February 23, 2019

2019 SLU AT Speaker Series Addresses Diversity, Collaboration and Opportunity in Health Care

8th Annual SLU Athletic Training Speakers Series and Recognition Ceremony

The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program hosted its 8th Annual Speaker Series and Recognition Ceremony on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Education Union Auditorium on Medical Center (South) Campus.

The event was presented by the Saint Louis University chapter of Iota Tau Alpha - the Athletic Training Honor Society - and supported by the SLU Student Government Association. The evening began with the 2019 initiation ceremony for the SLU Alpha Iota Chapter of Iota Tau Alpha, the National Athletic Training Honor Society.

Alpha Iota Chapter - Iota Tau Alpha
2019 Honorees

Madelyn Cavanaugh and Claire Ditman
Jazmon Carroll and Brian Leach

The Brandi Burgett Memorial Award and Scholarship was dedicated, with Brandi's parents Robert and Marnie Burgett making remarks and recognizing the inaugural scholarship honorees Erin Fabbri and Brian Leach.

Bauman Scholarship award winners Jazmon Carroll and Adam Long were also recognized. Fr. Robert Murphy SJ gave an invocation and Dr. Tricia Austin, Chair of the SLU Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, made introductory remarks and welcomed attendees.

The keynote speaker for the event was Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, LAT, Associate Athletic Director at University of Kansas and President of the NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine

The title of his presentation was:
“Leveraging the Greatness of ‘We:’ Enabling a Culture of Opportunity in Health Care”

Following the keynote presentation, there was a panel discussion which included Murphy Grant; along with Rhonda BeLue, PhD, Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the SLU College for Public Health and Social Justice and Ron Wagner, Ph.D, ATC, Founder and President of the Athleticare Sports Health Foundation.

It was once again an evening of informative discussion and special recognition of SLU AT students!

Additional photos from the event are available here: