College Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Back Pain Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced in August that the Palmer Chiropractic Clinic in San Jose, Calif., has received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) for providing superior care to clinic patients suffering from low back pain. The Clinic, located on Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus at 90 E. Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA is only the second healthcare provider in California to receive BPRP Recognition.

Palmer Rugby Alumni 2009 Sunshine Tour

It’s early news, but Palmer Rugby Alumni are hosting a 12 hours continuing education chiropractic event in Deerfield Beach, Florida late February and early March of 2009. Members of Palmer Rugby Alumni want to keep the fire burning. The event features Palmer graduate Dr. Fred Schofield and it’s held in conjunction with the 2009 Fort Lauderdale Ruggerfest.

Palmer College Opens Center for Business Development

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.

Vickie Palmer Passes Board of Trustees Gavel

After an illustrious 20-year legacy as chairman of the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees, Ms. Vickie Palmer announced to Board members on Jan. 15, 2008, that she would officially conclude her tenure as chairman at the Feb. 1-2, 2008, Board meeting in San Jose, California. Ms. Palmer continues serving on the Board as a Board officer and member of the executive committee.

Iowa College Receives Grant from National Institutes of Health

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Executive Director for Research Christine Choate, D.C., Ph.D., announced that the College recently received official notice of a grant award from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This is a one-year grant for $110,000, with an option for an additional three years at a total of approximately $750,000. This grant will aid in Palmer’s ongoing efforts to further develop faculty, create a more evidence-based curriculum and expand research efforts throughout the College.