Recognition Through Research  
 Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Fall 2004 
  • Welcome
  • Funding Support
        for Research
  • IRAPS in Review
  • Upcoming
  • Have Lunch on Us  

    Recognition Through Research is designed to enhance awareness and foster participation from Sherman College faculty, staff, and students in scholarly and research activities.

    William R. Boone, Ph.D., D.C.
    Director of Research
    John Hart, D.C.
    Assistant Director of Research

    Welcome to Recognition Through Research
    Dr. Ralph Boone (Research Director) and Dr. John Hart (Assistant Research Director) welcome you to the first issue of the Research Department's quarterly newsletter. Recognition through Research will encourage campus-wide involvement in various levels of research and highlight faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in scholarly activity. Moreover, since any endeavor involves discovery, that aspect of research will be represented through fun challenges to our campus readership. So, enter the world of Recognition through Research!
     Funding Support for Research
    The Research Department is offering two $500 awards for research, one for the basic sciences and one for the clinical sciences. The deadline for submission of a proposal is December 31, 2004. Proposal requirements can be obtained by contacting Director of Research Dr. Ralph Boone or Assistant Director of Research Dr. John Hart. Proposals for any scholarly activity in either the basic or clinical sciences are eligible. Only proposals approved by the Research Committee will be considered.
     IRAPS in Review 

    For the first time, research and philosophy presentations were combined into one symposium for Sherman's annual subluxation conference. With a new title and new format, the International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) was held on Sherman's campus October 9-10. Many students from other chiropractic colleges attended, as IRAPS was held after the World Congress of Chiropractic Students conference, which was also hosted by Sherman College. Other IRAPS attendees included field doctors, professors from other chiropractic colleges and students and faculty from Sherman. The Best Paper Award was given to Dr. Richard Barwell, who presented the following research: "A Four Case Study, The Effect of the Chiropractic Adjustment on the Brain Wave Pattern as Measured by EEG.  In this interesting presentation, Dr. Barwell summarized brain activity before and after a chiropractic adjustment. To read the paper in its entirety, please click on the following link. 


     Upcoming Publications 
    Watch for two articles in two different chiropractic journals by Sherman College personnel. One article was researched and authored by Dr. Myron Brown - on an obscure, yet important person in our history - Martin P. Brown, M.D., D.C. (no relation). In the process of his research, Dr. Myron Brown located an important artifact (now on display in the Brown House Chiropractic Museum). His paper will be published in an upcoming issue of Chiropractic History. The second article is by Dr. Hart and pertains to the origin of the AP open mouth radiograph and will be published in the October issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT).  Both of these journals are available in the college library. 

    Dr. Hart's article will soon be available at:

    Information on Dr. Brown's article will soon be available at:

     Have Lunch on Us! 

    "Lunch on Us" is an opportunity to test your discovery skills (necessary for scholarly activity of course!). The rules are simple and meant to be a fun challenge. Simply (1) find the mis-spelled word in the newsletter, (2) identify the Sherman College faculty member that is currently writing a book that is certain to bug you when it's finished, (3) discover the interesting artifact that Dr. Myron Brown has placed in the Sherman museum, and (4) find the ballot box to drop off your written answers along with your name and phone number. The box is in a conspicuous place on the west side of the campus and can be identified by its appearance (shoe box wrapped in red Christmas paper). Good luck honing your discovery skills!

    Ballots must be placed in the box before November 2nd. A random drawing (scientific of course) will occur on November 3. The winner will be announced on campus. The reward for the effort will be a $100.00 certificate redemable at either Sandella's on the Sherman Campus or Abby's Grill in downtown Spartanburg. Have fun!



    Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
    P.O. Box 1452
    Spartanburg, SC 29304