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Research Presentations


Research Topics

Heart Rate Variability- An overview and clinical application 

The session will discuss heart rate variability both systematically  – for a laymen audience, covering use and technology. Along with discussing HRV directly in terms of clinical application. The session will be May 20th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and feature a Q & A session at the end.

Presenter: Johnathon Moore

Register here: https://hipaa.jotform.com/211177470790154

Research Foundation Series

Case Based Research

This inaugural session of the CCR Research Foundations Series will present information on case based research. The session will include four different presenters, each sharing information about different aspects of producing a case report or case series. The session will be May 27th from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM and feature a Q & A session at the end.

The healthcare field has a long history of case based research, and this session is designed to provide a foundation for field practitioners and students who are interested in advancing the profession through development and publication of case based research.

Topics:

  • The value and historical perspective of case based research – Stephanie G. B. Sullivan, D.C., Ph.D
  • An editor’s perspective of the case report and case series – Shawn Neff, D.C., MAppSc, FACO
  • Ethics and data reporting for case reports and case series – Brent Russell, MS, D.C.
  • A step-by-step process for developing and writing a case report or case series for publication – Rebecca Deyo, D.C.

Presenters:

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Dr. Brent Russell has been a practicing chiropractor and chiropractic educator since the 1980s. He became involved in chiropractic research and Life University’s research ethics committee (Institutional Review Board) in the early 2000s. His professional interests are in biomechanically-oriented, chiropractic-relevant research.

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Stephanie Sullivan, D.C., Ph.D. is a graduate of Life University and the University of Georgia’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program within the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute. Dr. Sullivan serves as the Director of the Life University Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research (CCR). Her research focus includes development of the Well-being and Health Expression Evaluation List (WHEEL), cognitive efficiency and the effect of chiropractic and applied clinical neuroscience care on brain-body neuroplasticity.

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Dr. Rebecca Deyo (Warnecke) studied Pre-Med at Iowa State University on a full-ride academic scholarship and graduated with a degree in Psychology and Biology. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude and as salutatorian of her class from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2017.

Prior to graduation, Dr. Deyo (Warnecke) completed an eight-month clerkship at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center in West Virginia. She has been in private practice for four years in Grand Rapids, MI.

Dr. Deyo (Warnecke) is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association and Michigan Association of Chiropractors and serves on multiple committees for both organizations. She especially enjoys giving back to the profession and educating young students and providers.

She is also a co-creator of a podcast, Better Doctor Project, where healthcare providers from all specialties and backgrounds are interviewed to help educate each other on some of the most difficult topics and skills within patient care.

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Shawn M. Neff, D.C., M.A.S., FIANM, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999, his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003, his Master of Applied Science in musculoskeletal management degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011, and earned a diplomate from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Neff is the staff chiropractic physician at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV and is chair of the VA Chiropractic Field Advisory Committee.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic, and is a peer reviewer for multiple scholarly journals and conferences.  He holds adjunct faculty appointments at several chiropractic colleges.  Dr. Neff has also presented at many professional conferences, and has published research in multiple peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Neff has lectured and facilitated extensively on clinical topics, provider communication and patient centered care.  In his free time he spends time with family, performs stand-up comedy, and rides his motorcycle.

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