About the PCCR
The PCCR is the largest and most highly funded research effort in the chiropractic educational community. The 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 annual budget tops $7 million per year, $5 million from grants and contracts.
Although research has been a part of Palmer College throughout its history, the PCCR 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 institution 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
The PCCR is dedicated to the advancement of public health by developing knowledge and translating that knowledge to the practice of chiropractic health care.
Through strong scientific collaborations, conduct innovative, significant, high-quality basic, clinical and translational research that is directly relevant to improving the delivery of chiropractic patient care.
PCCR Cores and Offices
The PCCR provides a foundation of services for research projects on all three Palmer campuses through the following various Cores and Offices: Biomechanics Core, Clinic Core, Office of Clinical Studies and the Office of Data Management and Biostatistics.