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University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Korey Stringer Institute

Korey Stringer Institute Lifesaving Awards

Beginning in 2012, the Korey Stringer Institute started recognizing three individuals annually who have made significant contributions in the realm of preventing sudden death in sport. These individuals are leaders in their fields when it comes to making important policy changes to prevent sudden death in sport. The three annual awards and awardees include:

KSI Lifesaving Research Award

This award recognizes exceptional dedication and work in research aimed to improve knowledge regarding preventing sudden death in sport. Learn more about our Lifesaving Research Award Winners.

2014: Jonathan Drezner, MD (University of Washington, Seattle Seahawks)

2013: Kevin Guskiewicz, Ph.D., ATC, FACSM, FNATA (University of North Carolina) 

2012: Dr. Francis O'Connor, MD, MPH (Uniformed Services University)

KSI Lifesaving Service Award

This award recognizes exceptional service aimed to improve policies and advocate for the adoption of policies in order to reduce sudden death in sport. Learn more about our Lifesaving Service Award Winners.

2014: Jason Cates, MS, ATC (Cabot Public Schools, AR)

2013: David Csillan, MS, ATC, LAT (Ewing High School, NJ)

2012: Mike Carroll, MEd, ATC (Stephenville High School, TX)

KSI Lifesaving Education Award

This award recognizes exceptional work aimed to improve knowledge and education in the realm of preventing sudden death in sport. Learn more about our Lifesaving Education Award Winners.

2014: Nick Inzerello (USA Football)

2013: Beth Mallon, MS (Advocates for Injured Athletes)

2012: Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-1, CSCS (University of Georgia)