Dr. Gary WilkersonDr. Gary Wilkerson, Professor of Graduate Athletic Training in the UTC Department of Health and Human Performance, has been elected to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame.

Wilkerson’s research is primarily in lower extremity biomechanics and ankle injuries. His recent work has focused on predictive modeling for identification of individual athletes who possess potentially modifiable characteristics associated with elevated injury risk.

“This is quite a professional honor and clear recognition of his many dedicated years of outstanding work in Athletic Training,” said Dr. Gary Liguori, head of Health and Human Performance.

Wilkerson received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University, M.S. from the University of Arizona, and Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky and has had a wide variety of professional experiences, which include functioning as a physician extender in a multi-specialty medical practice and co-founding a company which operated multiple rehabilitation clinics. He has served on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Athletic Training and the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.

Wilkerson is a Fellow of NATA, which has over 35,000 members, and a member of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

He will be formally inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame on June 24, 2016, at the NATA Annual meeting in Baltimore.


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