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NYCC and University of Rochester Medical in Pain Education Collaboration
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 25 May 2012 16:19

An unusually broad collaboration of health professionals from the greater Rochester area has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help lead the nation’s assault on pain. 

nyccThe effort is led by physicians and scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center and includes chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurses, pharmacists, and others from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls and from St. John Fisher College based in Pittsford. It’s one of a handful of times that these institutions have come together to pool their considerable expertise to attract federal funds to tackle a worldwide problem.

The group is one of 11 teams chosen by NIH to form a nationwide coalition of Centers of Excellence in Pain Education. The endeavor aims to improve pain treatment for patients by enhancing how health care professionals are taught about the causes and wide variety of treatments available to manage pain.

With a $275,000 grant from NIH, the Rochester team will create materials that will be used worldwide to help teach health care professionals – physicians, chiropractors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and others – about the latest treatment strategies for patients in pain.

The team is headed by O.J. Sahler, M.D., a pediatrician at Golisano Children’s Hospital who specializes in the treatment of pain in children and adolescents.

“We need to understand pain more completely, and we need to help patients cope with their pain more effectively,” said Sahler, who is professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities, and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

“Pain can contribute to deterioration in so many facets of a person’s life if he or she is not able to cope with it successfully. We are looking at approaches to pain management from as broad a spectrum of health professionals as we can, since working with people who have a different perspective greatly enriches the learning experience for all,” she added.

Areas of focus for the Rochester team will include pain in young children, the elderly, people with dental or facial conditions, and people in pain for unknown reasons.

At New York Chiropractic College, chiropractors as well as experts in Oriental Medicine will be taking part. At St. John Fisher College, faculty from the Wegmans School of Nursing and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy are included.

At the University, the project includes doctors, nurses, dentists, scientists and other faculty members from several areas, including the departments of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology, and Psychiatry, as well as the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Golisano Children’s Hospital, the School of Nursing, and the new Center for Experiential Learning.

The main contribution of the Rochester-area collaborative will be the creation of five in-depth case studies of patients in pain. Drawing on the expertise of professionals who collectively have hundreds of years of experience, the case studies will be made available to professionals worldwide via the Internet.headachepain5

The cases will include:

  • A 7-year-old boy who suffered a brain injury during birth and is in severe pain;

  • An 80-year-old woman with back pain;

  • A 66-year-old woman with lung cancer;

  • A 15-year-old girl with jaw pain;

  • A 34-year-old woman with severe abdominal and pelvic pain.

“One of our goals is to develop materials that will be appropriate for use by students who are just beginning, whether they are training to be doctors, chiropractors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, or other professionals,” said Sahler. “Learning early in their careers about the many ways to assess and treat pain will provide them with critical lifelong skills.”

Pain affects people in many ways, subtle and not so subtle, Sahler said. Severe back pain might cost a person a job, or cause an older person to lose his independence by making it impossible for him to drive or to live alone, for instance. A teen might have a knee injury from athletics and never fully recover, causing not only lifelong pain but also major limitations in both work and leisure activities. A cancer patient suffering from severe pain might be coping not only with physical pain but also with the emotional pain that can accompany facing the end of life.

NIH officials estimate that chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans, costing up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year.

“Virtually all health professionals are called upon to help patients suffering from pain," said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “These new centers will translate current research findings about pain management to fill what have been recognized as gaps in curricula so clinicians in all fields can work with their patients to make better and safer choices about pain treatment.”

 
Instrument Adjustment Pioneer Dr. Arlan Fuhr Named as World Health Organization Delegate for Annual Conference
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Friday, 25 May 2012 04:41

ArlanWFuhrDCMay 21st, 2012 (PHOENIX) – Activator® Methods International, developer of the only instrument adjusting technique and Activator Adjusting Instruments with clinical trials to support their efficacy, is pleased to announce it’s Co-founder, Dr. Arlan Fuhr, has been named as a Delegate to the World Health Organization (WHO) Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, which will take place in May, 2012.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to represent chiropractic to the World Health Organization,” commented Dr. Fuhr, CEO and Co-Founder of Activator Methods International, and recipient of the prestigious World Federation of Chiropractic’s Honour Award. “I’ve been in the fortunate position to work with and train thousands of chiropractors in the effort to make a real, positive impact on the lives of people suffering with pain around the world, and I look very forward to representing the chiropractic community at this year’s conference.”

The Activator Method worldwide is the most widely used low-force chiropractic technique in the world. With more than 45 years of empirical study and over 25 years of clinical research to support it, the Activator Method requires the use of the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver consistent, low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments.  

worldhealthorganization2The Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly will take place in Geneva during 21–26 May 2012. At this session, the Health Assembly will discuss a number of public health issues such as universal health coverage, Millennium Development Goals, non-communicable diseases, mental disorders, nutrition and adolescent pregnancy.

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Educating chiropractors across the world on the benefits of low-force chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Fuhr’s speaking engagements have included stops in Mexico, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and China. He is credited with 25 peer-reviewed publications, 13 domestic patents, 47 worldwide trademarks and more than 100 copyrighted works. In 2008, Dr. Fuhr published the second edition of the technique textbook, The Activator Method, globally known as the standard reference for instrument adjusting.

“All of us at Activator Methods are thrilled to have yet another opportunity in which we can serve our profession,” added Dr. Fuhr.

About Activator Methods International, Ltd.

AMI_ECU_PR_May9The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique®, developed 45 years ago by Phoenix-based Activator Methods International, has become the second most-widely used chiropractic technique, and is in use daily by 70 percent of all chiropractors. Today, the technique is taught in nearly every college in the United States and abroad, and in professional seminars throughout the year. Visit www.activator.com to learn more, sign up for seminars provided worldwide, or request the Activator Adjusting Instrument.

 
NBCE Seats Board and Elects Officers at Annual Meeting
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Friday, 18 May 2012 05:51

nbcecomm-logoGREELEY, Colo.— The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) held its annual meeting on April 30-May 5, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. The first half of the week was spent in the semi-annual review of goals and new initiatives with the board and management team reporting on recent progress. 

At the annual meeting, which took place on Friday, delegates in District III re-elected Dr. Paul N. Morin (ME) to a three-year term and delegates in District V re-elected Dr. Norman E. Ouzts, Jr. (SC) to serve another three-year term.  

The remaining district directors will continue their terms on the NBCE board. They are Dr. Robin R. Lecy (SD) in District I, Dr. Donna L. Craft (MI) in District II, and Dr. Ronald R. Tripp, Jr. (OK) in District IV.

The board also four at-large positions; Dr. Daniel Saint-Germain (Quebec) and Dr. Steven R. Conway (WI) were each elected to serve two-year terms.  Dr. Oliver R. Smith, Jr. (TX) and Dr. Salvatore D. LaRusso (FL), who were elected in 2011, will continue their terms.

Two positions are filled by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This year, they appointed FCLB President Dr. Lawrence O’Connor (NJ) and FCLB Vice President Dr. LeRoy F. Otto (MN).

Once the 11-member board was complete, officers were chosen:  Dr. Norman E. Ouzts, Jr. (SC) was elected president of the board, Dr. Donna L. Craft was elected vice president, Dr. Oliver R. Smith, Jr. (TX) was re-elected secretary, and Dr. Paul N. Morin (ME) was re-elected treasurer. The four officers will make up the Executive Committee of the NBCE.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.

 
Logan College Appoints CIO and Clinical Assessment Director
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Friday, 18 May 2012 05:06

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced the appointments of Brad Hough, PhD, to the newly created position of chief information officer at the school, and Martha Kaeser, DC as the director of clinical assessment.

 

DR. MARTHA KAESER NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE NEW ASSESSMENT CENTER AT LOGAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC/UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS


drmarthakaeser(ST. LOUIS--) Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced the appointment of Martha Kaeser, DC as the director of clinical assessment.  In this new position, Dr. Kaeser will lead the clinical assessment in performed in Logan’s new Assessment Center on campus including creating case studies of physical and clinical circumstances and conditions, and collaborate with clinical and diagnostic on competencies such as examination, diagnosis and chiropractic treatment for which students will be evaluated  using standardized patients.  The position reports to the associate vice president of academic affairs.

Since her graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2008, Dr. Kaeser has completed both her radiology residency and fellowship programs in diagnostic imaging.  Prior to beginning her chiropractic career, Dr. Kaeser earned her BA from Southeast Missouri State University and her MA from Antioch University in Seattle, Wash.  

In addition to her instructional responsibilities at Logan, Dr. Kaeser has teaching and administrative experience at both the middle school and high school levels.   

“Dr. Kaeser is well qualified to lead this new department,” said Dr. Goodman. “She has the academic, clinical and diagnostic knowledge and skills to make this assessment program a leader in the field of chiropractic.” 

Established in 1935, Logan has about 950 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis, and is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America.   Logan University offers Master of Science degrees in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Nutrition and Human Performance and undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Life Science with an Accelerated Science Program (ASP) option to complete pre-requisite coursework at an accelerated pace.    

Logan’s campus also houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries.  The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

 

DR. BRAD HOUGH APPOINTED CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AT LOGAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC/UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS


drbradhough(ST. LOUIS--) Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced the appointment of Brad Hough, PhD, to the newly created position of chief information officer at the school. In this position Dr.  Hough will be responsible for maintaining an integrated, efficient, sustainable and responsive program of information systems, technologies and services for Logan, including infrastructure support services for academic, research and administrative computing, distance education, intercampus communication services and security. He is also part of the President’s Cabinet.

Dr. Hough brings 18 years of professional experience in information technology, audiovisual services, institutional research, instructional design, distance learning, product development, sales and marketing and customer support. Dr. Hough most recently served as Vice President of Product Management at Three Rivers Systems, Inc, a leading provider of administrative software for higher education. From 2000 to 2006, he was CIO at Covenant Theological Seminary where he oversaw administrative and academic technology, and chaired the Distance Learning Faculty Oversight Committee. Prior to that time, he was a research and teaching assistant at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Teaching and Learning.

“Dr. Hough’s addition as chief information officer takes Logan to a higher level in information technology management,” said Dr. Goodman. “We welcome his leadership at Logan in this critically important area.”

“I am delighted to be a part of such a technologically sophisticated institution and have the opportunity to work closely with the Logan administration, staff and faculty to leverage technology to accelerate progress toward the institution’s goals,” Dr. Hough said.

As chief information officer, Dr. Hough’s other responsibilities include development and functional implementation of the institution’s IT security policy and standards across the system; anticipating advances in information technology (IT) in higher education; understanding the needs of a broad community of scholars and learners; leading the system in establishing appropriate IT responses to constantly changing needs; responsibility for the implementation of the IT Strategic Plan; and the implementation of best practices for policies regarding legal compliance and effective risk management. His direct reports include system-level IT/IS Directors for information technology, information services, help desk, distance education technology, assessment center technology, and electronic medical records technology.

Established in 1935, Logan has about 950 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis, and is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America.   Logan University offers Master of Science degrees in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Nutrition and Human Performance and undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Life Science with an Accelerated Science Program (ASP) option to complete pre-requisite coursework at an accelerated pace.   

Logan’s campus also houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries.  The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

 
Palmer College Produces New Videos on the Demand for Chiropractic Care and Palmer’s Leadership in Chiropractic Research
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Friday, 18 May 2012 04:49

palmerlogograybkgroundPalmer College of Chiropractic has produced two new videos and posted them on the College website at www.palmer.edu/SocialMedia

The first of these videos, “Chiropractic is in demand” is ideal for those interested in sharing multimedia information about the increasingly positive outlook on chiropractic as a career. This video is full of excellent, current information on the benefits of a chiropractic career and provides a detailed look at what chiropractic practice entails. Go to www.palmer.edu/SocialMedia to view it under “About Chiropractic.”

videopalmerThe second of Palmer’s latest video productions focuses on the college’s chiropractic research efforts. “Learn About Palmer Chiropractic Research” is designed to provide prospective students with an overview of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, the studies performed, student research opportunities and more. Originally created to showcase Palmer research to prospective students during campus visits, the video also is a great resource for chiropractors to share with prospective students as well as patients interested in chiropractic research. View this video at www.palmer.edu/SocialMedia under “About Palmer College.”

Palmer College of Chiropractic consists of three campuses—the main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and branch campuses in San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla. The College was founded in Davenport, Iowa, by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in 1897. Today Palmer College of Chiropractic has approximately 2,200 students attending its three campuses and more than 26,000 alumni practicing worldwide.

 
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