Recent graduate Leeah Fayson received a NATA Research and Education Undergraduate Poster Award.

Athletic training honors

UD students win awards at national athletic training meeting

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4 p.m., July 18, 2013--The University of Delaware’s athletic training education program was well represented at the National Athletic Training Association’s 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, held in Las Vegas, Nev., from June 24-27. 

UD honors included the following:

Honors Stories

Boer Medal awarded

Antonio Luque, director of the Institute of Solar Energy at the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, will receive the Karl W. Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, established by the distinguished UD scientist.

Winning simulation

SimuTrach, a device that provides realistic training for the care of tracheostomy patients, has been selected as the first-place technology innovation winner by the 15th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Scientific Content Committee.
  • Leeah Fayson (May 2013 graduate) received a NATA Research and Education Undergraduate Poster Award for her project, “The Effects of Ankle Kinesio Taping on Muscle Activity During a Drop Landing Maneuver.”
  • Andrea Di Trani (first-year doctoral student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program) was awarded a $2,500 NATA Foundation Scholarship sponsored by F.A. Davis Company Publishers.
  • Peter Braun was a master’s student oral award finalist for his presentation, “Oculomotor Function in Collegiate Student-Athletes with a Previous History of Sports Related Concussion.”
  • The UD team was the NATA National Quiz Bowl second runner-up.

In addition, 16 UD students and faculty gave presentations or presented posters, and 17 undergraduates attended the event, supported in part by the Student Athletic Trainers’ Club (SATC).

“This was the highest number of undergrads we sent to the national meeting,” said Tom Kaminski, professor and director of the athletic training education program.  “We were also really pleased to have more than 175 alums turn out for our UD ATEP Alumni Party on Tuesday, June 25.”

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