2012-2013 Speakers


Joel Beam


Associate Professor and Director of the Athletic Training Education Program, University of North Florida

November 8, 2012
7 p.m.
Dede I, Hulman Memorial Student Union

"Community-Acquired MRSA - Risk and Prevention"

Appearing in conjunction with the Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation Speaker Series


 Dr. Beam earned his bachelor's degree from East Carolina University, MEd from Clemson University, and EdD from the University of North Florida. He was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Florida and Clemson University prior to becoming an assistant athletic trainer and adjunct instructor at the University of Miami. Dr. Beam then served as the head athletic trainer and adjunct instructor at the University of North Florida.  

He currently is a reviewer for numerous publishers, journals, and grant programs. He currently serves as an Expert Peer Referee with the Cochrane Collaboration Wounds Group. He has authored publications at the national and international levels and the textbook Orthopedic Taping, Wrapping, Bracing, and Padding. Beam's primary area of research is the effectiveness of semi-occlusive and occlusive dressings on healing rates of abrasions.