LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28, 2011 – Parker College of Chiropractic presented Dr. Arlan W. Fuhr with the Drugless Research Hall of Fame Award during the Third Annual Parker Gala on Friday, January 14, during Parker Seminars Las Vegas. Dr. Fuhr, the third hall of fame inductee, plays a major role in chiropractic research as the president of National Institute of Chiropractic Research and co-founder and chief executive officer of Activator Methods International. Dr. Fuhr was honored with the award because of his dedication to chiropractic research and pursuit of excellence as a chiropractor to impact the health care of the world without drugs.
The Drugless Research Hall of Fame is an innovative recognition platform designed by Parker College to showcase significant drug-free contributions in research worldwide. Previous inductees include Dr. Ron Rupert and Dr. Cheryl Hawk.
In 1985, Dr. Fuhr received the first grant ever given to chiropractic from the National Institutes of Health. Today, he impacts chiropractic research through numerous efforts including his work with The National Institute of Chiropractic Research (NICR). NICR raises funds for fundamental scientific, clinical, and historical chiropractic research. The NICR conducts research, and through a modest extramural grant-making program, has funded a number of research projects by other investigators.
Dr. Fuhr has been widely acknowledged in the health care industry for his many accomplishments, most notably for being the co-inventor of the Activator® Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique®.
Recently, Dr. Fuhr was recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic with its prestigious Honour Award. In 2008, Dr. Fuhr was inducted into Dynamic Chiropractic's Champions of Chiropractic Hall of Fame. He was also honored as Dynamic Chiropractic’s Person of the Year Award. He received the President's Award from the American Chiropractic Association in 2005 and was also given the Greenawalt Foundation Award for Clinical Excellence in Technique. In 1993, Dr. Fuhr was named Arizona’s Chiropractor of the Year and accepted the Daniel David Palmer Chiropractic Scientific Award that same year. From 1981 through 1991, Dr. Fuhr served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri.
He has traveled around the world educating chiropractors on the benefits of low-force chiropractic adjustments. 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.