Sherman’s own Associate Professor and Technique Department Chair Dr. Jaime Browning, ’09, was recently honored by the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care as the Upper Cervical Researcher of the Year. The Upper Cervical Council is one of the specialty councils of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA).
This year, Dr. Browning presented the Research Methods module for the 2019 Diplomate in Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP), which provided a 12-hour bird’s eye view of the components to competent research. She realized that the chiropractic field needs to understand how to find and recognize quality research before they can create quality research; thus, she created this module that takes candidates from consumer to producer.
Dr. Browning also serves as the research chair of the Upper Cervical Council. Her role is to support the council and DCCJP candidates through reviewing research design, finding articles for literature reviews, and giving guidance on proper human protections. In addition to her committee’s focus on staying current with the latest research to help streamline publications from the ICA council membership, her dedication and positive influence as chair of the research committee and many other roles distinguished her as the Upper Cervical Researcher of the Year.
Dr. Browning holds a bachelor’s degree from Lander University (2002), her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic (2009), an advanced certification in Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific (KCUCS) technique (2012), and completed her DCCJP with the ICA. Since 2012, she has resided as the chair of Sherman College’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Browning is also the 2019 recipient of the Spirit of Sherman College Award, and she recently joined the editorial board for the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. At Sherman College, she teaches Upper Cervical Rationale, Pattern Analysis, Upper Cervical Technique, and Advanced Knee Chest.
The Upper Cervical Council is a professional forum designed to advance expertise in the analysis and care of the upper cervical spine and to be a voice for upper cervical chiropractic in research, education, clinical and policy-making environments. The forum also offers a post-doctoral program in upper cervical care leading to a Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP). By building a strong network of upper cervical professionals, the Council seeks to promote unity within the articular and orthogonal-based procedure groups to increase chiropractic’s impact on public health, advance research and be a solid resource for information on upper cervical care.