Renee M. DeVries

Renee DeVries
Associate Professor
College of Chiropractic
Associate Professor
College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Research Associate
Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies

Personal Information

Activity

Currently Teaching (2014-2015)

  • BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 1
  • CLINICAL CASE STUDIES 2
  • FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE - INFORMED PRACTICE
  • FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE
  • METHODS 2: SKILLS ANALYSIS 2
  • METHODS 4: LUMBOPELVIC MANUAL THERAPIES
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 2
  • PT2: SOFT TISSUE TECHNIQUES

I feel a very strong connection to Northwestern Health Sciences University, as I grew up across the street and attended the junior high school that Northwestern's building used to house. I was drawn to chiropractic for its focus on natural therapies and its attention to prevention and wellness. I returned to this building to attend Northwestern College of Chiropractic and after graduating, I practiced in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

During chiropractic college, I developed a love of radiology which did not subside during my years of practice. In 1993, I returned to Northwestern to begin a three-year full time residency in radiology. It was during my residency that I realized I had a passion for teaching. I spent the next 17 years teaching radiology and practicing in Northwestern’s Radiologic Consultation Services. In 2005, I returned to school at the University of Minnesota to pursue a PhD in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development with a focus on higher education. My dissertation will focus on partnerships in higher education, specifically collaborations between public and private universities. 

I transitioned to dean of the College of Chiropractic in 2010 and loved the challenges that came with my new role. My position allowed me to act as a bridge between students, faculty, administration and alumni - expanding collaborative opportunities for Northwestern, our students and our graduates. In 2013, I returned to my love of teaching as an associate professor. I have also had the honor of serving as past president of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR) and the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR).

Education

  • American Chiropractic Board of Radiologists, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science - Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1989
  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1989

Publications

Book chapters:

Young M, Wessely M, DeVries RM. Magnetic resonance: principles and application to diagnostic imaging. In: Wessely M, Young M, eds. Essential Musculoskeletal MRI. Oxford: Elsevier; 2011:1.

DeVries RM, Manne AL, Wessely M. The cervical spine. In: Wessely M, Young M eds. Essential Musculoskeletal MRI. Oxford: Elsevier; 2011:2.

Wessely M, DeVries RM. The thoracic spine. In: Wessely M, Young M, eds. Essential Musculoskeletal MRI. Oxford: Elsevier; 2011:3.

Articles:

Major C, Borggren C, DeVries R. Traumatic hand fracture in a patient with osteoporosis imperfecta. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2008;7:155-160.

DeVries R, Wessely M. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine part 2: common disorders. Clinical Chiropractic. 2005;8(1):33-40.

DeVries RM, Manne AL, Wessely M. Cervical MRI. Part 1: a basic overview. Clinical Chiropractic. 2003;6(3-4):137-143.

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