Recognition Through Research

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Winter 2011
Volume 8, Number 1

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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

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Research Funding Available for VS-Based Research

Sherman College of Chiropractic has received a generous donation from the Center for Chiropractic Progress for faculty to do subluxation-related research.

Purpose: To promote and support research and scholarly activities at Sherman College 
Award: Each award is $1,000. 
Eligibility: Faculty member of Sherman College of Chiropractic
Selection Criteria:

  • A submitted research proposal with: a) Background section on topic, b) detailed Methods section, and c) relevant literature citations from the scientific literature;
  • Project should be subluxation-based;
  • Project should be aimed at eventual publication in a peer-reviewed journal;
  • Quality is judged by the Research Committee;
  • Award of funding will be made when paper on project is completed.

In addition, funding can be used to purchase materials, equipment, etc.

If you are interested, please contact the Research Department.

Thanks and Happy Research!

Published or Accepted for Publication in Peer Review Journals

  1. Briggs L. Geometry of coplanar stereoscopic radiographic pairs for analysis of the lateral cervical radiograph: a study using mathematical models. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2011; 10(1):3-11.
  2. Hart J. Standard deviation analysis of the mastoid fossa temperature differential reading: a potential model for objective chiropractic assessment. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2011; 10(1):70-73.
  3. Hart J. Cancer mortality in six lowest versus six highest elevation jurisdictions in the U.S. Dose Response 2011; 9:50-58.
  4. Hart J.  Mastoid Fossa Temperature Differentials and Health Perception. JVSR  9-28-10.
  5. Hart J. Mastoid Fossa Temperature Differential Analysis Using the Thermofocus Instrument and Standard Deviation Analysis: A Case Report. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2010 (Dec7): 1-4.

Abstracts presented or accepted for presentation in conferences

The following four submissions have been accepted at the 7th Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium (, to be held on Friday, April 15 at Milliken & Company in Spartanburg.

  1. Delain R., McMasters K. L., Wang J., York J. and Hart J. Blood Pressure Changes in African American Patients Receiving Chiropractic Care from Chiropractic Interns: A Pilot Study.(platform presentation)
  2. Hart J. Temperature Readings of the Upper Neck and Health Perception (platform presentation)
  3. Luo P. G., Sun Y.-P., Luo J., and Liu J.-H. Cytotoxicity Studies of Carbon Nanoparticles (poster presentation)
  4. Wu G., Fleischier and S. Subcellular Localization of Ryanodine Receptor 3 in the Skeletal Muscle of the Mouse. (platform presentation)

Drs. Hart and Luo presented at ACC-RAC 2011 (March 17-19, Las Vegas, Nevada) for the following posters:

  1. Mboge C. and Hart J. Allowing a Possible Margin of Error When Assessing Student Skills in Spinous Process Location.
  2. Luo, P.G., Cao, L., Sun, Y.-P. and Luo, J., In Vitro Cytotoxicity Studies of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles.  
  3. Rochelle Delain, Kimberly McMaster, Joe Wang, Jennifer York, and John Hart “Blood Pressure Changes in African American Patients Receiving Care from Chiropractic Interns: A Pilot Study”.



Call for Abstracts

The eighth annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) on Vertebral Subluxation will be held on Sherman’s campus, October 22-23, 2011.  Abstracts can be submitted through June 1, 2011 with this form.


    Lyceum 2011 (May 26-28):

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