Recognition Through Research

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Spring 2010
Volume 7, Number 2


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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.


Pengju (George) Luo, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Director of Research

John Hart, D.C., MHS
Assistant Director of Research

Charlotte Babb, M.A., M.Ed.
Technical Editor

Published or Accepted for Publication in Peer Review Journals

  1. Hart J. Literature support for subluxation theory. Chiropractic and Osteopathy 2010. (Available from

  2. Slusher R, Shook B, Hozjan J, McCauley M, and Hart J. The Reliability of Visual X-ray Analysis of the Cervical Spine and Pelvis: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), February 2010. (Available from

  3. Luo, J. and Luo, P.G., A new method for multi-group cancer outlier differential gene detection, InterStat, January, 2010. (Available from

  4. Hart J, Mean Cancer Mortality Rates in Low versus High Elevation Counties in Texas. Dose Response, March 2010

Abstracts presented or accepted for presentation in conferences

  1. John Hart, D.C., MHS presented his research work, entitled “Cancer Mortality Rates and Land Elevations in the Carolinas” at the 6th annual SC Upstate Research Symposium

  2. Research abstract “Application of Luminescent Bacteria and Bacterial Luciferase in Food Safety” by Wang, J-X., Lin, H., Zhu, L., Mei, C., Luo, P. G., Wang, J., and Wang, Y is accepted for poster presentation at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Dr. George Luo will present this research in San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2010

    Two research posters were presented at ACC-RAC by Sherman faculty and graduates.  ACC-RAC 2010 was held in Las Vegas, NV, March 18-20.

  3. John Hart, D.C., MHS, Matthew Christopher, D.C., and Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C., presented “Asymmetry in Atlas Bone Specimens: A Pilot Study.”

  4. Cindy Gibbon, D.C., John Hart, D.C., MHS, and Claudia Seay, D.C., presented a poster on “Intra- and Inter-examiner Reliability of Mastoid Fossa Thermal Readings Using Chiropractic Instrumentation.”

Dr. Gibbon and Dr. Seay
Drs. Gibbon (left) and Seay (right) presented their research at ACC/RAC, 2010, Las Vegas

New Research Projects

  1. The Research Proposal "Agreement between Conventional and Digital Radiographic Analyses" by Bill Fehl, D.C., received approval by the college's research committee and the IRB.

Lyceum 2010
2010 From Passion to Action! May 27-29

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IRAPS October 9-10, 2010

Philosophical, Theoretical and Practical Considerations of Vertebral Subluxation Correction takes center stage at Sherman College, for the seventh annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), which is presented on Sherman’s campus in South Carolina.
Call for IRAPS 2010 Abstracts Deadline extended to June 1, 2010

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