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Dynamic Chiropractic – November 30, 1998, Vol. 16, Issue 25

Canadian Chiropractic Research Partnership

By Editorial Staff
TORONTO, Canada -- The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), Canada's leading federal health research agency, will jointly fund two, two-year full-time research awards. One award will be to investigate how chiropractic treatment affects quality of life; the second study will examine how chiropractic care provides pain relief.

The collaborative funding is via the Partnership Challenge Fund. The MRC will match dollar-for-dollar CMCC's contributions. The MRC will contribute to the award for the first year of the program; CMCC will contribute in the second year. The MRC commitment is $3.5 million, which represents a potential $7 million investment in chiropractic research.

The recipients of the research training awards will be young Canadians selected by MRC's peer-review.

The MRC supports research primarily through Canadian universities and their affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes. The CMCC is a leader in chiropractic research, with more than 50 research faculty and associates.

"As more Canadians seek chiropractic care, this research will have an important role in understanding the impact of chiropractic interventions within our country's health care," said Jean Moss, DC, president of the CMCC.

Dr. Henry Friesen, president of the MRC, said the partners share the common goal of "improving the health of Canadians by ensuring excellent training opportunities for Canadian health researchers."

"CMCC and the MRC will support the development of new knowledge that is relevant and important to health care," concluded Dr. Moss.


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