Daniel Murphy, DC, DABCO, has been named the 2021 University of Western States Alumnus of the Year. This distinction recognizes and honors the accomplishments of outstanding UWS graduates as they advance the science and art of integrated health care. Dr. Murphy’s professional and scholarly work has demonstrated exemplary leadership for the chiropractic profession, and reflects the core values of UWS – student focus, best practices, curiosity, inclusiveness, professionalism and whole-person health.
“It is truly an honor to be named the 2021 UWS Alumnus of the Year,” said Dr. Murphy. “My education at Western States opened my eyes to a world of never-ending possibilities for both academic and clinical excellence, allowing me to create a career and life that has helped me to make a difference.”
Dr. Murphy graduated magna cum laude from UWS. He has more than 40 years of clinical experience and earned his diplomat in chiropractic orthopedics. Dr. Murphy’s career exemplifies the UWS motto, “for the good of the patient.”
“Dr. Dan Murphy has been a leader in chiropractic practice and clinical education for more than four decades,” said President and CEO of UWS Dr. Joseph Brimhall. “He stays abreast of the rapidly-evolving developments in the sciences of chiropractic and nutrition, and teaches how to apply these advancements to help patients achieve their optimal potential.”
Dr. Murphy has been a part-time professor at Life Chiropractic College West for more than 30 years and has led more than 1,400 postgraduate continuing education seminars. From 2003-09 he served as the vice president of the International Chiropractic Association and was chosen by the organization as Chiropractor of the Year in 2009.
Dr. Murphy will be honored at the UWS Open House Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022 on the UWS campus in Portland. An extended profile of Dr. Murphy will be featured in the 2021-22 UWS Annual Report coming this spring.