June 28,2016—Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has signed an official memorandum of understanding with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.
The memorandum is an important step in formalizing an alliance between the two institutions that will ultimately provide opportunities to foster cooperative and mutually rewarding relationships in areas of research and education. This cooperation extends to areas of collaboration and joint publication of scientific papers in musculoskeletal research, joint applications for funding of research; joint educational courses; graduate and undergraduate student mobility such as internships and study abroad; facilitation of common graduate student projects; adjunct appointments and exchanges for senior researchers; development of joint courses; exchange of faculty for teaching and observation.
“We are proud to reach this agreement with our colleagues at SDU. Such agreements at an international level not only increase our capacity, they promote a cross-cultural knowledge sharing that ultimately enhances joint initiatives. We look forward to developing such projects and opportunities,” said David J. Wickes, CMCC president .
Jan Hartvigsen, professor and head of the research unit for clinical biomechanics at the faculty of health sciences, University of Southern Denmark as well as senior researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, is delighted that CMCC and SDU have signed this important memorandum.
“We have a global network of collaborators in musculoskeletal research, and with CMCC’s strong commitment to research and evidence-based advancement in chiropractic, this is a perfect partnership. It will increase opportunities for high-level research as well as student exchange on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Hartvigsen.
Silvano Mior, CMCC’s vice president research and external relations, has spearheaded this as well as many other such initiatives that continue to define new models of partnership and knowledge sharing between academic institutions and between chiropractors and other health scientists.
“Agreements such as this promote international dialogue and enable collaboration, reducing barriers to care for patients. We look forward to advancing collaboration within research and increasing learning opportunities for students,” said Mior.