The Founders' Award is the highest honor that AMSSM presents each year. It honors exemplary contributions to AMSSM and to the discipline of sports medicine. The Founders' Award may be given annually to the individual, group or organization that exemplifies the best we can be or do in sports medicine. A $500 award and plaque are presented to the recipient during the AMSSM Annual Meeting.

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The AMSSM President's Award honors exemplary contributions to AMSSM and to the discipline of sports medicine by a deserving individual who is not eligible for AMSSM membership. The award may be given annually (but not required). The Award is given at the discretion of the AMSSM President, with approval required by the AMSSM Board of Directors. The Award shall be presented at the AMSSM Annual Meeting.

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Presented for the top overall podium Research Abstract presentation during the AMSSM Annual Meeting. Recipient receives a $500 award and plaque.

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Presented for the research abstract presentation at the AMSSM Annual Meeting that best addresses the health and safety issues of college athletes. The award is supported by the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Recipient receives a $500 award and plaque.

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Harry GalantyThe Harry L. Galanty, MD Young Investigator's Award is presented at the AMSSM 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. Harry's contributions to sports medicine combined clinical service, and a commitment to teaching and research. He had established himself as a leader in each of his post-fellowship positions, and he accomplished this within just a few years of completing his training. Beyond these achievements, Harry was a respected colleague and friend to many in the sports medicine community. The AMSSM is proud to be able to offer this award in his memory.

Recipient receives a $500 award and plaque.

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The David O. Hough Memorial Lecture is presented each year at the AMSSM Annual Meeting by a distinguished physician of sports medicine. While the subject may vary, this lecture is meant to highlight an important philosophical topic at the core of sports medicine. Its purpose is to challenge and create discussion among society members. Dr. Hough was a Founder and major contributor to the efforts of founding AMSSM. As Director of Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, he helped establish one of this country's first fellowship programs and bring it to national prominence. Modeling good comprehensive athletic care and committing to full coverage of events, Dave worked tirelessly to promote a system of quality care for all athletes. His premature death cut short a career that spanned two decades of work at the local, state and national level. He was considered a fine teacher, role model and leader within the field of sports medicine.

"The role of the healer must not be lost in the complexity of medicine." — AMSSM Founder David O. Hough, MD (1946-1996)

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A Keynote Lecture at the AMSSM Annual Meeting designated by the incoming AMSSM President.

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Two awards given for top Case Abstract podium presentations during the AMSSM Annual Meeting. Recipients receive $500 award and plaque.

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Six awards are presented annually to help support Residents attending the AMSSM Annual Meeting. The awards are presented to the Resident members who best demonstrate a commitment to a career in sports medicine. Recipients receive complimentary registration for the AMSSM Annual Meeting, a $500 award that can be used for travel and an award plaque that will be presented at the Annual Meeting.

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One award is presented annually to help support a Medical Student attending the AMSSM Annual Meeting. The award is presented to the Student member who best demonstrates a commitment to a career in sports medicine. Recipient receives complimentary registration for the AMSSM Annual Meeting, a $500 award that can be used for travel and an award plaque that will be presented at the Annual Meeting. This award was made possible through the Galen Medical Society.

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2021 Robert Dimeff, MD, FAMSSM   2011 Chris Madden, MD, FAMSSM
2020 Kim Harmon, MD, FAMSSM   2010 Stephen Paul, MD, FAMSSM
2019 Chad Carlson, MD, FAMSSM   2008 Connie Lebrun, MD, FAMSSM
2018 Aurelia Nattiv, MD, FAMSSM   2007 Jim Moriarity, MD, FAMSSM
2017 Francis O'Connor, MD, FAMSSM   2006 (1) Randall Dick
2016 Bill Dexter, MD, FAMSSM, FACSM     (2) Vito Periello Jr., MD
2015 Bob Kiningham, MD, FAMSSM   2005 Elizabeth Arendt, MD
2014 Margot Putukian, MD, FAMSSM   2004 John A. Bergfeld, MD
2013 Warren Howe, MD   2003 Cindy Chang, MD, FAMSSM
2012 Craig Young, MD, FAMSSM   2002 James Whiteside, MD
      2001 Karl B. Fields, MD, FAMSSM
      2000 David Hough, MD
2013 Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE (Former Executive Director of NATA)   2019 Jonathan Drezner, MD, FAMSSM


2021 Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH
The Athletes Rights Survey: A Step Towards Intentional Injury (Abuse) Prevention in Sport
  2021 Nicole Katz, BS
Collegiate Athletes with Female Athlete Triad Risk Factors Are At A Greater Risk Of Trabecular-Rich Bone Stress Injuries
2019 Nicola Hyde, MD
Electrocardiogram Interpretation in NCAA Athletes: Comparison of the 'Seattle' and 'International' Criteria
  2019 Kim Harmon, MD, FAMSSM
Cardiovascular Screening in the Pac-12: Comparing History and Physical with and without ECG
2018 Jason Zaremski, MD
An Unaccounted Workload Factor: Pitch Counts in High School Pitchers, An Observational Study
  2018 Stephen Carek, MD
Usefulness of the AHA 10-point Cardiovascular Screening Questionnaire in Identifying Conditions Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death in Collegiate Athletes
2017 Christina Master, MD
The Use of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) for Assessing Cognitive Workload after Concussion
  2017 Andrea Pitts, MD
Epinephrine: Is There a Cheaper but Equally Effective Alternative?
2016 John Leddy, MD, FAMSSM
Cardiovascular Autonomic Dysfunction in Recently Concussed College Athletes
  2016 Erin Hammer, MD, MPH
Association Between Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment and In-Season Stress Fracture in Collegiate Cross-Country Athletes
2015 Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, FAMSSM
Establishing the Psychometric Properties of the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (Child SCAT3)
  2015 Heather Grothe, MD
Change in Clearance Status with Implementation of the 2014 Female Athlete Triad Coalition Screening Guidelines in NCAA Athletes
2014 Nathaniel Nye, MD
Does Abdominal Circumference of Body Mass Index Better Predict Lower Extremity Injury Risk?
  2014 Christopher Hogrefe, MD
BESS Scores Among NCAA Division 1 Football Athletes
2013 Anthony Beutler, MD, FAMSSM
Can a 10-minute injury prevention program decrease injuries in military cadets? A JUMP-ACL study
  2013 Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
Concussion Increases the Risk of Subsequent Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury in Collegiate Athletes
2012 William Meehan, MD
A Murine Model of Multiple Mild Concussive Brain Injuries and the Effects of Recovery Time on Cognitive Outcome
  2012 Margot Putukian, MD, FAMSSM
Prospective Clinical Assessment (SCAT2), Hybrid Neuropsychological (NP) Testing and Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Sport Related Concussion (SRC) in College Athletes
2011 Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, FAMSSM
The Effect of Lace-Up Ankle Braces on Acute Ankle Injury in High School Basketball Players
  2011 Kevin Waninger, MD, MS, FAMSSM
CA-MRSA Does Not Penetrate Wrestling Mats with Applied Force
2010 Irfan Asif, MD
Incidence and Etiology of Sudden Death in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes
  2010 James Richardson, MD
Effect of Static Stretching on Injury Prevention in High School Soccer Athletes
2009 Cynthia LaBella, MD, FAMSSM
Effectiveness of a Neuromuscular Warm-Up in Reducing Injuries Among Racially-Diverse Female Athletes in Urban Public Schools: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
  2009 Ashwin Rao, MD, FAMSSM
Usefulness of the AHA 10-point Cardiovascular Screening Questionnaire in Identifying Conditions Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death in Collegiate Athletes
2008 David Berkoff, MD, FAMSSM   2008 John Touhy, DO
2007 James Glazer, MD   2007 Daniel Hendrickson, MD
2006 Robert Hosey, MD   2006 C. Ed Clarke, III, MD
2005 Kevin Burroughs, MD   2005 Michael Krauss, MD
2004 Brian Sennett, MD      
2003 Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH, FAMSSM      
2002 Mark Lovell, PhD      
2001 Margot Putukian, MD, FAMSSM      
2000 (1) Thomas Kohl, MD
(2) Alex Lai, MD, PhD
GALANTY AWARD (Young Investigator)      
2021 Ashley Austin, MD
Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Adolescent Male Basketball Players: Survival Outcomes at School-Sponsored Versus AAU/Select Events
2019 Lauren Nadkarni, MD
High School Ice Hockey Concussion Rates Reduced with Implementation of New Checking/Boarding Rules
2018 Andrea Kussman, MD
The Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment Score Implemented at the Preparticipation Physical Exam Correlates with Risk of Bone Stress Injury in Collegiate Distance Runners: A Four Year Prospective Study
2017 Andrea Pitts, MD
Epinephrine: Is There a Cheaper but Equally Effective Alternative?
2016 Drew Glover, MD
Survey of Alcohol Use and Effects on College Athletes Year 2
2015 Michael Donaworth, MD
The Use of Vision Training as a Means of Decreasing Concussion Incidence in Football
2014 Andrew Watson, MD, MS
In Non-Obese Children, Fitness and BMI, But Not Body Fat Percentage, Are Independent Predictors of Fasting Insulin
2013 Brett Toresdahl, MD
Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School Students and Student-Athletes
2012 Jessie Fudge, MD
Cardiovascular Screening in Young Athletes: A Prospective Study Comparing the PPE Monograph 4th Edition and Electrocardiogram
2011 Irfan Asif, MD
Accuracy of ECG Interpretation in Competitive Athletes
2010 Alan Zakaria, DO, MS
The Effects of Static Stretching on Injury Prevention in High School Soccer Athletes
2009 Jessie Fudge, MD
Warning Symptoms and Family History in Children with Sudden Cardiac Arrest
2008 Ashwin Rao, MD, FAMSSM      
2007 John Su, MD, MPH      
2006 Matthew Gammons, MD, FAMSSM      
2005 David Berkhoff, MD, FAMSSM      
2004 Jon Drezner, MD, FAMSSM      
2003 Thomas Kohl, MD      


2021 Cindy J. Chang, MD, FAMSSM   2021 Billy Mills
2019 Kim Harmon, MD, FAMSSM   2019 (1) Michael A. Berry, MD, MS
2018 Tom Best, MD, PhD     (2) Pat LaFontaine
2017 Sean Bryan, MD, FAAFP     (3) Jordyn Wieber
2016 Jeff Tanji, MD, FAMSSM   2018 Francis O'Connor, MD, MPH, FAMSSM
2015 Margot Putukian, MD, FAMSSM   2017 LTG(R) Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD
2014 Peter Brukner, MBBS   2016 (1) John Lombardo, MD, FAMSSM
2013 Craig Young, MD, FAMSSM     (2) Doug McKeag, MD, MS, FAMSSM
2012 Tracy Ray, MD, FAMSSM     (3) James Puffer, MD, FAMSSM
2011 James Puffer, MD, FAMSSM     (4) E. Lee Rice, DO, FAMSSM
2010 Stan Herring, MD, FAMSSM   2015 Jirl Dvorak, MD
2009 Helen Iams, MD   2014 David Epstein
2008 James Garrick, MD   2013 Larry Bowers, PhD
2007 Fran O'Connor, MD, FAMSSM      
2006 Anne Allen, MD, FAMSSM      
2005 Steve Simons, MD, FAMSSM      
2004 Kim Fagan, MD, FAMSSM      
2003 Greg Landry, MD, FAMSSM      
2002 Douglas McKeag, MD, FAMSSM      
2021 (1) Stephanie Carey, MD, MPH
Numbness, Tingling and Pain, Oh My: Unexpected Etiology of Leg Pain in a Football Player
(2) Connor Mitrovich, DO
Post-traumatic Blurry Vision in a Highly Competitive Soccer Player
  2021 Joseph Benert, MD
Emma Cronk, MD
Will Hollabaugh, MD
Matt LaCourse, MD
Leina'ala Song, MD
Sara Walker, MD, MS
  2019 Alexis Coslick, DO, MS
Nicolas Hatamiya, DO
Paul Henson, MD
Amanda Honsvall Hoefler, MD
Nate Milburn, MD, MBA
Naima Stennett, MD, MS
2019 (1) Matthew Santa Barbara, MD
Hip Pain in a Weightlifter
(2) Joseph Andrie, MD
Horse-ing Around with Hormones
  2018 Jovauna Currey, MD
Aloiya Earl, MD
Marc Gruner, DO, MBA, RMSK
Jordan Knox, MD
Amy West, MD, MEd
Xiaoning (Jenny) Yuan, MD, PhD
  2017 Erik Latzka, MD
Robert Diaz Jr., MD
Eric Schub, DO
Andrew Gomez, MD
Reina Nakamura, DO
Terry Smith, MD
2018 (1) Amy Rabatin, MD, MBA, MSME
Recurrent Right Ankle Pain in 15 Year-Old Basketball and Football Athlete
(2) Karl Reisig, MD, MS
Stopping Superman - A Kryptonite Pylon to the Abdomen Shatters a Season
  2016 Rathna Nuti, MD
Luci Olewinski, MD
Joshua Rothenberg, DO
David Siebert, MD
Jillian Sylvester, MD
Isaac Syrop, MD
  2015 Nicole Boniquit, MD
Samuel Chu, MD
Heather Grothe, MD
Andrea Kussman, MD
Lindsay Ramey, MD
Karin VanBaak, MD
2017 (1) Erin Hammer, MD
Chest Pain in a High School Athlete
(2) Stessie Dort Zimmerman, MD
Leg Numbness with an Interesting Timeline
  2014 Michael Baria, MD, MBA
Drew Duerson, MD
Brian Kim, MD, MS
Caitlyn Mooney, MD
Michelle Napoli-Kilburg, MD
Joshua Sole, MD
  2013 Cheri Blauwet, MD
John Lucas, MD
Drew Watson, MD, MS
Nate Waibel, MD
2016 (1) John Wilson, MD
Why Am I Laughing A Lot Over Nothing?
(2) David McClaskey, MD
Triple-Deked by a Negative X-Ray: A Hockey Player's Routine Visit for a Dangerous Injury
  2012 Maime Air, MD
John Spittler, MD, MS
Brett Toresdahl, MD
Jeff Westerfield, MD, MBA
  2011 Adam Abdulally, MD
Erik Brand, MD, MSc
Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
2015 (1) Erin Hammer, MD
Weight Loss in a Collegiate Rower
(2) Michael Rigby, DO
A Season Ending Mountain Bike "Mudder" With Career and Life Threatening Implications
  2010 Jessie Fudge, MD
Jennifer Malcolm, DO
Richard Sisson, MD, MS
  2009 Irfan Asif, MD
Lauren Elson, MD
Amanjit Sekhon, MD
2014 (1) Robert Stevens, DO
Headache After Vigorous Exercise
(2) Stephen Almasi, MD, MS
Rocky Mountain Cry
  2008 John Baldea, MD
Damond Blueitt, MD
Eric Parks, MD
  2007 Marci Goolsby, MD
Lynn Morski, MD
Chad Palmer, MD
Jeffrey Smithers, MD
2013 (1) Jordan Raugust, MD
Return-To-Play Considerations in an Adolescent After Spinal Trauma
(2) Kathy Vidlock, MD
Thigh Weakness in a Collegiate Volleyball Athlete
  2006 Alison Brooks, MD
David Kruse, MD
John Wilson, MD
  2005 Casey Batten, MD
Jessica Ellis, MD
Joel Kary, MD
2012 (1) Jennifer Swartz, MD
Blunt Force Neck Trauma in a Field Hockey Player
(2) Masaru Furukawa, MD
First Down in the First Quarter: Spinal Cord Injury in a High School Quarterback
  2004 Chad Asplund, MD
Spencer Richards, MD
Carlos Soto, MD
  2003 David Priebe, MD
Adam Redlich, MD
2011 (1) Brian Bales, MD
A Stinger
(2) Rachel Brewer, MD
Hit Off Balance
2010 (1) Kari Kindschi, MD
Persistent Myalgias in a Female Lacrosse Player
(2) Andy Peterson, MD
An Unusual Cause of Cramping in Athletes
2009 (1) Nathan Holmes, MD
Sudden Death in a 17 Year-Old Baseball Catcher
(2) Don Williams
Forearm Pain After Intense Overuse, Oarsman's Syndrome or Is It?
2008 Daniel Ouyang, MD            
2021 Brittany Amerman, MBS   2021 Marisa Jayakar, MD   2021 Brian Atkinson, MD
  Nicole Katz, BS     Alberto Oseguera, MD     Christina Pedro, MD, MBA
  Eileen Storey, BA   2019 Meredith Turner, MD     Justin Reed, MD
2019 Andrew Kuhn, BA           Rock Vomer, DO, DPT
2018 Emma Cronk, BSc            


2009 Carlin Senter, MD   2008 Jason Matuszak, MD   2010 Greg Canty, MD
2008 David Frankel, MD     Leslie Yen, MD     Kevin Walter, MD
2007 John Hedge, DO   2007 Jeff Roberts, MD   2009 Aaron Monseau, MD
2006 Justin Rothmier, MD     Suzanne Hecht, MD     Cheree Padilla, MD
2005 Jerrad Zimmerman, MD   2006 Jolie Holschen, MD   2008 David Kruse, MD
  Mark Lavallee, MD     Alison brooks, MD     John Hill, DO
2004 Jason Hix. MD   2005 Jamie Saben, MD   2007 Paul Stricker, MD, FAMSSM
        Andrew Nichols, MD     Tracy Zaslow, MD
      2004 David Priebe, MD      
      2003 Mark Booher, MD      
2008 Andrew Pipe, CM, MD            
2008 Naama Constantini, MD   2008 Jonathan Drezner, MD, FAMSSM      
  Joerg Jerosch, MD, PhD            
  Brad Monteleone, MD, PhD            
  David Simon, MD            
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