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SEATA Research Grant Information VIEW HERE

SEATA Research Grant Winners

The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Committee grant award program, provides financial support and encouragement for quality research that advances the knowledge base of sports health care.  Accordingly, research projects should focus on the domains of athletic training as identified in the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Role Delineation Study.


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2018 - 2019

Landon Lempke, PhD, ATC   (Faculty)

"The Assessment of Neurophysiological Deficits Following Concussion: A Preliminary Review”, University of Georgia; Athens, GA. $2,000

Paige Clawson (Student)

"The Role of Hip Strength Deficits on Dynamic Function in Those with Chronic Ankle Instability” University of Kentucky Research Foundation; Lexington, KY. $1,000

2017 - 2018

Kyle Kosik (Faculty)

"Cartilage Deformation and Gait Biomechanics in Patients with and without Chronic Ankle Instability” University of Kentucky Research Foundation; Lexington, KY. $2,000

Alicia Ingargiola (Student)

"Sleep and Injury Risk in College Athletes”, University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL. $1,000



Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC  

"Intra-rater Reliability, Concurrent Criterion Validity, and Clinical Utility for the use of an iPhone to Assess Trunk, Him, and Knee Function during the Single-Leg Squat", Augusta University Research Institute, Inc., Augusta, GA


Haley Mills, ATC (Student)

"Impact of Supervised Rehabilitation on Patient Reported Function and Re-injury Rates following Lateral Ankle Sprains", University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  $1000


Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA

"Association of Ankle Joint Cartilage Health and Functional Measures in Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability", University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  $2000

Mary Spencer Cain, ATC (Student)

"A Randomized Control Trial Investigating the Effects of a 4 Week Ankle Rehabilitation Program on High School Athletes with Chronic Ankle Instability", Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA  $1000



Kyle Kosik, Med, ATC

“An Examination of Corticomotor Plasticity in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability," University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  $2000


Benjamin Goerger, PhD, ATC

“The Association Between Quadriceps Strength and Lower Extremity Kinematics in Patients with Prior Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstructive Surgery," Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA  $1567




Jenny Toonstra, MA, ATC 

“The relationship between patient expectations, functional outcome, and rehabilitation adherence following cartilage repair of the knee: a sequential explanatory analysis," University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  $1880




Dewayne DuBose MS, ATC

"Space Available for the Spinal Cord in an Unstable Spine," University of Florida, Gainesville, FL $1799




Nicole Rendos, MEd, ATC, CSCS

"Neuromuscular adaptations and altered running kinematics during the transition run in triathletes,"  University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL  $2000




Stasia Burroughs

"Success rate and removal time of face masks in football helmets with Riddell's Quick Release TM Face Guard System that have been used in one or more seasons,"  Auburn University, Auburn AL  $1970  




Matthew Hoch

"The Effect of Talocrural Joint Mobilizations on Postural Control in those with Chronic Ankle Instability,"

 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY $750  


Molly Plueger

"The Effects of Prophylactic Ankle Braces on Rehabilitation", Auburn University, Auburn, AL  $1250  




Keith Naugle, Virginia Dodd, Mark Tillman, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Cyndi Garvan, Paul Borsa, "Perceptions of Wellness and Burnout Among Certified Athletic Trainers:  Contributions of the Wellness Domains", University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  $1000  


Cynthia Ristori, Lindsey E. Eberman, Thomas Kaminski, Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, "Approved Clinical Instructors Accurately Estimate Athletic Training Students' Learning Style", Florida International University, Miami, FL, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,  University of Delaware, Newark DE  $1000  





Erik Wikstrom

"Control Strategies During Gait Determination:  Elucidting the Mechanism of Ankle Instability", Christopher HassUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL $2000  




Michelle Cleary, Lindsey E. Eberman

"Surveillance of Risk Factors and Incidents of Exertional Heat Illness in Adolescent American Football Players in the Southeastern US", Florida International University, Miami, FL  $1500  


Kathy Ludwig, Monique Butcher

"Effects of Ankle Bracing and Taping on Selected Lower Extremity Biomechanics During Jump Landing in Persons with Functional Ankle Stability", Barry University, Miami Shores, FL  $1500  




Cale Jacobs

"Relationship of Hip Abductor Strength and Endurance to Functional Performance", University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY $1500 



Jay Haran

"Effects of Fatigue on Trunk Muscle Activity and Kinematics in the Golf Swing", Barry University, Miami Shores, FL  $750  


​​Lori Bolgia

"The Effect of a Simulated Knee Effusion on Quadriceps Function:  Implications for Rehabilitation", University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  $750  


Scott Piland

"Investigation of Non-Concussed Group Responses on a Measure of Self-Reported Concussion-Related Symptoms", University of Georgia, Athens, GA  $750  




April Rasmussen

"The Effects of Purposeful Heading on Postural Stability and Cognitive Functioning in Female Soccer Players", University of Florida, Gainesville, FL $1500  




Timothy Brindle 

"Electromyographic Firing Patterns in Subjects With and Without Anterior Knee Pain while Ascending and Descending Stairs", University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  $1500 

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