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Faculty Accomplishments



-Dr. Betty McNulty, Elizabeth Dalton Service Award 2013-2014

-Dr. Jamie Harvey, 2014 Scrappy Award, Professor of the Year from UTC Athletics

-Dr. Gary Liguori, Elected to 2014 Alpha Society, UTC’s premiere honor society



Dr. Char Schmidt

-Selected to serve as a 2014-15 Faculty Scholar, HRSA Geriatric Education Center, University of Alabama-Birmingham.



-Denegar CR & Wilkerson GB.  Safeguarding Student-Athlete Health and Welfare conference: proceedings summary. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014;49, doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.4.01.

-Fountaine CJ, Piacentini M, and Liguori G. Occupational Sitting and Physical. Activity Among University Employees. International Journal of Exercise Science. (In-press)

-Harvey J. (2014). Adapting with change in the “call center”. Academe.

-Randles, A. & Liguori G. The effect of neighborhood socioeconomic status on food selection at neighborhood retail food stores. International Journal of Health and Nutrition. (In-press)

-Randles, A. & Liguori, G. Nutritional information and healthy eating promotions in restaurants according to restaurant type and neighborhood socioeconomic status.  International Journal of Health and Nutrition. (In-press).

-Wilkerson GB & Denegar CR. Cohort study design: an underutilized approach for advancement of evidence-based and patient-centered practice in athletic training. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014;49, doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.43.

-Wilkerson GB, Hainline BW, Colston MA, & Denegar CR. The need for accountability and transparency in intercollegiate athletic medicine. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014;49:5-6.

-Wilkerson GB & Colston MA. Refinement of a prediction model for the occurrence of core and lower extremity sprains and strains in college football players. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014;(in press).



-ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th edition. Sr. Ed: Riebe D.; Ed’s: Ehrman J, Liguori G, Magal M. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. (In-progress)

-Heath GW & Liguori G. Physical Activity and Health Promotion. In: International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Science, 2nd Edition. (In-press)

-Wilkerson GB, Dale RB, Alvarez RG. Biomechanics of Gait: Foot and Ankle. La Crosse, WI: Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2014.



-Liguori, G. ACSM Scientific Roundtable: Controversy in Pre-participation Physical Activity Screening. Indianapolis, IN, June 2014

Liguori, G &Piacentini M.When Children are Physically Ready for Youth Sports’. Presented at the Tennessee Parks and Recreation Annual Meeting, Chattanooga TN. Nov, 2013

-White, D. ‘Nutrition Q&A’ on the 2014 Heartwise Ministries TV, Chattanooga TN

-White, D. “Get Ready to Live 100+: Eating Wisely”. Presented at the UTC Blue Zone

-White, D & Schmidt C. “Bone Health: Absorption of Nutrients, Overall Quality of Diet and Related Fall Risk Factors” presented at the 2014 Fall Prevention Summit @ UTC

-Wilkerson GB. Knee Anatomy, Pathomechanics, Evaluation, and Treatment. Annual Student Meeting of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association, Atlanta, GA, February 2014.

-Wilkerson GB & Colston MA, Patient-Centered Care: A New Paradigm for Professional Education. Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Educators’ Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2014.

-Wilkerson GB. Athlete-Centered Medicine. Best Practices for Intercollegiate Sports Medicine Management Conference. University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2014.

-Wilkerson GB. Relationship of Core Stability to Lower Extremity Biomechanics. Annual Clinical Symposium of American Society of Orthopaedic Assistants and National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists, Atlanta, GA, July 2014.



-Andrews E, Thompson WR, Benardot D, Brandon LJ, Liguori G, and Hendricks R. The Relationship Between BMI, Perceived Weight, and Academic Performance In Minority Middle School Students. Presented as a thematic poster at the ACSM Annual Meeting June 2014, Orlando FL.

-Harvey J. ‘Feeling Blue? Creating your own Blue Zone’ Alpha Delta Kappa Southeast Region Conference, Charleston, WV July 2014

-Harvey J. ‘Movin’ and Groovin’ presented at the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC), October 2014 in Chattanooga, TN

-Harvey J. & Ezell G. Experiential Learning in the HHP Department. Tennessee AHPERD Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN, October 2014.

-O’Brien E, McDonald S, Johnston L, Harvey J, Ezell G, Rutledge V, Bailey A, Crawford B, and Rausch D. Facilitating Students’ Career Development through Community Engagement Placements, and Work Embedded Experiences Council on Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference. Syracuse, NY, October 2014.

-Liguori G, Bailey A, & Heath GW. The University-Community Connection to Healthy Living. CUMU Annual Conference, Syracuse NY, Oct. 2014.

-Liguori, G, Piacentini M, and Schuna Jr. JM. Changes in anaerobic power in ROTC cadets. Presented at the ACSM Annual Meeting June 2014, Orlando FL.

-Redenius N, Hilgers-Greterman S, Schuna Jr. JM, and Liguori G. Health-related Quality of Life Change in Cancer Survivors Participating a 12-week YMCA Exercise Program. Presented at the ACSM Annual Meeting June 2014, Orlando FL.

-Wilkerson GB. Neurocognitive Aspects of Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation: Pre-Participation Screening Procedures and Estimation of Injury Risk. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014

-Wilkerson GB. Pre-participation Functional Status Survey for Assessment of Injury Risk. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.



-Bailey A. (2013). Beyond the Classroom ThinkAcheive Development grant to support Outdoor Leadership Training. $1,495.

-Colston MA, Wilkerson GB, and Acocello S. $15,000 donation from Gforce Tracker, Inc. (Markham, Ontario) for 100 football helmet sensors in partnership with MomsTEAM.

-Smith, C. & Liguori, G. $1,1007,000 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Nurse Education COMPASS Grant. (July 2014-June 2017). An interprofessional collaboration of the School of Nursing and the Health & Human Performance which addresses obesity and associated chronic health conditions in the local community through curricular and practicum opportunities.



Dr. Marisa Colston

-Youth Football “SmartTeam” Advisory Board, MomsTEAM Institute, Waltham, MA

-MomsTEAM - SmartTEAMS UTC Pilot Program Coordinator

-National Athletic Training Association, Committee on Professional Ethics

Dr. Gary Liguori

-Mentor, ACSM National Leadership and Diversity Training Program

-Member-at-Large, ACSM CCRB Executive Committee

-Medical and Dental Advisory Board, Orange Grove Habilitation Center, Chattanooga TN

Dr. Gary Wilkerson

-Scientific Advisory Board, St. Vincent Sports Performance Science, Indianapolis, IN

-Youth Football “SmartTeam” Advisory Board, MomsTEAM Institute, Waltham, MA

-National Athletic Training Association, Post-Professional Education Committee