Duquesne Professor Receives National Athletic Trainer Service Award

Duquesne University Assistant Professor Dr. Keith Gorse has been named a 2018 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipient.

The award by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as volunteers at local and state levels. Candidates must have held NATA's certified athletic trainer credential and been a NATA member for at least 20 years.

Gorse has worked in the Department of Athletic Training in the Rangos School of Health Sciences at Duquesne for 17 years. In addition to his teaching duties, he serves as a clinical coordinator for the University's Undergraduate Athletic Training Program.

"Keith Gorse is the ultimate professional," said Jason Scibek, department chair and associate professor of athletic training at Duquesne. "His dedication to teaching students, providing patient care and contributing to the profession of athletic training represents the very best of Duquesne University. We are thrilled to see Keith receive this well-deserved honor."

Gorse's research interests include youth sports injuries and emergency care issues. He has published seven peer-reviewed manuscripts and contributed to over 14 professional presentations in his areas of research expertise. He also co-authored three athletic training education text books, with a fourth to be published in summer 2019.

In addition to NATA, Gorse is a member of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. He has been an instructor in CPR - AED and first aid for the American Heart Association and American Red Cross for 25 years. He teaches and certifies students, coaches and teachers both on campus and off campus at local schools and youth sport associations.

Gorse was recognized during NATA's 69th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in New Orleans in June.

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