National University faculty, students and alumni achieved several noteworthy accomplishments in 2016. Now that the year is coming to a close, revisit the top stories viewed on the National University website in 2016.
July 14, 2016
One of the exciting hospital clerkships available for DC interns at National University is at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nate McKee is the first DC student to go through the clerkship and reports on his experiences.
“As a career move, working here at the VA will benefit me tremendously in the future,” McKee writes in the article. “I feel more confident now diagnosing and treating patients with simple and complex presentations. Also I feel more comfortable talking with patients and educating them about their condition and explaining the details of their treatment.”
March 28, 2016
National University is proud to have graduates all over the world including the recent addition of Mauritius, an island 600 miles east of Madasgcar. A recent DC grad Dr. Stephen Shinault (NUHS 15′) started an associate position there and is one of seven chiropractic doctors working on the island.
“I wanted to work in a place that would both be a new experience for me and in a practice with patient-centered care,” he says.
October 21, 2016
As part of a formal White Coat ceremony in October, students officially donned their white coats for the first time, received a pin symbolic of their calling, and accepted their black doctor’s bag outfitted with the diagnostic tools of their profession.
Guest speaker Patricia Coe, DC, ND, MS, massage therapy clinic supervisor and naturopathic medicine clinician, talked about the transformation of wearing the white coat. “You will be transformed into someone else–someone that others will come to for help, someone who others will ask for solutions to their problems,” she said.
July 5, 2016
Massage Therapy is proving to be a powerful tool in managing pain. Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD, LMT, research professor at National University, co-authored a series of papers published in the journal Pain Medicine. They highlight research showing how massage therapy can help various pain sufferers, including people suffering with pain from surgery and cancer.
“These articles will go a long way in promoting massage therapy as an evidence-based approach to pain management,” says Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron.
August 15, 2016
National University’s faculty Dr. Carlo Guadagno and alumnus Dr. Clive Bridgham were selected to treat athletes in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. For the duration of the games, they were part of a multidisciplinary sports medicine staff working at the Olympic Village Polyclinic.
“The fact that a multinational chiropractic contingent was selected and formed part of the polyclinic sports medicine staff in Rio was a historic event,” says Dr. Guadagno. “We’ve only recently had DCs included in the Olympic Village Polyclinic – in the winter games in Vancouver and the summer games in London. At that time, however, only the Canadian DCs and British DCs were invited respectively.”
Treating athletes at the Olympic games has been Dr. Guadagno’s dream for his entire chiropractic career, and was 27 years in the making. “It is the highest level of sport, and thus it was quite an honor to form part of the sports medicine staff,” he said.
Dr. Guadagno finished off his year with one more accolade. In October, the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC) named him 2016 Sports Chiropractor of the Year. The award is given on an annual basis and is the council’s highest honor nationwide.
Keep a look out for new stories in 2017 as we share more exciting updates and accomplishments of National University’s faculty, students and alumni.