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Mark your calendars and Register Today for Texas Chiropractic College's Annual Convention!! The 2014 Convention is set for July 17-19 in Galveston at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. For more information or any questions, please contact the TCC Office of Postgraduate Studies at 281-998-6027 or 1-800-533-9822 or email us at

Vendors interested in showing at this year's convention should contact Regina Perez at 281-998-6062 or See which vendors will be there!

"Paws" to Refresh During Exams

After the success of a mid-term trial run, the Mae Hilty Memorial Library will be sponsoring TCC Therapy Dog Days during finals to provide students some much needed stress relief during exams.

Two certified dogs and their owners from Faithful Paws Pet Therapy of Houston will be in front of the LRC from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. next Tuesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 17 for students to interact, hug and love on the dogs as needed. We can look forward to a golden retriever and schnauzer on Tuesday and a sheltie and a golden retriever on Thursday.

We are very excited about this project and hope to see many of you there "paws"ing to refresh for exams!

To see photos from the mid-term Therapy Dog Days visit the TCC Facebook page.

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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TCC Students Present Research at National Conferences

PASADENA, Texas -- Texas Chiropractic College students Joseph Urrea, Gabrielle Williams and Kelley Humphries represented the College, their research teams and the chiropractic profession on Nov. 8, presenting research posters at two national research conferences.

joseph urreaUrrea and Williams both had posters accepted for the National Center for Human Performance Annual Meeting’s student research competition, with Urrea taking third in the competition. Humphries presented at the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in San Jose, Calif. In August, Humphries also presented the findings of a spring 2012 research study, “Thoracolumbar spinal manipulation impact on exercise performance,” at the ACA Sports Council Symposium in Arizona. She won first place and $3,000 for the college. This is the first year for TCC to compete in these research poster competitions.

Additionally, TCC was awarded a $10,350 grant from NCMIC in August to help increase student research efforts on campus. Faculty and research leaders Dr. John Ward and Dr. Jesse Coats will be using part of the award to fund six $1,100 student research development grants.

gabby williams"As a faculty member and researcher, it's very exciting to have our students actively engaged in the research process here at TCC,” said Dr. Ward. “I'm proud of the work Joseph, Gabby, Kelley and many of their classmates continue to further the chiropractic profession."

Urrea presented on “Relationship between orthopedic hip screening tests and peak force production in unilateral isometric and dynamic movements” (Joseph Urrea, Robert Burdsall, Robert Byrne, Tim Lee, Brett Ramey, Jamil Vohra, Amber Watson, Barry Wiese, William Amonette). In this project, asymptomatic participants engaged in four different orthopedic tests (Thomas test, Ober’s test, Trendelenburg test, and Gillet’s test) which measured hip function.  After this, the participants engaged in isometric squats and other exercises to see how well the orthopedic test findings correlated with actual physical performance.

Williams presented on “Short-term impact of chiropractic spinal manipulation on cardiovascular physiology” (John Ward, Jesse Coats, Ken Tyer, Gabbrielle Williams, Shauna Weigand, Danielle Cockburn). This study measured how spinal manipulation impacted blood pressure, EKGs, pulse oximetry, and other cardiovascular attributes. The first part of this two-part study received final approval for publication by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Theraputics in September and should be published soon. The second part just received final approval for publication by Clinical Chiropractic.

kelley humphriesIn San Jose, Calif., Humphries presented on “Systematic review of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by Non-Hispanic Blacks” (John Ward, Kelley Humphries, Michael Ramcharan, Caroline Webb). This project is currently under review for publication consideration.