Joe Gieck, EdD, AT Ret, PT Challenge Doctoral Research Endowment
The Joe Gieck, EdD, AT Ret, PT Challenge Doctoral Research Endowment, established in 2008, provides a Doctoral research grant of $2,500 to support evidence-based research directed toward clinically significant studies to directly improve athletic health care in the areas of prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation; to identify and evaluate the most appropriate and best practices of procedures, techniques and products of/for clinical performance/outcomes; and to determine the validity/relevance of the evidence.
About Dr. Gieck:
Joe Gieck was an educator and athletic trainer at the University of Virginia for 43 years before retiring in 2005. He served on the Advisory Board of Physical Therapy for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport, and was Virginia’s director of sports medicine from 1998-2004. Dr. Gieck worked with college athletics departments around the country the project APPLE (Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership Education), the purpose of which was to provide an educational forum for college and university athletic departments and their athletes to evaluate and update their policies and programs in tobacco, alcohol and drug prevention and education. Dr. Gieck received a special commendation award from the National Intercollegiate Administrators Association for his service to high school athletics, and was the NATA 1986 Professional Educator of the Year. The University of Virginia has endowed a scholarship and a teaching position in his name. He was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1990.
Research Grant Recipients:
2014 Hsin-Min Wang, MS University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2013 Lindsey K. Lepley, MEd, ATC University of Michigan
Amount Received: $50,000
Bart & Penny Buxton
Dr. Joe and Sally Gieck
Lance A. Gill
William S. Quillen
Brady & Pattie Tripp
C. Steven Yates
Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association