Dynamic Chiropractic – November 19, 2007, Vol. 25, Issue 24

FCER Awards Research Fellowships to Six DCs

By Editorial Staff
Six doctors of chiropractic from the United States, Canada and the Netherlands were recently awarded fellowships by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) to pursue research-related, post-doctoral degrees.

The FCER awarded the fellowship grants at the foundation's board of trustees meeting in Orlando, Fla. Each year, FCER trustees review applications from doctors worldwide to determine the grants.

"These fellowships are important to the profession and to these doctors since they encourage and nurture chiropractic and health care-related research," Charles R. Herring, DC, FCER president, said. "These doctors all are involved with much-needed research leading to published papers, contributing to chiropractic's evidence-based research needs. FCER is proud to support these outstanding scholars as they add to their educational achievements."

Fellowship Award Winners

  • Kathleen Linaker, DC, who is seeking her doctorate (PhD) in Higher Education: Leadership Foundations and Counseling Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago.
  • Jacqueline D. Bougie, DC, who is working toward a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree in Preventive Care at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif.
  • Anthony D'Antoni, DC, MS, who seeks his PhD in Health Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.
  • Steven Passmore, DC, who is pursuing a PhD in Human Biodynamics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Paul Nolet, DC, who is earning his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • Sydney Rubinstein, DC, who is seeking a PhD in Epidemiology at the Institution for Research in Extramural Medicine, one of the research institutes at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

"The primary objective of FCER's Fellowship Program is to provide doctors of chiropractic with advanced graduate education which incorporates research training," said Reed B. Phillips, DC, PhD, FCER vice president and chairperson of the FCER Research Committee. "The intent of the program is to increase the numbers of trained chiropractic researchers. The FCER Fellowship Program is one component of FCER's aggressive evidence-based research emphasis."


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