March 16, 2012
East Lansing, Mich. - Dr. John Powell, director of the Michigan State graduate program in Athletic Training, and MSU certified Athletic Trainers Sally Nogle and Dave Carrier will be honored on Friday evening (March 16) by the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) with its Outstanding Educator Award.
The award is to recognize those members who have significantly contributed to the education of the GLATA members through academic presentations, published manuscripts or editorials, and educational program development.
Powell, Nogle, and Carrier annually present a seminar, Fundamental Techniques of Evaluation and Management of the Spine. This seminar is for athletic trainers who work with high school, college and university, and professional athletes. Powell, Nogle, and Carrier - in conjunction with Dr. Jennifer Gilmore and Dr. Larry Nassar - are the main instructors for this program, and all five are longtime members of the Michigan State Sports Medicine staff.
The trio will be giving a two-day seminar to the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society in Ft. Lauderdale in June. This is the second such seminar the trio has provided for PHATS, the individuals who care daily for professional players in the National Hockey League.
Nogle, who has her PhD from Michigan State, has worked with the Spartan football program for 29 seasons and will be inducted in the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame in June. Carrier is perhaps the most respected college hockey athletic trainer in the country and is in his 28th year at MSU and his 33rd season overall. He is the medical liason to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) officials.
Dr. Powell, who did his undergraduate work at Michigan State, is the nation's leading epidemiologist for athletic trainer research, including those from the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB. He also is being inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in June.