Oct. 1, 2004
R. Alexander Creighton, M.D.
Alex Creighton is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina. He returns to UNC after completing his sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of North Carolina. At UNC he is a team physician for several of the Olympic sports, including women's soccer.
J. Marc Davis, P.T., ATC
Marc Davis has been employed by the University of North Carolina's Division of Sports Medicine as a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer since 1975. His main responsibilities since 1978 have been to care for the Tar Heel men's basketball team. He was named outstanding Physical Therapist of the year in 1998 by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. He is a member of National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association. His 15 years old daughter is an active soccer player involved in both youth travel soccer and high school junior varsity soccer.
Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Ph.D., ATC
Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Ph.D., ATC is Professor and Director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina . Over the past ten years, Kevin's researched has focused on sport-related concussion. More specifically, he has investigated the effect of sport-related concussion on postural stability and neuropsychological function. Kevin is the Research Director for the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes. The focus of the Center's research is on the long-term neurological and musculoskeletal issues related to playing sport. Kevin has been the recipient of ten funded research grants, and has published over 30 journal articles and four textbook chapters related to concussion in sport. He has presented his research findings at several professional meetings, including ACSM, AOSSM, NATA, and several NATA District Meetings. Kevin serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Athletic Training, and is on the editorial boards of three other journals. Kevin was the recipient of the 1997 Kenneth Knight Outstanding Research Manuscript for the Journal of Athletic Training and the recipient of the 1999 NATA-REF New Investigator Award for Athletic Training Research. He was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine in May 2003.
Darin Padua, Ph.D., ATC
Darin Padua is an assistant professor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he serves as Program Director of the accredited undergraduate athletic training education program. He is also the Assistant Director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory. Padua received his B.S. in Exercise and Nutritional Science with Emphasis in Athletic Training from San Diego State University (1996), his M.A. in Sports Medicine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998), and his PhD in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia (2001). Padua is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American College of Sports Medicine. He currently serves on the Journal of Athletic Training Editorial Board, the NATA Pronouncements Committee, the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association Convention Committee, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine Research Committee.
Bryan W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Bryan is the medical consultant for the Atlantic Coast Conference and the editor of the ACC Sports Sciences website. Prior to his duties for the ACC, Dr. Smith was the Head Team Physician at the University of North Carolina for nearly ten years. He has authored approximately fifty scholarly articles and given more than sixty -five invited scholarly lectures. He sits on the editorial board for the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, is a contributing editor for Sports Medicine in Primary Care, and for the past four years has been a regular contributor to the American College of Sports Medicine's Fit Society Page. A pediatrician with a doctorate in exercise physiology, Dr Smith is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has served as the medical consultant to the NCAA Football Rules Committee, served on the NCAA Baseball Research Panel, and has been a past chairman of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Currently, Dr. Smith is a member of the United States Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and a member of the North Carolina Medical Society's Sports Medicine Committee.