2019-20 GHATS Membership Drive
2019-2020 GHATS Membership Drive opens September 1st. The drive will last from 09/01 to 12/01. Professionals, joining during this time period will make you a Member in good standing. The designation allows you to be considered for committee appointments, allows you to vote in elections, allows you to participate in our Honors and Awards process and allows you to Pre-Register your HS students for the Student Athletic Trainer Workshop (that will open October 1st); maintaining your Member in good standing status enables you to run for an elected office.
To join/renew your GHATS Membership for 2019-2020, go to the Login/Join the Member Area Tab at the top. The coupon code is included in these instructions. Coupon Code: ONBOARD2020. GHATS Membership is $30. But, if you join between 09/01 and 12/01, you may use the code to receive $10 off the regular Membership cost when you go to PayPal to submit your payment.
GHATS Special Announcement
For immediate release:
GHATS is proud to present the Dr. Walter R. Lowe Scholarship, a scholarship for all GHATS College-Level Athletic Training Student Members. This scholarship represents Dr. Lowe’s ongoing and continued support of GHATS and his ongoing support and loyalty to Athletic Trainers. Dr. Lowe is a paragon in the Sports Medicine Community. He is a world-renowned Orthopedic and the Head Team Physician for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, University of Houston and several local high schools. Dr. Lowe is known for being the consummate professional; however, above all professional traits, he focuses his practice – and teaches his residents and fellows – on the importance of patient-centered care, community involvement and service and continually invests, supports and recognizes Athletic Trainers as important and integral medical professionals.
This scholarship will be added to our current Spring Honors and Awards. The annual deadline for applications is April 1st. Complete details on eligibility are included in the GHATS Standing Rules – located in the Administration tab on the website; the application form is located under the Honors and Awards tab.
This scholarship was made possible through the benevolence of UT Ortho a Part of UT Physicians. Several people assisted with facilitating this partnership. We must thank Dr. Lowe, Cynthia Plitt, Morgan Dean, and Bob Marley (Athletic Trainer for UT Ortho) for their willingness to discuss this opportunity and their help towards the completion of this project. Thank you, everyone!
Orthopedic Surgeon, Chairman and Professor of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He also serves as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Memorial Hermann at the Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital. He is the Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute. Founding member: International ACL Study Group. Undergraduate Degree from Colorado State University, Medical Degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency from Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals, Ft. Worth, Texas, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Inglewood, California. 2014 Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Recipient of the NFL’s 2018 Jerry ‘Hawk’ Rhea Team Physician of the Year Award. Head Team Physician: Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and University of Houston. Consultant: NASA. Special Interests: Knee and Shoulder Injuries, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery.