Sherman Collge of Chiropractic
Recognition Through Research

Summer/Fall 2013: Volume 10, Number 2

New research elective at Sherman

In addition to the two research classes already in the core curriculum, a new research elective, Research and Data Analysis, was launched in the Fall 2013 quarter at Sherman College.

In the elective, the student pursues a research question that is of interest to him or her, under the guidance of the instructor. The student first develops a research proposal that includes:

  • a discussion of relevant background on the topic,
  • a statement of purpose of his or her research, and
  • an explanation of how the new research will be conducted.

The elective also provides the student with an opportunity to perform hands-on experience in running statistical software that may be useful in analyzing future data. Once the project is adequately prepared, the students are free to pursue approval from Sherman’s Research Committee and Institutional Review Board.

The goal is to conduct quality research and write a paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Other research news:

Recently, Sherman College of Chiropractic (SCC) has signed a cooperation agreement with Medical School of Southeast University (MSSEU), China. This agreement allows both institutions to collaborate in many areas through programs such as faculty exchange, student exchange, and research collaborations. Dr. George Luo, Director of Research of Sherman College participated in the development of this cooperation and joined in the Cooperation Agreement signing. For more information about this cooperation, please read the news coverage.

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Hart J. Resting pulse rate as a potentially useful autonomic marker for neurologically-based chiropractic practice. The Internet Journal of Chiropractic 2013; 2 (1), DOI: 10.5580/2ccc

  2. Hart J. Land elevation and cancer mortality in U.S. cities and counties using median elevations derived from geographic information systems. Dose Response 2013; 11(1):41-48.

  3. McMasters KL, Wang J, York J, Hart J, Neely C, Delain R. Blood pressure changes in African American patients receiving chiropractic care in a teaching clinic: a preliminary study. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2013; 12(2):55-59

  4. Hart J. Association between heart rate variability and manual pulse rate. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 2013; 57(3): 243-250.

  5. Juzenas P, Kleinauskas A, Luo PG, Sun YP.  Photoactivatable carbon nanodots for cancer therapy. Applied Physics Letters 2013; 103, 063701;

  6. Hart J. Association of hypertension mortality rates with geographic concentrations of chiropractors and medical doctors in the U.S., 2008. Dose Response 2013; 11(4): 543-549.

Conference Presentations

  1. Hart J. Resting Pulse Rates in Chiropractic Student Patients versus the General Population. IRAPS 2013. Sherman College.

  2. Hart J. Association of Hypertension Mortality Rates with Concentrations of Chiropractors and Medical Doctors in the U.S., 2007-2009. Dose Response conference 2013. [Poster]. University of Massachusetts Amherst. 4-23-13.

  3. Hart J. Thermal Pattern Analysis of Forehead and Mastoid Fossa Temperature Differentials Using a Single Probe Thermometer: A Case Study. IRAPS 2013. Sherman College.

  4. Juzenas, P., Kleinauskas, A., Sahu, S., Luo, P. G., Sun, Y.-P. (2013) Carbon dots for photodynamic therapy" in the 15th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology Liège (Belgium), September 2-6, 2013.

Lyceum 2014: Fuel the Vision

Volume one of Journal of ACPJust Released: Volume One of
The Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers

Four research projects from the ACP Program:

Myron D. Brown, D.C., F.C.S.C. (Hon.), A.C.P
James J. Peck, D.C., A.C.P.
Judith Nutz Campanale, D.C., A.C.P.
Felicia Stewart, D.C., A.C.P

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Recognition Through Research Editors

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

John Hart, D.C., M.H.S.
Assistant Director of Research

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

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. Read this on the web.

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