American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release May 13, 2017

2017 Award Winners Announced at 26th AMSSM Annual Meeting

San Diego, Calif.  – The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) presented the following awards during its 26th Annual Meeting on May 13, 2017 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Best Overall Research Award – Christina Master, MD – The Use of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) for Assessing Cognitive Workload after Concussion

Harry Galanty Young Investigator Award – Andrea Pitts, MD – Epinephrine: Is There a Cheaper but Equally Effective Alternative?

The Harry L. Galanty, MD Young Investigator's Award is presented at the Annual Meeting for the most outstanding research presentation by a member who is a sports medicine fellow or who has recently completed fellowship training. The award was established in 2003 to honor Harry Galanty, MD, a charter member of the AMSSM, who passed away in 1999 at the age 36. Dr. Galanty’s contributions to sports medicine combined service and a commitment to teaching and research.

NCAA Research Award – David Siebert, MD – The Incidence and Etiology of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death in Competitive Athletes: A 2-year Prospective Study from Three National Centers

The NCAA Award for best research presentation addresses the health and safety issues of college athletes.

Best Overall Case Presentations 

  • Erin Hammer, MD for her case titled, Chest Pain in a High School Athlete.
  • Stessie Dort Zimmerman, MD for her case titled, Leg Numbness with an Interesting Timeline.

Resident Scholarship Award Winners

  • Robert Diaz, Jr., MD
  • Andrew Thomas Gomez, MD
  • Erek William Latzka, MD
  • Reina Nakamura, DO
  • Eric B. Schub, DO
  • Terry Daniel Smith, MD

About the AMSSM Annual Meeting: The conference features lectures and research addressing the most challenging topics in sports medicine today including overhead athlete care, military medicine, sports performance training, youth sports, professional athlete care, leg pain, mental health in athletes, current sports medicine topics and much more.

About the AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of more than 3,300 sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 4000 W. 114th St., Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, (913) 327-1415.

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