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Life University offers research scholarships to students interested in making research an integral part of their educational experience.

Below are the students receiving scholarship aid, along with their particular area of interest.

Eric Gorman is a 5th quarter student in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Life University. He is interested in research that focuses on optimizing performance and productivity in corporate and athletic environments. He is currently developing a research project exploring the effects of chiropractic care on stress levels and employee productivity. He hopes this research will provide a compelling argument for companies to offer on-site chiropractic care to their employees.

Jacob Palmer is a candidate for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University and a research assistant in the Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity. He is working on a project involving the effects of specific chiropractic adjustments on concussed athletes. The overall goal of the project is to see if there is an improvement in recovery time from concussion with chiropractic adjustments.

Shannon O’Brien received a B.S. in biology from the University of Georgia, and after graduation, she began a research career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She started as a chemist in the Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch, then became a molecular biologist for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) and eventually ended up as the daily laboratory supervisor for the NBDPS project. She is married and a mother to two boys and credits her chiropractic experience while pregnant and the positive outcomes chiropractic has had on her children as reasons for quitting her job and returning to school. Her chiropractic research will focus on pediatric patients with constipation and vertebral subluxation and will involve retrospective case studies from a variety of established chiropractors.