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Athletic Training Chair Recognized by CAATE for Service

Dr. Paula Turocy, associate professor and chair of athletic training at Duquesne's Rangos School of Health Sciences, recently received the inaugural Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Caruthers Service Award recognizes an individual who best represents commitment to professional education and excellence in service to athletic training accreditation. The CAATE is the agency responsible for the accreditation of more than 350 professional, entry-level athletic training educational programs.

Turocy is the founding chair of the Department of Athletic Training at Duquesne University, where she held the inaugural Anna L. Rangos Rizakus Endowed Chair for Health Sciences and Ethics. A nationally recognized scholar in her field, her areas of expertise include nutrition, exercise physiology, and curriculum design and evalution.

In addition, Turocy is a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society Hall of Fame and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal.

Turocy resides in Bethel Park, Pa.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.