ORC Hosted International Research Conference in 2012




Josephine P. Briggs, MD, director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the keynote address. She is shown here speaking at Research Appreciation Day in March 2009 at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Photo by Tommy Hawkes

The Osteopathic Research Center is pleased to announce the international, interprofessional research conference, Using Manual and Conventional Therapies to Enhance Musculoskeletal Health, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth April 27-29, 2012. The conference is sponsored by The Osteopathic Research Center, in part through a grant from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, and by the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Click here to access select presentations from the conference

The inaugural presentation of the Murray Goldstein, DO Award Lecture was a highlight of the conference.

Click here to view a printed copy of Dr. Goldstein's remarks presented via audio recording at the conference.

Dr. Goldstein served as a former director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. He also served as an assistant surgeon general in the United States Public Health Service, obtaining the rank of rear admiral. He was the first osteopathic physician to be appointed a commissioned medical officer in the uniformed services of the United States, and the first osteopathic medical officer to achieve star rank. Dr. Goldstein has long been an advocate of conducting scientifically rigorous osteopathic research.

"I am delighted to have such a large number of leading researchers in the field of musculoskeletal health presenting at our conference," said Dr. Licciardone. "By putting together a conference that assembles some of the best researchers in this field, the ORC is helping to advance musculoskeletal health care for patients both nationally and internationally."

Click here to view an expanded version of Dr. Goldstein's biographical sketch.

Keynote Address

Josephine P. Briggs, MD
Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Inaugural Murray Goldstein, DO Lecture

Dennis C. Turk, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Additional Speakers

Per Gunnar Brolinson, DO
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Team Physician
Virginia Poyltechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia


Gert Bronfort, DC, PhD
Vice President of Research
Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Minnesota


Jane E. Carreiro, DO
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, Maine


Jacek Cholewicki, PhD
Professor, Surgical Specialties
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lansing, Michigan


Brian Clark, PhD
Executive Director
Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, Ohio


Julie Fritz, PT, PhD
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
University of Utah College of Health Science
Salt Lake City, Utah


Robert Gatchel, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
University of Texas-Arlington
Arlington, Texas

and Director of Biopsychosocial Research
The Osteopathic Research Center
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas


Steven George, PT, PhD
Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair for Physical Therapy
Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health
University of Florida-Gainesville
Gainesville, Florida


Lisa Hodge, PhD
Osteopathic Heritage Basic Science Chair, The Osteopathic Research Center
Associate Professor, Molecular Biology and Immunology
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas


Gregory Kawchuk, DC, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada


John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA

Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
and Executive Director
The Osteopathic Research Center
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas


David Lichtman, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas


Joel Pickar, DC, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, Iowa


Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Florian Schwerla, MSc, DO (Eur)
German Academy of Osteopathy
Munich, Germany


Richard Snow, DO, MPH
Medical Director
OhioHealth Corporation
Columbus, Ohio


John Triano, DC, PhD
Dean, Graduate Education and Research Programs
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Steven Vogel, DO (Eur)
Vice Principal for Research and Quality
British School of Osteopathy
London, England