Two years after joining a research partnership with a Boston neurology group, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Professor Gary Wilkerson and company are ready to use their findings to train local high school athletes to improve their reaction times and decrease their susceptibility to injuries.
As racers ran the grueling 26.2 miles around scenic downtown Chattanooga during the first weekend in March, researchers were peering into their minds and broadcasting the runners’ mental states live for anyone to see. No, this isn’t the plot of the latest episode of Black Mirror. This all took place at the Erlanger Chattanooga marathon.
Marisa Colston is one of only 30 inductees into the TATS Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors members who performed extraordinary service and brought honor to athletic training in Tennessee.
Marisa Colston is part of the team from NATA—a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers—that produced its five shared professional values of athletic training.
Out of 754 athletic trainers now in the society, Colston is one of only 30 recipients to receive this award since its inception in 1994.