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Dynamic Chiropractic – September 1, 2004, Vol. 22, Issue 18

NCCAM Announces CAM Research Grant Program

By Editorial Staff
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) recently announced that it would sponsor a series of grants aimed toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research education. The program, called the CAM Practitioner Research Education Project Grant Partnership, will partner CAM professional schools that offer doctoral degrees in areas such as chiropractic, traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy with research institutions, including universities, and medical or nursing schools.

Grants will be limited to $100,000 and $200,000 for the planning and implementation phases, respectively. The application deadline, Sept. 15, is the same for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. For more information, visit


Logan Learning Resources Center Reopens Following Renovation

The Learning Resources Center at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo., has reopened its doors following a multimillion-dollar renovation project. Students enrolled in the summer trimester at the college were the first to enjoy the building renovations and technological upgrades that include a redesigned entrance; expanded circulation desk; new group study rooms; 75 computer workstations with Internet access; upgraded security and ventilation systems; and a state-of-the-art distance-learning studio. The center is open to Logan students, faculty and alumni, as well as area doctors of chiropractic.

"We are extremely proud of our new center because it represents Logan's commitment to providing its students with a state-of-the-art library and research facility, and exemplifies the generosity and vision of those who help to make it possible," said George Goodman, DC, president of Logan.

The renovation process, which began in early 2003, expanded the center by 2,000 square feet. In addition to the many aforementioned amenities, the new facility features a collection of human skeletons, skulls and other bones available for anatomy and human science studies.


South Carolina Chiropractic Association News

On June 5, 2004, the South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) held its annual business meeting, during which it installed its 2004-2005 board of directors and district directors. Following the meeting, association members were recognized during an awards banquet for their various contributions to the chiropractic profession.

Newly installed board members include Dr. W. Dean Banks, president; Dr. Norman E. Ouzts, president-elect; Dr. Jon L. Etheridge, secretary/treasurer; and Dr. Evan M. Cohen, past president, who also received the association's Chiropractor of the Year award. The following district directors were installed for terms ending in 2006: Dr. Zachary G. Causey (district 2); Dr. Anthony H. Kyles (district 4); Dr. Mark Escobedo (district 6); Dr. Mark G. Kimble (district 8), who was also recognized as the District Director of the Year; and Dr. Daniel A. McCollum (district 10).

Other award recipients included: Dr. Rickard D. Heavner, Young Chiropractor of the Year; Dr. Stanley N. Frost, President's Cup; and State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, Legislator of the Year. This year's Pillars of Strength awards went to Drs. Henry W. Hulteen, Mitchell E. Falk, Ralph D. Roles, W. Dean Banks, and Roger R. Roff.


Cleveland Board of Trustees Approves Plan to Upgrade Los Angeles Campus

Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles will undergo massive renovations to its exterior, atrium, renovations to its exterior, atrium, bookstore, health center and cafeteria. The work is scheduled to begin at the end of the summer. According to President Carl S. Cleveland III, the $1 million project will "enable Cleveland College to continue moving forward as a leader in chiropractic education."

Dr. Miriam Kahan, academic dean and member of the facilities improvement committee, voiced her excitement over the choice of architects (tBP Architects of Los Angeles) and the overall prospect of enhancing the campus: "The architects are quite astute and have an excellent sense of community and a dynamic vision of how to make improvements. I, as does the entire committee, look forward to working with them more and seeing many of the proposed improvements come to fruition."


2004 ICA Chiropractor of the Year

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) has selected Donald W. Hirsh, DC, of Laurel, Md., as its 2004 Chiropractor of the Year, in recognition of his myriad contributions to the chiropractic profession and the ICA.

Dr. Hirsh graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1986 and has been in private practice for 14 years. During his career, Dr. Hirsh has been actively involved with many state and national professional chiropractic organizations, including, most recently, the Maryland Chiropractic Association, for which he serves as the vice-president.

Dr. Hirsh also sits on the ICA's board of directors; serves as vice chairman on its legislative committee; is a two-time recipient of the association's Legislative Leadership award; and has been the recipient of the ICA Assembly Representative of the Year and Distinguished Fellow of the ICA awards.

Dr. Hirsh is also active in community service. An advocate who works on behalf of disabled individuals, he helped write and pass Maryland legislation regarding parking regulations, designed to assist people with disabilities. In addition, he volunteers as a community soccer coach and coach for disabled children.


Dr. Robert Jaramillo Honored by CCA

The California Chiropractic Association (CCA) presented Robert Jaramillo, DC, with a Special Presidential Award at its summer convention in recognition for his work educating doctors statewide on the recent workers' compensation reforms. Dr. Jaramillo, who is the current president of the Monterey Bay Chiropractic District, was also nominated for the CCA's Doctor of the Year and Robert Truax awards for representing the association in governmental affairs.

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