January 30, 2009 — The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board of Directors recently voted to help sponsor a position in chiropractic at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The position is the first chiropractic appointment ever established at the WHO and has been offered to Dr. Molly Meri Robinson as a mid-level technical officer, a non-treating physician. The NBCE joins the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company, Foot Levelers, Standard Process and the World Federation of Chiropractic in financially supporting the first year of Robinson’s appointment.
Robinson, a graduate of Northwestern Chiropractic College, previously served as National Legislative Chair for the Students of the American Chiropractic Association, as well as regional representative of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students. She was the first chiropractic intern to serve at the WHO, a position that resulted in the development of a permanent chiropractic position.
NBCE President Dr. Vernon Temple announced the NBCE’s support, saying, “We are extremely proud of the dedication and prudent judgment shown by Dr. Robinson during her internship. The doors she has opened will help to lead the major paradigm shift currently taking place worldwide in chiropractic health care. Dr. Robinson’s presence in Geneva will serve as a constant reminder of the excellent education of chiropractors and their ability to serve as portal of entry physicians.”
Source: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, www.nbce.org