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Kate Martin | June 03, 2013

Two Northwestern faculty members earn PhD.

Roni Evans, DC, MS, PhD, professor and dean of research at Northwestern; and Noel Aldrich, PhD, assistant professor and Standard Process chair clinical nutrition in the College of Graduate Health Sciences at Northwestern, recently received doctorate degrees.

Dr. Evans’ thesis centered on a multi-method approach for evaluating spinal manipulation and exercise for chronic neck pain. It addressed commonly used non-invasive treatments for neck pain of more than three months duration. The main aims of the research were to assess the effectiveness of different types of exercise-based interventions and spinal manipulation and to explore the meaning of two commonly used outcomes: global perceived effect and satisfaction to chronic neck pain sufferers.

Dr. Aldrich’s thesis was supported in part by research findings  in which  his research team found a relatively high proportion of women across the nation who reported using the practice of “eating more protein” to prevent weight gain, which was associated with reported weight loss. The study was published in the May/June 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Congratulations to Dr. Roni Evans and Dr. Noel Aldrich.

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