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Opportunities

Life University offers its students many opportunities to get involved in research. Research is a critical component in health care, especially Chiropractic. Students can develop their own research studies or work on a new or existing study with LIFE faculty, staff or field doctors.

Research Scholarship

Life University provides five chiropractic research scholarships and three scholarships for the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Students may apply and receive these scholarships as early as their first quarter enrolled at Life University. For more information, please contact Dr. Olivia Scriven at Olivia.Scriven@LIFE.edu.


Work Study

The Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity (OSRSA) and Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research (CCR) hosts several work study positions. These individuals not only assist with the day-to-day activities of the department and research lab, but they also may assist various faculty and staff with their research initiatives. In some instances, work-study students develop and implement their own personal studies while assisting with the responsibilities of the OSRSA. For more information, please contact Dr. Olivia Scriven at Olivia.Scriven@LIFE.edu and in the CCR, please contact Dr. Stephanie Sullivan at Stephanie.Sullivan@LIFE.edu.


Research Directions

Research Directions provides an opportunity for those students interested in getting involved in the research program at Life University to advance their knowledge through a certificate training program and unique small group development sessions.

The certificate training series is offered every quarter. There are specific core classes in addition to advanced sessions. Within Research Directions, the Advanced Research Development Program (ARDP) provides small group research development and training sessions for those individuals working toward a specific research project. For more information, please contact Dr. Olivia Scriven at Olivia.Scriven@LIFE.edu. To view the Research Directions flow chart, click here.


Student Research Learning Community

This interactive network provides opportunities for students to remain up-to-date on the research initiatives at Life University, comment on initiatives and articles, promote discussion and ambient awareness and take advantage of educational and training opportunities. Using many interactive media, including Facebook, Blackboard and LIFE.edu, the Student Research Learning Community seeks to engage LIFE students in research, opening new channels of communication and stirring new paradigms of thought. For more information, please contact Dr. Stephanie Sullivan at Stephanie.Sullivan@LIFE.edu.


Research Track

The mission of this initiative is to educate, mentor and nurture the next generation of health science researchers. Within the graduation requirements for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, the Research Track provides a unique opportunity for students interested in participating in research as part of their official education. There are up to six research track scholarships, and based upon student interest and proposal quality, additional students may be allowed to participate in the Research Track as an unfunded participant. In addition to the scholarship potential, the Research Track consists of an alternative curriculum that allows for time to work on research projects.

The process for graduating and documenting the Doctor of Chiropractic Research Track begins by connecting with Dr. Brent Russell or Dr. Christie Kwon and making an application for acceptance into the program. This opportunity for application can normally be made after the completion of the first six quarters of the chiropractic program. For more information, please contact Dr. Brent Russell at BRussell@LIFE.edu or Dr. Christie Kwon at Christie.Kwon@LIFE.edu.

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