Research & Grants Committee

Committee Mission & Members

Foundation

As Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) continues to grow within our profession, the leadership of the Far West Athletic Training Association is committed to supporting exceptional research proposals that expand the body of knowledge and clinical practices in athletic training.

The mission of the FWATA Research & Grants Committee is to advance the discovery, dissemination, and application of scientific knowledge in athletic training domains through written and oral forums.  To assure the exchange of valuable information, the FWATA Research & Grants Committee utilizes follows standardized guidelines similar to those utilized by the NATA Foundation.

The Research Grants Program utilizes a competitive mechanism to review and award up to $3,000 each year although award amounts vary annually and additional funding may be available.  Applicants must be a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) member or be sponsored by a NATA member from District 8 and be a Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer.  Proposals are due February 5 of each year (April 5 for years the conference is in Hawaii).

The FWATA Research & Grants Committee also conducts an awards competition for the Free Communications Program.  During the FWATA Annual Meeting, presentations from both the Peer-Reviewed and Student Exchange Tracks will be judged and selected winners will receive awards ranging from $100 to $300.  Abstracts are due February 5 of each year (April 5 for years the conference is in Hawaii).

Application and information materials are available through the links below.  If you have any questions related to the programs or applications process, please feel free to contact any member of the FWATA Research & Grants Committee for clarification.  We look forward to your participation!

2015 FWATA Research & Grants Committee Awards

FWATA Research Grants & Free Communications: Record-breaking year of 20 peer-reviewed and 22 student exchange submissions.

Research Grant: $3000 research grant awarded Sara Nottingham, EdD, ATC from Chapman University “Examining the Role of Mentorship in Promising Faculty Member Development”

 

Free Communications Research Presentation Awards

1st Place: Sara Nottingham, EdD, ATC (Reasons for and Mechanics of Documenting Patient Care Among Athletic Trainers: A Report from the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network)

2nd Place: Monica Caro (Bilateral Comparison of Lower Extremity Joint Energetics during Drop-Jumping)

3rd Place Runners Up (tie): Tricia Kasamatsu, PhD, ATC (Predicting the Likelihood of an Existing Concussion Management Policy in Secondary Schools: An Athletic Trainers’ Perspective), Tim Cuddeback, ATC, CSCS (The Effects of Fatigue on Isometric Hip Abductor Torque)

 

Student Exchange Presentation Awards

Original Research: Nicole Brashears (Chapman University), Justine Li (Chapman University), Haley Seymour (Chapman University)

Case Report/Series: Kylie Trammell (California Baptist University), Christina Brekelmans (California Baptist University), Michelle Ruan (California Baptist University

 

NATA Research & Education Foundation Scholarships

Abby Knight (University of La Verne) Gail Weldon Memorial

Brenda Valdez Nava (CSU Fullerton) William “Bill” Chambers

Nysa Allen (University of La Verne) Jack Rockwell Memorial

Jesse Williams (CSU Fullerton) Larry “Stosh” Neumann Memorial

Yusuke Ohashi (CSU LB) Ronnie Barnes

Hope Allen (University of La Verne) Bill Buhler Memorial

Tyler Voas (San Diego State Univ) NATA Foundation

Michelle Cleary
PhD, ATC, CSCS

Committee Chair

Chapman University
714.628.2797

Tom Abdenour
DHSc, ATC, CES

NATA Foundation at Large Director-Elect

San Diego State University
619.594.7650

Scott Cheatham
DPT, ATC, CSCS

Committee

CSU Dominguez Hills
310.243.3794

Sean Flanagan
PhD, ATC, CSCS

Committee

CSU Northridge
818.677.7507

Melissa Montgomery
PhD, ATC

Committee

CSU Fullerton
657.278.7867

Sara Nottingham
Ed.D, ATC, CSCS

Committee

Chapman University
714.744.7963

Kara Radzak
PhD, ATC

Committee

UNLV
972.333.4421

Cris Stickley
PhD, ATC, CSCS

Committee

University of Hawaii, Manoa
808.956.7606