PIE2021 – NCMIC Foundation

Through the gracious contribution from NCMIC Foundation, Parker University received a grant in June 2019 to support the Process of Integrating Evidence (P.I.E.) for Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Educators Conference. This grant will support travel and registration stipends for the P.I.E. conference hosted by Parker University in August 2020. The Parker University Research Center sincerely thanks NCMIC Foundation for helping to make this event possible.

Director: Dr. Katie Pohlman

Advancing Patient Safety for Special Populations – Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF)

This study will investigate changes in symptoms reported by older adults receiving chiropractic care, with a focus on safety. We will:

  1. Calculate the frequency of reported adverse events following chiropractic care; and
  2. Explore patient and provider factors associated with reported changes in symptoms.

Co-Lead: Dr. Katie Pohlman, along with Dr. Martha Funabashi from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College


One of the most important elements of clinical research involves the successful recruitment of patients. Previous studies of chiropractic practices reveal that word-of-mouth and patient referrals are superior methods of advertising. A similar trend is often observed in the recruitment of patients for clinical trials.

In an effort to gain greater public exposure and establish a positive rapport with the community, researchers at the Parker Research Center devote a significant portion of their time to various community health events/projects and organizations. Patients are not only presented with the opportunity to participate in research that might be of importance to them, but they become educated about chiropractic wellness and the benefits of chiropractic care to their overall health and well being.

Perhaps the motivation to make a difference in the lives of community members may best be described in a thank you letter from a former patient, β€œIt pleases me to just be noticed and considered.”

Working with Others Nationally and Internationally

A significant portion of research conducted at the Parker Research Center has been made possible through collaborations with various educational institutions and organizations across the U.S. and abroad. These collaboration efforts add diversity and specialized expertise to our research projects, greatly influencing the quality of research produced at the Parker Research Center.

SaferCare Texas (formerly the University of North Texas Health Science Center for Institute for Patient Safety)


Brigham Young University

Research Areas

Patient Safety

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Neuro / Motor Control

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Special Populations

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Faculty Research

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Student Research

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