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:

  • Consultative resource for information concerning research project merit, research design and oral/written presentation of project results.
  • Provision of annual Research Assistance grants.
  • 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

Guidelines and information for GLATA Research Assistance Grants is available below

Grant Information

Access to the Research Grant Application Cover Sheet is available belowGrant Cover Sheet and Conflict of Interest Form

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


20 online EBP available

Published: July 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.

GLATA PR Contest 2019

Published: January 14, 2019

Recognize a GLATA member/organization from each state that has promoted the athletic trainer or the athletic training profession at the grass roots level.

NATA Convention Planning Committee

Published: February 12, 2019

District Four is looking for a representative to serve on the NATA Convention Planning Committee. Those interested should (1) value the philosophy of evidence-based practices, (2) appreciate the breadth of the athletic training profession, (3) utilize effective communication practices, and (4) enjoy collaborative work in a large group.