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2016 MAATA STUDENT FREE COMMUNICATIONS PRESENTATION


Primary Care Approach to 
TREATING THE INJURED ATHLETE

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016

THE CONFERENCE CENTER AT SHEPPARD PRATT
6501 N. CHARLES STREET, BALTIMORE, MD 21204

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MAATA Safe Sports School Award Grant

This winter MAATA will again offer funding to assist secondary schools with the cost of applying for the NATA Safe Sports School Award in the form of MAATA Safe Sports School Award Grants. The grant application period is open. Remember only schools ready to apply for the NATA SSSA should apply for a grant.

Information on how to apply and grant application materials can be found HERE.


MAATA Scholarships

A.C. “Whitey” Gwynne Master’s Scholarship        Larry Sutton Post-professional Scholarship

  Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award       Edward Block Undergraduate Scholarship

The deadline for these scholarship applications is March 1. Our goal is to have at least one student from every CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program in District III apply for the Block, Gunn, or Sutton scholarships. Additional details along with the application forms for each of these scholarships is located HERE.

 Nomination Deadlines...February 10, 2016

Nomination deadlines for the Bill Chisolm Professional Service Award along with our two EDAC scholarships, the John A. Mayes and David H. Perrin Scholarships. All information regarding the scholarships and service award can be found on the EDAC section of the NATA website.
 
  VATA Annual Meeting & Symposium Update

The Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association held their Annual Meeting and Symposium January 9 & 10th, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA.  The following individuals were recognized during the Honors and Awards Ceremony.  Scott Lawrenson, ATC, VATL was awarded the College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year as the head athletic trainer at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.  The Educator of the Year award was given to Dr. Jamie Frye, PhD, ATC VATL, program director for the undergraduate athletic training education program at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.   Sara Whiteside, ATC, VATL, head athletic trainer at Chancellor High School in Spotsylvania County, was awarded the Dr. Vito Perriello Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year award.  Matt Hoch, PHD, ATC, VATL, assistant professor and research director of the post-professional athletic training program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, was honored as the Researcher of the Year. 

Douglas Gregory, MD, FAAP, was inducted into the 2016 VATA Hall of Fame. Dr. Gregory has worked at Lakeview Medical Center since 1995 and has served as Medical Director since 2012.  He has served as the team physician at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake since 1984. 

Pictured above, left to right:  Grace Weniger (VATA Honors & Awards co-chair), ​​Scott Lawrenson, Sara Whiteside, Matt Hoch, Dr. Douglas Gregory, Jamie Frye, Matt Gage (VATA president)

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While you're taking advantage of all the great Black Friday deals that will be available later this week, consider supporting the NATA Foundation through AmazonSmile. When you go to the site, search "National Athletic Trainers Assn Research & Education Foundation," press "Select" and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the NATA Foundation.  READ MORE

NCATA 2015 Lifesavers!

     

Football and the Brain
 

Steve Kroft examines the state of concussion safety and science in football, especially in the NFL More HERE

The MAATA District 3 leadership would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following member volunteers who have agreed to take on leadership roles within our district and the NATA on various committees. Most of these volunteers will assume their positions beginning in June at the NATA Symposium in Baltimore.  They include the following:

 

 

Committee on Professional Ethics to replace Jatin Ambegaonkar.
Suzanne Konz (WV) and Zach Garrett (WV)(At Large Member)

Executive Committee for Education to replace Jolene Henning.
Debbie Bradney (VA) 

  Professional Development Committee to replace James Scifers.
Anh-Dung “Yum” Nguyen (NC) 

  Post Professional Education Committee to replace Joni Roh.
Bonnie Van Lunen (VA)

Professional Education Committee to replace Katie Flanagan.
Meredith Petschauer (NC)

Specialty Awards Committee to replace Katie Flanagan. 
Bob Casmus (NC)

Aggie Rundown: Women in Athletics Watch Video

        
 The FALL 2015 Newsletter is out!
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NATA Student Aide: Statement and Questions and Answers  Read More...


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