Recognition Through Research

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Summer 2010
Volume 7, Number 3

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.


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

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

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

New Institutional Review Board at Sherman College

On April 9, 2010, Dr. Mitzi Schwartzbauer was appointed as the new IRB Chairperson. On May 10, 2010, four new members were appointed to the IRB. They are Tina Casey, P.H.R.; Crissy Lewis, M.L.I.S; Anthony Duke, Ph.D.; and Pam Hart, R.N. 

The purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect human research participants and to comply with federal guidelines for experimental subject protection. The IRB will review the proposals for all research involving human subjects and assess the risks. If the IRB finds the risks to be acceptable it may approve the project as submitted. If the risks are unacceptable the IRB may suggest revisions and request the project be resubmitted or it may disapprove the project.

Published or Accepted for Publication in Peer Review Journals

  • Hart J, Cancer Mortality in Six Lowest versus Six Highest Elevation Jurisdictions in the U.S. Dose Response. In press.  
  • Orndorff, L. G. Your Secret Patient Protection Agency, Chiropractic Economics, Volume 56 Number 6 Page 37-38.
  • Cao, L., Deng, Z., Wang, F., Luo, P. G., Zhang, G., Tang, F., and Zou, B. Self-assembled Synthesis and Characterization of Dandelion-like and Flower-like Cupric Oxide Nanostructures. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. Lett. In press.
  • Hart J. Lung Cancer in Oregon. Dose Response. In press.  
  • Hart J. Cancer Mortality for a Single Race in Low versus High Elevation Counties in the U.S. Dose Response. In press.
  • Greene-Orndorff, L. and Reizer, J. Chiropractic Mavericks: The Story of Helen and Dr. Gordon Brown (ISBN 978-0-557-44717-6) May 2010, Lulu Press, Inc.
  • Hart J., Seunggeun Hyun, Cancer Mortality, State Mean Elevations, and other Selected Predictors. Dose Response. In press.

Abstracts presented or accepted for presentation in conferences

  • Hart J. Cancer Mortality in Low versus High Elevation Counties in Texas, 2010 Dose Response Conference, University of Massachusetts-Amherst ( ) in April 201
  • Wang J-X.,  Zhu L., Mei C., Wang Y.,  Luo P. G., Lin H.(2010) Rapid Detection of Mercury in Shrimp by Bacterial Cells and in vitro Luciferase System of Photobacterium leiognathi. The 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, San Diego, CA, May 23-27.

New Research Projects

The following research projects have received approval:

  • Lafayette Briggs, The reliability of central ray location in coplanar stereoscopic x-ray pairs.
  • Hart J. Reliability of the Thermofocus Thermometer for Mastoid Fossa Readings
  • Hart J, and Luo P.G. Relationship between Particulate Matter and the Two Diseases of Lower Respiratory Disease and Heart Disease
  • Cheneir Neely, Inter-examiner Reliability of Spinous Process Palpation of Selected Vertebral Segments, (John Hart as faculty advisor)
  • Hart J. Statistical Analysis of Mastoid Fossa Readings: A Case Study

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October 8-10, 2010


Philosophical, Theoretical and Practical Considerations of Vertebral Subluxation Correction

Sherman’s IRAPS Event Hotel is the elegant Spartanburg Marriott located downtown at 299 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. As the Event Hotel, a group rate of $97.00 (plus applicable taxes) will be offered to IRAPS attendees until the cut-off date of Thursday, September 16, 2010.  After the cut-off date, the block of rooms will be released and the reservations and the group rates will be based on availability. For Reservations: Call 864-596-1211 or 1-800-327-6465 and ask for the group name SPARTANBURG IRAPS ROOM BLOCK

GonsteadGonstead Meeting of the Minds VII

"Aspects of the Chiropractic Subluxation—The Clinical, Physiological, and Theoretical Breakdown"

The Seventh Annual “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds” sponsored by the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society will take place on October 9 and 10 at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC.  The formal meeting convenes on October 9 and 10 with several doctor/student activities scheduled for Friday afternoon and evening, October 8. Get more information at

Upper Cervical Academy

Upper Cervical Academy - Core Anatomy

A specific anatomy class, part lecture and part dissection.


Call for Papers: Advances in Musculo-skeletal Research

Chiropractors and Osteopaths College of Australasia National Conference
5pm 13 August 2010 - 18-19 September 2010, Rydges Hotel, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
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