The University of Western States recently announced the appointment of Dr. Shelley Simon, a 1981 UWS graduate and longtime columnist for this publication, as new dean of the university's college of chiropractic.Dr. Simon has extensive teaching experience, including service as dean of clinics, president for clinical affairs and vice president for academic affairs at Palmer College, and vice president of academic affairs and interim president at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to her doctorate in chiropractic, Dr. Simon holds degrees in nursing, public health education / promotion, and educational leadership / postsecondary education.
"Dr. Simon's focus on professional development will be an asset to the institution, and she will be an important member of the senior administration team," said UWS President Dr. Joseph Brimhall.
2012 NBCE Election Results
Dr. Norman Ouzts Jr. is the new president of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which held elections during the board's annual meeting in San Antonio in late April. Joining Dr. Ouzts Jr. (who was also re-elected to a three-year term as District V director) on the executive committee are Dr. Donna Craft (vice president), who also continues her term as District II director; Dr. Oliver Smith Jr., re-elected secretary (and continuing at-large term); and Dr. Paul Morin, re-elected treasurer and also re-elected to a three-year term as District III director.
Rounding out the 11-member NBCE board are Dr. Robin Lecy (District I director), Dr. Ronald Tripp Jr. (District IV director), Dr. Daniel Saint-Germain (elected to at-large position), Dr. Steven Conway (elected to at-large position), Dr. Salvatore LaRusso (continuing at-large term), Dr. Lawrence O'Connor (president of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards) and Dr. LeRoy Otto (FCLB vice president).
South Africa to Host WFC Silver Anniversary Congress
The World Federation of Chiropractic's silver anniversary congress, celebrating the organization's 25 years of leadership, support and outreach within the chiropractic profession worldwide, will take place next April in Durban, South Africa. Event registration is now open; for more information visit www.wfc.org/congress2013.
Two New Positions Filled at Logan College
Brad Hough, PhD, has been named chief information officer at Logan College of Chiropractic, while Dr. Martha Kaeser, a 2008 graduate of Logan College, joins the institution as the director of clinical assessment. Both positions are new to the school. Logan President Dr. George Goodman announced the appointments in May.
Greenawalt Named ICA Fellow
The International Chiropractors Association's latest Distinguished Fellow is none other than Kent Greenawalt, chairman of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and CEO of Foot Levelers, Inc. The majority of ICA fellows are doctors of chiropractic, which makes Greenawalt's inclusion particularly noteworthy.
"I specifically nominated Kent for his vision, steadfastness, and generosity in bringing the [Foundation for Chiropractic Progress] into reality and sustaining it over time," said Dr. Gerry Clum, a longtime member of the ICA board. "[The] ICA is impressed with all his work and wanted to recognize his leadership in the F4CP efforts."
"I am honored from the bottom of my heart to be elected into the distinguished fellows of the ICA," said Greenawalt upon being named an ICA fellow. "My involvement is a labor of love. I've witnessed the wonders of chiropractic and feel an absolute passion to let humanity know what chiropractic has to offer."
Dr. Vern Saboe, lobbyist for the Oregon Chiropractic Association, reported on Oregon's new health care legislation in the June 3 issue and speculated it may prove to be a model for health care nationwide: "We are moving away from fee for service to a global budget administered by the coming CCOs, which may not discriminate against chiropractic physicians' participation or reimbursement ... What we have created will go a long way in achieving a level playing field for our chiropractic colleagues and may serve as a model for the entire nation when it comes to equality in health care."
While the information in the article was factual, an error appeared in the print version of Dr. Saboe's bio. He is not pursuing a master's degree in clinical chiropractic orthopedics from Northwestern Health Sciences University, although he hopes to; the program is under development.