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Dynamic Chiropractic – May 9, 1990, Vol. 08, Issue 10

Life West Appoints New Research Director

By Editorial Staff

Charles Lantz, Ph.D., D.C., an established researcher, has been appointed to the position of research director at Life Chiropractic College West, according to Dr. Gerard Clum, president of the four-year professional college.

Dr. Lantz received a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977 and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life College in Marietta, Georgia in 1987.

Dr. Lantz has been a research fellow at the University of North Carolina, and also at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

His research publications include over 13 articles relating to chiropractic, primarily dealing with studies of subluxations.

National College of Chiropractic Staff Members Present the Fields of Science and Engineering to Students

John J. Triano, D.C., M.A., chief of clinics staff; James Baker, D.C., assistant professor in the research department; and Mr. Michael J. Papakyriakou, M.Sc. Eng., technology instructor in the department of research, spoke on biomedical engineering to over 1,000 junior high and middle school students at the Sixth Annual DuPage Area Engineers' Week Program.

The program, held on February 23 and 24 at IIT West in Glen Ellyn, was a joint venture between businesses, professional engineering societies and educational institutions along the 188 corridor.

Its purpose was to benefit students by informing them of opportunities in science and engineering by giving them a glimpse of what the future holds and showing them, at an early age, how chiropractic is directly involved with the growth of science.

The National College of Chiropractic Representatives Introduce Chiropractic to Medical School Students

Twenty students at Northwestern Medical School were assembled on March 20, 1990 and educated by three guest speakers from the National College of Chiropractic (NCC) who presented chiropractic as an alternative health care.

Neil Schlupp, D.C., director of the Brookfield Chiropractic Clinic, along with Robert Frieman and Kathryn Bennett-Styler, both 9th trimester interns at the NCC, spoke on the history of the NCC and the history of chiropractic.

Three of the 20 students had previously been to a chiropractor and had positive comments about their experience. "I was pleased with the openness and acceptance the students had for the presentation," said Dr. Schlupp.

Fortunately, this will not be the last presentation that the NCC will give to Northwestern Medical School students. Plans are already being made for Dr. Schlupp and his interns to speak with different students next semester.

DCs Graduate From NYCC Neurology Courses

Thirty five doctors of chiropractic from Florida graduated from the New York Chiropractic College Diplomate Program in neurology on February 25, 1990. The graduates had successfully completed a 315-hour academic course in clinical neurology held at the University of Central Florida under the auspices of the New York Chiropractic College. As a result, the doctors have acquired a knowledge in clinical neurology which enables them to act as specialists for neurological diagnoses for the community.

This NYCC program was the first diplomate program in neurology held in the United States. NYCC has graduated two previous classes in neurology at the New York Chiropractic College campus in Old Brookville, Long Island, New York and a New England class which graduated last April.

At present, there are over 100 chiropractors enrolled in NYCC's diplomate program in neurology at the University of Central Florida. The college has also over 100 individuals in the program at the Bentley College Campus in Boston, Massachusetts as well as another hundred participants in its program held at Westchester University in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

Foot Levelers Gives Donations to Develop Higher Education and Research

Following its policy of encouraging the highest standards of education and research for the chiropractic profession, Foot Levelers, Inc. has underwritten a grant to a program that will provide advanced understanding of radiological interpretation for the profession.

In addition, the program provides a grant of $80,000 to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic to underwrite the cost of providing enhancement programs for state associations and their members.

"It has always been Foot Levelers' philosophy that our products are an integral part of chiropractic procedure; thus, we share the progress chiropractic makes. We are dedicated to providing funds, educational programs, and scholarship programs to the profession as a whole, and the chiropractic colleges specifically. It is our goal to be not only a manufacturer of products utilized widely by this profession, but also, an entity which gives back a significant amount to this great profession. We want to take part in helping it raise its standards of performance and its levels of achievement," said Kent S. Greenawalt, president of Foot Levelers, Inc. of Roanoke, Virginia.

Foot Levelers has also announced that it has given $10,000 during its fourth-quarter to chiropractic colleges.

According to Kent Greenawalt, this is a prelude to more exciting plans on the horizon for 1990, since the company has a goal of increasing donations dramatically.

Texas Chiropractic College Radiology Faculty Remains Active

Members of the Texas Chiropractic College Department of Radiology faculty continue to be active on campus and throughout the community and health care professions.

Dr. Edward Fritsch recently completed the first full-time radiology rotation by a representative of Texas Chiropractic College at the Veterans Administration Hospital; Dr. Campbell Kenneally began a subsequent radiology rotation at this facility.

Dr. Larry Wyatt, interns Joe Hood, Randy Holmes, and Dr. Kenneally participated in another mock trial at the University of Houston Bates Law Center. Dr. Wyatt, Joe Hood, and Houston attorney, Neil Calnon are working to establish a liaison between the chiropractic and legal professions.

Team Approach Is the Most Effective Procedure in Treating TMJ

The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), alumnus, Dr. Jon Harmon and periodontist, Dr. David Warner, spoke to the Whittier Dental Association this month and addressed the fact that clinical observations indicate that a team approach is the most effective procedure in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).

More and more, patients with TMJ are being treated under the joint supervision of a chiropractor and a dentist. The dentist concentrates on the correction of problems with the dental structures to improve the function of the TMJ; the chiropractor focuses on correction of neuromusculoskeletal system problems to achieve the same goal.

A Boost to Chiropractic Educators: LACC'S Faculty Advancement Fund

Providing opportunities for faculty to grow and improve is a responsibility of everyone involved in the chiropractic profession and good teaching should be rewarded. To attract the best educators to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), alumni have organized the Faculty Advancement Fund. This fund will provide faculty with such things as development programs, continuing education, sabbaticals and faculty exchanges to name a few.

Treasurer of the LACC Faculty Association, Dr. David Lin, presented Dr. Cynthia Baum an $850 check to be donated to the fund.

"It is important to know that both the faculty and alumni believe in better education. Better education will only improve the competencies of our colleagues," Dr. Baum said.

A special thanks to other supporters of the fund: Drs. Ordean Syverson, Richard Burger, Michael Sladich, Celia Malmad, Cynthia Baum, Gary Lindquist, Jeffrey Ross, Stanley Steinberg, Arthur Croft, Alan Jeans, and James Ramaglino.

The Practice Consultants' Clinical Research Center Is Well on Its Way to Becoming a Premier Research Center

The Practic Consultants' Clinical Research Center (PCCRC) at National College of Chiropractic has celebrated its first anniversary this year with an expert staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and several major projects under way.

John Triano, D.C. M.A., PCCRC's principal investigator, and Ram Gudavalli, Ph.D., have been conducting a study on the scientific description and computer modeling of manipulation biomechanics and have made substantial progress.

Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., dean of research at the National College of Chiropractic, is researching the effects of spinal adjustment on the immune system which will have important implications for the chiropractic profession in coming years.

The center also completed a large-scale feasibility study under the direction of Gregory Cramer, D.C., Ph.D.; and Marion McGregor, M.S., which confirmed the likely success of a controlled clinical trial on the treatment efficacy of chiropractic case management that will enroll National College clinic patients.

The center is managed by Drs. Triano and Brennan, and FCER Deputy Executive Director for Education and Research Steve Wolk, Ph.D.

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