Week of 5/19 - 5/25/13
Thanks to all who assisted yesterday (Saturday 5/18/13) with the DATA 5K Run --- it was a huge success!
FINALS WEEK --- GOOD LUCK!
Graduation ceremonies this week Friday and Saturday for the 14 UD ATEP seniors! Congrats!
Faculty/staff/graduate students/alumni gathered with UD ATEP seniors on Thursday 5/16/13 to celebrate their 4 years of contributions to the ATEP. Here is a photo taken on the steps of the Deer Park Tavern
UD ATEP senior students were recognized at today's end-of-the-year meeting with an outstanding slide show put together by SATC historian Cat Horstmann. Click here to see the show.
UD ATEP junior Mary Mahon secured a off-campus clinical rotation at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC this semester. She is pictured here just over the left shoulder of Prince Harry on his visit with the wounded US servicemen being rehabilitated there. Nice work Mary.
Congratulations to UD ATEP doctoral student Andrea Di Trani who has been selected to receive the NATA Research & Education Foundation Doctoral Student Scholarship. She will be honored at the
Pinky Newell Scholarship & Leadership Breakfast at the NATA Convention in Las Vegas on Thursday June 27, 2013.
Please join me in congratulating our newest group of certified athletic trainers ("ATC") from the Class of 2013: Maggie Berkowitz, Leeah Fayson, Michele Hudgins, Deanna Lapp, Sarah Moore, Sarah Neal, Casey Niemela, Diamond O'Donovan, Kate Sheehan, Leigh Waters, Kelsey Wolfe, and Kate Zimmerman!
AT students were recently honored at the CHS Student Honor's Reception @ Daugherty Hall on Friday April 26, 2013. Pictured here are Mikala Potrako (sophomore), Dani Zuppe (junior), Leah Lamborn (junior), Dr. K., Chris Marroquin (sophomore), and Jessica Bonnett (junior). Congrats to all for their awards and recognition!
Please join me in congratulating our newly elected SATC Officers for the 2013-14 school year:
President – Jess Bonnett
VP – Devon Leahy
Sec – Dani Zuppe
Treas. – Leah Lamborn
Social Chair – Johanna Schutzer
Historian – Bekah Marino
The officers are pictured here shortly after the election took place on Thursday April 25th (L-R Bekah Marino, Leah Lamborn, Jess Bonnett, Devon Leahy, Dani Zuppe, Johanna Schutzer)
The ATEP juniors posed for this group photo on the steps leading to the upper deck in the BCC on Monday April 22, 2013
The ATEP seniors got together on Thursday April 18, 2013 for the annual senior breakfast with Dr. K. Here is a photo of the group at IHOP on Main Street.
Congrats to UD ATEP senior Leeah Fayson who has been accepted
into the graduate AT program at the Arizona School of Health Sciences/AT Still University in Phoenix, Arizona!
The ATEP sophomore class gathered in front of the main UD sign on the corner of Route 4 and *96 recently
SATC sponsored a guest lecture last week Thursday 4/11/13 involving Pittsburgh Steelers assistant athletic trainer Ms. Sonia Gysland, only the 2nd female in the history of the NFL to hold that post. Sonia (4th from right) is pictured here with Dr. Kaminski and the SATC Officers. Click here for the U-Daily story
ATEP students Nick Clark (junior), Chris Marroquin (soph) and Matt Piha (soph) are pictured along with UD staff athletic trainer Dan Watson (past president - DATA) in a group photograph involving all attendees at this year's NATA "Hit the Hill" event in Washington, DC February 2013. Click here to see the entire NATA News article.
Congratulations to senior AT students Deanna Lapp and Casey Niemela as both were awarded the
2013 Delaware Athletic Trainers Association Scholarship. Nice work ladies!
Congratulations to the following ATEP Award winners for 2013:
The Catania Family Athletic Training Academic Achievement Award – Jessica Bonnett
Paris Delligatti Memorial Scholarship Fund:
Deanna Lapp, Casey Niemela , Diamond O’Donovan , Leigh Waters
Lee J. Hyncik Athletic Trainer Achievement Award:
Jessica Bonnett, Leah Lamborn, Danielle Zuppe
Dr. Julie Moyer-Knowles Award
Dr. C. Roy Rylander Outstanding Senior Athletic Training Student Award
Keith Handling Scholarship Award
In addition three ATEP students have been selected by the Dept. of KAAP as Layton Award (gift certificates) recipients 2013 and include:
Chris Marroquin (sophomore)
Jessica Bonnett (junior)
Casey Niemela (senior)
Congratulations to UD ATEP sophomore student Josh Evans who has secured a summer internship with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.
SATC Sponsored "Head Games" video presentation on Thursday March 21. 2014 beginning at 6:30 pm in Smith Hall 120. Dr. Kathleen O'Brien from AI duPont Hospital for Children will be speaking after the presentation of the video.
Prominent California neurosurgeon and UD graduate (Class of 1992) Dr. Scott Berta spoke to a group of UD athletic training students on Friday March 15, 2013 in the Bob Carpenter Center. Dr. Berta's shared his experiences working with some high-profile athletes with spine injuries, as well as reinforce the importance of athletic trainers and their role in the acute management of spinal cord trauma. Dr. Berta (holding his son) is pictured here with the AT students and faculty members Keith Handling (far left) and Dr. Kaminski (far right).
UD Athletic Training Interest (ATI) students Matt Armistead and Tiana McKim prior to the start of the DIAA Girl's Basketball Championship game held at the BCC. UD athletic training students assisted with this event as a fund raiser for SATC.
UD ATEP students (l-r below) Matt Piha, Chris Marroquin, and Nick Clark accompanied DATA president Dan Watson to the NATA's "Hit-the-Hill" Day in Washington, DC on Monday February 25, 2013. They were able to meet with DE legislators and brief them on topics of importance to the athletic training profession.
SATC officers Casey Niemela (VP) on the left and Deanna Lapp (President) on the right pose in front of the AT month poster display set up at the entrance to the BCC basketball court in conjunction with this year's DIAA state high school basketball championships.
Congrats to UD ATEP senior student Maggie Berkowitz a member of UD's silver medal synchro skating team ---- http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2013/mar/silver-medal-030513.html
March is National Athletic Training Month "Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer". Members of UD's SATC are arranging the display case inside the entrance way to McDowell Hall on UD's campus. Stop by and check it out! Special thanks to Stephanie Minite, Casey Niemela, Diamond O'Donovan, Kate Sheehan, and Leigh Waters for their efforts.
Congrats to UD ATEP undergraduate student (Shirleeah Fayson) and graduate students (Peter Braun and Alan Needle) all of whom have been selected as finalists in the NATA Research and Education Foundation abstract award category for presentations to be made at the NATA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV June 25-27, 2013.
UD junior athletic training student Devon Leahy spent the winter semester on a mission trip to South Africa where she
volunteered through Cross Cultural Solutions and was placed at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. While there she worked
in the adolescent and children wards helping kids with HIV, TB, diabetes, cancer, gastroentritis and motor vehicle survivors. Devon (front row right) is pictured here with her colleagues and the children from the hospital.
UD's Athletic Training Research Lab played host to a group of students from UD ATEP alumnus Chris Morrow's anatomy class at the Tower Hill School on Monday February 10, 2013. Students were able to experience some hands-on demonstrations of a variety of research equipment and techniques. Here is the group of students with Chris Morrow (far left) and her colleague Jennifer Romano (far right):
Congrats to UD ATEP senior Michele Hudgins on her acceptance into the CAATE accredited graduate athletic training program at Old Dominion University. She begins her studies there in the Fall 2013!
Congrats to UD ATEP senior Diamond O'Donovan who has accepted a graduate assistant athletic trainer position at the University of Kentucky beginning Fall 2013.
Congrats to UD ATEP senior Casey Niemela who has accepted a graduate assistant athletic trainer position beginning next Fall 2013 at the University of South Carolina.
Congrats to UD ATEP senior Leigh Waters who has accepted a graduate assistant athletic trainer position beginning next Fall 2013 at the University of Alabama.
Click here for a list of AT/ATI students who made the Dean's List Fall 2012 semester. Nice work to all!
Please join me in congratulating UD ATEP senior student Kate Zimmerman whose 3 rd place finish in the EATA Quiz Bowl competition last week Friday in Buffalo, NY qualifies her for a trip to Las Vegas (June 2013) to represent NATA District II in the national competition! This is great exposure and recognition for UD’s ATEP!
Kate, in her role on the EATA Student Delegation, was also instrumental in chairing thisyear’s EATA Student Forum and event attended by over 250 students from NATA’s Districts I and II ---- nice work Kate!
Help UD ATEP become a finalist in the NATA Student Video Contest - 2013 by viewing the YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO0UJsbqxDs&feature=youtube_gdata_player
SATC Officers and UD ATEP seniors Casey Niemela (L) and Deanna Lapp (R) stopped by with the $400.00 in Wal-Mart gift cards to the office of the DE Adopt-a-Family. The program is extremely grateful for the generosity of the faculty/staff/students of UD ATEP!
SATC held their annual Holiday Banquet on Thursday 12/6/12 in the Bob Carpenter Club. The club awarded it first ever SATC Student-Athlete Award to senior women's soccer player Polly Reinicker. Here Polly is pictured with the SATC officers holding her award plaque.
L-R SATC Officers (Cat Horstmann, Sarah Moore, Diamond O’Donovan, Polly Reinicker, Leigh Waters, Deanna Lapp, Casey Niemela)
Congrats to UD AT junior Stephen Donald on being awarded a First Step grant from the College of Health Sciences for his FitTen Program idea to build a healthy liftestyle for middle school students in his hometown.
Congrats to sophomore UD athletic training student Kimmie Faucher who has been sleceted to represent the State of DE on the EATA Student Delegate Panel beginning in 2013.
Men's Basketball Athletic Trainer - Jon Boone and senior AT student - Sarah Moore are shown here with the UD's MBB team at Madison Square Garden where the team is playing in the semifinals of the NIT Tournament.
Students are reminded to check the UD ATEP site on Sakai for the semester calendar of events!
Dr. Kaminski worked the sidelines of Saturday's FB game vs. Towson. Here is a picture with the senior AT students and athletic training staff. L-R Dan Watson, Dr. K., Leigh Waters, Casdey Niemela, Sarah Neal, and John Smith.
Congrats to sophomore AT student Chris Marroquin who has been offered a summer internship with the NFL's Buffalo Bills beginning Summer 2013.
SATC welcomed Dr. Alfred Atanda an orthopedic surgeon from AU duPont Hospital for Children on Wednesday 10/24/12 to their monthly meeting. Dr. Atanda spoke to the club members abour OCD lesions in the elbow and shared his experiences working with AI's Sports Medicine Program. Here is a picture of Dr. Atanda with SATC Officers and Dr. Kaminski.
Congrats to to ATI students Matt Armistead and Kayla Albertella who have been crowned this year's taping contest winners. The ankle taping competetion was held this week during the ATI In-Services. Nice job to all participants!
Dr. Kaminski and Alan Needle (current BIOMS doctoral student) attended the 5th International Ankle Symposium hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY 10/18 - 10/20/12. They are pictured here with alums Kathy Liu (Phd 2012), Adam Rosen (BS 2006 and MS 2008), Maggie Griebert (BS 2012) and Greg Gutierrez (PhD 2009) (standing).
UD ATEP longtime faculty member Mr. Keith Handling served as "Honorary Captain" for UD's Parents Weekend home football game against Maine on Saturday October 6, 2012. Keith is pictured here with John Smith (Head Athletic Trainer), Dan Watson (Associate Athletic Trainer), Dr. Kaminski (UD ATEP Program Director) and the athletic training students assigned to football. Congratulations Keith --- very nice honor!
Congrats to UD ATEP sophomore student Megan Cusick who was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at a ceremony held on Sunday October 7, 2012. Nice work Megan!
UD ATEP students were honored on Friday 10/5/12 @ the College of Health Sciences Parents Weekend Reception held at Daugherty Hall. Pictured here with Dr. Kaminski are Deanna Lapp (Lee J. Hyncik Award recipient), Sarah Neal (Lee J. Hyncik Award recipient), Leigh Waters (Paris Delligatti Memorial Scholarship Award recipient), Casey Niemela (The Catania Family Athletic Training Academic Achievement Award and Lee J. Hyncik Award recipient), and Jessica Bonnett (Dr. Julie Moyer-Knowles Award recipient). Nice work ladies!
The Delaware Athletic Trainers' Association has chosen the following UD ATEP students to represent the State of Delaware at two very important and exciting leadership opportunities in 2013:
Taking part in the NATA iLEAD Conference 1/11-1/12/13 will be Casey Niemela (senior) and Mikela Potrako (sophomore), while the following athletic training students will be involved in the NATA's "Hit the Hill" Day February 24-25, 2013: Nick Clark (junior), Chris Marroquin (sophomore) and Matt Piha (sophomore). Nice work to all!
AT senior students Megumi Yoshigai and Kate Zimmerman spent the afternoon of Tuesday 9/25/12 working with coaches at the Delaware School for the Deaf helping them to refine their athletic taping skills. Megumi and Kate are pictured here with those coaches. Nice work ladies!
AT senior student Leeah Fayson was able to travel as a research assistant this past summer assisting with data collection on the "JUMP ACL Project". Her travels took her to both the US Military Academy in West Point, NY and the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Here Leeah is pictured with her colleagues Haley Sparks (Brown University) and Michelle Mudge (University of North Carolina). Her research was part of the requirements for the Ronald McNair Rsearch Program that Leeah has been a part of since her sophomore year. Nice work!
Congratulations to Laura (Miller) McDonald who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday 9/7/12. The title of Dr. McDonald's dissertation was BIOMECHANICAL VARIABILITY IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL PITCHERS: A WITHIN- AND BETWEEN-PITCH TYPE COMPARISON. Laura is pictured here with Dr. Kaminski at her official hooding ceremony:
UD Football Staff athletic trainers and athletic training students took it upon themselves to create a "Delaware Athletic Training Dare to be There" poster to spotlight there contributions to the success of UD athletics.
Congrats to UD graduate students Stephanie Segulin who was awarded a Master's Research Grant from the NATA Research Foundation.
Congrats to UD ATEP seniors Casey Niemela and Sarah Neal who were awarded a prestigious Ruth E. McNeal Health Professions Scholarship from the University of Delaware for the 2012-13 school year!
Congrats to Peter Braun who has successfully defended his master's thesis titled " OCULOMOTOR FUNCTION IN COLLEGIATE STUDENT-ATHLETES WITH A PREVIOUS HISTORY OF SPORT-RELATED CONCUSSION.". Peter is pictured here with his thesis committee members Drs. Kaminski, Swanik, and Knight.
Congrats to UD AT majors and ATI students who made the Dean's List Spring 2012 semester! Nice work.
Congrats to UD Alumnus (Class of 2008) Kelly Stafford who has been named Athletic Trainer for UD's WBB team! Welcome back Kelly!
Congrats to UD ATEP senior students Sarah Neal and Kate Zimmerman on their "early admit" acceptance into UD's
doctoral physical therapy program. They'll both begin their studies in the summer of 2013.
Disney Wide World of Sports 2012
Athletic Training Study Abroad Opportunities:
Collegiate Sports Medicine Study Abroad - Italy Program
Athletic Training Education in Taiwan
Sports Medicine Field Study in Australia
Wingate University - NC Summer Program to Australia
AT Student Leadership Conferences:
CSM Foundation Annual AT Student Leadership Workshop
2011-2012 Graduate Assistantship Positions:
NATA Accredited Post-Certification Graduate Programs.
DATA scholarship application
Completed applications must be postmarked by MARCH 15, 2013 and sent to the following address:
Dan Watson, DATA President
University of Delaware - BCC Training Room
Information on the application is found at: http://www.delata.org/infocenter/scholarship-app.aspx
DATA has announced that beginning in 2012 they will be awarding two $1500.00 scholarship awards!
EATA scholarship application:
The EATA scholarship application for entry-level education athletic training students is now available on the EATA web page, www.goeata.org Click on “scholarships” on the top banner and then click on "Professional Scholarships for Athletic Training Students-Application -Scholarship Application (PDF File) (MS Word) "
The application must be printed and then submitted by mail as per the instructions on the application.
Neil Curtis, EdD, ATC
Chair, EATA Scholarship Committee
Department of Sports Medicine
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Ath. Trng Rm: 610-436-2932,3