February 17, 2021

SLU AT Program Speaker Series Addressed Finding Opportunity and Creating Value as a Health Professional

The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program hosted its 10th Annual Speaker Series and Recognition Ceremony virtually via Zoom on Monday, February 15, 2021.

The annual event was presented by the Saint Louis University chapter of Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society and supported by the SLU Student Government Association. The evening began with the 2021 initiation ceremony for the SLU Alpha Iota Chapter of Iota Tau Alpha, the National Athletic Training Honor Society.

Alpha Iota Chapter - Iota Tau Alpha - 2021 Honorees
Anastasia M. Galo
Grace A. Golembiewski
Claire M. Love
Juliana M. Martinez
Corinne Papes
Mark D. Romero
Ryan T. Shanahan
Marissa K. Uecker

SLU faculty member Dr. Michael Rozier S.J. gave an invocation and Doisy College of Health Sciences Interim Dean Dr. Tricia Austin and Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Interim Chair Dr. Lisa Dorsey made introductory remarks and welcomed attendees.

The Brandi Burgett Memorial Award and Scholarship was awarded, with Brandi's parents Robert and Marnie Burgett making remarks and recognizing the scholarship honorees Kate Perko and Jose Blanco, who were also awarded the Bauman Scholarship.

The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Kathy Dieringer, President-Elect of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and owner of D&D Sports Med. The title of her presentation was: “Emerging Opportunities: Creating Value in an Evolving Health Care Paradigm” 

Following the keynote presentation, there was a panel discussion which included Dr. Dieringer; along with SLU Associate Professor in Athletic Training Dr. Kitty Newsham; SSM Health Sports Medicine Outreach Manager Katie Smith; and SLU Assistant Professor in Health Management and Policy Dr. Michael Rozier, SJ.

Though it was held virtually this year, it was a memorable evening of inspiring discussion and special recognition of SLU AT students!

Link to video of the event: https://youtu.be/KyOebc6lzCc
Link to video of the Iota Tau Alpha ceremony: https://youtu.be/1hGDWVIVJT8

February 08, 2021

Team of SLU AT Students Finish First in MoATA Quiz Bowl

Three athletic training students from Saint Louis University finished first in the Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MoATA) Quiz Bowl competition to qualify for the district competition in March 2021.  This year's event was conducted virtually, as will the district's event.

MoATA holds a Quiz Bowl competition yearly to determine Missouri's representatives for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA) Quiz Bowl competition.  The winners of the district Quiz Bowls qualify for the national competition at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in June.  These Jeopardy-style competitions require teams of 3 to answer questions on all of the Domains of Athletic Training.

SLU's Quiz Bowl team is comprised of second-year professional students Jose Blanco, Kate Perko and Joey Wenzl. They will graduating with a Master of Athletic Training degree in May of 2021.

Jose Blanco

Kate Perko

Joey Wenzl