CMCC expands collaborative efforts to Denmark
By Canadian Chiropractor staffFeatures Education Profession
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has signed an official memorandum of understanding with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.
The memorandum is an important step in formalizing an alliance between the two institutions, CMCC said in a statement. The agreement paves the way for fostering cooperative and mutually rewarding relationships in research and education.
According to CMCC, the cooperation can lead to collaboration and joint publication of scientific papers in musculoskeletal research and joint applications for funding of research initiatives. Other outcomes anticipated to come from this agreement include: joint educational courses; graduate and undergraduate student mobility opportunities such as internships and studying abroad; facilitation of common graduate student projects; adjunct appointments and exchanges for senior researchers; development of joint courses; and exchange of faculty for teaching and observation.
“We are proud to reach this agreement with our colleagues at SDU. Such agreements at an international level not only increase our capacity, they promote a cross-cultural knowledge sharing that ultimately enhances joint initiatives. We look forward to developing such projects and opportunities,” said CMCC president Dr. David Wickes.
Dr. Jan Hartvigsen, professor and head of the research unit for clinical biomechanics at the faculty of health sciences, University of Southern Denmark, welcomed CMCC-SDU memorandum of understanding.
“We have a global network of collaborators in musculoskeletal research, and with CMCC’s strong commitment to research and evidence-based advancement in chiropractic, this is a perfect partnership. It will increase opportunities for high-level research as well as student exchange on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Hartvigsen, who is also a senior researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics.
Dr. Silvano Mior, CMCC’s vice-president for research and external relations, spearheaded this initiative and many other such initiatives that continue to define new models of partnership and knowledge sharing between academic institutions and between chiropractors and other health scientists, CMCC said.
“Agreements such as this promote international dialogue and enable collaboration, reducing barriers to care for patients. We look forward to advancing collaboration within research and increasing learning opportunities for students,” Mior said.
The University of Southern Denmark is a full-scale publicly funded university with over 22,000 students in five faculties. Its five-year chiropractic education is placed under the faculty of health sciences and is integrated into the medical school where chiropractic and medical students take many courses together. SDU has the world’s largest and most productive research environment involving chiropractors. The multidisciplinary musculoskeletal research program currently has 64 PhD students. SDU is also home for the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics.
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