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Chiropractic researchers receive awards

Maria DiDanieli   


August 6,
Toronto, ON –The Ontario Chiropractic Association
(OCA) is proud to announce two recent award recipients, Drs. Paul Bishop and
Mark Erwin, who have been recognized for excellence in research.

Dr. Paul Bishop



Dr. Paul
Bishop has received the Outstanding Paper
Award for Medical and Interventional Science
granted by The Spine Journal in conjunction with
the North American Spine Society (NASS). 
The paper, soon to be published in The
Spine Journal,
is titled “The Chiropractic Hospital-Based Interventions
Research Outcomes (CHIRO) Study: A Randomized Controlled trial on the
effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines in the medical and chiropractic
management of patients with acute mechanical lower back pain.”

Dr. Mark Erwin


Dr. Mark
Erwin, assistant professor in the department of surgery in the Faculty of
Medicine, and CCRF scientist in Disc Biology at the University of Toronto,
was also honoured for excellence in research. 
Dr. Erwin received the Hansjorg-Wyss Foundation Award.  The award will go toward funding his current
research project titled “A cellular and molecular strategy to unlock the
regenerative reservoir of the notocordal cell: a novel approach to treat
intervertebral disc degeneration.” 
Following a thorough peer review process, the award was presented in Montreal at the World
Forum of Spine Research symposium where Dr. Erwin was also a presenter. 


Dr. Erwin
is pleased to count the prestigious Hansjorg-Wyss Foundation Award among the
supporters of his research in disc biology. 



to both DCs on being recognized for their formidable work.

OCA News, August 2010

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