About the PCCR
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) encompasses all three Palmer campuses and employs more than 40 professionals including administrators, faculty members, professional and administrative staff and clinical research fellows. The PCCR annual budget tops $7 million per year, much of which is supported by grants and contracts.
History of the PCCR
Although research has been a part of Palmer College throughout its history, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research was established in 1995. Since that time, it has achieved several historical firsts:
- First chiropractic institution to receive a grant directly from the federal government to establish a formal research center
- First chiropractic organization to be awarded three developmental center grants funded by NIH/NCCAM
- First chiropractic institution to be awarded a federal grant to expand its facility
- First chiropractic institution to receive a research curriculum grant for providing master’s of science degree training of chiropractors in high-level clinical research
Vision of the PCCR
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) strives through creative vision and productive teamwork to be acknowledged by both scientific peers and federal funding agencies as the premier center for chiropractic research in the world. PCCR investigators will continue its strong platform of basic science research while establishing the first translational research center for chiropractic. Translational research is focused on making science more directly relevant to improving human health. The PCCR will continue to develop its clinical and translational research abilities, strengthen scientific expertise and research infrastructure across all campuses, continue to build partnerships with other scientific collaborators, and diversify funding sources.