Dr. Kenneth Cameron announced as recipient of the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award

18 December 2017

Geneva researcher, Dr. Kenneth Cameron was presented with the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award by Academy trustee Dr. Don Wukasch at the Academy’s 33rd Annual Awards of Sport celebration in Daphne, Alabama. Dr. Cameron, a nationally recognized medical investigator, is known for his work in injury prevention and treatment of athletes and U.S. military service members.

The Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award is given annually to an individual for their contributions to the growth and development of sports medicine through practice and/or scholarly activity. To learn more about the criteria and history of the award, visit The American Sport Art Museum and Archives.

Dr. Cameron is the Director of Orthopedic Research at Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH) in West Point, New York, where he holds faculty appointments with the John A. Feagin Jr. Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, the U.S. Army-Baylor University Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). With research primarily focused in injury prevention, musculoskeletal injury, and disease epidemiology, Dr. Cameron has published over 77 papers and manuscripts and has participated in speaking events and research forums throughout the United States. Dr. Cameron’s work has been nationally recognized and he has been awarded numerous research awards including designation in 2015 as a Fellow in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and in 2017 the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award. To read more about Dr. Cameron and the award, visit the United States Sports Academy.

Dr. Cameron began his relationship with The Geneva Foundation in 2008. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on over fifteen research programs in partnership with Geneva at military treatment facilities including Keller Army Community Hospital and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. His intellect and innovative ideas have advanced the knowledge and understanding of injury prevention strategies, musculoskeletal injury and disease epidemiology, and biomarkers associated with post-traumatic osteoarthritis. In particular, Dr. Cameron’s research efforts have shed light on the patient’s perspective of function and disablement following injury, reminding us of the importance of a whole-person approach to health care.

Founded in 1984, The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,800 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.

The Geneva Foundation (Geneva) is a 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Tacoma, WA. Established in 1993, Geneva advances military medicine by delivering full spectrum scientific, technical, and program management expertise in the areas of federal grants, industry-sponsored clinical trials, federal contracts, and event management.