Life University (Life U) alumna and faculty member Dr. Christie Kwon was presented the 2021 Researcher of the Year Award last Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, from the International Chiropractic Association’s (ICA) Upper Cervical Council. Dr. Kwon was chosen as the recipient of this award by the council from a group of nominees.
“This is a great honor, and I appreciate the recognition from both the ICA and Life University,” Kwon said.
Along with serving on the faculty at Life U, Dr. Kwon serves on the Institutional Review Board, the Research Track Advisory Board, and as Research Chair of the College of Chiropractic. She is also a board member and Research Fellow of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, whose mission is to advocate for and advance the founding principles and tenets of the chiropractic profession in the area of vertebral subluxation through research, education, policy and service, and serves on the Clinical Advisory Panel of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.
Kwon is currently publishing the largest-ever study on the epidemiology of vertebral subluxation, which was her Master’s in Public Health thesis at Emory University completed in 2020.
Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, the largest single-campus College of Chiropractic in the world. Undergraduates can pursue 14 undergraduate degrees; a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway; and three graduate degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.
Life University strives to empower its students to succeed both professionally and personally. LIFE advances a leading-edge approach to higher education while also remaining true to the University’s philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, LIFE recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.
LIFE’s 110-acre campus just northwest of Atlanta is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.
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