The PATS Research Committee is now accepting applications for the PATS, Inc. Supported Research Grant. PATS members who are in good standing with the BOC and hold a license to practice athletic training in Pennsylvania are encouraged to apply for this award. The purpose of this program is to facilitate the advancement of the athletic training profession. Initiated in 1993, The PATS Supported Research Program, offers a unique opportunity for members of the Society. The grant, in an amount of up to $5,000 will be officially awarded in May/June at the PATS Annual Meeting. Completed applications must be received by March 1, of each year. Applicants are encouraged to submit the completed application via e-mail as an attached PDF file. Funding priority is given to basic, applied, and service related research that incorporates an interdisciplinary approach between the athletic trainer and other health care researchers. For additional information and application materials click on the link or contact:

Neil Curtis

Chair PATS Research Committee
c/o West Chester University Department of Sports Medicine
215 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2969 (p) / 610-436-2803 (f)

Award Winners

2015   Keisuke Kawata,Temple University

2014   no award 

2013   Lindsey McGuire, Temple University

2012   Nieka Bright, Temple University
           Cynthia Wright, Marywood University

2011   no award 

2010   Jamie Mansell, Temple Univertsity

2009   Giampietro L. Vairo, Penn State University

2008   Jason Scibek, Duquesne University

2006   Sandra Fowkes-Godek, West Chester University

2005   Ryan Tierney, Temple University

2004   Keith Gorse, Duquesne University

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The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society is a progressive  organization of health care professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician. Licensed Athletic Trainers working in the Commonwealth protect and enhance the health and welfare of our clients through prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries. Further, the society's vision is to continue to promote our profession and to serve the needs of the membership.

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