Dolan's teaching in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training revolves around providing the tools for students to develop into evidence based clinicians and/or researchers. His primary research interests focus on the management of ankle sprains in athletics and the use of foot orthotic devices in the management of sports related injuries.
Recipient of 2009 Cansius College School of Education and Human Services “Exceptional Scholarship Award”.Presented February 11, 2009, Buffalo, NY
Recipient of Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Research to Reality Award. Invited lecture presented January 11, 2009 in Boston, MA. Topic: “Do current practices hasten recovery following ankle sprains”
2004-2007 Appointed Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professor via a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation.
Funding professorship to develop The Center for Health and Sports Medicine and the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory at Canisius University.
2005 Winner of Kenneth L. Knight Award Outstanding Original Research Presented by the Journal of Athletic Training for: Effects of ibuprofen and high voltage pulsed current on edema formation following impact injury to hind limbs of rats.
1997 Winner of Kenneth L. Knight Award Outstanding Original Research Presented by the Journal of Athletic Training for: Effects of cryotherapy on edema formation following impact injury to hind limbs of rats. Dolan MG, Thornton R, Fish D, Mendel FC.
Dolan MG. What is the most important immediate treatment following an ankle sprain? Invited chapter for a textbook titled: Quick Questions in Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine. The textbook is published by Slack Inc. and NATA. ISBN# 978-1-61711-817-3. Pages 107-13.
Kaminski TW; Hertel J, Amendola, N, Docherty CL, Dolan MG, Hopkins JT, Nussbaum E, Poppy W Richie D. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Conservative Management and Prevention of Ankle Sprains in Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 2013;48(4):528-545.
Dolan MG. Preventing Lower Extremity Injury With Foot Orthoses. International Journal of Athletic Training and Therapy, 2012, 17(4):17-19.
Merrick MA, Dolan MG. Introduction to This Special Issue on Clinical and Translational Science Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 2010, 19(4):357-8
Mendel FC, Dolan MG, Marzo JM, Fish DF, Wilding GW. Effect of high-voltage pulsed current on recovery after grades I and II lateral ankle sprains. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 2010, 19(4):399-410