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 Recognition Through Research
 Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
  Spring 2008
Volume 5, Number 1
  • Publications
  • Manuscripts
  • Projects Underway
  • SCHOLAR Updates
  • 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: recent publications, 2008 IRAPS, 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. 

    August 2007 – March 2008, less than three months into the year, SCSC is headed into another productive period for scholarship.

    Publications currently under review, recently accepted, advancing from acceptance to publication, or in print since the Summer 2007 Issue of RTR:

    1. Hart J, Omolo B, Boone WR, Brown C, and Ashton A. Intra- and inter-examiner reliability and
        comparison of computer-aided methods of thermal pattern analysis. JCCA 2007; 51 (3):175-185.

    2. Hart J. Correlation of health outcomes with physician and chiropractor ratios in the U.S. Journal
        of Chiropractic Medicine
    2007; 6(3):105-109.

    3. Fisher A, Boone WR. Line analysis of radiographs demonstrating lumbarization or sacralization:
        A preliminary study. JVSR 2007 (Sept 17):1-7.

    4. McAllister W, Boone R. Chiropractic care and changes in physical state and self-perceptions in
        domains of health related quality of life among public safety personnel. JVSR, August 2007.

    5. Hart J. Five minute thermal pattern analysis and health perception: A follow-up study.
    2007 (Sept 26):1-6.

    6. Boone WR, Strange M, Trimpi J, Wills J, and Hawkins C. Quality control in the chiropractic
        clinical setting utilizing thermography instrumentation as a model. JVSR, 10-12-07:1-6.

    7. Cao, L., Wang, X., Meziani, M. J., Lu, F., Wang, H., Luo, P. G., Lin, Y., Harruff, B. A., Veca,
        L. M., Xie, S.-Y., and Sun, Y.-P. (2007). Carbon quantum dots for multiphoton bioimaging.
        J. Am. Chem. Soc.
    129, 11318-11319. (also highlighted in the scientific journal Nature, 2007,
        449, p.263 (Dot to dot; in the issue of September 20, 2007).

    8. Hart J. Improved health correlated with ratio of chiropractors in mississippi river states. JVSR
        2007 (Dec 5):1-10.

    9. Briggs L. Reliability of methods used to assess A/O joint symmetry and exactness of fit. JVSR
        (Accepted) February 2008.

    10. Welch A. Boone WR, Hart J. Sympathetic and parasympathetic responses to specific
         chiropractic adjustments of subluxation of the cervical and thoracic spine. (Under review).

    11. Briggs L, Hart J, Navis, M, Clayton S, Boone WR. Surface area congruence of atlas superior
         articulating facets and occipital condyles. (Accepted) Journal of Chiropractic Medicine August

    12. So CS, Najm WI, Jong PK, Boone WR. Acute and long term benefits of motion style treatment (
         MST) in combination with other therapies: Two case reports. International Journal of Clinical
    16 (2): December 12, 2007

    13. Rush PO. The Development and Implementation of Virtual Instruction using Chiropractic
         Education as a Model (Under review).

    14. Cao L, Wang X, Meziani MJ, Lu F, Wang H, Luo PG, et. al. Carbon Dots for Multiphoton
         Bioimaging. J. Am. Chem. Soc 2007.

    Conference Presentations

    1. Brown M. Old Dad Chiro. Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers. Sherman College. August 2007.

    2. Hart J. Assessment for mental impulse. IRAPS 2007.

    3. Orndorff L, Hart J, Kuhta P, Rush P, Johnson S, Reizer B, Fehl B. Reliability of posticus ponticus
        assessment. RAC 2008.

    4. Hart J. Correlation of health outcomes for Mississippi River states. RAC 2008.

    5. Hart J, Omolo B, Boone WR.. Thermal patterns and health perception. RAC 2008.

    6. Welch A. Boone WR. Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses to Specific Chiropractic
        Adjustments of Subluxation of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine. RAC 2008.

    7. Boone R, McAllister W. Chiropractic Care and Changes in Physical State and Self-Perceptions in
        Domains of Health related Quality of Life among Public Safety Personnel. RAC 2008.

    Projects Underway

    1. Briggs L, Boone WR, Burns R, Omolo B. Cortical influence in the regulation of the sub-cortical
        pupillary light reflex.

    2. Stackis T, Lester L, and Boone WR. Visual recovery following a series of chiropractic
        adjustments: A case report.

    3. Hart J, Kuhta P, Orndorff L. Location of mastoid process relative to the atlas transverse process.

    4. Orndorff L, Kuhta P, Johnson S, Reizer B, Rush P, Fehl B, and Hart J. Incidence of posticus

    5. Hart J, Christopher M. Atlas asymmetry.

    6. Gibbon C, Seay C, Hart J. Reliability of TyTron fossa readings.


    7. Lynch S. Chiropractic and somatoautonomic responses.

    8. Slusher R, Shook B, McCauly M, and Hozjam J. Reliability of visual x-ray analysis of the cervical
        spine and pelvis.

    9. Andrew Marrone. Effects of asymmetric condyle heights when using a cervical grid ruler.

    International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS)
    A call for papers has been requested for the 2008 IRAPS. The objective of is to seek new insight into the core concepts of vertebral subluxation. Papers are invited that relate to scientific inquiry, as well as topics that address the art and philosophy connected to vertebral subluxation. Possible subtopics include the following:
    • Detection and correction of vertebral subluxation (VS)
    • Economic impact of VS
    • Historical, political and sociological impact of VS
    • Philosophic models — the reasoning and logic surrounding VS
    • Outcomes — the evidence and benefits of VS correction
    • Practitioner viewpoint — professional implications and lifestyle of VS centered practice
    • Documentation - supporting clinical findings related to VS

    View more details, including cash prizes for best papers, at:

    Brain Teasers (try it first without aid, then check your answers)

    Past winners: Susan Newlin, Mitzi Schwartzbauer, Cathy Schockley (Congratulations!), but who will be next?

    Are we really going nowhere fast? Well, consider these facts. Get them all correct and the
    first person to email rboone@sherman.edu wins a $50.00 gift certificate:

    RULES: You must supply a
    reference for your answer(s). If it via the internet, copy the email address and add it as a hotlink.
    • In what direction (clockwise or counter clockwise) does the earth spin on its axis?
    • In what direction does the earth rotate around the sun (clockwise or counter clockwise?
    • What is the speed of the earth, at the equator, as it spins on its axis? What about the speed at the North Pole?
    • What is the speed of the earth as it travels around the sun?
    • What is the distance traveled by the earth in a one year journey around the sun?
    • What is the only planet in our solar system that spins on its axis in the opposite direction as the earth?
    • How fast is the sun traveling as it makes one revolution Are we really going nowhere fast?
    • Are we really going nowhere fast?


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