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Parker College of Chiropractic Presents Dr. Cheryl Hawk with the Drugless Research Hall of Fame Award

Las Vegas — The Drugless Research Hall of Fame, founded by Parker College of Chiropractic, honored Dr. Cheryl Hawk as the 2010 inductee during the second annual Parker Gala held at the Las Vegas Parker Seminar. The Drugless Research Hall of Fame is a recognition designed to showcase significant drug-free contributions in research worldwide.

In addition, Dr. Hawk was awarded a one thousand dollar check from Parker College of Chiropractic. Dr. Carl Cleveland III, president of Cleveland Chiropractic College, accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Hawk.

Dr. Hawk is the Vice President of Research and Scholarship at Cleveland Chiropractic College and has been an author on over 60 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is a graduate of National College of Chiropractic and practiced full-time for 12 years. In 1991, she earned a PhD in Preventive Medicine from the University of Iowa and also became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Dr. Hawk has been awarded numerous times for her work in public health, health promotion, and prevention. Her lengthy list of awards include the Distinguished Service Award from Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association, Researcher of the Year Award from the American Chiropractic Association, and Researcher of the Year Award from the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.

She was appointed the chiropractic representative on the National Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions.

Currently Dr. Hawk serves as the Scientific Commission Chair for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters, as well as the Team Lead for non-musculoskeletal conditions, health promotion, and special populations.

“Research is one of the most important elements to providing information to patients,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic. “We are so grateful for the work that Dr. Hawk does and the work that so many others like her put in to providing research for the growth of the profession.”

In order to expose Parker Seminar chiropractic attendees to current chiropractic research the seminar included a research poster exhibit including posters gathered from numerous chiropractic colleges. “We know that research is important and will continue to show efficacy and value of chiropractic care to improve people’s health and wellness,” said Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars and Development at Parker College of Chiropractic. “Without research chiropractic results will remain antidotal.”

Research establishes credibility, plays a pivotal role in today’s health care policy, and has a crucial role in issues of reimbursement. The lack of research in many areas diminishes the proper role and compensation of the chiropractic profession. The profession has a serious need for continued research.

If you are interested in contributing financially to support chiropractic wellness research, please contact Lisa A. Fellers by phone at (214) 902-3482 or by email at lfellers@parkercc.edu.

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