Sunday, March 8, 2009

Harkin Serves up Pork for Chiropractic College

From Today's Chiropractic March 2002

Palmer College of Chiropractic

PCC has received its second $1.7 million federal grant to assist in the expansion of its library and learning resource facilities, following previous $1.7 million in funding that came in December 2000. Both allocations were authorized by the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations subcommittee, and both fundings were secured by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the ranking member of the subcommittee.

“There are 20 million Americans receiving chiropractic care (yearly), with half a million of those patients in Iowa,” noted Senator Harkin. “I’m pleased that I was able to secure funding for expansion of this important Iowa institution.”

“To our knowledge, this total is the largest-ever appropriation from the federal government for a single building project on the campus of a chiropractic college,” said Palmer Chancellor Michael Crawford, alluding to the combined funding of $3.4 million for the expansion of the Palmer library and learning resource facilities.

In addition to the library improvements, the $3.4 million grant will go to improving the conference center; the chiropractic research data center; the federal government depository; the distance learning center; the chiropractic archives and special collections; and work areas for the faculty.

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