Recognition Through Research  
 Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Spring 2005 
  • Research on the March
  • Dr. Welch receives award 
  • Welcome Dr. Briggs
  • Return of SCHOLAR
  • Ongoing Research
  • Search and Discovery
  • Upcoming Events

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

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

     Research on the March

    Drs. William R. Boone and John Hart offered poster presentations at the recent Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference (ACC/RAC) held in Las Vegas, NV, March 17 - 19, 2005. Dr. Boone's research was titled, "Physical, physiological, and immune status changes, coupled with self-perceptions of health and quality of life, in subjects receiving chiropractic care: a pilot study." The study was conducted in New Zealand in collaboration with several other authors. As well, Andrew Ashton, chiropractic intern, contributed significantly to the study. Dr. Boone will also present his research at the World Federation of Chiropractic/Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (WFC/FCER) conference in Sydney, Australia, June 16 - 18. Two studies based on data from this study will appear later this year in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research.  Read the abstract here.

    Dr. Hart presented "A Brief History of the AP Open Mouth Radiograph," which was published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in October 2004. Read Dr. Hart's publication here. 

     Dr. Arlene Welch receives Research Award

    Dr. Arlene Welch, Instructor and Health Center faculty member, will be granted a $500.00 research award, through the Research Department. The grant was awarded based on originality, relevance of the research to subluxation theory-, and feasibility. Dr. Welch's study is titled "Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses to Specific Chiropractic Adjustments of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine for Correction of Vertebral Subluxation" and will include support by Research Department personnel. 


     Research Department Welcomes Dr. Lafayette Briggs

    Dr. Lafayette Briggs, a 1988 graduate of Sherman, has returned to campus. The Research Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Briggs will be conducting research on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We invite you to drop by and meet Dr. Briggs. He will be pleased to share his research interests with you.


     Return of SCHOLAR

    Sherman College Helping Others Learn About Research (SCHOLAR) will be presented on Tuesday, April 29, from 9-9:50 a.m. in Scallon Room 40. This will be the second presentation of 2005. It will feature presentations by Drs. Boone, (Myron) Brown and Hart, each providing information on recent work he has done.


     Ongoing Research

    The following scholarly activities are in various stages of either initiation or completion. We recognize: 

    Dr. Briggs - "Revisiting the Effect of the Chiropractic Adjustment on Changes in Pupillary Diameter: A Model for evaluating Somatovisceral Response."

    Drs. Seay, Gibbon and Hart- "Intra- and Inter-Examiner Reliability of a Temporal Artery Scanner Used for Mastoid Fossa Readings."


     Search and Discovery

    Win! Win! Win! a $50.00 gift certificate to Abby's Grill in downtown Spartanburg. Simply email when you discover someone's research (on campus) regarding when a pupil is not always a student. You will need to give a title and a description of the study. Deadline is April 31, 2005.


    Upcoming Events:

    This year's International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) theme pertains to neurological interference models of the vertebral subluxation.  Download the Call for Abstracts brochure.



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    Spartanburg, SC 29304