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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)