Expanding EBM and Research Across the Palmer College of Chiropractic
(provided by applicant) This project is aimed at meeting the goals of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program “CAM Practitioner Research Education Project Grant Partnership” to formally increase the research content in CAM institutions. Palmer College of Chiropractic is partnering with two highly regarded conventional institutions to develop and implement 4 specific aims. We will significantly expand the expertise at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research to the rest of the Palmer program. The first aim is to enhance faculty attitudes and increase faculty knowledge and skills regarding evidence-based medicine (EBM) principles and education. We will develop and implement an EBM training program. The second aim is to enhance students' attitudes and increase students' knowledge and sills regarding EBM principles. We will incorporate EBM principles training into the curriculum for the DC program. The third aim is to train and support faculty and students to conduct clinical research by building on our existing K30-supported Clinical Research program and expanding other programs. Finally, for the fourth aim we will evaluate changes in faculty and student attitudes, knowledge and skills concerning EBM principles and assess changes in Palmer's training and support for student and faculty involvement in clinical research. The long-range goal is to institutionalize the attitudes, knowledge and skills of research and EBM at PCC, and to model the process for other CAM professions.