Doctoral Student Major Will Conkright Receives Army Medical Award

Will Conkright in a blue suit

On June 30, Major Will Conkright received the 2020 Colonel Mary Lipscomb Hamrick Army Medical Specialist Corps Manuscript Award for a study he led, investigating tactically related physical performance and body composition recovery following U.S. Army Ranger training.

Conkright is a student in the University of Pittsburgh Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science program, part of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The study was published in the May 2020 print 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.