D’Youville College has named Dr. Peter Diakow director of their chiropractic program. He will be responsible for establishing and accomplishing the goals of the program, coordinating research, budget, grants and other administrative duties. Diakow previously was director of graduate studies at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he also served as the coordinator of a community based clinical education program and an associate clinical professor. D’Youville, a four-year institution offering bachelor’s, master, doctoral programs and special five-year programs, established the doctor of chiropractic program in 2004 and received initial accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education in July of this year. The college is the first standard accredited multi-disciplinary college in New York State offering the program and was the second in the U.S. to do so. Students can complete the program in seven years or four years if they hold an undergraduate degree upon entrance. D’Youville currently enrolls approximately 900 Canadian students and is the only college in the U.S. named for a Canadian woman, St. Marguerite d’Youville, founder of the Grey Nuns, the order that established the college. It was chartered in 1908. Diakow is a graduate of Brock University, Ontario, he holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College of Toronto and a masters of health services administration from D’Youville. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Health Policy and Education at D’Youville.

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