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Recognition Through Research

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic

Winter 2010
Volume 5, Number 1
logoPublished 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 rboone@sherman.edu  

John Hart, DC, MHS
Assistant Director of Research jhart@sherman.edu

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 question, or need any help from us with your projects, please do not hesitate to ask. In this issue, we have news regarding recent publications, 2009 IRAPS, the most recent SCHOLAR, and our usual feature to challenge your knowledge and stimulate the discovery process (reward included). Sit back, relax and enjoy the latest regarding scholarly activities at Sherman College. 

Published or Accepted for Publication in Peer Review Journals

  1. Gu, L., Luo, P. G., Wang, H., Meziani M. J., Lin, Y., Veca L. M., Cao L., Lu F., Wang X., Quinn, R. A. Wang W., Zhang P., Lacher S., Sun Y.-P. (2008) Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube as Unique Scaffold for Multivalent Display of Sugars. Biomacromolecules, 9, 2408–2418.

  2. Hart J. 1990 Death Rates in the U.S. in Relation to: Chiropractors and Medical Doctors Per Capita, Age, Income, and Education. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2008; Sept 12: 1-5.

  3. Lu, F., Gu, L., Meziani, M. J., Wang, X., Luo, P. G., Veca, L. M., Cao, L., and Sun, Y.-P. (2008) Advances in Bioapplications of Carbon Nanotubes. Adv. Mater., published online on 12/02/2008.

  4. Rush, P. & Boone, W.R.  The Implementation of Virtual Instruction in Relation to X-Ray Anatomy and Positioning in a Chiropractic Degree Program: A Descriptive Paper. Accepted 9-16-08. Journal of Chiropractic Education.

  5. Sun, Y.-P., Lu, F., Wang, X., Cao, L., Lin, Y., Meziani, M. J., Wang, H., Luo, P. G., Zou, B., Harruff, B. A., Wang, W., Veca, L. M., Zhang, P., Xie, S,-Y., Yang, H., and Diaz, J. A. (2008) Chapter 6: “Photoluminescent Carbon Nanomaterials: Properties and Potential Applications” in Nanoscience and Its Applications in Biomedicine,  edited by Shi, D., Springer-Verlag And Tsinghua University Press, pp124-148 (book chapter)

  6. Welch, A. & Boone, R. Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses to Specific Diversified Adjustments to Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxations of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008 (Sept); 7(3):86-93.

  7. Sun, Y.-P., Wang, X., Lu, F., Cao, L., Meziani, M. J., Luo, P. G., Gu, L., Veca, L. M. (2008) Doped Carbon Nanoparticles as New Platform for Highly Photoluminescent Dots. J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 18295–18298

  8. Hart, J. & Christopher, M.  Asymmetry in Atlas Bone Specimens: A Pilot Study. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Accepted December 12, 2008.

Accepted presentations for the Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference Presentations, to be held in March 2009

Prevalence of Posticus Ponticus Within a Chiropractic Health Center Patient Population (platform presentation) Patricia Kuhta, John Hart, Laura Greene-Orndorff, Beth McDowell-Reizer

The Implementation of Virtual Instruction in Relation to X-Ray Positioning and Imaging in Chiropractic Education: A Descriptive Paper (poster presentation) Perry Rush, William R.Boone

Correlation of Outcomes with Chiropractor and Medical Doctor Ratios (per Population) in the United States: 1999-2003 (poster presentation) John Hart

Chiropractic Care and Changes in Physical State and Self-Perceptions in Domains of Health Among Public Safety Personnel: A Longitudinal Follow up Study (platform presentation) William R. Boone

Projects Underway

Sherman College is now in the last phase of data collection, prior to data analysis, regarding the study of the impact of chiropractic care on public safety personnel. The study has involved more than 60 participants from various occupations under the public safety umbrella. The outcomes appear promising and are sure to stimulate a broad base of interest.

The college is grateful for the partial funding from the South Carolina Chiropractic Association for this study. Many thanks!

International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS)

The theme this year will be Advances in Chiropractic Science and Philosophy. Abstracts are due by April 30, 2009. The Symposium will be held on the Sherman College campus October 16-18, 2009. Access the following link on January 16, 2009, for more information. www.sherman.edu/iraps


Sherman College Helping Others Learn About Research

On December 4, 2008, the winter SCHOLAR was held on campus. Two presentations were made, one by intern Jennie Gettys (Correlation of thermal fossa readings and atlas laterality among adults); and one by Dr. Perry Rush (Implementation of virtual instruction in relation to x-ray positioning and imaging in chiropractic education). Dr. Rush's work was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Chiropractic Education. This is Dr. Rush's first publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The Research Department applauds both of these contributors to the scholarship activities at the college. SCHOLAR is an on-campus forum where faculty and students present their research.

Brain Teasers

Rules: You must supply a reference for your answer(s). If via the internet, copy the web address and add it as a hotlink. The first  person to email rboone@sherman.edu with all answers correct will win a $50.00 universal gift card!

  • If you could render yourself invisible would you be able to see? The answer requires an explanation.
  • The plumber said "I will be there tomorrow," but after weeks on end he never showed up. Why?
  • Are you polychronic or monochronic, and why?
  • Does ontogeny recapitulate phylogeny, why or why not?
  • Can a person function normally with only half a brain (literally speaking of course)?

Good Luck! Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!

For any activity to be designated scholarship, it should be public, susceptible to critical review and evaluation, and accessible for exchange and use by other members of one's scholarly community.

--Lee Shulman, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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