Strengthening Chiropractic

Advancing Knowledge

Davenport campus Director of Community Clinics John Stites, D.C. John Stites, D.C., director of community clinics for the Davenport campus, was chosen as one of a select group of invited tutors at McMaster University's Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (EBCP) workshop. McMaster University is known as the birthplace of evidence-based practice.


Alana Callender, Ed.D., senior director of Palmer History (now retired) Alana Callender, Ed.D., senior director of Palmer History, was presented the 2015 Legacy Award from the League of Chiropractic Women during their annual conference in November 2015.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., with award trophy Palmer's Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., was named Dynamic Chiropractic's 2015 Person of the Year for her "passion for, and dedication to, the power of research in spurring policy changes that expand chiropractic's role in the health-care delivery system."

Palmer's 20 for 20 in 20 fundraising campaign to raise research funds Palmer College kicked off its first major campaign to support chiropractic research in 2015, marking the 20th anniversary of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research. Supporters are encouraged to donate $20 or more per year as part of Palmer's 20 for 20 in 20 fundraising campaign. Funds will be used to create opportunities to advance chiropractic research and health policy.

Strengthening Chiropractic

Through Research

The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is the largest and most highly funded research effort in chiropractic (based on the amount of federal funding awarded to date, diversity of funding sources and number of full-time employees).


2015–2016 Active Grants

2015 Conference: Process of Integrating Evidence (PIE) for CAM Educators – Funded by NIH

Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness, and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel – Funded by DOD

Central Neuroimmune Mechanisms Underlying Nerve Growth Factor Induced Low Back Muscle Pain – Funded by Saint Louis University

Chiropractic Integration into Multidisciplinary Healthcare Systems – Funded by NCMIC

Collaborative Care for Veterans with Spine Pain and Mental Health Conditions – Funded by NCCIH

Effect of Lumbar Hypo & Hypermobility on Sensory Responses to Spinal Manipulation – Funded by NCCIH

Epigenetic Regulation of Neuronal Differentiation by HVLA and LVVA forces – Funded by Australian Spinal Research Foundation

Expanding EBCP and Research Across the Palmer College of Chiropractic – Funded by NCCIH

Kiernan Chiropractic Care in Rehabilitation at Crotched Mountain – Funded by William J. Kiernan, D.C.

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