News in Brief

By Editorial Staff
Parker President Talks Chiropractic on CNN

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic, recently shared his insights regarding the benefits of chiropractic with Glenda Umaña, anchor of Nuestro Mundo, a daily news program that airs on CNN Español Live and is watched by an estimated 38 million viewers.

Dr. Mancini explained the fundamental premises supporting chiropractic - that the body is designed to heal itself, and that the body is controlled by the nervous system, brain, spinal cord and the nerves which connect to all cells in the body. "It is through treatment of the spine, and by encompassing the many factors that affect health, including fitness, nutrition, and self-awareness, that chiropractors help patients achieve relief from many conditions and ultimately maintain healthy lifestyles," said Dr. Mancini.

He also explained that more doctors of chiropractic - including more Hispanic DCs - will be required to meet the growing demand for chiropractic: "Not only is there a need for Hispanic chiropractors, but also for a continued addition of highly trained and skilled chiropractors to meet the growing demands for chiropractic care. ... We need to make sure our profession is ready to help meet their health needs."

Palmer Faculty Member Named Illinois DC of the Year

Dr. J. Richard Burns, DC, was named chiropractor of the year at the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association's fall convention on Oct. 23. This is the second time the IPSCA has presented Dr. Burns with the award.

Dr. Burns currently serves on the board of directors of the IPSCA and the International Chiropractors Association. He is a 1973 graduate of Palmer College and joined the faculty shortly after graduating. Dr. Burns does double duty as a professor in Palmer's technique department and as a practitioner, operating a private practice in East Moline, Ill. His teaching specialties include spinal analysis and adjusting, and pediatric analysis and adjusting.

CCE Election Results

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) has announced the results of recent elections for open positions on the Board of Directors. After the council's January 2005 board meeting, the following individuals will begin serving three-year terms on the board:

  • CCE Accredited Chiropractic Program (CEO) - Joseph E. Brimhall, DC, president of Western States Chiropractic College;
  • CCE Accredited Chiropractic Program (non-CEO) - J. Clay McDonald, DC, dean of academic affairs at New York Chiropractic College;
  • CCE Accredited Chiropractic Program (non-CEO) - Anthony Onorato, DC, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic;
  • Practicing Doctor of Chiropractic - Lawrence M. Gerstein, DC, FICC (Washington, Missouri); and
  • Public Member - Clyde B. Jensen, PhD.

Also announced were the results of elections for open positions on the CCE's Commission on Accreditation (COA). The following individuals will begin serving three-year terms after the January meeting:

  • CCE Accredited Chiropractic Program (non-CEO) - William N. DuMonthier, DC, dean of student academic affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic;
  • CCE Accredited Chiropractic Program (non-CEO) - Gary D. Schultz, DC, DACBR, vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic;
  • Practicing Doctor of Chiropractic - Jerry Park, DC, PhD (Centerville, Utah); and
  • Public Member - Todd R. Olson, PhD.

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