PFATS Doctoral Research Endowment


About the Endowment:
The PFATS Doctoral Research Endowment, established in 2009, provides an annual Doctoral research grant to a qualified researcher, with priority given to the following subject areas (listed in descending priority order):

Athletic Pubalgia (Sports Hernia)
Ankle Syndesmosis Injuries
Lis Franc Injuries
5th Metatarsal Injuries (Jones Fractures)
Heat Illness
Low Back
Lower or Upper Extremity


About PFATS:
The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society is over 100 members strong. All members are Certified Athletic Trainers and the vast majority has advanced degrees. PFATS provides scholarship and internship opportunities, educational seminars and charitable activities with the ultimate goal of sharing information and education. PFATS hopes to provide support and encouragement to both Student and Certified Athletic Trainers, to provide with the team physician’s and other medical professionals the highest quality healthcare to the athletes they serve and to show the value that a Certified Athletic Trainer provides to the team. PFATS works with the NFL Physician’s Society, the National Football League and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association we take on new challenges to work towards better solutions, collaborative opportunities and new ideas.
Research Grant Recipients:

2014 – J. Luke Pryor,  MS, ATC, University of Connecticut, “Effectiveness of an Intermittent Heat Exposure to Maintain Heat Acclimation”

2010 – Melissa M. Montgomery, MA, ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “The Effect of Relative Lean Body Mass and Strength on Hip, Knee and Ankle Energy Absorption During Landing”

Commitment: $52,000
Amount Received: $52,000

Donor Organizations:
Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society