Life Research:
Programming and
Facilities Expansion

What is one of the direct benefits that LIFE can provide to field doctors? Clinical and science-based research data that helps inform doctors of improved methods and outcomes for patient care. More than 50 percent of the faculty at LIFE now participate in research projects in a given year. The number of students engaged in research at any one time is 100-plus and growing. The time has come to add more resources to allow further growth.

If funds are not raised to provide the additional resources needed for the expected exponential growth in research opportunities at LIFE, many patients may not receive life-changing care, important research will go undeveloped and doctors will not receive information that could help them restore un-subluxated health to their patients.

General Research Projects Fund:
Life University faculty, staff and students develop high-impact research studies that require funding assistance. These projects range in cost from $5,000 to $100,000, and they support such efforts as subluxation-based clinical research.

Education Tools Fund:
To develop the highest level chiropractors and human performance experts, innovative education tools need to be implemented, such as a "technique skills" mannequin to support active learning strategies.          

Adjusting Mannequin
Life University is building the first adjusting mannequin and has completed level 2.0.We need your help to move to the final phase of completing the mannequin. The final phase includes the following goals: 1) attach a motor control for the tension bands, 2) apply coating and encasing to support increased testing, and 3) finalize exterior head and torso construct.   Needs=$130,000

MyoMotion is a 3D kinematic analysis system that enables the capture of human movement patterns and analysis of the ergonomics of the adjustment. The Center for Chiropractic Research was able to obtain this research-grade motion capture system in 2014.  Such analysis is valuable in evaluating the consequences of injury and subluxation, and the effects of chiropractic care. Additional training of the complex system is needed to advance our chiropractic and chiropractic-relevant research.   Need= $3,800

Atlas Orthogonality Brain Study
Little is known about the effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the brain. While some research is beginning to emerge, there is still a paucity of understanding and data. The purpose of this fund is to conduct a randomized, controlled clinical study examining changes in the brain and brainstem following an upper cervical adjustment. This has never been done. This study will be conducted in two phases: an initial pilot study to test procedures followed by the full-scale research study.  Need= $27,000

 If you'd like to make a gift to one of these areas to support LIFE's research, please contact: Erin Dancer, director of development, 770-426-2974 or            



Class Reunions 

Come back to campus, reconnect with old classmates and experience today's LIFE.

Reunions 2018: Sept. 26-30
Classes of: '78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08, ’13

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