Research Assistance Committee

About The Committee

Committee Members

Research Assistance Grants

Free Communications


About the GLATA Research Assistance Committee

The GLATA Research Assistance Committee encourages and fosters research activity among the GLATA membership.  We acknowledge that some research experience is necessary before more frequent and sophisticated research can be completed. The committee will serve three functions:

  1. Consultative resource for information concerning research project merit, research design and oral/written presentation of project results.
  2. Provision of annual Research Assistance grants.
  3. Organize the free communication sessions (certified member and non-certified member) at the GLATA Annual Meeting and Symposium.


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GLATA Research Assistance Committee Members

William Pitney, III, EdD., ATC, FNATA
Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Northern Illinois University
Anderson Hall 230
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-1163


Lindsey E. Eberman PhD, ATC
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sycamore Center for Wellness & Applied Medicine
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809


Lisa S. Jutte, Ph.D, ATC
Associate Professor
Department of Sport Studies
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-6312


David R. Bell, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor
Director, Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
2031 Gymnasium-Natatorium
2000 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

Janet E. Simon, PhD, AT
Assistant Professor, Division of Athletic Training
School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
1 Ohio University
E150 Grover Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH  45701

 Christopher Kuenze, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor
Director, Sports Injury Research Lab
Department of Kinesiology
308 W. Circle Drive, #105c
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Chris Curless, ATC, LAT
Administrative Coordinator to the Committee
Director of Research & Education
Methodist Sports Medicine
201 Pennsylvania Parkway
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46280
(317) 817-1226



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GLATA Research Assistance Grants

The GLATA Research Assistance Committee is pleased to announce enhanced funding for its grant program. Please note the new deadlines and structure. We are accepting proposals for the following research grants:

Student Grant Program
Masters Student Grant: $1,500 – Due April 15
Doctoral Student Grant: $2,500 – Due April 15
Professional Grant Program
Certified Professional Member Grant: $6,000 – Due September 15

Click the "Apply Here" button below for guidelines and application. *Access is limited to GLATA members.




Abstracts of GLATA-Funded Projects

(listed by presentation date)


  • Jessica L. Kirby. Exploring Transition-to-Practice and Mentoring of Newly Credentialed Athletic Trainers Working in the Secondary School Setting
  • Jeniffer K. Popp. Supplemental Oxygen Administration Knowledge and Skill Retention in Athletic Training Students
    Stacy Walker. The Professional Socialization and Transition to Practice of Newly Certified Athletic Trainers’



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GLATA Free Communication Sessions

Instructions for free communication and case report abstracts to be presented at the GLATA Annual Meeting & Symposium are available below.

Certified Members




Non-Certified Members



Support Your Peers – Nominate Them for One of Gatorade’s NATA Awards!

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017

Athletic Trainers play an important role in the health and safety of athletes. However, that role too often goes unnoticed and many Athletic Trainers do not receive the recognition they deserve.


Gatorade hopes to help change this through the sponsorship of two awards that help acknowledge ATs hard work: The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award and The Tim Kerin Award for Excellence.


Nominate the deserving AT in your life! Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.

20 online EBP available

Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017

GLATA offers 20 online EBP home study courses through Innovative CEUS. Members can access a half off coupon in the members only section. Remember 2017 is a BOC reporting year, all certified athletic trainers need 10 BOC approved EBP CEUS. 

Committee Chair Position Vacancy Notice

Published: Monday, May 8, 2017

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Committee Chair Position Vacancy Notice

GLATA Committee on Practice Advancement Chair and District IV Representative to the NATA Committee on Practice Advancement