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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



        Chelsea Wolff,  Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, "Athletic Trainers Knowledge and Perception on

         Mental Health Best Practices"



         No Award


Jennifer Ostrowski, Moravian College. “Rate and Magnitude of Muscle Temperature
Increase with Cycling at Various Speeds”



Lindsey Keenan, West Chester University. “The Effectiveness and applicability of
implementing a mental health screening application in the collegiate athletic training setting“



No award


Rebecca Mokris, Gannon University. “Assessing concussion awareness in faculty and
staff in a Division II collegiate setting”

Kelly Cheever, Temple University. Kelly Cheever: “The effect of chronic exposure to
head impacts and cervical loads due to contact sport participation on cervical spine sensory and
motor function”



Nicole Cattano, West Chester University. “Physical Activity Levels, Patient Reported
Outcomes, Landing Mechanics, and Plantar Pressure Comparisons in Physically Active College
Students with and without a Knee Injury History”

Mallory Faherty, University of Pittsburgh. “A Prospective Evaluation of the Relationship
Between Range of Motion, Flexibility, Strength, and Postural Stability and Incidence of Lower
Extremity Injury in Intercollegiate Athletes.”



Keisuke Kawata,Temple University



No award 



Lindsey McGuire, Temple University



Nieka Bright, Temple University
Cynthia Wright, Marywood University



No award 



Jamie Mansell, Temple Univertsity



Giampietro L. Vairo, Penn State University



Jason Scibek, Duquesne University



Sandra Fowkes-Godek, West Chester University



Ryan Tierney, Temple University



Keith Gorse, Duquesne University

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