Developmental Center for Clinical and
Translational Science in Chiropractic
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.
This center grant is a
4-year multidisciplinary developmental center to increase the level and quality
of our ongoing research program by: 1) enhancing our ability to conduct clinical
research; 2) to advance scientific expertise and research infrastructure, and 3)
to support enhanced communication and partnering between Palmer College of
Chiropractic, the University of Iowa, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hines VA
Hospital, and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.
Developmental Center to Study
Mechanisms & Effects of Chiropractic Manipulation
Investigator: Joel G. Pickar, D.C., Ph.D.
Palmer Center for
Chiropractic Research (PCCR) partners with the State University of New York at
Stony Brook, the University of Iowa, and the University of Alberta in a 4 year
multidisciplinary grant entitled: Developmental Center to Study Mechanisms &
Effects of Chiropractic Manipulation. The Developmental Center facilitates 3
synergistic research projects whose central scientific theme focuses on the
lumbar spine, the biomechanical characteristics of spinal manipulation, and its
relationship to sensory, motor and biomechanical changes in the lumbar spine.
The projects are supported by the Data Management and Biostatistics Core and the
Administration Core. The long range goal of the studies are to contribute to the
public’s health through achieving a scientific, evidence-based consensus
regarding its optimized delivery and appropriate clinical role.