A research team from Dr. Life University’s (LIFE) Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research (CCR) recently received an award sponsored by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners at the recent 27th Conference of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC-). RAC), “Innovation in the Age of Distance Learning”.

One of 10 best-in-conference awards was given to the team led by Dr. Brent Russell, Ron Hosek and Ed Owens as well as the LIFE doctor of chiropractic student Mackenzie Keller and Dr. Shari Wynd from Texas Chiropractic College for her talk on the subject of angular kinematics for adjusting the cervical spine in the supine position: Phase 2.

One of LIFE’s former Research Track students, Dr. Anna-Marie Schmidt-Ziegler, was also honored for her work at the Palmer College of Chiropractic Center. The title of their study was “Chiropractic Research Describing Chiropractic Treatment in a Pragmatic Clinical Study Conducted in Defense Department Military Treatment Facilities: A Secondary Analysis of ICD and CPT Codes.”

“The Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference is the premier conference for chiropractic education and provides an opportunity for the research community to gather and share their latest findings,” said CCR Director Dr. Stephanie Sullivan. “It is really an honor for members of our CCR research team to be selected from more than 150 speakers as one of 10 award winners. We were also pleased that our former student Dr. Schmidt-Ziegler won one of the prizes this year. This is the second conference in a row that the CCR has been represented with an award. That means our hard work and dedication are starting to pay off. “

Five other presentation teams from the LIFE community were also honored to present at ACC-RAC, including:

Platform presentations:
Sullivan, S .; Drake, E .; Neff, S .; Champagne, M .; Seckington, A.
An overview of the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on chiropractic practice in the state of Georgia

Russell, B .; Keller, M .; Hosek, R .; Wynd, S., Owens, E.
Angular kinematics of the adjustment of the cervical spine in the supine position: phase 2

Owens, E .; Salman, M .; Hosek, R .; Russell, B.
Back-to-front spinal stiffness measurements can be affected by padding on the support table

Poster presentations:
Sullivan, S .; Russell, B .; Hosek, R .; Owens, E .; Seckington, A .; Drake, E.
A model for chiropractic research that aims to move the health dialogue towards a health development model

Owens, E .; Russell, B .; Hosek, R .; Sullivan, S.
Development and testing of a training device for palpation of the lumbar spine

Knutson, L .; Langengger, F .; Coleman, J .; Sullivan, S .; Herbert, M.
A retrospective review of the patient’s Optogait results and a comparison with the patient’s pelvic compensation side

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution best known for its Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program, the world’s largest on-campus chiropractic program. Students can pursue 14 bachelor’s degrees as well as a pre-chiropractic, graduate-seeking path. There are three college degrees available that span exercise health, clinical nutrition, and positive psychology. Some degree programs are offered to distance students through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower its students to thrive both professionally and personally. LIFE develops a cutting-edge approach to higher education while staying true to the university’s philosophical commitment to producing informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values ​​in their professions. To achieve this goal, LIFE recognizes and demonstrates its commitment through three official Life University values: Enduring Purpose, Vitalism, and Integrity.

LIFE’s 110-acre campus in Marietta, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,700 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.

Learn more about the Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research and all LIFE research projects at CCR.LIFE.edu.

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