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New York Chiropractic College is proud to announce that Dr. Steven Passmore (D.C. '06), an NYCC alumnus, adjunct assistant professor and research affiliate, has been named the 2020 Researcher of the Year by the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

The award recognizes an investigator whose contribution has improved the clinical treatment of chiropractic patients and has demonstrated outstanding research achievements and advancement of new knowledge in their field of expertise.

"We are proud to have Dr. Passmore as both a graduate and a member of the NYCC team," NYCC President Michael Mestan said. "The research he has conducted is profound for the entire chiropractic profession as well as patients in need of innovative healthcare treatment. We are grateful for his outstanding contributions to the chiropractic profession."

About Passmore's Research

Passmore, an associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology and recreation management at the University of Manitoba, Canada, has conducted and published research for many years, spending a significant amount of time researching the impact of including chiropractic care within the interdisciplinary healthcare professional team.

He conducted this research at Winnipeg's Mount Carmel Clinic, a community health center that serves individuals with the highest unemployment rate and lowest average family income in the city. Dr. Passmore discovered that chiropractic care resulted in fewer referrals to other providers, thereby increasing the time primary care providers could spend with patients. The data he collected was instrumental in the Manitoba government deciding to fund the chiropractic service beyond the pilot phase.

About the Canadian Chiropractic Association

The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) represents more than 9,000 licensed Doctors of Chiropractic and 10 provincial chiropractic associations as the national voice for the chiropractic profession in Canada. Every two years, the Canadian Chiropractic Association honors individuals in the profession whose exceptional talent and service have advanced the profession.

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