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South Brevard Science Fair results
Senior Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. *1st Place, Samantha Seecharan, Palm Bay Magnet High School. 2nd Place, Isabella Gonzalez, Heritage High School. 3rd Place, Daneille Deonarine, Odyssey Charter School. 4th Place, Maya Bachman, …
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Christopher Alderman, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major from Emporia: “The In vitro and In vivo Effects of MicroRNA 15a on Human Malignant Melanoma and the Newly Discovered Target Gene of MicroRNA 15a.” Lauren Miller, a senior …
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The Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine and Returning Veterans Project Partner to Provide Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy to Area Veterans

Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) May 20, 2015

The Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine (NWCLFM), a new center of excellence at University of Western States (UWS), is partnering with the Portland-based non-profit Returning Veterans Project. Through the alliance, Portland-area, post 9/11 war-zone veterans are eligible to receive complimentary chiropractic care and therapeutic massages at one of the university’s outpatient clinics located on the UWS campus in Northeast Portland. The NWCLFM, in conjunction with UWS, is providing up to 28 hours of therapeutic services per week to veterans, making it the largest provider of health services in the Returning Veterans Project network.

“What this signifies is that many Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan war) veterans living with chronic pain, often due to the heavy equipment they had to carry for long hours, can now get services right away,” Belle Landau, executive director of Returning Vets Project said. “What we have found is that through services like massage and chiropractic care, vets get the help they need to get off their pain meds, stay in school, stay in their jobs, and hopefully become more open to counseling. These are life changing services that make family and work life easier for the people who served our country.”

Returning Veterans Project is one of the few veteran-centered health service providers that incorporates a holistic and integrative approach to treating the physical and mental scars of war. A number of studies support this method, showing that the biochemistry of a person after a massage demonstrates reduced cortisol and increased serotonin and dopamine.* Reports also show the importance of healing through chiropractic care. A study conducted on active duty military who received chiropractic care, along with conventional medical care for low back pain, showed a 73 percent decrease in acute pain versus the 17 percent in veterans who only participated in conventional medical care.**

“I am so excited to team up with Returning Veterans Project. This provides UWS massage students an excellent opportunity to work on a population that can really benefit from massage. Not only will it provide help for the physical ailments associated with combat, but evidence also shows the value massage therapy has for people suffering from PTSD, anxiety and depression,” Eric Polgar, director of the UWS massage therapy program said.

“Offering service men and women therapeutic services is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to a group that risked their lives for our country. I am so grateful to be a part of this opportunity and I know our students and the veterans will benefit from this partnership,” Dr. Stan Ewald, associate vice president of clinical internships and assessment added.

Appointments are available starting May 26. Veterans wanting to learn more can visit the Returning Vets Project website at http://www.returningveterans.org. Chiropractic appointments are available Monday-Thursday and massage therapy appointments are available on Wednesdays at the main UWS campus in Northeast Portland. Please call 503-255-6771 to make an appointment. All veterans will need to show a military ID to receive free services.

About the Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine

The Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine was launched in 2015 as a center of excellence highlighting ways to reduce lifestyle-related health conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The center’s vision is to promote healthy behaviors and positive lifestyle changes in order to achieve optimal quality of life for the members of our community through service, education and research. The center believes in integrated, conservative, patient-centered approaches to address lifestyle-related health conditions. To learn more about the center visit uws.edu/nwclfm.

About University of Western States

University of Western States provides a science-driven curriculum that delivers a solid foundation and competitive edge in preparing students for clinical practice. UWS is a regionally accredited, independent non-profit institution dedicated to improving the health of society through its educational programs, research and clinical services. Founded in 1904, the university offers a doctor of chiropractic degree program; master’s degrees in exercise and sports medicine, human nutrition and functional medicine, and diagnostic imaging; a massage therapy certificate program; approved continuing education programs for licensed health care professionals; and clinic services in five locations through Health Centers of UWS. UWS is a founding member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an organization that aims to advance integrative health care through education, research, patient care and advocacy. To learn more about University of Western States and its academic programs, go to


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**Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine, 2013 Apr 15;38(8):627-34.

Internationally Recognized Researcher Ming-Hui Zou Named Director of New Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, an internationally recognized researcher in molecular and translational medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, has been named the founding director of the new Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State University.

He is also a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, becoming the seventh eminent scholar at the university.

Zou’s research focuses on cardiovascular complications related to diabetes, atherosclerosis and hypertension.

“Georgia State is excited to welcome Dr. Zou as the founding director of the university’s new Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine,” said Dr. James Weyhenmeyer, vice president for research and economic development. “This center is designed to meet healthcare needs by converting significant research findings into diagnostic tools and medicines that will help improve the health of individuals. Dr. Zou has made tremendous achievements in cardiovascular research, and he will certainly be an asset as he leads research efforts that could potentially help millions of people suffering from heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses.”

At the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Zou held two endowed chairs and was chief of the Section of Molecular Medicine, vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, Warren Chair in diabetes research and professor of medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology. He holds a doctorate and medical degree.

He has received prestigious awards from the American Heart Association, including the Career Development Award, Irvin H. Page Atherosclerosis Research Award and National Established Investigator Award. He has also received the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Independent Investigator Award and the Regents’ Award for Superior Research & Creative Activity from the University of Oklahoma. He was awarded the George Lynn Cross Research Professor position, the highest research honor a faculty member may receive from the University of Oklahoma, in 2013.

In addition, he was elected in 2008 to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the most prestigious society for young physician-scientists in the United States.

Zou studies the role of oxidative stress in vascular biology and disease. He is recognized for making influential discoveries in cardiovascular research, including identifying the role of two key proteins involved in the vessel pathology that leads to vascular disease. He has previously collaborated with the pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly and Merck to develop new drugs and conduct clinical trials, and he plans to develop new therapeutics for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

He has eight grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $ 21 million through 2019. He also has competitive grants totaling $ 17 million from other organizations, including the American Heart Association.

“Dr. Zou is a world-renowned scientist with a proven track record of outstanding research activity,” said Michael Cassidy, president and chief executive officer of the Georgia Research Alliance. “He is a strong addition to GRA’s Academy of Eminent Scholars and we look forward to having him at GSU and collaborating with our partner research universities.”

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