2021 Grant Awardees

Professional Grant Program
Student Grant Program

General Grant Category

Alan Needle, Ph.D., LAT, ATC, CSCS
Appalachian State University
How to TRAIN Pathways: Targeted Rehabilitation of Ankle Instability through Neurological Pathways”
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Sara Nottingham, EdD, LAT, ATC
University of New Mexico
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Personalized Educational Intervention to Improve Athletic Trainers’ Knowledge of Clinical Documentation”
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New Investigator Grant Category

Brett Pexa, PhD, ATC, LAT
High Point University
“Validation and Compliance of Daily Self-Reported Athlete Health Variables in Collegiate Student-Athletes”
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Doctoral Grant Category

Karlee Burns, MS, LAT, ATC
Temple University
“Concussion, Migraine, and the Athletic Trainer”
Funded by: District 2 Research Endowment

Sunghoon Chung, ATC
Old Dominion University
“Effects of A Single-Session Balance Training on Spinal Reflexive Excitability Modulation and Corticospinal Excitability in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability”
Funded by: The Abdenour Family Research Grant

Derek Dewig, MA, ATC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Quadriceps Function, Landing Biomechanics, and Performance in Individuals with ACL Reconstruction”
Funded by: Malacrea Research Endowment
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Seunguk Han
Brigham Young University
“Effects of anticipation on movement strategies in patients with chronic ankle instability”
Funded by: Ted Quedenfeld Research Endowment

Mayrena Hernandez, MPH, LAT, ATC
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Secondary Athletic Trainers’ Clinical Management Decisions toward Low Socioeconomic Status Student Athletes”
Funded by: GLATA Thomas Weidner Doctoral Research Endowment
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Aliza Nedimyer, MA, LAT, ATC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Information Seeking in Athletic Trainers Related to Exertional Heat Illness”
Funded by: Darren L. Johnson Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Jennifer Tinsley, MS, LAT
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
“Resilience and Professional Quality of Life in Firefighters”
Funded by: James R. Andrews MD Research Endowment