National Athletic Trainers’ Association awards scholarship to Kinesiology doctoral candidate Kaitlin McGinnins

April 16, 2019


Doctoral candidate, Kaitlin McGinnis, MS, ATCDoctoral candidate, Kaitlin McGinnis, MS, ATC, was selected to receive the Norm Mackie Memorial Scholarship from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research & Education Foundation. The $2,300 scholarship is sponsored by the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers’ Society.

“Kaitlin is my senior doctoral student and the manager of the Neuromechanics Research Laboratory,” said JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D. “I count on Kaitlin to organize our studies, equipment and supplies, to coordinate our 16-member laboratory team, and to help mentor the other students.”

McGinnis has made several national and international research presentations, is co-author of several papers, and is working on her second first-author publication. Her research investigates the use of whole-body vibration to heal and prevent musculoskeletal injuries.

“I am honored to receive this award,” said McGinnis. “It will help to advance my research related to bone health, particularly in military and first responder populations.”

The NATA Research & Education Foundation will recognize its 2019 scholarship awardees at the Pinky Newell Scholarship & Leadership Reception June 25, 2019, during the 70th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Las Vegas. The complete list of this year’s award recipients is available on the NATA Foundation website.

The NATA Foundation champions research, supports education, and enhances knowledge to optimize the clinical experience and outcomes within the diverse patient populations served by the athletic training profession.