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STOP Sports Injuries Award

This award, established by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in November of 2015, recognizes outstanding research presented at the AOSSM Annual Meeting related to youth sports injury prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation. The winner is selected by AOSSM's STOP Sports Injuries Outreach Committee and receives a $1,000 award and plaque.

Award Recipients


Recipient: Julia V. Fink, DO

Research: Pitching Regimens and Prevalence of Injuries in Youth Fastpitch Softball Windmill Pitchers


Recipient: Donghoon Lee, BS

Research: The Effect of Single Sport Specialization in Youth Sports: A Prospective Cohort Study


Recipient: Ellen Shanley, PhD, Adam Lutz, PT, Charles A. Thigpen PhD, ATC, PT, R. Gil Gilliland MBA, ATC, John Thorpe Med, ATC, Michael J Kissenberth, MD
Research: Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Is Associated with Increased Risk of Concussion in High School Athletes


Recipient: Trevor A. Lentz, PT, PhD, MPH
Research: Development of a Concise Lower Extremity Physical Performance Test Set for Return to Sport Decision-Making in Pediatric Populations


Recipient: Mark V. Paterno PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC
Research: Current Return to Sport Criteria after ACL Reconstruction Fail to Identify Increased Risk of Second ACL Injury in Young Athletes


Recipient: Timothy McGuine, PhD
Research: The Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes


Recipient: Michael Clinton Meyers, PhD
Research: Incidence, Mechanisms and Severity of Game-Related High School Football Injuries Across Artificial Turf Systems of Various Infill Weight

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