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

Thomas G. Weidner, PhD, ATC, FNATA (2018)
Committee Chair
Professor and Chair
School of Kinesiology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 285-5039


Lindsey E. Eberman PhD, ATC (2017)
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 (2017)
Associate Professor
Department of Sport Studies
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-6312


David R. Bell, PhD, ATC (2018)
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

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



2017 GLATA Award Winners

2017 GLATA Award Winners

Published: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Join us in congratulating the 2017 GLATA award winners


2018 Call for Speaker Proposal

Published: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Committee is inviting proposals for professional presentations at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Symposium in Wheeling, IL, March 14-17, 2018. 

For more information click here

EBP CEU Courses Available for Members

EBP CEU Courses Available for Members

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017

EBP Courses Available from GLATA

Your association has partnered with Innovative CEUs to provide home study access to the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEU course which we offer at the Annual Meeting.  Combining the audio and Powerpoint slides from our Annual Meeting, participants have access to the latest research from leading authorities in clinical care and evidence based practice. Following the completion of each course, participants will complete the online quiz to retrieve their certificates.

Access available in "EBP CEUs" section of Member Benefits.