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City Native To Lead Athletic Training Program

Morgan Melquist, a Jamestown native, has been named was named the Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF) program director for the CAATE-accredited OTRF Athletic Training Residency Program.

The Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation has named Morgan Melquist as its program director for its OTRF Athletic Training Residency Program.

As director, Melquist is responsible for training and overseeing athletic trainers participating in the annual OTRF program in conjunction with Dr. Steven Chudik, OTRF founder and orthopaedic surgeon with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic, Westmont, Ill. Additionally, Melquist serves as a clinical athletic trainer assisting Dr. Chudik in clinic and in surgery.

Before joining OTRF, Melquist was a surgical athletic trainer with Indiana University Health Physicians at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. Additionally, she was an athletic trainer assisting with Harvard University Football, Boston University men’s basketball and USA gymnastics.

Melquist received a B.S. in biology from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, a M.S. in athletic training from Boston University, Sargent College, Boston, and completed her athletic training at Emory Healthcare, Brookhaven, Ga. Clinical experience is necessary for athletic trainers to work in healthcare settings. , During her residency, Melquist participated in research on the release of tibialis posterior muscle osseofascial sheath and how it improves deep exertional compartment syndrome surgery. The comparative analysis and long-term results study was published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol.8, Issue 8, August 2020.

Raised in Jamestown, Melquist enjoys hiking, yoga, and playing guitar and ukulele.

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