Chiro alumni have your back

Chiro alumni have your back

Macquarie Chiro alumni recently kicked up their heels at a gala cocktail party to celebrate the launch of a special fund designed to help researchers to build the evidence base for the future of the profession.

With the theme Adjusting our Future, the occasion was marked with a 1920s and 30s theme, complete with a cabaret trio performing songs from the Weimar era. Flapper dresses, gloves, white dinner jackets and ostrich feathers abounded at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney’s CBD.

Fundraising activities included a silent auction and the opportunity to buy combination sequences to the combination lock on a red fridge – filled with drinks!  Thanks to generous support from Chiropractic Alumni and the university community, the Department of Chiropractic at Macquarie is already on its way to offer three scholarships of $25,000 each to their emerging chiropractic researchers.

“We have a research vision to improve the musculoskeletal health of the community,” said newly appointed Professor of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Professor Simon French. “We want to undertake research that will advance knowledge in musculoskeletal health, improve clinical practice, inform healthcare policy, and improve health outcomes of the community. To achieve this vision, we need funding to support our researchers and our academics. With the right support, I strongly believe we can create a world-leading research group to undertake critical work that will inform the quality of chiropractic practice for years to come.”

The Chiropractic Alumni Research Scholarship Fund was officially launched with a ribbon cutting by Dr Rosemary Giuriato, Head of Department of Chiropractic, Dr Anthony O’Reilly, President of the Chiropractic Alumni and Dr Sonya Fogerty, Deputy Chair of the Sydney College of Chiropractic.

“Our emerging chiropractic researchers are passionate about their profession”, says Anthony O’ Reilly. “They dream of evidence-based solutions and commit to improving their methods, techniques and technology. Their research and life-long learning shows in their work and in the way they strive to better themselves. They are innovating and problem solving in key areas such as working to eliminate recurrence of lower back pain and assisting patients in their recovery from back pain.”

With the rising costs of research and education, however, many Masters in Research, PhD and doctoral research students have difficulty stepping aside from clinical practice to undertake their research.  Donors to the fund can ensure that the chiropractic breakthroughs and discoveries that revolutionize the industry can continue to happen.

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Content owner: Advancement Last updated: 11 Jun 2019 1:59pm

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