By Maria DiDanieli
October 6, Toronto – The
Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has recently issued a most impressive
report, highlighting the progress of chiropractic research across the
country. The report details a number of accomplishments by chiropractic
researchers working in Canada's
flagship learning institutions.
CCA Research Committee Chair, Dr. Frank Mangoni,
notes that the work of these DCs is "current and collaborative, answering
some of the most important questions in health-care today."
Some of chiropractic's most recent research awards,
appointments and accomplishments, in Canada, include:
- Dr. John Srbely, DC, PhD – The recipient of Canada's
newest Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) professorship in
Spine Mechanics and Neurophysiology, established at the University of
Guelph in Ontario, Dr. Srbely took his new position on September 1, 2008;
- Dr. Andre Bussieres, DC, PhD(s) – Currently a
professor in the department of chiropractic at the Universite du Quebec a
Trois-Rivieres, Dr. Bussieres has been accepted into the University of
Ottawa PhD program for studies in the area of population health…Dr.
Bussieres' research interests include clinical practice guidelines
development and knowledge transfer;
- Dr. Greg Kawchuck, DC, PhD – Dr. Kawchuck,
a “Canada Research Chair of Spinal Function” and assistant professor at
the University of Alberta, has won a major NIH operating grant, the third
involving his work, to date. The project being funded by the NCCAM
section of NIH will be entitled "Internal Tissues Affected by Spinal
These are just some of the
accomplishments recorded in the CCA research report document, which can be
accessed, in its entirety at www.ccachiro.org.
As well, Canada's next CCRF university professorship in
spine biomechanics and neurophysiologhy, funded by the CCRF, the Manitoba
Chiropractor's Association, the University
of Manitoba and Manitoba
Health is currently being advertised. The position will be at the University of Manitoba
in Winnipeg and
is expected to be filled by January 2009.
Dr. Mangoni has also announced that CCA members now have a new service
available to them. Through the CCA website, members can now access the Cochrane