August 31, 2010 — Parker College of Chiropractic has awarded three chiropractic research grants of $4,000 each. The grant recipients include Cleveland Chiropractic College, University of Kansas Medical Center, Southern California University of Health Sciences, and Osher Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
For the past two years, Parker has generated research funds for the profession in order to provide expanded grant programs and research opportunities. The second annual Parker Gala, which was held during Parker Seminars Las Vegas, is the funding source of the grants. The purpose is to advance the scientific knowledge of chiropractic.
Cleveland Chiropractic College and the University of Kansas Medical Center will research the central effects of spinal manipulation in patients with chronic low back pain. Dr. Bryan M. Bond, Dr. Wen Lui, Dr. William Brooks, and Dr. Laura E. Martin will conduct the study.
Southern California University of Health Sciences will research the effect of an integrative approach of chiropractic and acupuncture care on low back pain. The investigators include, Dr. Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Dr. Kevin Rose, and Dr. Gena Kadar.
The Osher Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will conduct a pilot study of chiropractic care and acupuncture for the treatment of lumbar spine stenosis. Dr. Megan Tabor and licensed acupuncturist Xiao Ming Cheng will investigate the study.
Award recipients will also be recognized during Parker Seminars Las Vegas 2011 at the third annual Parker Gala, Jan. 14, 2011. In addition to the $4,000, Parker will provide each research investigator complimentary registration to Parker Seminars Las Vegas 2011.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu