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UWS student, Freya Moran, selected as first chiropractic participant in the LEAPS into Integrative Medicine program
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:54
This is the first year the integrative medicine program is open to non-MD/DO students
PORTLAND, Ore., May 13, 2015 – University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, is proud to announce that doctor of chiropractic (DC) student Freya Moran was chosen to attend the Leadership & Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS in IM). The program, a week-long event hosted by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation, aims to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of future integrative medicine practitioners.

freya-moranMoran, a 7th quarter student from Michigan, was chosen based on her proposal outlining an integrated medicine residency program for DC students.

“For too long there has been this curtain up in front of chiropractic but times are changing and there is a desire in more and more chiropractic students to be part of an integrated medical team after graduation,” Moran said. “I want to help take this curtain down. I think with this extended residency idea there will be more opportunities for chiropractors to learn how to talk to MDs and other practitioners on an integrated health care team in their language.”

Moran will be attending the program in Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, Calif., June 14-19. The program is limited to 30 students. As part of acceptance into the program, Moran is required to plan and execute her proposed idea of an integrated health care chiropractic residency with support from her faculty mentor and core faculty at LEAPS. As part of the program, she will be meeting with mentors to refine her concept.

Gary Schultz, DC, DACBR is one of the faculty members mentoring Moran in the process.

“The successful integration of health care resources begins with relationship building and sharing patients’ care needs between professions,” said Dr. Schultz. “This program and Ms. Moran’s ideas are a great step in accomplishing this goal. I’m pleased and humbled to be allowed to work with her on this journey.”

About University of Western States
University of Western States provides a science-driven curriculum that delivers a solid foundation and competitive edge in preparing students for clinical practice. UWS is a regionally accredited, independent non-profit institution dedicated to improving the health of society through its educational programs, research and clinical services. Founded in 1904, the university offers a doctor of chiropractic degree program; master’s degrees in exercise and sports medicine, human nutrition and functional medicine, and diagnostic imaging; a massage therapy certificate program; approved continuing education programs for licensed health care professionals; and clinic services in five locations through Health Centers of UWS. UWS is a founding member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an organization that aims to advance integrative health care through education, research, patient care and advocacy. To learn more about University of Western States and its academic programs, go to

About Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine
The Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine was launched in 2015 as a center of excellence highlighting ways to reduce lifestyle-related health conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The center’s vision is to promote healthy behaviors and positive lifestyle changes in order to achieve optimal quality of life for the members of our community through service, education and research. The center believes in integrated, conservative, patient-centered approaches to address lifestyle-related health conditions. To learn more about the center visit
Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman Honored as ICA's Chiropractor of the Year for 2015
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 14 May 2015 22:38
Stuart E. Hoffman, DC, FICA, longtime chiropractic leader and ICA member for more than thirty years, has been honored as ICA's Chiropractor of the Year for 2015.  This prestigious honor was awarded in recognition of his decades of service in a host of important duties including chair of ICA committees, service in ICA's Representative Assembly, and, as founder and president of ICA's exclusively recognized professional chiropractic malpractice insurance liability provider ChiroSecure

hoffmanDr. Hoffman has and continues to labor tirelessly for chiropractors and chiropractic, making extraordinarily positive and significant contributions to the profession in many vital dimensions. He is currently active with The Chiropractic Summit, The DaVinci Group, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, FHC and along with his chiropractic malpractice insurance company ChiroSecure, has created scholarships for pediatric research and supports several Chiropractic Colleges - and many state associations.

Dr. Hoffman is a Life University Alumni, where he graduated with the class of 1981. It was in Michigan where he began his professional practice as well as his service to the Michigan Chiropractic Council and the ICA. He was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the ICA in 1992 and has received many subsequent awards. In 1992, he responded to a call from then ICA President Dr. James R. Gregg to organize an ICA professional chiropractic malpractice insurance liability company to serve the malpractice insurance needs of the association's members nationwide. Since then, Dr. Hoffman has devoted his professional energy to establishing and developing ChiroSecure, ICA's exclusively endorsed and recognized chiropractic malpractice insurance carrier, earning the respect and appreciation of the profession and of the insurance industry in which he continues to be an active leader. 

Dr. Hoffman is a member of a distinguished chiropractic family. Both of his brothers, Dr. Steve and Dr. Robert Hoffman, are each successful Chiropractors in their own right. Dr. Robert Hoffman served as the President of the ICA and was named ICA's Chiropractor of the Year in 2002. Dr. Stuart and Dr. Robert have the distinction of being the only brothers to have both received the ICA's highest award.

"Dr. Hoffman has made and continues to make extraordinary contributions to the chiropractic profession nationwide," said ICA President Dr. George Curry. "I want to congratulate Dr. Hoffman on his long overdue and well-deserved recognition and to make sure that all within the chiropractic profession know how hard and selflessly he has worked to provide doctors in all 50 states with a unique level of chiropractic malpractice insurance services and options. We in the ICA are proud to recognize and salute him and to honor his extraordinary record of service" 

int-chiro-assocThe Chiropractor of the Year award is ICA's highest honor, created by ICA Founder and President Dr. B.J. Palmer, and presented annually to one exceptional individual who has distinguished himself or herself through extraordinary service to the ICA and the chiropractic profession. Dr. Hoffman's award was announced at the ICA's 89th Annual Meeting held on the Life University campus in Marietta, Georgia April 30-May 2, 2015. The presentation was made by last year's ICA Chiropractor of the Year, Dr. Julie Mayer-Hunt, at the ICA's gala banquet on May 1st.
"Golden Heart Award" 2015 from Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:24
oklahaven have a heart
Oklahaven’s Board of Directors and Staff want to thank everyone who participated in the great success of this year’s campaign.  Thus, we are delighted to announce this year's winners of “The Golden Heart Award”.
College Category: Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California.
Clinic Category:    Groene Chiropractic Clinic in Schuyler, Nebraska.
Please accept our heartfelt appreciation for each and every one of you who made a contribution. We also want to thank those of you who presented our video to others, either as part of the “Have-a-Heart” fundraising campaign or as an ongoing education for others.   Our work and the work you do to heal the children is a living testament to the power of chiropractic.
As everyone in the chiropractic profession knows, Oklahaven depends on the generous support of the profession to augment our work.  Without this support, we would not be able to help the most damaged children among us, nor would we be able to provide hope for their anguished and heartbroken parents.
It is for this reason our annual “Have-a-Heart” campaign is such a blessing.  We chose Valentine’s Day as a symbol of this effort because this day is associated with love, the love that St. Valentine showed for his fellow man by his actions many centuries ago.  To us, your generosity is an act of your love for children.
According to the dictionary, a Golden Heart is “a rich heart, full of love, faith and good values. The one who has a shining heart is an illuminated one who deserves respect and loyalty of everyone”.  We think that definition clearly expresses why we call our award for generosity to Oklahaven’s work, “The Golden Heart Award”.
As you know, our profession is called to be different, and we know it!  We are richer for our calling because we have learned to live with the great secret of life – LOVE.  Thank you for consciously doing your acts of kindness for another without asking anything in return.  Living this way, you see how your life grows.  Miracles happen not only for others but for you as well. 
Together we can return the life force to the children, our future.
Bobby Doscher, D.C.

Sign up for "Have-A-Heart" 2016 at
University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic Names New Dean Michael A. Ciolfi HBPE, DC, MBA, DBA
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:15
The University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic (UBCC), the first chiropractic program established within a comprehensive university in the United States is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Ciolfi was appointed as the dean on March 02, 2015. Dr. Ciolfi follows a great tradition of chiropractic education as established by the long-time and founding dean, Dr. Frank Zolli, who has become a full-time professor at UBCC and Dr. David Wickes, who is now furthering chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
ubcc logoDr. Ciolfi, a 1990 Life University chiropractic graduate, has an academic background in sports science and nutrition, where he earned his bachelor degree, an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration). Complimenting his diverse education, Dr. Ciolfi received further formal training in Military Land Forces through the Command and Staff College, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare and Officer training through the Canadian Army. He has served in the Canadian Military as a Light Infantry Officer in the Canadian Army Reserve for 12 years earning the rank of Captain and was decorated with the Medal of Canadian Decoration (CD) from the Canadian Government. His career as an educator began as an adjunct professor at a community college, within nursing and physical education and massage therapy programs. He was a full-time practicing chiropractor from 1991 to 2005 in both Canada and the United States (Florida), giving him first-hand knowledge of the challenges in today’s marketplace current graduates will experience, while also serving as the team chiropractor for both professional and collegiate sports teams. Over the last decade he has been involved in chiropractic academia at both Palmer Chiropractic College and Canadian Memorial College.

Dr. Ciolfi has had multiple papers accepted at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) and has served on the Peer Review Committee from 2010-present giving him intimate knowledge of the advances being made in chiropractic research. The combination of that experience along with his doctoral dissertation; “The Relationship between Chiropractor Required and Current Level of Business Knowledge” brings with him a unique blend of clinical excellence and success in practice to the academic setting.

What attracted Dr. Ciolfi to University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic was the full university experience with all the support offered at that level. The UBCC classrooms and laboratory facilities have been renovated with the most up-to-date technology, and the program utilizes course delivery that includes both traditional lecture and hands-on, as well as electronic/online delivery methods. The human gross anatomy lab is state-of –the-art and enables students to have visual and hands-on learning experiences with all of the structures of the human body in a comfortable and modern facility. The faculty of UBCC is exceptionally experienced with many possessing graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences in addition to a doctor of chiropractic degree (DC). The faculty to student ratio is eight to one, allowing professors to know their students on a very personalized and individual basis. UBCC strives to deliver a health care education stressing evidence-informed practice, which includes; critical appraisal and knowledge of the most up-to-date research, clinical judgment and reasoning that collaboratively includes the needs and desires of the patient. Moreover, the program stresses active care strategies, empowering patients to achieve long term, holistic, and sustainable health care goals.

Dr. Ciolfi, through his doctoral training realized that the future is evidenced-informed chiropractic, yet there are many patients that respond favorably to chiropractic where the evidence has not yet caught up to patient results. As a result, he will be encouraging the students to both explore treatments for these patients and encourage them to be involved in future research to be part of the solution in providing the evidence for all chiropractic treatments.

Currently, UBCC has expanded clinic opportunities for its interns that include hands-on rotations at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS), Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI), and Optimus Health Care community primary care clinic locations. Observational inter-professional experiences include MRI clinical rotations at SUNY-Stony Brook University Medical School and Hospital, as well the Orthopedic Specialty Group (OSG) and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (OSM), two large multi-disciplinary orthopedic sports medicine practice groups in the Bridgeport region. Further, the on-campus clinic is part of the UB Clinics and is integrated with other graduate health science program patient care, including naturopathic medicine, acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine, and dental hygiene. Dr. Ciolfi is planning on expanding the reach of chiropractic both in the region and through more collaborative arrangements with other institutions with the goal of creating the best learning environment for UBCC students.

The chiropractic profession welcomes the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic’s new Dean, Dr. Michael Ciolfi in helping chiropractic expand through formal education and welcomes learning more in the future on how the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic plays a part in that goal. 
Logan University 2015 Board of Trustees Announced
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Written by Nina Kult   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:41
(ST. LOUIS - February 9, 2015) Logan University announced several changes to its Board of Trustees, including new board members as well as a contract extension for Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD.

Debra Hoffman, DC who has served on the Logan Board of Trustees since 2006, was elected Chair of the Board. She succeeds Steven Roberts, JD, LLM, and will serve until 2016.

Dr. Hoffman graduated from Logan in September 1980 and most recently served as Vice Chair of the Board. Dr. Hoffman currently practices in Tampa and is involved with the Florida Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. McDonald accepted a contract that will continue his presidency through 2019. The Board of Trustees said they’ve been impressed with the direction Dr. McDonald has taken Logan since coming on board in 2013.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. McDonald and providing him with the support he needs to maintain Logan’s commitment to academic and clinical excellence and continuous quality improvement,” said Dr. Hoffman.

Other Logan Board of Trustee changes include:

  • Paul Henry, DC, elected Vice Chair until 2016, and Chair of the Board for one year beginning in 2016

  • Christophe Dean, DC, re-elected to three-year term

  • Rodney Williams, DC, re-elected to three-year term

  • Allen Hager, DC, elected as a Trustee

  • Steven Roberts, JD, LLM, elected Trustee Emeritus

  • Jerry Jensen, JD, elected Advisor to the Board

Rounding out the Board of Trustees are Nicole Bennett, DC; Richard Bruns, DC; Ronald Grant, DC; Jim Hackman; Gregg Hollabaugh; Marc Malon, DC; Rick McMichael, DC; Gary Mohr, MS; and Judy Silvestrone, DC.

The Board of Trustees also recognized retiring trustee Mark Reeve, DC for more than 25 years of leadership service to Logan through the Board and Alumni Foundation.

About Logan University

Logan University is dedicated to maximizing human performance through innovative health education.  Since 1935, Logan has remained grounded in chiropractic education—with the flagship Doctor of Chiropractic Degree—and also offers masters and bachelor degree completion programs both online and on-campus. Logan is located on a sprawling 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, a western suburb of St. Louis. To learn more, visit


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