2012 Research Report
We invite you to learn about what the PCCR team was up to in our 2012 Research Report. This report includes titles and descriptions of active grants, two selected published abstracts, selected citations of published papers, short faculty biographies and more.
What we do
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research team collaborates with an impressive roster of research scientists at universities, medical centers, medical schools and research institutes nationwide to develop ongoing basic, clinical and translational research projects that are directly relevant to improving the delivery of chiropractic patient care.
What's going on at the PCCR?
The PCCR is currently spearheading a number of studies, ranging from evaluating a model where family practice physicians and doctors of chiropractic co-manage older adults with low back pain, to the comparison of medical care plus chiropractic treatment with medical care alone in an enlisted military personnel, to studying movement and muscle activity in the lower back both before and after chiropractic treatment. In 2012, thirteen active studies were underway at the PCCR. To read more about these projects, check out our Grants and Projects.
Now recruiting for research studies
The primary mission of Palmer’s Research Clinic is to conduct high-quality chiropractic clinical research. Our experienced staff is committed to making sure participants thoroughly understand all aspects of involvement in a study and our skilled doctors of chiropractic carefully provide high-quality care in a research setting. If you are interested in learning more or participating, please contact us!
Faculty grants and publications
Palmer College faculty members conduct research studies as an integral part of their commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Many are recipients of grants from institutions such as the prestigious National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration. Many also are published in leading peer-reviewed publications.
Research opportunities for students
All students are welcome and encouraged to get involved in research by joining clubs or taking advantage of the valuable experience to participate in research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors. Qualified students also can take part in our research honors program or enroll in our master’s degree program in clinical research, a program originally funded through the National Institutes of Health.