An Amazing Time at the 2022 NATA in Philadelphia

It was a wonderful experience in the City of Brotherly Love this week as our faculty and staff attended the 2022 National Athletic Training conference in Philadelphia.

On Thursday morning, we hosted our first-ever run as part of our Miles in Memory Challenge supporting the Amy M. Waugh and Ellen Felice Mattacola scholarships. This run took participants up the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art’s stairs as seen in the movie Rocky II. Everyone got to be Rocky — for at least a moment that day. 

We also hosted a reception Wednesday night for our University of Kentucky alumni and friends. More than 50 people gathered to celebrate with food and fun after two years of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also celebrated the initial accreditation of the Professional AT program.

On Thursday afternoon, Department Chair Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA, was able to receive the award he won in 2020 —  the 2020 National Athletic Training Association Research Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research. A small celebration was then held to celebrate the accomplishment with his close friends and mentors.

It was an amazing, but busy, week!