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 Recognition Through Research
 Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
  Winter 2007
Volume 2, Number 3
  • Publications
  • Other Scholarship
  • Student Scholarship
  • SCHOLAR update
  • Journal News
  • Brain Teasers


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

    William R. Boone, PhD, DC.
    Director of Research
    John Hart, DC, MHS
    Assistant Director of Research

    Thank you for inviting us onto your screen. We seek to provide a newsletter that will be an effective tool of communication regarding activities in the area of research and other scholarly activities at Sherman. Should you have any questions, or need any help from us with your projects, please do not hesitate to ask. In this issue, we have news regarding: a) the upcoming RAC/ACC conference, b) recent publications, c) the 2007 IRAPS, d) our next SCHOLAR, and an added feature to challenge your knowledge and stimulate the discovery process (reward included). Sit back and relax as you discover the latest in research and other scholarly activity at Sherman. 

    RAC/ACC Conference
    The following abstracts have been accepted for the upcoming RAC/ACC * conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, March 15-17, 2007:
    1. Dr. Renee Prenitzer: Avascular Necrosis and Clinical Documentation: A Case Study

    2. Dr. Pat Kuhta (in collaboration with Dr. Ed Owens - Palmer College): The effect of Lateral
       Cranial Translation on the Appearance of the Atlanto-Occipital Joint  

    3. Drs. Laura Weeks, Jon Schwartzbauer, and John Hart Needs Assessment Survey of Leadership
       and Practice Management: A Case Study

    4. Drs. Laura Orndorff and John Hart: Correlation of GPA and Diagnostic Imaging Scores on the
       NBCE Exam

    5. Drs. John Hart, WR Boone, and Bernard Omolo (USC Upstate) : Thermal Patterns and Health.
    6. John Hart: Structure Doesn’t Necessarily Dictate Function
    * Research Agenda Conference / Association of Chiropractic Colleges 

    The following papers have been recently published or accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals: 
    1. Clusserath, M. Treatise on fundamental principles of chiropractic philosophy and related  topics
        in the life sciences. Journal of Chiropractic Humanities. Published January  2007, Volume13. 

    2. Hart, J, Omolo, B. (University of South Carolina-Upstate), Boone, WR. Thermal patterns and
        health. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. In press.
    3. Hart,  JF, Omolo, B. (University of South Carolina-Upstate), Boone, WR, Brown C, and Ashton A.
        Intra- and Inter-Examiner Reliability and Comparison of Computer-Aided  Methods of Thermal
        Pattern Analysis. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. In press.
    4. Wang, H., L. Gu, Y. Lin, F. Lu, M. J. Meziani, P.G. Luo,[George Luo] W. Wang, L. Cao, and Y. P.
        Sun. Unique Aggregation of Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) Spores by Sugar-Coated Single-Walled
        Carbon Nanotubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128:13364-13365.

    5. Sun, Y.-P., B. Zhou, Y. Lin, W. Wang, K. A. S. Fernando, P. Pathak, M. J. Meziani, B. A. Harruff,
        X. Wang, H. Wang, P.G. Luo, [George Luo], H. Yang, M. E. Kose, B. Chen, L. M. Veca, and S.Y.
        Xie. Quantum-Sized Carbon Dots for Bright and Colorful Photoluminescence. J. Am. Chem. Soc.
        2006, 128:7756-7757.

    Research in Manuscript Preparation or Under Review for Publication

    1. Briggs L., Hart J., and Boone WR. Measurements of the atlas superior articulating facet and
        occipital condyle.

    2. McAllister W, and Boone WR. The Relationship of Chiropractic Care to Demonstrable
        Improvements in Physical State and Self-Perceptions of Health and Well-being among
        Public Safety Personnel.

    3. Affolter RC, and Boone WR, Hart J, and Orndorff L. Control of X-Ray Variables to Enhance
        Detection of Vertebral Misalignments.

    4. Gibbon C.Seay, C., and Hart J. Reliability of a temporal artery thermometer used for obtaining
        mastoid fossa readings.

    5. Hart J. Position of states along the Mississippi River and their health rank.

    6. Fisher A, Boone WR. Line Analysis of Radiographs Demonstrating Lumbarization or Sacralization.

    Conference Presentations

    1. Jonckheere E., Musuvathy S., (University of Southern California) and Boone WR. A Visual
        Evaluation and Training Tool for Chiropractic Education. Presented at the  "Medicine Meets
        Virtual Reality" Conference held in Long Beach, California (February 6-9, 2007).

    Student Scholarship
    Sherman College has added a new dimension aimed to "raise the bar" regarding scholarship within the chiropractic profession. Our students are now required to produce a case report or case study of publication quality, destined for a peer or non-peer reviewed journal. While this may seem a daunting task, several students have already stepped to the plate and have very interesting papers in progress. RTR is pleased to acknowledge these students as an  inspiration to others:
    1.  Compel C. Changes in Sciatic-Like Discomfort in a Patient Receiving Cervical Spine and
         Posterior-Inferior Sacrum Adjustments for the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation.
    2.  DeAngelo A. Restoration of the Cervical Curve in a Patient receiving Chiropractic Care for
         the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation.
    3.  Strange M. Assessment of Accuracy and Reliability of Tytron C-3000 Thermographic
         Scanners Available for use by Sherman College Student Interns.
    4.  Bennis Chad. The Role of the Interverteral Disk in Sustaining Biomechanical and
         Neurological Integrity.
    5.  Crockford R. Resolution of Idiopathic Monarthritic Ankle Pain in a Patient Receiving
         Chiropractic Care for the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation.   
    6.  Cranmer T. Changes in Quality of Life and Physical State in a Patient Receiving
         Chiropractic Care for the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation.
    7.  Marzolf L. A Comparison between Mechanical Tissues Compliance Measurements and 
         Manual Soft Tissue Palpation Findings.
    8.  Trimpi J. Partial Resolution of Fifth Lumbar Disk Herniation in a Patient Receiving
         Chiropractic Care for the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation.
    9.   Pisani M. Changes in a Pre-Hypertension in an Un-medicated Patient receiving
          Chiropractic Care for the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation.
    10. Hawkins C. Inter-examiner reliability of Leg-Length Asymmetry in Patients Exhibiting or
          not Exhibiting Positive Pattern Analysis.
    11. Decken B., and Pace R. Effects of Specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments for
          the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation Coupled with Concomitant Cyclist Power Output.
    12. Scott L. Effects of Chiropractic Care for the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation on
          Balance Performance in Dancers.

    IRAPS Call for Abstracts
    Plans for the 2007 IRAPS are well underway. The conference theme pertains to the mental impulse. Details, as well as the Call for Abstracts is available at: 
    There will be two $250 cash awards for the best philosophy and research presentations. Best presentations for the 2006 Conference can be found at:

    SCHOLAR Update
    Our next SCHOLAR is scheduled for January 29, 2007 at the 10:00 break in Room 38. The following presentations will be made:
    1. Aaron Fisher (13th Quarter student): Lumbosacral analysis norms
    2. Dr. Patricia Kuhta: Effect of lateral translation on atlas laterality
    3. Dr. John Hart: Structure doesn't necessarily dictate function

     Journal News
    • Dr. Hart has accepted an invitation from the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM), a peer- reviewed science publication, to serve on its Editorial Board. 
    • The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (JCCA) has been approved for indexing in by Pubmed Central. There are only two other clinical chiropractic journals indexed by Pubmed. This represents a milestone for not only for the profession, but also for Sherman College - because we have three papers that are scheduled for publication in JCCA in 2007. This will mean that exposure of our papers will be greatly increased. Here is a link to Pubmed Central: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gquery/gquery.fcgi. The indexing is scheduled to begin Spring 2007.

    Brain Teasers (try it first without aid, then check your answers)
    1. All observations indicate that vines always wind to the right (T or F)
    2. Which is the greater number, people on planet earth or red blood cells in a liter of
    3. Water drains counterclock wise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the
        Southern Hemispheres due to the coreolis effect (T or F)
    4. Which came first, DNA or Protein?
    5. The nervous system is the first system to develop embryologically (T or F)
    First person to email rboone@sherman.edu with all correct answers wins a $25.00 gift certificate for lunch at Abby's Grill in downtown Spartanburg.


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