New Journal Editor Named

University of Virginia Professor Named Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Athletic Training

DALLAS (July 24, 2003) – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has named Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC, FACSM, as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic Training. The quarterly scientific publication, with a combined print and electronic circulation of 31,000, serves the athletic training and sports medicine communities. Topics range from concussions and exertional heat illness to ACL injuries and ankle instability. Ingersoll is the Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Human Services at the University of Virginia. He also serves as director of the university’s Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Research Laboratory and the General Clinical Research Center Strength and Balance Laboratory; director of the graduate programs in sports medicine/athletic training; and clinical associate professor for the School of Nursing. Prior to joining the University of Virginia in 2002, Ingersoll held numerous positions at Indiana State University, most recently as interim dean, School of Graduate Studies; chairperson, Athletic Training Department; and professor, Athletic Training Department and Department of Life Science. From 1989 to 1991, Ingersoll held the positions of assistant professor and associate director for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sports Injury Research Center. Ingersoll, a certified athletic trainer, has substantial research and publishing experience and is the recipient of numerous awards in the fields of research, education and publishing. He succeeds outgoing editor-in-chief David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, who has held the position since 1996. In his new role, Ingersoll will assume responsibility for all editorial aspects of the publication and serve as chair of NATA’s Journal Committee. He will begin working with Perrin and the Journal Committee in September and will officially take over as editor-in-chief in June 2004. In making the announcement, NATA President Julie Max, MEd, ATC, commended Perrin’s accomplishments with the publication. “Dr. Perrin has done an outstanding job of leading the Journal of Athletic Training over the past few years and has taken this publication to a new level. With Dr. Ingersoll’s experience and background, I am confident this will be a seamless transition, and I look forward to continued progress with the Journal of Athletic Training.” Ingersoll earned his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Toledo, master of arts degree from Indiana State University, and bachelor of science degree from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. A native of Conneaut, Ohio, he currently resides in Crozet, Virginia About NATA: Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to athletes and the physically active. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports the more than 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. New Journal Editor Named

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