Research Education for Practitioners
Clinicians trained to effectively use research in practice can positively impact their patients’ outcomes, facilitate their working relationships with other providers, and affect how they are paid for their services.
Research however can be a difficult field to navigate, especially for busy clinicians. Recognizing this, we have created online learning opportunities in evidence informed practice (EIP) for doctors of chiropractic, massage therapists, acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners – offered through our Continuing Education department. Proceeds from these courses support the Research Fellowship Program.
These EIP courses provide an overview of the basic concepts of research, and how to efficiently find and use it in clinical practice in an approachable way:
- EIP01 Foundations in Evidence Informed Practice
- EIP02 Foundations in Evidence Informed Practice: Types of Research
To register for these courses, contact the Continuing Education Department at (952) 888-5446.
Research Fellowship Program
In its strategic plan, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) highlights the importance of improving the capacity to carry out rigorous research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the necessity of having CAM practitioners taking part in the process. We couldn't agree more. That is why Northwestern created one of the first intensive research fellowship training programs in the country that is sponsored by a CAM institution.
Our goal is to mentor and train talented CAM professionals who are ready to devote their careers to advancing CAM science, and play a pivotal part in advancing our nation's research agenda.
Meet our current research fellows:
- Linda Hanson, DC
- Brent Leininger, DC
- Corrie Vihstadt, MOm