Recognition Through Research  
 Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Winter 2006 
  IN THIS ISSUE
 
  • Call for Abstracts
  • Research Update
  • Sherman Study Accepted
  • Call for Participants
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    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 Conference in October

    Call For Abstracts

    The deadline for abstract submission for the 2006 IRAPS is April 28. This year's theme is focused on both physiological and social processes involved with adaptation. Additional details are available at: www.sherman.edu/iraps.

    Research Update

    A study by Drs. Seay, Gibbon and Hart titled "Intra- and Inter-Examiner Reliability of a Temporal Artery Scanner" has been completed. A report on the study will soon be made available on the College website.

    Sherman Study Accepted at RAC-ACC Conference

    The study by the Sherman Research Department titled "Reliability of the Thermal Pattern Calculator" has been accepted by the Research Agenda Conference - Association of Chiropractic Colleges (RAC-ACC) for their 2006 conference. Additional details of the conference are available at: http://www.c3r.org/accrac06/ . The study was conducted by John Hart, D.C.,  Bernard Omolo, Ph.D., W.R. Boone, Ph.D, D.C.,  Charlene Brown, C.T., Andrew Ashton, B.S., D.C. 

    Collaborative Research

    The Department has been collaborating with researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC-Upstate) and the University of Southern California USC-California.. Bernard Omolo, Ph.D., has co-authored one study with SCSC and also assists the Research Department in regard to statistical analyses. Sri Musuvathy, a Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Engineering Systems, USC-California recently visited the SCSC campus to observe the chiropractic adjustment (toggle-recoil). He will be engaged in designing software to allow for a 3-D motion analysis of the set-up procedures associated with various vertebral listings. 

    Research is Everyone's Business

    The College, as a unit, should be engaged in conducting scholarly activities. The Research Department will assist faculty, administration and staff members to bring this to reality. Some topics are listed below:

     

    • Teaching and learning styles                                         
    • Clinical sciences
    • Methods of subluxation detection
    • Reliability (repeatability) of subluxation-detection tests
    • Validity of subluxation-detection tests
    • Novel methods of subluxation analysis
    • The history of chiropractic
    • Test scores and new teaching methods
    • The neurological aspect of the subluxation
    • The misalignment aspect of the subluxation
    • Basic sciences
    • Clinical sciences
    • Methods of subluxation detection
    • Reliability (repeatability) of subluxation-detection tests
    • Validity of subluxation-detection tests
    • Novel methods of subluxation analysis
    • The history of chiropractic

    There is no shortage of opportunities to be involved with some type of scholarly activity. With many willing students to serve as participants, a fine library, and internet search capabilities in the comfort of our own offices, there are ample opportunities for everyone to do, say, one project per year.

     

    From our perspective, we want to let you how pleased we are with those we have worked with to complete projects.  The Research Department is ready, and more than happy to assist you with your endeavors.

     

    Please think about an interest you have, and then make the decision to investigate that interest. Then let us know how we can help you.

     

    Call for Participants 

     

    The Department is currently designing a study to assess the reliability of the leg check. The Department seeks two or three doctors to examine 30 students. Please contact the Research Department if you are interested (rboone@sherman.edu, or jhart@sherman.edu)

     

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