2024 Grant Awardees

Professional Grant Program
Doctoral Student Grant Program
Masters Student Grant Program

General Grant Category

Alicia Montalvo, PhD, MPH, ATC
Arizona State University
“Current and predicted impacts of extreme heat events on risk of exertional heat illnesses in high school athletes”

New Investigator Grant Category

Allyssa Memmini, PhD, LAT, ATC
University of New Mexico
“Evaluating Perceptions of Post-Concussion Return-to-Learn Management among Hispanic Collegiate Student-Athletes”
Funded by: The Ted Quedenfeld Endowment Established by Stephen E. Bair



Caitlin Brinkman
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Characterizing Sleep, Kinesiophobia, and Reinjury Anxiety after ACL Reconstruction”
Funded by: PFATS Kent and Maxine Falb Doctoral Research Grant

Aleiza Higgins
The University of North Carolina Greensboro
“Attentional Considerations Regarding the Relationship Between Concussion and Subsequent Musculoskeletal Injury”
Funded by: Cantu-Guskiewicz Research Endowment for Sport Concussion

Cecilia Kaufman
University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute
“Perception of Employers Regarding Athletic Trainers within the Occupational Setting”
Funded by: Darren L. Johnson, MD Doctoral Research Fellowship Endowment

Elaine Reiche
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Biopsychosocial Assessments of Kinesiophobia and Functional Outcomes Post-ACL Reconstruction”
Funded by: The Abdenour Family Research Grant

Announced October 2024