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Research Faculty of Sherman College

The department exists to conduct research, to support research by faculty, students and alumni, and to help prepare research findings for publication. Contact us with your questions. All research is supervised by the Institutional Research Board. See Research interests, Recent Publications

  • Dr. Layfayette Briggs Dr. Lafayette Briggs

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    Research Assistant Professor

    Dr. Lafayette Briggs received an A.A.S. from the New York Institute of Technology in 1972, a B.S. in Biology from University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) in 1977, and his D.C. from Sherman in 1987. He has worked as a research assistant in the Neurology and Pathology departments of Down State Medical Center School of Medicine and in the UAB School of Medicine, where he trained physicians and scientists in the use of electron microscope technology. He was part of a stroke research team at UAB funded by the National Institute of Health.

  • Dr. Cindy GibbonDr. Cindy Gibbon

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    Professor of Clinical Sciences, Health Center

    Professor in both the clinical and basic science departments. Presently, she is teaching lab diagnosis classes, emergency procedures & blood borne pathogens, micropathology, physical exam, and a supervisor in the physical exam area in the Health Center. In the past, she has taught other courses within the program including tumors, cardiophysiology, cardiodiagnosis, terminology, toxicology and dermatology. Her BS was granted in 1970 from Elmira College, her Medical Technology (American Society of Clinical Pathology) in 1972 and her D.C. degree from Sherman College in 1991.

  • Dr. Laura Green-OrndorffDr. Laura Green-Orndorff

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    Chair Radiology Department Professor of Clinical Sciences, Supervisor X-Ray Department
    Professor of clinical science, teaching radiology pathology classes, Chair of the Radiology Department, and a member of the health center faculty as
    an x-ray supervisor.

    She has an R.T.R. from Mercy Hospital (1989), an A.S. from Pennsylvania State College (1990), a B.S. from Excelsior College and a D.C. from Sherman College (1995).

    She has been with the college since 1996. Greene-Orndorff is the founder and developer of a local MRI center.

  • Dr. John HartDr. John Hart


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    Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences

    Dr. John Hart holds a D.C. degree from Palmer College (1981) and a master's degree in health sciences from Nova Southeastern University (2006). Dr. Hart practiced chiropractic from 1982 to 1995 and joined Sherman in 1995. Along with his teaching assignment in the Pattern Analysis course, he is an editorial board member for the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice and the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Dr. Hart is also a program committee member for the South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium.


  • Dr. Pat Kuhta Dr. Pat
    Kuhta


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    Director, X-ray Department Professor of Clinical Sciences

    Professor of clinical sciences, board certified Atlas Orthogonal instructor, and she oversees the clinical X-ray Internship (XRI ) Program in the health center.

    She teaches several courses including Cervical X-ray Analysis, Applications of Clinical Radiology, and Atlas Orthogonal technique.
    Dr Kuhta conducted a research study on the effects of lateral cranial translation on the cervical spine which was published in JVSR April 2008, and had an abstract on the prevalence of posticus ponticus accepted for presentation at RAC 2009.

  • Pengju 'George' LuoDr. Pengju "George" Luo

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    Director of Research Associate Professor of Basic Sciences

    Dr. Pengju (George) Luo teaches Public Health and Microbiology I and II. Luo received his Ph.D. (2006) and M.S. (2003) degrees in microbiology from Clemson University and his medical degree (1997) from Tongji Medical University (now known as Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology) in China. He was a medical doctor specializing in internal medicine in Jingzhou city, Hubei Province, China, before he came to the United States.

  • Adam Morrell

    Dr. Adam P. Morrell


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    Director of Clinics

  • Dr. Kevin PowerDr. Kevin Power


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    Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences Health Center Case Doctor

    Health Center Case Doctor and one of a family of five brothers who are chiropractors from Australia. He graduated from Sherman in June 1981, practiced five years in Australia, then immigrated to the U.S. in 1987 and practiced full-time in Spartanburg until joining the Health Center faculty in 2002. Dr. Power still maintains a part-time practice. He was named Faculty member of the Year in 2010.