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July 2, 2012

OnateJamesCOLUMBUS, Ohio – James Onate, associate professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and researcher at the Center for Personalized Health Care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was awarded the distinction of fellow by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) at the organization’s annual meeting and symposium held this year in St. Louis, June 26 – 29.

Onate was selected by his peers at NATA as this year’s recipient of the esteemed accolade for his dedication to research achievements and significant accomplishments in advancing the profession. Also, he has demonstrated a commitment to the association through highly regarded initiatives, such as participation on NATA’s pronouncements committee, which helps to develop position statements, service on the editorial board for the Journal of Athletic Training and numerous research and clinical presentations. 

Eligibility criteria for the reverent award includes: a 10-year membership with NATA; 10 years board certification; educational contributions displayed at undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels.


Contact: Sherri Kirk, Center for Personalized Health Care and College of Medicine Public Relations, 614-366-3277, or