Centennial Homecoming Celebration!
September 20-22, 2019
New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) is pleased to announce it is celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its founding throughout 2019.
In 1919 Dr. Frank Dean founded the Columbia Institute of Chiropractic (CIC), which in the 1970s became New York Chiropractic College. One hundred years of excellence in healthcare education later, we are celebrating our Centennial with special events, offers, and opportunities. Explore these pages for details and dates.
Learn, Connect, Lead
Homecoming Weekend – September 20-22, 2019
We invite you to participate in NYCC's Centennial Celebration "Learn, Connect, Lead" from September 20-22. Participants will enjoy noted speakers and interesting topics. For questions regarding alumni programs, email Diane Zink at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Alumni Relations at 800-234-NYCC (6922), extension 3065.
Registration is now open for the Centennial Celebration (Homecoming)!
We invite you to participate in this important annual event showcasing the beauty of fall in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy great topics in chiropractic, acupuncture and nutrition and enjoy wonderful social events while connecting with former classmates, faculty, staff and future colleagues.
Non-Alumni, community members, and NYCC staff can use the link below to register.
NYCC Alumni, please register using the Alumni Connection Portal.
Registration, Special Events, and Fees
Registration Fee: $40 per person. Late Registration Fee: Additional $10 per person
Please note: Late registration fee applied after 12:01 AM (ET) Friday, September 20, 2019.
Tuition Fee: $17 per CE/PDA
Student Fee: $20 per person
Please note: Late registration fee applied after 12:01 AM (ET) Friday, September 20, 2019
Late fee for students $5.
Weekend registration includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks Saturday and Sunday
President's Welcome Dinner, del Lago Resort & Casino II Padiglione
1133 Route 414,
Friday, September 20, 2019
Separate Fee: $50 per person
|6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.||
Social hour includes:
|7:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.||Main event includes:
Main Dinner Served Family Style
House Salad, Lemon Chicken, Prime Rib, Penne con Zucchini, Seasonal Vegetables
Assorted Dessert Station
Wine on Each Table
Through the Decades Centennial Celebration
Standard Process Health and Fitness Center
6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Separate Fee: $10 per person
|Event includes:||Dinner Buffet: Garden Salad, Beef Kabobs, Cornell Chicken, Salt Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, Rolls & Butter, Assorted Desserts, Coffee/Tea
Music provided by Nik and the Nice Guys
Registration for the 2019 Centennial Celebration will begin in July. Graduates, please register through the Alumni Connection portal at: http://alumni.nycc.edu
Dr. Mary Balliett
Mary Balliett, D.C. '88, MS '08, is a full-time professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Balliett has been teaching at NYCC for the last 25 years, first on a part-time basis and then full time beginning in 2006, and is the former acting dean of NYCC's School of Applied Clinical Nutrition. Currently, she teaches courses in biochemistry, cell physiology, and systems physiology in the Doctor of Chiropractic program, and pharmacology in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program. Dr. Balliett is also active in the Research Department, conducting multiple research protocols in nutrition, acting as the clinician on trials with the other members of the department, and supervising student-led research projects. She won the NYCC Faculty Excellence Award in Research and Scholarly activity in 2012. Dr. Balliett is dedicated to the chiropractic profession, serving as a member of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part 1Test Writing Committee for chemistry since 2015. She is a member of the New York State Chiropractic Association.
A practicing chiropractor for 31 years, Dr. Balliett also treats patients as a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist one day per week in Ithaca, New York. She received a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in biochemistry from Cornell University in 1976, graduated magna cum laude from the D.C. program at New York Chiropractic College in 1988, and with honors from the M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition program in 2008.
Dr. Jack Barnathan
A 1984 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and recipient of a special NYCC "Chiropractor of the Year" award at a black-tie event in 1998, Dr. Jack Barnathan has been an invited guest at the White House to participate in a special event promoting national fitness, and advised the family of another U.S. president on a private jet while flying to the home of a third president of the United States to present a workshop in his den for the president, his family, and staff.
An acclaimed consultant and workshop leader, Dr. Barnathan serves elite CEO's, Olympic gold medalists, world champion professional athletes/sports federations, legends of Broadway, Hollywood, fashion, publishing, luxury, the Kennedy Space Center, the Miss Universe / Miss USA pageants, Native American Nations, the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and much more.
In 1990, Dr. Barnathan conceived the idea for an annual National Symposium on Natural Fitness and presented the idea to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the International Chiropractors Association, with both enthusiastically embracing its goals. It is today recognized as a major sports-science event, with Governor Schwarzenegger serving as keynote speaker each and every year since its inception.
Dr. Barnathan has served as a board member for the New York City Sports Alliance and New York City's Olympic Bid Committee (NYC 2012), and advised the office of the New York City's Sports Commission, Health Commission, and Chief Architect for the city of New York. In 2018, he was asked to serve as a board member and director of several committees, including Sports Chiropractic, for the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB). This federation was founded in 1946 with 199 member nations (fourth largest in the world) and recognized by 90 national Olympic federations.
Dr. Barnathan leads accredited workshops for several doctoral-level institutions, including NYCC, and is an advisory council member for the Health & Human Performance degree program of Westchester Community College in New York.
Dr. Barnathan donates considerable time and resources in support of numerous charities. He served as a board member for Arnold Schwarzenegger's "After School Allstars" and received a special award for his charitable contributions from the New York City Sports Commission. His "Muscle Mastery" has been recognized as a continuing education event for fitness professionals, doctors of chiropractic, and medical physicians and was presented at the Kennedy Space Center with astronauts and space scientists in attendance. It was also recorded for future instruction by NASA.
Among his many awards and honors are the IFBB Gold Medal, awarded by Sir Ben Weider; the Certificate of Commendation of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; and the United States Presidential Certificate of Merit, awarded by President George Bush.
Dr. Jason Brown
Jason Brown, D.C. '06, is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and current president of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA), where he has also served as a board member, district president, and committee chair, and is New York's state affiliate to the ACA.
Dr. Brown is trained and certified in a wide variety of rehabilitation methods and teaches postgraduate courses and seminars in the areas of conservative spine care, spinal rehabilitation, active care, functional assessment, and corrective exercise. He is a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sports Medicine staff, working with their athletic trainers to return athletes to training and competition at the highest possible level. Prior to dissolution of the league, he served as the chiropractor for the Albany Patroons (CBA Basketball League) from 2007-2009.
He is a certified member of Rehab2Performance, a multidisciplinary organization of highly trained specialists focused on evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, and lectures for them both nationally and internationally. He graduated with honors from Quinnipiac University with a degree in biology and then magna cum laude from New York Chiropractic College, where he earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic degree and was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society.
Dr. Paul Dougherty
Paul Dougherty, D.C., is a 1990 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic who, after completing the educational program at National College of Chiropractic in 1996, certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at New York Chiropractic College and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is the chief of Chiropractic and Acupuncture at the VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System and the director of the VA-funded Integrated Clinical Chiropractic Residency program in this system.
Dr. Dougherty has multiple federally funded, randomized controlled trials investigating the management of chronic lower back pain. He has published several peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts on a variety of topics including management of chronic lower back pain, geriatrics, and neurophysiology of chronic lower back pain. He serves on the Evidence-based Guidelines Committee of the North American Spine Society and is a co-author of the current best practices document for chiropractic care in older adults. Present projects include the use of functional activities such as therapeutic horticulture in the management of chronic pain. He has a special interest in biopsychosocial management of chronic pain, specifically integrating psychosocial education in conjunction with manual therapy interventions.
Dr. Christine Foss
Dr. Christine Foss has a master's degree in sports medicine from Old Dominion University, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College ('94), and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences. She has had many experiences treating and rehabilitating athletes and non-athletes alike. Co-owning and establishing Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Center as well as Kids' Therapy Center has been a passion. She worked in the Sports Medicine Department at the University of Notre Dame and volunteered at the Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs. She has worked alongside prominent surgeons in the care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
Dr. Foss is licensed in chiropractic in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. She is a member of the New Jersey Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association, and the National Athletic Training Association. Although Dr. Foss holds a medical degree, her interests in holistic healthcare have kept her practicing solely as a chiropractor at this time.
Dr. Foss finds special interest in difficult cases and those patients who have had little success with conventional care.
Dr. David Graber
David Graber, D.C. '85, is a diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and the 2012 Chiropractor of the Year for the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC). An instructor for New York Chiropractic College's Postgraduate and Continuing Education Department since 2004, he has developed and taught over 25 courses on spinal and extremity adjusting techniques, low-tech rehabilitation, the science of manipulation and manual care, and other topics. He is the Chairman of the ANJC Council on Technique and Clinical Excellence and editor of the ANJC "One Thing to Do" weekly newsletter, which he developed in 2011.
Dr. Graber is in private practice in Parsippany, New Jersey, and is also licensed in New York.
Dr. Bill Lauretti
William Lauretti, D.C., is a professor at NYCC who primarily teaches courses in chiropractic technique, patient education, and coding and billing. A 1982 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a bachelor's degree (cum laude) in psychology, he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Western States Chiropractic College in 1989. Dr. Lauretti spent over 15 years in private practice in Maryland before joining the NYCC Chiropractic Clinical Science faculty in 2005. He is the recipient of NYCC's Excellence in Teaching Award (2008) and Excellence in Citizenship Award (2018).
Dr. Lauretti is a member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic and has done research on the history of chiropractic education and the history of chiropractic in New York State. He is an American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Spokesman who has been interviewed about chiropractic safety and effectiveness by major news outlets, including CNN, FOX News, The Washington Post, Consumer Reports Magazine, Angie's List Magazine, and Reuters International News Service.
Dr. Sanhua Leng
Dr. Sanhua Leng is both a licensed acupuncturist and a doctor of physical therapy. He is a distinguished professor and senior expert in multiple hospitals. Dr. Leng has devoted his life to the merging of acupuncture and neuroscience, which is explored in his forthcoming book, Meridian and Counter Stimulation Therapy for Pain Syndrome.
He utilizes the five body palpation skills to diagnose impairments of the tissues, uses manual therapy or needle manipulation, active or passive stretching, cupping, and taping--as well as joint mobilization to the exact impaired tissues, body positioning, Biao-Ben Matching, and instant effect concepts--to optimize clinical outcomes. In addition, Dr. Leng believes that acupuncture is evolving from a philosophy-based to a science-based discipline.
Dr. Karyn Marshall
Karyn Marshall, D.C. '93, has been in practice for 25 years with Dr. Dennis Cronk at Champion Health, LLC, a multidisciplinary family and sports-oriented practice in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Her role as an athlete has given her tremendous insight into caring for athletes in practice. She has won five gold medals in five world championships, is a nine-time national champion, and set over 60 world and American records in the sport of weightlifting, her best snatch being 248 pounds and best clean and jerk 303 pounds.
In addition, Dr. Marshall did a Ted talk, titled "Breaking Records and Glass Ceilings," on her role as a pioneer in women's weightlifting. She was in the Guinness Book of World Records, and was the Strongest Woman in the World. She was the second woman to be inducted into the International Weightlifting Hall of Fame and was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Dr. Marshall has gone to the CrossFit Games as a master, set masters weightlifting records, and won world and national championships as a master, completed a Spartan Race, and run 5Ks. She has participated in dozens of other sports on a recreational level.
Dr. Hunter Mollin
Hunter Mollin, D.C. '80, has been in practice since 1981. He currently is an associate professor at New York Chiropractic College, where he teaches in the Chiropractic Clinical Science Department, and practices at Camillus Chiropractic. He holds certifications in Cox® Distraction Technique, ConnecTX® Therapy, and Graston® Technique. Cox Distraction Technique is a proven method of treating disc lesions and related spinal conditions. Graston Technique and ConnecTX Therapy are instrument-assisted connective tissue procedures utilized to treat conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder tendinopathy, sprain/strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and post-surgical scarring, just to name a few.
Dr. Mollin teaches these techniques at New York Chiropractic College. He also has advanced certification in the diagnosis, management and treatment of whiplash related injuries. When he is not busy teaching or working with patients he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, exercising, sailing, and flying.
Dr. Chris Montanaro
Chris Montanaro, D.C., graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2004, and went on to receive his Diplomate in Applied Kinesiology (AK). He is a member of the Board of Certified Teachers, which has been renamed the International Education Committee (IEC). Postgraduate studies include full-body Active Release Techniques® certification, Whole Food Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Therapy, AK, and much more. Dr. Montanaro enjoys training for and competing in Ironman events when not in the office. He is a chiropractor and dedicated to teaching Applied Kinesiology Seminars to health professionals, and to expand their knowledge so they can better serve their patients.
Applied Kinesiology Seminars are challenging courses. Dr. Montanaro will provide dynamic presentations, interactive workshops and plenty of repetition in order for you to complete the course and feel comfortable with the material. You will be able to translate that knowledge into helping your patients when you return to the office. If you are dedicated to multiplying your arsenal of tools and providing the highest quality of care to your patients, then this course is for you.
Dr. Donald Murphy
Donald Murphy, D.C. '88, is a chiropractor, primary spine practitioner, and medical director of the Care New England Spine Care Program. As a primary spine practitioner, he cares for patients with problems such as back or neck pain, thoracic pain, disc pain, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, whiplash, headache, and pregnancy-related lower back pain.
Dr. Murphy has nearly 30 years' experience helping people return to productive, meaningful lives and has operated practices throughout Rhode Island. He has served on national expert panels crafting physician guidelines on neck and back pain and has helped implement other integrated spine care programs like the program at Care New England.
Dr. Murphy has lectured throughout the United States and in 12 foreign countries, written three textbooks, done extensive research into back and neck pain, and published nearly 80 scholarly articles. In 2012, he was named "Researcher of the Year" by the American Chiropractic Association.
He is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves on the adjunct faculty of Southern California University of Health Sciences and New York Chiropractic College. He is the lead instructor in the primary spine practitioner certification course through the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors and a member of the North American Spine Society, the McKenzie Institute International, the Primary Spine Practitioner Network, the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Federación Latino Americana de Quiropráctica.
Dr. Peter Nickless
Dr. Peter Nickless graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2000 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He also holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (2009) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern New Hampshire (2012). He practiced from 2000-2009 in the New York metropolitan area, during which time he specialized in sports performance and general wellness.
From 2005 to 2009 Dr. Nickless practiced in an integrative healthcare clinic that had a strong core belief in the use of chiropractic and nutrition as complementary modalities essential for optimal performance. In 2009, he moved to Maine to pursue a teaching career as well as establish a part-time solo practice in nutrition and chiropractic. He came to New York Chiropractic College from Kaplan University, where he was chair of the Health Sciences Department for the Maine campuses. Dr. Nickless has experience in teaching and administrating courses in both the online and traditional delivery formats.
Dr. David Seaman
David Seaman, D.C. '86, provides engaging and entertaining classes about pain/health management in the context of lifestyle factors that prevent patients from achieving their pain-relief and overall health goals.
During chiropractic college, Dr. Seaman became interested in what it was about patients who did not respond to traditional chiropractic care. This led him to investigate pain mechanisms in more detail after graduating, seeking guidance from pain researchers at the University of North Carolina and the University of California.
Dr. Seaman ultimately published four scientific articles about barriers to effective weight management, pain syndrome classification, diet-induction of inflammation and pain, and pain expression in the context of the pro-inflammatory state created by an elevated body mass index. These articles have been referenced by researchers from Harvard Medical School and many other universities in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Iran, India, Russia, Japan, Thailand, China, Australia and several European countries. This demonstrates that chiropractors can be accepted by mainstream medicine when a common language is spoken.
Dr. Seaman recently wrote a book for the general public entitled The DeFlame Diet.
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