The legacy of chiropractic runs strong in some families, continuing through multiple generations. When Kalie Elizabeth Judge of LaSalle, Ill., receives her diploma from Palmer College of Chiropractic during commencement ceremonies at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, she will be the 32nd person in her family to become a chiropractor.
One of the provisions in the nation’s new health law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, authorizes the creation of an autonomous Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a nonprofit corporation that is not “an agency or establishment of the U.S. Government.” In an announcement today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., was appointed to the Board of Governors of PCORI.
With due ceremony, complete with pomp, circumstance and remarks from dignitaries, Palmer College of Chiropractic inaugurated its fourth chancellor, Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., on March 11, 2010, in the auditorium of Vickie Anne Palmer Hall on Palmer’s campus in Davenport, Iowa.
Palmer College of Chiropractic Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., has announced the selection of Robert “Bucky” Percuoco, D.C., Long Grove, Iowa, as Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA) for the College. Dr. Percuoco was identified from a pool of 12 local and national candidates for the position. As VCA, Dr. Percuoco will oversee all matters of academic affairs on each of the three campuses and will also serve as a member of the College’s Executive Administrative Team. Palmer’s campuses are located in Davenport, Iowa, San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Florida.
Researchers at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus in Davenport, Iowa, are working in collaboration with the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry and Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences in Iowa City, to explore the feasibility of using chiropractic care to treat people with chronic pain in their face and jaw, classified as temporomandibular disorde
Palmer College of Chiropractic has earned another feather in its accreditation cap by receiving regional accreditation for all three of its campuses. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) has notified Palmer that the College–including the main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and the branch campuses in Port Orange, Florida, and San Jose, California has been granted the full, 10-year accreditation by the NCA.
Following what might be the most expansive search for a chiropractic college leader in the history of the profession, the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., D.A.C.B.R., as chancellor of Palmer College. His appointment will take effect December 15, 2009.
Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus in San Jose will offer chiropractic and sports injury care through its Sports Council to more than 10,000 athletes from throughout the United States in August. The athletes will convene on the Stanford University campus and other California locations Aug. 1-15 to compete in over two dozen sports, including basketball, cycling, racquetball, swimming, track and field, and water polo.
The Palmer Center for Business Development opened this spring on Palmer College of Chiropractic’s campus in Davenport, Iowa. The Center is designed to provide current students and new graduates with best practices in how to successfully run a business. The curriculum is free of charge to students and alumni, and offers them a supplement to what they learn in the classroom as part of the Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum. “The Center’s educational focus is on realistic, universally accepted business practices that can be easily adopted into a chiropractic practice,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Success Kevin Cunningham, D.C.
PORT ORANGE — Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Port Orange, Fla., will graduate its first class at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.