the Commission on Accreditation of the CCE saw the selection of two new commissioners: Michael Stutts,PhD, of Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Lloyd Friesan,DC, of Thousand Oaks, California. They join newly elected officers Joseph Brimhall,DC, chairman, Bruce Gundersen,DC, vice-chairman, and Laura Weeks,DC, secretary/treasurer.


Dr. Plummer is New FSCO Chairman

CLIFTON, New Jersey - One of the founders of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO), Richard "Dick" Plummer,DC, was elected chairman of the board at the FSCO's last meeting. An active member of the FSCO for 25 years, he succeeds Joe Donofrio,DC, who held the position for 16 years.

"Under the leadership of our current president, Judy Campanale,DC, doors have opened and contacts between leaders and organizations have been made," observed Dr. Plummer. "I intend to continue to work with all who are willing to assist in advancing straight chiropractic."

Dr. Plummer served nine years on the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and held a number of academic positions at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, including associate professor and dean of continuing education. He is presently on the postgraduate faculty of Sherman and Life University.


Alternative Care Studies Available on NIH's PubMed?

The National Library of Medicine's PubMed database now has a section boasting some 220,000 references and abstracts of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). What PubMed doesn't say is that this database comes from essentially the same publications found in MedLine, which fails to include many, if not most scientific journals published by the alternative health professions themselves.

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