Recognition Through Research

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Spring/Summer 2011
Volume 8, 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

Sherman college

Dr. Browning Appointed IRB
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Manuscripts Accepted for Publication
Research Presentations
IRAPS in October

Dr. Jaime Browning Appointed Chair of Institutional Research Board

Dr. Jamie Browning has been appointed as Sherman College's new Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair. Browning is Director of the Reach Out And Recruit (ROAR) program. She has a keen interest in serving the college in the area of research.

"I am happy to serve in the capacity of IRB Chair and look forward to working with my colleagues in the area of research," says Browning.

Other current members of the IRB are Crissy Lewis (Director of Learning Resources), Dr. Jennifer York (Instructor of Clinical Sciences), Dr. Guangming Wu, (Asst. Prof. of Basic Sciences), and Dr. Richard Keen (Non-Affiliated). Dr. Pengju "George" Luo, (Director of Research) serves as a research consultant to the board.

The IRB is established to fulfill the college’s commitment to protecting all subjects of research, regardless of the source of funding and/or the methodology used. The function of the IRB is to assist the investigator in the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects. Investigators should not bear the sole responsibility for determining the standards for ethical conduct of research involving human subjects. It is necessary for others, who are independent of this research, to share this responsibility. The Sherman College of Chiropractic Institutional Review Board (IRB) is this institution's responsible agency for such review.

For more information about IRB at Sherman College, please feel free to contact Dr. Jaime Browning, at or at extension 220.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Briggs L., Management of Post Traumatic Fibromyalgia in a Female Undergoing Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care for 15 Years. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2011; (Apr 6): 9-14.
  • Fehl W. E., Kuhta P., and Hart J. Inter-examiner Agreement for C1 and C2 Static Alignment Analysis Using Analog and Digital Radiographic Technologies: A Pilot Study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2011 (Jun 30): 45-49.
  • Schwartzbauer M. and Hart J. Inter-Examiner Reliability of Leg Length Inequality Assessments.  Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2011 (Jul 11): 51-56.
  • Hart J. Deadly radon in Montana? [Letter]. Dose Response 2011; 9(2):293-295.
  • Hart J. Deadly radon in Montana? A Rebuttal. [Letter]. Dose Response 2011; 9(2):299-300.

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication

  • Kuan, C.-Y., Walker, T., Luo, P. G., and Chen. C.-F. Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Promote Paclitaxel Cytotoxicity via Inhibition of the MDR1 Gene in the Human Colon Cancer Caco-2 Cell Line." Journal of the American College of Nutrition., accepted

Abstracts Presented in Conferences

  • Hart J. Cancer Mortality for a Single Race in Low versus High Land Elevation in the U.S. Accepted Dec 15, 2010 for the 2011 Dose Response conference at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst April 26, 2011.
  • Hart J. Lack of Association between Lung Cancer, Smoking, and Radon in Oregon. Dose Response conference at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst April 26, 2011.


The eighth annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) on Vertebral Subluxation will be held on Sherman’s campus, October 22-23, 2011. Reserve your place here.

Dr. Christopher Kent will give the keynote speech, entitled “Winning the Debate on Vertebral Subluxation.”

Christopher Kent is a chiropractor and an attorney.  Dr. Kent is president of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, co-founder of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA), and owner of On Purpose. Dr. Kent was named the ICA “Chiropractic Researcher of the Year” in 1991 and selected ICA “Chiropractor of the Year” in 1998. He received Life University’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. He is former chair of the United Nations NGO Health Committee, the first chiropractor elected to that office.


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