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 and 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 and Grants Committee utilizes follows standardized guidelines similar to those utilized by the NATA Foundation.

Our committee administers two programs:

  1. Research Grants Program
  2. Free Communications Program at the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia

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!

 

  • The FWATA Research Grants Program utilizes a competitive mechanism to review and award up to $3,000 (or more with justification) each year with award amounts that vary annually and as additional funding is 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.

Application instructions coming soon.

Abstracts can be submitted in one of 6 categories:

  1. Basic Research
  2. Survey Research
  3. Meta-Analysis Research & Systematic Reviews
  4. Qualitative Research
  5. Level 1-3 Clinical CASE Study/Series*
  6. Level 4 Clinical CASE Report

More information about preparing your abstract and the submission process will be posted here when available.

Abstracts are due February 5.

 

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Melissa Montgomery,
PhD, ATC

Committee Chair

Cal State Fullerton
657.278.7867

Tom Abdenour
DHSc, ATC, CES

Committee

Retired
619.594.7650

Scott Cheatham
PhD, DPT, ATC

Committee

CSU Dominguez Hills
310.243.3794

Sean Flanagan
PhD, ATC, CSCS

Committee

CSU Northridge
818.677.7507

Tricia Kasamatsu
PhD, ATC

Committee

CSU Fullerton
657.278.7206

Nicole MacDonald
Dr.P.H., ATC

Committee

Cal Baptist University
951.343.4379

Kara Radzak
PhD, ATC

Committee

UNLV
972.333.4421

Karen Roos
PhD, MSPT, ATC

Committee

Long Beach State
949.307.6101

Cris Stickley
PhD, ATC, CSCS

Committee

University of Hawaii, Manoa
808.956.7606

Far West Athletic Trainers Association