Running for a Cause
On Nov. 2, Lincoln Park, N.J. chiropractor Vincent Malba fulfilled a lifelong dream by completing the New York City Marathon. In doing so, he raised public consciousness of chiropractic care - not just because he is a DC, but also because of his choice of attire. Dr. Malba ran the 26.2-mile marathon through the five boroughs of N.Y.C. with the words "Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center" emblazoned on the back of his shirt, a reference to the nonprofit center that has provided chiropractic care to severely sick and disabled children since 1962.
Dr. Malba completed the marathon in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 21 seconds - in the top half of the approximately 40,000 finishers. To make a donation to Oklahaven and support this impressive achievement, visit www.chiropractic4kids.com and click on "Make a Donation." After entering your information, type "Dr. Malba" in the comments section. And remember, Oklahaven is in the midst of its annual "Have a Heart" campaign. Visit their Web site for more information.
In late October, New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) announced an expansion of its technology and security capabilities to include a transition to electronic medical records and increased security on the college's 286-acre campus. According to NYCC President Frank Nicchi, DC, MS, the initiative represents "an effort to provide a safe environment for scholarly pursuits, health care and recreation" while helping avoid potential campus emergencies and minimize damage from such events.
Sen. Michael F. Nozzolio (R-N.Y.) secured funding for the NYCC upgrades. Responding to the nationwide and local need for increased campus security and privacy, Sen. Nozzolio secured $50,000 in funding for the college. The result is a new system that features on-campus security cameras, a complete changeover to electronic medical records, and the capability to send electronic messages via cell phones, computers and other devices to alert students, faculty, staff and others of potentially dangerous circumstances.
Joining Dr. Nicchi and Sen. Nozzolio for the Oct. 23 announcement were NYCC Chancellor Dr. Kenneth Padgett; Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg; Major Waffle of the New York State Park Police; former Seneca County Sheriff Tom Fox, head of security for NYCC; and Tom Cleere, also a member of the NYCC security staff and former Seneca County Sheriff.
Life Chiropractic College West and the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR) held concurrent conferences in October, with Life West sponsoring several aspects of the ACCR Workshop 2008 and ACCR members speaking at Life West's Festival 2008 homecoming program. The cooperative effort coalesced when the ACCR selected San Francisco as the site for its annual meeting; the Life West campus is in nearby Hayward, Calif.
James Carter, DC, DACBR, who is both a member of the ACCR and the Life West faculty, serving in the clinical science imaging department, facilitated the arrangements between the two institutions, and Dr. Gerard Clum, president of Life West, attended several ACCR functions. The annual workshop brings members and others together to advance the knowledge base with regard to diagnostic imaging. ACCR presenters at Life West's homecoming festivities included Drs. John Hyland, Robert Kuhn, Gary Schultz and Terry Yochum, all of whom are diplomates of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology.
"I think I can speak for all ACCR members in saying that we owe Dr. Clum and Life West a debt of gratitude for helping to make the 2008 ACCR workshop one of the most enjoyable and successful programs that we have had in recent memory," said Dr. Carter.