FCF-Sponsored Research
Through the Lincoln College Endowed Chair at USF

In November 2021, Nathan Schilaty, DC, PhD was appointed as the 2nd Lincoln College Endowed Chair in Biomechanical and Chiropractic Research at the University of South Florida (USF) and as the Director of the Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research. He came to USF from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where for the previous 6.5 years he studied neuromotor control, injury prevention (anterior cruciate ligament and concussion), and advanced statistical modelling and machine learning produce innovative methods for diagnosis, prevention, and improved rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. While at Mayo Clinic, he was an Assistant Professor of Physiology, Orthopedics, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.


  • Develop a world-class, multidisciplinary research program for chiropractic care, back pain, and related musculoskeletal disorders at USF Health.
  • Establish a model for chiropractic-medical partnerships in public universities.
  • Provide much-needed community and societal support for those suffering from back pain and related disorders.

The appointment of Dr. Schilaty continues the establishment of chiropractic research in academia. Currently, USF houses the only chiropractic and biomechanical research center at a state, tax-supported university in the United States.

The Florida Chiropractic Foundation and Florida Chiropractic Association were highly instrumental in raising the $1 million to endow this chair, along with the Lincoln Chiropractic Education and Research Fund. This endowment fund has continued to grow over time! Today, the Florida Chiropractic Foundation continues its annual contribution of $40,000 to the University of South Florida to help underwrite the efforts and research directives of the Lincoln Chair.

Research Highlights

The FCF is pleased to bring you this archive of articles by Dr. Schilaty that will give you brief, pointed updates on the latest in chiropractic research and what it can mean for you and your patients.

Click on the links below to discover more of what Dr. Schilaty has published. He is committed to continue publication of chiropractic and biomechanical findings in top international research journals.

You can also view a full list of Dr. Schilaty’s publications.


Thanks For Your Continued Support

The Foundation is continually increasing its efforts for chiropractic scholarships and research, but we do need your help! Please contribute along with your FCA dues and make a separate annual contribution of $100, $500, $1,000, $2,000 or more. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Online donations are accepted. For more information on how you can make a contribution to the Florida Chiropractic Foundation click here.

Other ways you can have a significant impact on the future of chiropractic education and research

  • Consider naming the Florida Chiropractic Foundation in your will.
  • Consider a life insurance policy and assigning Florida Chiropractic Foundation as a beneficiary, thereby making your premiums 100% tax-deductible.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

-President Ronald Reagan

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