NWHSU President and three others recognized for professional contributions

Rob Karwath for NWHSU | March 19, 2018

Minnesota chiropractors honor Northwestern Health Sciences President and CEO, Dr. Chris Cassirer, and three others from the university for professional contributions.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—Dr. Chris Cassirer, president and CEO of Northwestern Health Sciences University, and three others from the university were honored with awards Friday from the Minnesota Chiropractic Association recognizing their contributions to the chiropractic profession.

Cassirer received the Claudius Galen Award, which the MCA describes as “special award given to recipients outside the profession who have made definite contributions to chiropractic.” The Galen Award is named after Claudius Galenus (AD 129-217), also known as Galen of Pergamon, a Roman physician and surgeon of Greek ancestry who was one of the most accomplished medical researchers of ancient times.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this important award from the MCA, which does so much to advance chiropractic in our state and beyond,” said Cassirer, who has served as the university’s president since 2014. “At Northwestern, we train the next generation of professionals to take our industry to the next level. We take that responsibility seriously and develop strong people as well as skilled practitioners. Northwestern and chiropractic in Minnesota have always been linked and always will be connected.”

Also recognized at the MCA’s annual convention at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park were:

  • Dr. Joseph Sweere, a longtime Northwestern professor and director of the university’s H.C. Sweere Center for Clinic Bio-mechanics and Applied Ergonomics, who received a Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service Award.
  • Dr. Jodi Dorpinghaus, a Northwestern instructor in chiropractic methods, who received the Outstanding Educator Award.
  • Dr. Chuck Sawyer, special assistant to Cassirer, received an award for assistance to the MCA on project work and support.

Read the full press release here: Four from NW Recognized by MCA PR