Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, TNATA, professor and director of Athletic Training Programs at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS), received the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM) National Achievement Award for Athletic Training. PRiSM promotes interdisciplinary professional education and research in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. Dr. Valovich McLeod was recognized for modeling exemplary clinical care and contributing to the education of youth sports medicine providers. She accepted the award on Saturday, Jan. 19 at PRiSM’s annual meeting in Atlanta.
“We are incredibly proud of Dr. Valovich McLeod for receiving this award for her outstanding contributions to the education of providers in the field of youth sports medicine nationwide,” says Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA, professor and chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at ATSU-ASHS. “She has been highly active and visible defining and promoting best practices for the recognition and management of sport-related concussion in youth sports, and her tireless efforts are helping to improve clinician performance and patient outcomes on a national level.”
“It is an honor to be recognized with the PRiSM National Achievement Award in Athletic Training, as the recognition comes from an interdisciplinary professional organization of healthcare providers and researchers in pediatric sports medicine,” says Dr. Valovich McLeod. “I am thankful for the honor recognizing our research and advocacy efforts related to pediatric concussion, appropriate medical care, and youth sports safety.”