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  • Science Friday Talks Presents Osteopathic Researcher John C. Licciardone, D.O.

    Licciardone John Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences will host nationally renowned researcher John C. Licciardone, D.O., M.S., M.B.A., FACPM, executive director of the Osteopathic Research Center at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, at a Science Friday Talks series presentation from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.

    Licciardone’s lecture, Osteopathic Medicine: Converging on the Evidence via Clinical, Mechanistic and Health-Services Research, will include a discussion of the findings he and his research team derived from the largest study to date on manual therapy for chronic low back pain.

    According to Jeffrey N. Joyce, Ph.D., vice president for research and professor of microbiology and pharmacology at KCUMB, Licciardone is a highly distinguished physician, researcher and speaker.

    “Dr. Licciardone’s contributions to osteopathic medicine leadership and education are nationally renowned,” Joyce said. “KCUMB is extremely pleased to have an osteopathic researcher of his caliber as a featured speaker on our campus.”

    In addition to his leadership role at the Osteopathic Research Center, Licciardone also serves as professor and associate dean for clinical research at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    A leading researcher on the use of osteopathic manual treatment in managing chronic lower back pain, he has served as a consulting expert on osteopathic medicine to the World Health Organization. He currently serves on the National Institutes of Health-National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Advisory Board.

    Science Friday Talks will be held in room 220 of KCUMB's Strickland Education Pavilion. For more information, visit Science Friday Talks.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.

    Posted: 02/08/2013

    Category: Research, Osteopathic Medicine, Events, General