Marietta, Georgia, August 20, 2021 – Life University (Life U) alumna and faculty member Dr. Christie Kwon was presented the 2021 Researcher of the Year Award last Saturday, August 14 from the International Chiropractic Association’s (ICA) Upper Cervical Council. Dr. Kwon was chosen as the recipient of this award by the council  from a group of nominees.

“This is a great honor, and I appreciate the recognition from both the ICA and Life University,” remarked Dr. Kwon.

Along with serving on the faculty at Life U, Dr. Kwon serves on the Institutional Review Board, the Research Track Advisory Board, and as Research Chair of the College of Chiropractic.. She is also a Board Member and Research Fellow of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, whose mission is to advocate for and advance the founding principles and tenets of the chiropractic profession in the area of vertebral subluxation through research, education, policy and service, and serves on the Clinical Advisory Panel of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.

Dr. Kwon is currently publishing the largest ever study on the epidemiology of vertebral subluxation, which was her Master’s in Public Health thesis at Emory University completed in 2020.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its Doctor of Chiropractic program, the largest single-campus chiropractic program in the world. Undergraduates can pursue 14 undergraduate degrees as well as a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway. Three graduate degrees are available, encompassing areas of sport health science, clinical nutrition and positive psychology. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower our students to succeed both professionally and personally. At LIFE, we innovate our approach to higher education, while also remaining true to our philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, LIFE recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.

LIFE’s 110-acre campus in Marietta, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.

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