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February 17, 2020- Dr. Greg Janik, clinical professor of athletic training and athletic trainer at King’s College, is one of nine athletic trainers from across the country selected to receive the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).  The award will be presented to Janik at NATA’s 71st annual Clinical Symposia & AT Athletic Expo to be held in Atlanta in June.

The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer and members who have been involved in service and leadership activities at the national and district level.  Recipients must also be a member of NATA and be a board-certified athletic trainer for at least 20 years.

Among his many NATA activities, Janik serves on the Research and Education Foundation Board to the organization’s Pronouncements Committee.   The committee oversees NATA position statements, which are evidence-based recommendations for a course of action, or statement of beliefs, in regard to a specific area of medical practice.  He also serves as a Division 4 Representative of the NATA State Association Advisory Committee.

Janik also recently received the Distinguished Merit Award from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Association (PATS).  The second highest achievement presented by PATS, the award recognizes a member who has demonstrated distinguished professional achievement in the practice of athletic training.

Other recipients of the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award this year practice in Colorado, Florida, Connecticut, California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Illinois.

Dr. Greg Janik