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Guskiewicz Award Garners National Attention
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NATA member and concussion expert Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, has been featured in several newspapers, magazines and websites over the past two weeks. Guskiewicz, 45, is the Exercise and Sports Science Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was named a MacArthur Fellow on Sept. 20 for his work on concussion research. The award comes with a $500,000 "genius grant" for 2011. Guskeiwicz appeared in stories by CNN, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. Read more about him in the November issue of the NATA News. More

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Register for this Business of Education Webinar
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Brad Hayes, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "The Business of Athletic Training Education: What is Your Bottom Line?" at 11 a.m. CST on Oct. 19. The goal of this webinar is to discuss the real costs of operating and functioning as a quality athletic training education program. The registration fee is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Register now. More

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NATA Info/Events

Save the Date: Capitol Hill Day
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Capitol Hill Day 2012 will be Feb. 24 in Washington, D.C. Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend NATA's banner legislative event! Last year's attendees conducted 588 legislative meetings to promote athletic training legislation. More information Capitol Hill Day 2012 will be available soon. More

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PCORI Announces Grant Program
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently announced the Pilot Projects Grant Program, the organization's first major funding opportunity. The PCORI intends to commit up to $13 million per year for two years in support of approximately 40 awards totaling $26 million. Support may be requested for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year for up to two years. Letters of intent must be received by Nov. 1, and applications must be received by Dec. 1. More

2012 Award Nominations Open
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NATA and the Honors and Awards Committee need your help to make sure our profession's top contributors are recognized in 2012. Any NATA member may nominate a colleague for one of the association's national honors or awards. Please visit the Honors and Awards main web page and select an award to view the description, past recipients, eligibility requirements and nomination procedures. Nominations close Nov. 1. Awards will be presented during the 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in St. Louis. More

Youth Sports Safety Summit Coming in December
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The Youth Sports Safety Summit, the second annual event organized to combat youth sports injuries worldwide, is scheduled Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. "Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports" will feature several industry experts and collaboration from nearly 50 health care organizations. NATA led the first such summit in January 2010 and followed with a report card at the end of the year. The 2011 Summit will focus on injuries that lead to sudden death, such as the sickle cell trait and heat illness. See coverage of these issues and video from previous summit events here. More

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Dealing with the Aftermath of a Serious HS Sports Injury
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The severity and frequency of injuries across youth sports has drawn major headlines and deeper research during the past few years, and the onslaught of new information could revolutionize prevention and treatment for youth sports injuries. Doctors and researchers say medical information in schools has improved dramatically. But parents are sometimes the least informed about what injuries their kids might face, and many are unprepared to guide their recovery. More

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A Need and a Necessity
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In this era of budget cuts and penny pinching, La Salle-Peru athletic director Greg Sarver isn't willing to sacrifice one of high schools' most important assets. As a parent and a coach of 26 years, the Cavaliers' A.D. won't budge on making sure his student-athletes are safe and taken care of in competitions and practices. More

Brain Injuries in US Youth Athletes Surge 60 Percent in 9 Years
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Emergency room visits for head injuries among U.S. youth athletes surged 60 percent in nine years, led by bicycling, football and playground accidents. Traumatic brain injuries rose to 248,418 cases in 2009 from 153,375 in 2001, according to a report by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accidents from soccer and basketball also contributed to the increase. More

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NFL Plans Broader Concussion Research
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The NFL's first attempt at a long-range study on the effects of concussions was riddled with problems from the manner in which data was collected to conflicts of interest for those overseeing it. After criticism from outside experts and even members of Congress, the study was shut down by the league in late 2009. Nearly two years later, however, the NFL's committee on concussion research is planning a considerably broader study — an effort that could begin gathering data as soon as next season, according to one of the doctors involved. More

Are Barefoot Shoes Really Better?
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Barefoot running may be trendy, but for scores of runners who train on urban streets or rocky trails, running without foot cover isn't an option. As a result, many runners have switched to minimalist sports shoes that add a thin layer of protection without detracting from the feeling of running barefoot. But do minimalist running shoes really reduce wear and tear on a runner's body? More

Study: Behavioral Therapies Work for Weight Loss
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Diet changes, exercise and other behavioral tactics do help obese adults shed some pounds — with or without the help of medication, according to a new study. In the new review, of 58 clinical trials, researchers found that behavioral programs helped obese people lose an average of 7 pounds more over 12 to 18 months, versus people who received no special therapy — most of whom lost little to no weight. More

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