David Csillan was selected as one of the recipients of both the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2016 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (MDAT) Award and the Athletic Trainer Service Award.
Csillan, a resident of Titusville, New Jersey, is the athletic trainer at Ewing High School in Ewing, New Jersey.
The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer. MDAT exclusively recognizes NATA members who have been involved in service and leadership activities at the national and district level. This award acknowledges outstanding dedication and service to the athletic training profession.
The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. These recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer.
Candidates for both awards must have held the certified athletic trainer (ATC) credential, conferred by the board of certification, and have been an NATA member, both for at least 20 years.
“We are always excited to recognize the dedication, excellence, inspirational outlook and commitment of our honorees, and this year is no exception,” said NATA honors and awards committee chair Chuck Kimmel, ATC. “These recipients serve as role models to their peers and represent some of the best of the best of the athletic training profession. We know they will continue to contribute to their place of work and their community at large in ensuring quality of care and optimal health moving into the years ahead.”
The presentation was made during NATA’s 67th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Baltimore earlier this summer.