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URMC Sports Medicine Lauded for Commitment to High School Athletics

Dec. 20, 2011

The University of Rochester Medical Center Sports Medicine practice has been named the 2011 Community Service Recipient by the New York State Athletic Administrators Association, Chapter 5.The annual award is presented to organizations that are committed to promoting high school athletics in a positive manner within the community. URMC Sports Medicine is a leader in supporting high schools and their sports programs.

URMC Sports Medicine coordinates athletic training coverage each year to 19 schools in Monroe County, supplying 17 full-time, two part-time and several per firm certified athletic trainers for game coverage and injury evaluations at the schools during office hours.

Additionally, URMC faculty and staff educate athletic leaders from across the state through various presentations at professional meetings. For instance, Michael Maloney, M.D., chief of URMC Sports Medicine, presented about adolescent overuse injuries during a 2010 New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA) Professional Development Day; and Trevor Cramer, A.T.C., director of Athletic Training Outreach, offered a presentation about concussion management at a 2011 NYSAAA meeting.“We have had a long-standing commitment to the youth of our region, feeling an obligation to provide URMC expertise to high school coaches and athletes in an effort to curb injuries and keep these young athletes as healthy as possible,” Cramer said. “We are honored to be recognized by the New York State Athletic Administrators Association.”

The award will be accepted by Maloney, Cramer, and Andrew Duncan,M.S., P.T., Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Associate Program Administrator, at the annual Dennis E. Fries Awards Banquet on May 7.

URMC Sports Medicine, part of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, offers the latest in medical and surgical care to prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate injuries for both recreational and competitive athletes of all ages. URMC Sports Medicine is the only medical practice in the nine-county region dedicated solely to sports medicine. Its physicians are fellowship-trained sports medicine primary care physicians and orthopaedic surgeons who work together with physical therapists and athletic trainers to provide complete medical care.

The New York State Athletic Administrators Association, Chapter 5, encompasses the greater Rochester area, covering an area as far west as Pembroke, east to Clyde-Savannah, and south to the Pennsylvania border.