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.

New Initiatives

The FWATA Research and Grants Committee is announcing the addition of two new initiatives (details 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!

 

  • 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.

Proposals are due ONLINE by February 5.

  • New CASE study/report abstract formats for the FWATA 2018 Free Communications program. Contribution to the Available Sources of Evidence (CASE) study/series/reports are an important part of translating research to practice. The new Free Communication guidelines and abstract submission form are HERE. Please pay particular attention to the required use of outcomes (e.g. patient related outcome measures) for CASE study submission.
  • Outstanding research presentation Awards include the new Clinical Outcome Based Research Award (COBRA), which is intended to bring awareness to the Free Communications program and encourage clinician-based research. Attached are the Award guidelines, also available HERE.

Abstracts are due ONLINE by February 5.

 

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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

Far West Athletic Trainers Association