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Dr. Meeker receives APHA Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Meeker

The Chiropractic Health Care (CHC) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) honored William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., for two-plus decades of "outstanding service and leadership" to the CHC by presenting the president of Palmer's West Campus with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 27-31, in San Francisco. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding service and leadership in relation to chiropractic and public health, and requires membership in the CHC section for at least 15 years. Dr. Meeker has devoted much of his 30-year career to advancing chiropractic's presence and elevating its voice in the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world.

Dr. Goertz published in major health journals
Dr. Goertz

Palmer Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., is the principal investigator for a study published in the April 15, 2013 issue of Spine. The study demonstrated that active-duty military patients receiving a combination of chiropractic manipulative therapy and standard medical care experienced a statistically and clinically significant reduction in their back pain and improved physical functioning when compared to those receiving standard medical care alone. (See story on page 24.)

Additionally, Dr. Goertz was a co-author of a study published in the March 27, 2013 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, "Effect of Disodium EDTA Chelation Regimen on Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Previous Myocardial Infarction: The TACT Randomized Trial," found that "among stable patients with a history of MI, use of an intravenous chelation regimen with disodium EDTA, compared with placebo, modestly reduced the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, many of which were revascularization procedures."

Dr. Lawrence named Academic of the Year
Dr. Lawrence

Dana Lawrence, D.C., M.Med.Ed., M.A., senior director of Palmer's Center for Teaching and Learning and Davenport Campus professor, received the Academic of the Year Award from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The ACA presented its annual awards in March during its House of Delegates meeting in Washington, D.C. These awards are given to outstanding volunteer members and other individuals for their contributions to advancing the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Long receives American Statistical Association award
Dr. Long

Director of Research Cynthia Long, Ph.D., was selected as the winner of the American Statistical Association Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences' Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Long received the award for her "years of constant and expert service" to the Section.

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