Congratulations to NATA Foundation Board of Directors and committee members who will receive NATA Honors & Awards in Houston:

Athletic Trainer Service Award
Thomas S. Woods, M.S., M.Ed., LAT, ATC (BOD)

Fellows
Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC (Research Committee and Free Comm Committee)
Stacy Walker, PhD, ATC (Research Committee)

Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer
Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC (BOD)
Ray Castle, PhD, LAT, ATC (CAATE Liaison to BOD)
Valerie Moody PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS (Incoming VP External Affairs)

Nominations for the 2017 research awards are now closed.

Award and Nomination Criteria

The Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, the New Investigator Award and the The David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award are presented annually to deserving researchers among the NATA membership.  Here is some additional information on the Research Award process.

Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research

The NATA Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research recognizes an established researcher who has sustained a prolific body of work that has contributed to research in the field of athletic training and health care. Please click on the award recipient’s name to view past recipients.

2015 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2014 Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2012 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2011 Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC2010 Thomas Weidner, PhD, ATC

2010 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2009 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2008 Doug Casa, PhD, ATC

2007 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2006 Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC

2005 Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC

2004 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2003 Craig R. Denegar, PhD, ATC, PT

2002 Scott M. Lephart, PhD, ATC

2001 David O. Draper, EdD, ATC

2000 John W. Powell, PhD, ATC

1999 David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC

1998 Louis R. Osternig, PhD, ATC

1997 Kenneth L. Knight, PhD, ATC

New Investigator Award

The New Investigator Award recognizes a researcher who is likely to continue to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in athletic training and health care. Please click on the award recipient’s name to view past recipients.

2015 Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC

2014 Joseph M. Hart, PhD, ATC

2013 Timothy Butterfield, PhD, ATC

2012 Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC

2011 Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC

2010 At the discretion of the committee, this was not awarded

2009 Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC

2008 Tricia J. Hubbard, PhD, ATC, LAT

2007 Riann M. Palmieri-Smith, PhD, ATC

2006 Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC

2005 Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

2004 J. Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC

2003 Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS

2002 Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC

2001 Douglas V. Casa, PhD, ATC

2000 Mitchell L. Cordova, PhD, ATC

1999 Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC

1998 Scott M. Lephart, PhD, ATC

The David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding doctoral student research in athletic training and health care. Please click on the award recipient’s name to view past recipients.

2015 David Howell, PhD, ATC

2014 Timothy Tourville, PhD, ATC, CSCS

2013 Dorice Hankemeier, PhD, ATC

2012 Lindsay DiStefano, PhD, ATC

2011 Jason Peter Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

2010 Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC

2009 Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC

2008 Christopher Mendias, PhD, ATC

2007 J. Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC

2006 Timothy A. Butterfield, PhD, ATC

2005 Riann M. Palmieri, PhD, ATC

Volunteer Service Awards

Awards History
The NATA Foundation Volunteer of the Year was presented from 1998 to 2008 to honor that individual who made significant contributions to the NATA Foundation. In 2009, this award was eliminated and replaced with three awards: Lifetime Contribution Award, New Initiative Service Award and the Volunteer Service Award. In 2012, the President’s Award was created to provide another avenue for honoring service to the NATA Foundation.

Lifetime Contribution Award

Given in recognition of exemplary contribution by an individual or a group who has provided significant advancement or financial growth to the NATA Foundation over a sustained, extended period of time. Please click on the award recipient’s name to view past recipients.

2015 Dave Perrin, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM

2014 Chris Ingersoll, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 Clint Thompson, MA, ATC

2012 Charlie Redmond, ATC, PT, LAT

2011 Mike Wilkinson, MS, ATC

2010 Ronnie Barnes, ATC

2009 Michael R. Sitler, EdD, ATC

Volunteer Service Award

Given to a current NATA Foundation board member, committee member or volunteer who has provided significant advancement or financial growth to the organization. Please click on the award recipient’s name to view past recipients.

2015 Jill Manners MS, ATC, PT

2014 MaryBeth Horodyski, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 Bob Casmus, MS, ATC, LAT

2012 Joseph Lueken, MS, ATC, LAT

2011 R. T. Floyd, EdD, ATC

2010 Stephen E. Bair, MEd, ATC

2009 Michael Pruitt, MS, ATC, LAT and Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

President’s Award

This honor is bestowed upon an individual chosen by the current NATA Foundation president. It is given in recognition of an outstanding commitment, dedication and loyalty to the NATA Foundation, its volunteers and its donors. Please click on the award recipient’s name to view past recipients.

2015 Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES

2014 Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC, FNATA

2013 Eve Becker-Doyle

2012 Patsy Brown

New Initiative Award

Given in recognition of exemplary grass roots initiatives (typically short term) by an individual or a group who provided significant advancement or financial growth of the NATA Foundation. Please click on the award recipient’s name to view past recipients.

Volunteer of the Year Award

2008 Ken Kladnick, ATC

2007 Brian Conway, ATC, LAT

2006 Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC

2005 Beth Raitz-Rex, MS, ATC

2004 Rod Harter, PhD, ATC

2003 Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC

2002 William H. Chambers, ATC

2001 Kenneth Locker, MA, ATC

2000 Jack Weakley

1999 A. Louise Fincher, EdD, ATC

1998 Dave Carrier, MS, ATC

 

Free Communications Program and Awards

The purpose of the Student Free Communications Awards program is to recognize and encourage the research efforts of athletic training students by awarding outstanding research awards based on NATA Foundation Free Communications program abstracts and presentations. Please click on the year to view the award recipients in each category.

2016 Award Winners

Undergraduate Poster – Katherine Van Wert – High Point University
Master’s Poster – Jamie Legner – Old Dominion University
Doctoral Poster -Jennifer Cuchna – Old Dominion University
Master’s Oral – Joseph Vogler – Indiana State University
Doctoral Oral – Lesley Vandermark – University of Connecticut

2015

Undergraduate Poster – Andrea Baellow – High Point University
Master’s Poster – Tyler Oberlander – South Dakota State
Doctoral Poster -Robert Lynall – UNC Chapel Hill
Master’s Oral – Stephanie Madura – Temple University
Doctoral Oral – Dustin Grooms – The Ohio State University

2014

Undergraduate Poster – Arthur Adkins – Saginaw Valley State University
Masters Poster – David Florea, MS, ATC – University of Toledo
Doctoral Poster – Alan Needle, PhD, ATC, CSCS – Appalachian State University
Master’s Oral – Matthew Mills, MA, ATC, PES – Stanford University
Doctoral Oral – Adam S. Lepley, MA, ATC – University of Toledo

2013
Undergraduate Poster – Shirleah Fayson
Master’s Oral – Kimberly Gray, ATC
Master’s Poster – Stephanie M. Kulow, ATC
Doctoral Oral – Luke Donovan, MEd, ATC
Doctoral Poster – Emily Anne Hall, MS, ATC

2012
Undergraduate Poster – Leslie Cardozza
Master’s Oral – Stasia M. Burroughs, MEd, ATC, CSCS
Master’s Poster – Steven St. Thomas, ATC
Doctoral Oral – Johanna M. Hoch, MS, ATC
Doctoral Poster – Matthew Shawn Donahue, MS, ATC

2011

Undergraduate Poster – Lyndsey Ingram
Master’s Orals – Candace Leach, ATC
Master’s Posters – Masafumi Terada, ATC
Doctoral Orals – Hayley M. Ericksen, MS, ATC
Doctoral Posters – Rebecca L. Scanlon-Begalle, MS, ATC, CSCS

2010

Undergraduate Poster – David Craig Oates, ATC
Master’s Orals – Allison Kim
Master’s Posters – Ryan Sean McCann, ATC
Doctoral Orals – Shelley Linens
Doctoral Posters – Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC

 

2009

Undergraduate Poster – Jeanne Graf
Master’s Orals – Ashley Anna Reed, ATC
Master’s Posters – Emily Schlitz, ATC, LAT
Doctoral Orals – Lindsay DiStefano, MA, ATC, PES
Doctoral Posters – Jihong Park, MS, ATC, CSCS

 

2008

Undergraduate Poster – Thomas Bateman
Master’s Poster – Matthew W. Rondeau, MA, ATC, LAT
Doctoral Poster – Sarah de la Motte, MA, ATC
Master’s Oral – Daniel Huffman, MEd, ATC, CSCS
Doctoral Oral – Johna Kay Register-Mihalik, MA, ATC

 

2007

Undergraduate Poster – Edward S. Ericksen
Master’s Poster – Lindsey Drewes
Doctoral Poster – Jason Mihalik, MS, CAT(C), ATC
Master’s Oral – Peter Fath, MEd, ATC
Doctoral Oral – Anh-Dung Nguyen, MSEd, ATC

 

2006

Undergraduate Poster – Ben Goerger, ATC
Master’s Poster – Stephanie Lynch, MA, ATC
Doctoral Poster – Lauren C. Kramer, PhD, ATC
Master’s Oral – Johna K. Register, ATC
Doctoral Oral – Anh-Dung Nguyen, MSEd, ATC

2005

Undergraduate Poster – Crystal Seamon, ATC
Master’s Poster – David Tomchuk, ATC, CSCS
Doctoral Poster – Bradley T. Hayes, PhD, ATC
Master’s Oral – Rebecca lopez, MS, ATC, LAT
Doctoral Oral – Jatin Ambegaonkar, MS, ATC

 

2004

Undergraduate Poster – Elicia N. Bennett, ATC
Master’s Poster – Nicholas Martin, MS, ATC/L
Doctoral Poster – Todd C. Sander, PhD, ATC, PT
Master’s Oral – Eric D. McVey, MEd, ATC
Doctoral Oral – Riann M. Palmieri, PhD, ATC

 

2003

Undergraduate Poster – Stephanie Paris, SAT
Master’s Poster – Amanda J. Nelson, ATC
Doctoral Poster – Brian Ragan, ATC
Master’s Oral – Steven P. Broglio, BA, ATC
Doctoral Oral – Cathy Brown, MA, ATC

 

2002

Undergraduate Poster – Anna M. Mychaskiw
Master’s Poster – Cheri Drysdale, MEd, ATC
Doctoral Poster – Todd A. Evans, MA, ATC, CSCS
Master’s Oral – Tricia J. Hubbard, ATC
Doctoral Oral – Kevin Tsang, PhD, ATC

 

2001

Student Poster Awards sponsored by NFL Charities

First Place-Tie: Yan Ying Ju, MS, PT, ATC & Jeff W. Otte, MS, ATC
Third Place: Jessica Serwa, MS, ATC