Dr. Yum Nguyen, assistant professor of athletic training at High Point University, was named 2016 Educator of the Year by the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association. He will be recognized on March 5 at the organization’s spring meeting in Wrightsville Beach.
In addition to teaching and mentoring students, Nguyen researches the anatomical and biomechanical risk factors associated with ACL and other lower extremity injuries. His recent work focuses on screening adolescent athletes for risk factors that could lead to these injuries. He has presented at national meetings and international clinical symposia and authored numerous papers.
“Dr. Nguyen represents the ‘trifecta’ of faculty excellence through his teaching, research and professional service,” says Dr. Jolene Henning, chair of the Department of Athletic Training. “His teaching has been described by our students as world-class and his efforts in mentoring undergraduate research assistants has led our students to present award-winning research at national conferences and publish in rigorous scientific journals. Dr. Nguyen is a wonderful example of altruism and professional advocacy that he models on a daily basis for our students and young professionals at High Point University.”
The Educator of the Year award recognizes a member of NCATA who is an educator within a university athletic training program and who is nominated by a peer.