WikiChiro Foundation Formed to Set the Record Straight on Chiropractic
Doctors of chiropractic have long been dismayed by Wikipedia’s description(s) of the profession. In response, several DCs have formed the WikiChiro Foundation to provide a scientifically unbiased center for the public and for the profession to obtain the most current scientifically accurate information regarding the chiropractic profession. The Foundation will incorporate in New Jersey and file for 501C(iii) status as a charitable institution.
WikiChiro, unlike Medpedia or WebMD, will not accept advertisements or corporate money. All editors will have to identify themselves and reveal any conflicts of interest. Unlike certain medical sites, WikiChiro’s editors will not make derogatory statements about other health care professions. WikiChiro.org already boasts many of the foremost chiropractic research scientists from around the world.
WikiChiro is the brainchild of its chairman, Robert Press, MS (Comp. Sci), soon to be Dr. Robert Press. It was organized by his father, Dr. Stephen Press, of Englewood, N.J. Stephen Press, DC, PhD, is best known as the founder of the Fédération Internationalede Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)—)aks: the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic).
The WikiChiro concept is a response to the barrage of scientifically biased and inaccurate statements about chiropractic and chiropractors found on Wikipedia—the result of allowing Wikipedia’s rules to be twisted to suit the agenda of the “anti-everything-alternative to drugs and surgery” set. While it is true that information on Wikipedia in the medical/surgical sphere is generally reasonably accurate, WikiChiro subscribes to the philosophy that it is important to separate facts from obvious discrimination.
On the WikiChiro Board are:
Anne Jensen, DC, PhD(c), (WikiChiro secretary), University of Oxford
Stephen M. Perle, DC, professor, University of Bridgeport, Ct.
Todd Reiter, MD, DC, physiatrist, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Ezra Cohen, DC, professor, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Ill.
Kim Ross, DC, PhD, professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Canada
Reed Phillips, DC, PhD, past president of Los Angeles Chiropractic College
The Scientific Advisory Board, which will review WikiChiro articles for scientific accuracy, includes:
Medhat Alattar, DC, professor, Palmer College of Chiropractic
Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD, professor, National University of Health Sciences
Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, vice president of research, Palmer College of Chiropractic
Heidi Haavik Taylor, DC, PhD, director of research, New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Anne Jensen, DC, MSc, DPhil(c), University of Oxford
Dan Martinez, MS, DC, associate professor, Research Institute, Parker College of Chiropractic
Anthony Rosner, PhD, research director for the International College of Applied Kinesiology
Peter Tuchin, PhD, senior lecturer, Department of Health and Chiropractic, Macquarie University, Australia