Renee DeVries

Professor

651-690-8789

rmdevries@stkate.edu

Renée DeVries is a professor in the Department of Interprofessional Education. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic and, after four years of clinical practice, returned to pursue a residency in Diagnostic Imaging. She earned her PhD in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development from the University of Minnesota. Her research explored the impact of trust on the success of collaborations in health care.

Renée is a teacher at heart and feels honored to have been able to spend the past twenty-three years participating in the training of future health care professionals. She is committed to their success and strives to foster their growth on the critical thinking continuum. She is interested in evidence-based clinical practice as she feels that creates a solid foundation for providers from diverse disciplines to engage in interprofessional practice.

  • Trust, and its impact on team performance
  • Evidence-based clinical practice

Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development: Higher Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, College of Education and Human Development, 2015
Dissertation Title: The Role of Trust in Creating Sustainable Change through Interorganizational Collaborations in Health Care Education

Residency in Diagnostic Imaging
Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN, 1993–1996

Doctor of Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science, Human Biology
Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN, 1989

Educator of the Year, Minnesota Chiropractic Association, 2015

Academician of the Year, American Chiropractic Association, 2014

College of Chiropractic Teacher of the Year, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2008

Excellence in Teaching Award, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2008

College of Chiropractic Clinical Science Teacher of the Year, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2003

R13AT008642 (Long) 2015
Process of Integrating Evidence (PIE) for CAM Educators
National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health
The goal of this project is to enhance integration of evidence-informed clinical practice (EIP) into CAM training curricula and to foster collaboration on teaching models through a three-day conference on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus with four complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) educational institutions.
Role: Co-investigator

1K07AT007186-01A1 (Anderson) 2013–2018
National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Evidence Informed Practice: Faculty and Curriculum Development
The goals of this project are to develop evidence informed practice (EIP) for faculty development and in the acupuncture and oriental medicine (AOM) Master's program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), the largest Oriental medicine college in the US.
Role: Advisory Board member

1R01AT006330 (Bronfort, Haas) 2011–2016
National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Dose-Response of Manipulation for Cervicogenic Headache
This study aims to determine optimal utilization of spinal manipulation provided by chiropractors for headache, a widespread and costly health problem. Findings could be used to the benefit of society in healthcare decision making by patients, providers, and payers.
Role: Radiologist

1-R18-HP-15124 (Bronfort) 2009–2012
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Chiropractic and Exercise for Low Back Pain in Adolescents
The primary aim of this project is to determine the relative clinical effectiveness of 3 months of chiropractic care and supervised exercise versus supervised exercise in 184 adolescents with sub-acute recurrent, or chronic low back pain.
Role: Radiologist

1- R18-HP-15127 (Maiers) 2009–2012
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Chiropractic and Exercise Management of Spinal Dysfunction in Seniors
The primary aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of 9 months of chiropractic care and exercise with a) 3 months of the same intervention and with b) 9 months of exercise alone, in 300 seniors with chronic spinal dysfunction.
Role: Radiologist

2R25AT003582 (Evans) 2006–2015
National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
CAM Research Education Partnership Project
The broad, long-term objective of this project is to facilitate the practice of evidence-based health care (EBH) among complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners.
Role: Co-Investigator (2011–2015)

1 R18-HP-07639 (Bronfort) 2006–2010
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Individualized Chiropractic and Integrative Care for Low Back Pain
The broad long term objective of this unique randomized clinical trial is to identify the most effective strategies for delivering individualized care for low back pain sufferers.
Role: Radiologist

1 R18-HP-07638 (Bronfort) 2006–2010
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Chiropractic and Self-Care for Back-Related Leg Pain
The overall objective for this observer-blinded randomized clinical trial is to identify effective, non-surgical treatments for back related leg pain (also known as sciatica).
Role: Radiologist

Young, M., Wessely, M., & DeVries, R. M. (2011). Chapter 1: Magnetic resonance: Principles and application to diagnostic imaging. In M. Wessely & M. Young (Eds.), Essential Musculoskeletal MRI. Oxford: Elsevier

DeVries, R.M., Manne A., & Wessely M. (2011). Chapter 2: The cervical spine. In M. Wessely & M. Young (Eds.), Essential Musculoskeletal MRI. Oxford: Elsevier

Wessely M. & DeVries, R.M. (2011). Chapter 3: The thoracic spine. In M. Wessely & M. Young (Eds.), Essential Musculoskeletal MRI. Oxford: Elsevier

Major C, Borggren C, DeVries R. Traumatic Hand Fracture in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008; 7: 155-160.

DeVries R, Wessely M. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Thoracic Spine Part 2: common disorders. Clinical Chiropractic 2005; 8(1): 33-40.

DeVries R, Manne A, Wessely M. Cervical MRI: Part 1: a basic overview. Clinical Chiropractic 2003; 6(3-4): 137-143.

DeVries R, Zachman A. Cysticercosis: A Case of Knee Pain and Seizures. Topics in Diagnostic Radiology and Advanced Imaging 1995; 3(3): 9-11.

Stites J, Long D, Minkalis A, Devries R, Lawrence D. The Teaching Track of a Conference in Evidence-Based Practice for CAM Educators. Poster presentation at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health; 2016.

Long C, LeFebvre R, Stites J, Wilson M, Cambron J, DeVries R, Lawrence D, Hoyt K, Hill D, Anderson B, Schneider M. PIE for CAM Educators: A Conference on Teaching and Integrating Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) into Curricula at CAM Academic Institutions. Poster presentation at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health; 2016.

Casello-Maddox P, DeVries R. Shared Governance Model Creation for Faculty and Curriculum Development, Platform presentation at the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference; 2016.

Bhalerao S, DeVries R, Perham D. Diagnosis Jeopardy. Workshop at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference XXIII; 2016.

Stites J, Minkalis A, Devries R, Lawrence D, Long C. Developing the Teaching Track of a Workshop for CAM Educators in Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. Poster presentation at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference XXIII; 2016.

DeVries R, Delagran L. Development of a Grand Rounds Course for Chiropractic Students. Poster presentation at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference XXII; 2015.

DeVries R, Maiers M, Delagran L, Evans R. Using the Appreciative Inquiry Model to Develop a Curriculum in Evidence- Informed Practice. Platform presentation at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference XVI; 2009.

DeVries, R. Trauma to the Cervical and Lumbar Spine. Presentation at the Colegio De Profesionistas Cientifico Quiropracticos De Mexico, A.C. and Northwestern Health Sciences University 11th Annual International Chiropractic and Interdisciplinary Congress; 2008.

DeVries R, Wiles M. The Use of Learning Communities in Chiropractic Education. Panel presentation at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference XV; 2008.

Lawson D, DeVries R. The dual roles of the global rating scale on a 30 station Objective Structured Clinical Examination for chiropractic radiologists: reward and punishment, plus standard setting. Oral presentation at the Ottawa Conference on Medical Education; 2004.

DeVries R, Rich J. Use of the Internet to Enhance Radiology Training. Round Table Discussion at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference VI; 1999.