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AMSCA Scholarship Recipients

2018 AMSCA Scholarships

Two AMSC officers attending graduate school pursuing their doctoral degrees applied for the endowment in 2018. Both were approved by the Committee and awarded $2000 each as requested.

MAJ Jennifer Mullins, a physical therapist, is attending the University of Kentucky and received the award to assist in her research. She is looking at the effects of dry needling on clinical and neurophysiological components of balance in individuals with chronic ankle instability due to previous ankle strains.

CPT Beatriz George, a dietitian studying at Michigan State University was given the award to assist in her research. She is investigating body image and eating behavior.

2017 AMSCA Scholarships

MAJ Brenda Bostillos received the first Nannie Evans Scholarship, which was established to support clinical research, education and or special projects undertaken by a 65C/dietitian. MAJ Bostillos applied for funding for a research project to investigate food insecurity within the Active Duty members and their families as well how this population employs coping and resource management strategies. MAJ Bostillos is Chief Education and Research Branch, Department of Nutritional Medicine at BAMC.

Unfortunately, only one application for AMSCA scholarships was received for 2017, so no other scholarships were awarded.  

2016 AMSCA Scholarships

In 2016, three AMSCA Scholarships were awarded, as follows:

MAJ David Robbins, a physical therapist, was awarded $2000 for research to determine the relationships between habitual behavior (daily weight bearing activity and sleep) and changes in quadriceps strength.

CPT Joshua Radi, a physician assistant in the Army National Guard, was awarded $1828 to pursue his research of the combat medic in his medical preparedness when deployed overseas.

LT Jennifer Lopera, a dietitian, was awarded $755 for her research which will characterize food insecurity in a sample of active duty members and will describe environmental associations of food insecurity, weight status and diet quality.