February 28, 2011

SLU AT Faculty Members Work the Phones at FOX2

SLU sports medicine experts answered viewer questions all morning on KTVI-TV Ch. 2.
Here's an interview from athletic training education assistant professor Dr. Tim Howell.
Click HERE to watch the video!

February 27, 2011

SLU AT Faculty Participate in NATA ELA Event

Biannually, the NATA hosts an Educator's Conference in Washington, DC. This event coincides with the "Hit the Hill" legislative weekend. The event was held at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington, DC.
The 2011 Athletic Training Educators’ Conference focused on “Creating a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice.”   SLU AT faculty members Tony Breitbach and Kitty Newsham participated in the event. Dr. Breitbach presented on Friday, February 25th at the CAATE-ECE Best Practices Seminar. His topic was: "Utilization of Technology and Social Media in the Development of a New Athletic Training Education Program".  He also served as a moderator for a Breakout session on Saturday, February 26th.

February 18, 2011

Spring Thaw = Construction Season

The week of 70+ temps not only melted the snow, but allowed the construction crews to make great progress on the Medical Center Education Union....which is due to be finished this summer!

SLU AT Faculty Participate in AIMS Program

SLU Athletic Training Faculty members are involved in the Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) program. AIMS is a youth community outreach program that provides health education and prevention information to students throughout the school year. With a combination of hands-on opportunities and auditorium presentations, students get a unique look at the human body. The program offers a prevention component that provides valuable information to students regarding health risks and how to avoid medical traumas. In addition, incoming juniors and seniors are provided with an opportunity to explore medical science during the AIMS Summer Workshop. AIMS is part of Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education in the Center for Anatomical Science and Education of Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Sports Medicine Cadaver Demonstrations
Dr. Tim Howell and Dr. Kitty Newsham have been involved in the Sports Medicine Cadaver Demonstrations. These demonstrations provide experiences where students participate in an interactive human cadaver demonstration that outline the most common sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. Basic principles of injury management are also discussed.

Summer Workshops
Dr. Tony Breitbach and Dr. Kitty Newsham have participated in the summer workshop. Adventures In Medicine & Science began offering summer workshops for high school juniors and seniors interested in medical careers in 1993. Now more than 100 students spend a week with medical  professionals who provide an overview of the human body while introducing them to careers in health care. Activities range from auditorium presentations, correlative anatomy dissections and cadaver demonstrations. Off-site visits include observations of live surgery, rehabilitation facilities, and opportunities to interact with patients and their physicians.

Family Medical School
On March 1, 2011, Dr. Mark Reinking, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and Dr. Tony Breitbach are participating in a new concept, the Family Medical School.  This is an experiential workshop where families get a better understanding of medical concepts together in a fun atmosphere.

February 16, 2011

Students Practice Examination Skills in Simulation Lab

Dr. Tyler Wadsworth, the Medical Director for the SLU Athletic Training Education Program, conducted a lab with some of the students in the College of Medicine's Simulation Lab.  This is a part of the class MAT 580: Medical Conditions in Athletic Training.  They listened to normal and identified abnormal heart and lung sounds using the state-of-the-art SAM practice manikin.  This is yet another advantage of being housed on the Health Science Campus at SLU.

Dr. Wadsworth introduces the SAM manikin to the students.

Dr. Wadsworth creates a scenario while Leah Egeland and JJ Hannigan listen to it.

Kacey Morrison and Kemba Noel-London get valuable practice identifying rare, abdnormal heart and lung sounds.

February 15, 2011

Iota Tau Alpha Initiates New Members

The Alpha Iota Chapter of Iota Tau Alpha, the National Athletic Training Honor Society, at Saint Louis University held an initiation ceremony on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.  Dr. Mark Reinking, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and Dr. Tony Breitbach, Director of the Athletic Training Education Program, addressed the initiates prior to the ceremony.  The ceremony was then conducted by Chapter Officers Kemba Noel-London, JJ Hannigan and Janese Evans.

Tyler Wood signs the roll book.
The new members are:
Nikolas Andrus
Ann DeBartolo
Leah Egeland
Mary Finkenkeller
Meghan Gehrs
Emily Grace
Ka-Yu Lui
Kacey Morrison
Mark Pais
Kelly Peck
Tyler Wood

Back Row (from left): Kemba Noel-London (Chapter President), Meghan Gehrs, Mark Pais, Nikolas Andrus, Tyler Wood, Ka-Yu Lui, Ann DeBartolo, JJ Hannigan (Chapter Vice-President).  Front Row: Mary Finkenkeller, Leah Egeland, Kelly Peck, Kacey Morrison. Not Pictured: Emily Grace

February 09, 2011

SLU AT Students Learn About Baseball and More

Tony Garofalo, former Athletic Trainer for SLU, the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, gave a presentation to over 50 SLU Athletic Training Students on Wednesday, February 9th at the Busch Student Center.

He covered the topics of baseball throwing injuries and also shared many interesting stories about his time at SLU with NATA Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer Bob Bauman and his time in the major leagues working with players such as Bruce Sutter, Greg Maddux and Ryne Sandberg.  He also discussed careers in athletic training and gave advice to the students on networking and job hunting.

SLU Faculty and Students Travel to Jefferson City

SLU Athletic Training Students and Faculty members had the opportunity to participate in the Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MoATA) Day at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on Tuesday, February 8th.

Pictured in the Capitol rotunda (from left) Laura Gosewisch, Mollie Cole, Tim Howell, Lori Khazen, Diane Schlesselman, Leah Egeland, Ann Schmerbauch, Emily Monahan, Meghan Gehrs, Kacey Morrison, JJ Hannigan, Kemba Noel-London, Tony Breitbach, Kitty Newsham.
The activities included:
- Development of a poster on one of the five new domains of athletic training.
- Meetings with state senators and representatives.
- Hearing the introduction of an athletic training bill on the floor of the Senate.
- Networking with students and athletic trainers from all over the state.
- Ice cream social with legislators.

      February 04, 2011

      Former Cubs/Cardinals Athletic Trainer Set to Speak at SLU

      The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Society (SLATS) and Iota Tau Alpha present:
      From the Billikens To the Big Leagues

      Tony Garofalo, ATC
      Regional Athletic Training Coordinator
      Chicago, Illinois

      February 9, 2011 
      6:00-7:00 PM
      Busch Student Center, Room 253A

      Mr. Garofalo will reflect on his time in St. Louis and working in Major League baseball. He will also present on video motion analysis of baseball pitchers.

      He is a native of St. Louis and in addition to working at AthletiCo, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Cubs. Prior to working with the Cubs, he worked with Bob Bauman for SLU and the St. Louis Cardinals.

      For more information, contact 314-977-8561 or atep@slu.edu.