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TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie President

PASADENA, Texas – The Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Board of Regents has named Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN as the institution’s 14th president, after serving as the interim president since April 2014.

An honor graduate of TCC in 1985, Dr. McKechnie returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor in the department of clinical sciences. He also twice served as a dean during his tenure, managing postgraduate education and later overseeing external affairs for the college. In 2009, Dr. McKechnie was named to the TCC Board of Regents and he served on the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee, Postgraduate Committee, and the Finance Committee.


TCC Names Dr. Stephen A. Foster As Provost

PASADENA, Texas – Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN, president of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen A. Foster, DC, FICC to the position of provost, effective December 8, 2014.

According to Dr. McKechnie, “Dr. Foster’s responsibilities as provost include coordinating TCC’s academic programming, infrastructure and budgetary matters with the president’s office. Dr. Foster will work methodically to administer the resources, training and services that students, faculty and staff need to promote excellence in the education of doctors of chiropractic.”


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)