Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Award for Publication


Major Will Conkright, currently enrolled in our Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science program, was the recipient of the 2020 Colonel Mary Lipscomb Hamrick Army Medical Specialist Corps Manuscript Award for his publication titled “Differential Recovery Rates of Fitness Following U.S. Army Ranger Training.” The article was published in the May 2020 issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports. Selection for this award is highly competitive and is given to researchers demonstrating excellence in publishing peer-reviewed literature with profound relevance and impact to the military. Major Conkright is an active duty Army officer and is currently engaged in his doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh Neuromuscular Research Lab/Warrior Human Performance Research Center. He was presented this award on Wednesday, June 30, 2020 via a virtual awards presentation hosted by Colonel John Balser (SP Corps Chief). His main academic advisor is Dr. Brad Nindl (COL, USAR) who is also the dircetor of the NMRL/WHPRC.