April 19, 2011 — Life University (LIFE) and Foot Levelers Inc. have formalized a multilevel, multiyear partnership. The agreement includes ongoing research, new scanning equipment for custom orthotics, student programs, faculty training, continuing education participation, and a gift toward the capital campaign to build the William M. Harris Center for Clinical Education.
A clinic assessment center within the Harris Center will be named in recognition for Foot Levelers’ commitment to the partnership. The Harris Center is a $7 million project and Foot Levelers’ $1.25 million commitment lifts the campaign total to $5.3 million. The gift continues a long tradition of Foot Levelers supporting and promoting chiropractic education.
The Harris Center will fully support LIFE’s dynamic and inclusive approach to chiropractic education, which requires all DC students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real life clinic environments — first through the student-to-student care program at the Campus Center for Health and Optimum Performance (CC-HOP), then to patients from the metro Atlanta community in the recently renovated Public Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C?HOP), and finally through multiple externship opportunities.
Foot Levelers’ involvement as a long-term partner with Life University will open up additional avenues in research. LIFE boasts some 70 research projects annually, conducted by 50 percent of its faculty and many students. Training and continuing education programs in the use of orthotics will be presented on campus. New scanning equipment is being installed in the LIFE clinics, where training will occur.
The total partnership is estimated to be approximately $1.5 million. Life University President Guy Riekeman, DC, said, “Again, Kent Greenawalt has shown by his actions that he and Foot Levelers are committed to the betterment of the profession and the quality of future students. Life University owes a debt of gratitude to him for his vision, commitment and friendship.”
Source: Life University, www.life.edu