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TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie as New Interim President

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) announced Dr. Brad McKechnie, D.C., DACAN as the College’s Interim President effective Monday, April 14, 2014.

Dr. McKechnie’s appointment comes on the heels of an announcement by Dr. R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D. that he would step down as the College’s interim president for health reasons, a position he held for seven months.

As Interim President, Dr. McKechnie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. After graduating from TCC in 1985, he served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1996 including various administrative roles as the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Dean of External Affairs.

“I am excited to be a part of TCC’s future,” said Dr. McKechnie. “Texas Chiropractic College has some of the best students, staff and faculty in chiropractic education and I look forward to working with them every day.”

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Texas Chiropractic College renews academic partnership with Lee College

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010.  The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.

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Anatomical Dissection for the Massage Therapist

This is an observational dissection experience of the human body. Dr. Robert Routh and Dr. Patricia Moore will be directing the dissections and teaching the participants anatomy as each section of the human body is unveiled. The students will see the layers of the human body and experience its beautiful architecture. There will also be other cadavers that have been previously dissected, to allow additional specimens to observe.

There will be no more than 8 participants per cadaver. There will additionally be classroom lectures to discuss the structures that are being studied. This will be a life-changing opportunity that you will never forget, and that will change the way you practice your healing art.

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Texas Chiropractic College Well Represented at 2013 ACC-RAC

PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will be well represented at the 2013 Association of Chiropractic Colleges' Research Agenda Conference as 46% of its faculty has contributed to research being presented in Washington, D.C.

Eighteen current TCC faculty members are a part of 10 platform presentations, four poster presentations and a clinical workshop, all on a variety of topics. Additionally, nine current TCC students are co-authors of four of the platform presentations and two of the poster presentations. Eleven faculty members are taking advantage of the college’s spring break to attend ACC-RAC.

Below is a complete list of research titles being presented from TCC faculty and students (denoted with *). One paper was co-authored by faculty from other institutions (denoted with **).

Platform Presentations:

  • Systematic review of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by non-Hispanic blacks (John Ward, Carol Webb, Kelley Humphries*)           
  • Utilization of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy in a chiropractic college outpatient teaching clinic (Dwain Daniel, Michael Ramcharam, Amy Wright)
  • Student perceptions on the effectiveness of clinical reasoning teaching strategies (Dorrie Talmage, Nancy Petersen, Steve Foster)
  • Thoracolumbar spinal manipulation impact on exercise performance (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Michael Ramcharan, Kelley Humphries*, Tammy Tong*, Cheuk Chu*)
  • Modification of a computer-based patient simulation program: expanding case learning options in a chiropractic curriculum (Dorrie Talmage, Jeffrey Weiss, John Mrozek)      
  • The development of a critical appraisal tool for the quantitative assessment of case reports (Shari Wynd, Kent Stuber**, Eric Hurwitz**, Al Adams, Nancy Petersen)
  • Acute cardiovascular response to atlas manipulation (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Ken Tyer, Shauna Weigand*, Gabby Williams*, Danielle Cockburn*)
  • Immediate effects of anterior upper thoracic spine manipulation on cardiovascular response (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Ken Tyer, Shauna Weigand*, Gabby Williams*)
  • Is an interview enough?  Using competency based assessment as part of faculty clinician selection at a chiropractic college (David J Schimp, Barry C Wiese)
  • Pain assessment preference among Latinos (Michael Ramcharan)

Poster presentations:

  • Case-based discussion: enhancing student learners’ clinical reasoning through a work-based assessment tool (Victor Benavides, Amy Wright)
  • Pilot study of the impact sacroiliac joint manipulation has on leg length inequality  (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Ken Sorrels, Matthew Walters*, Trevor Williams*)
  • Lumbar spine manipulation impact on VO2max (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Michael Ramcharan, James Zuniga*, Cheuk Chu*)
  • Delivering quality chiropractic care to a cerebral palsy patient in an outpatient teaching clinic: a case report (Amy Wright, Victor Benavides)

Clinical Workshop:

  • Improving spine care for the older adult in the Healthcare Reform Environment (Barry Wiese, co-presenter)