Concussions

Grand alliance latest step in efforts to understand concussion

The partnership between the NCAA and the Department of Defense, launched during the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, builds upon research initiatives the NCAA has funded for the last 15 years.

NCAA, DoD launch concussion study

The NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense launched a $30 million initiative to enhance the safety of student-athletes and service members, announced during the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit.

Psychological Aspects of Sports Concussion

It is hard to imagine that a sports-related concussion (SRC) or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or any event that triggers significant physical and cognitive symptoms and changes from normal functioning, would not produce some...

The Importance of Training the Head and Neck

importanceoftrainingheadneck.jpg The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) – which is used interchangeably with the term concussion – as a complex pathophysiologic process affecting the...

Do Female Athletes Concuss Differently than Males?

By: Brian Hainline, MD Do females concuss differently than males? It’s a compelling question among concussion researchers. Despite the intrigue of this question, there is little media attention to this matter. The tendency of the media is...

Tasked with a heady issue

Only weeks into his new role as the NCAA’s first chief medical officer, Brian Hainline roamed the halls at the 2013 NCAA Convention, convinced he would hear that concussions were the membership’s chief health and safety concern. To his...

NCAA funds study examining the long-term effects of concussions in sports

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org The NCAA has awarded a pair of leading concussion researchers a $399,999 grant, which will help subsidize a potentially groundbreaking study examining the long-term effects of head injuries in college athletes...

Concussion

A concussion is a serious injury, so proper reporting, diagnosis and treatment are crucial. Student-athlete wellbeing is a priority for the NCAA and has been a key component of our mission for more than 100 years. The NCAA is a leader in evaluating the impact of concussions in sport and has produced research and best practices to mitigate the potential effects of head injuries.

Hainline and Division III Presidents Council discuss array of health and safety issues

By Brian Burnsed The Division III Presidents Council and NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline engaged in a spirited discussion of the proposed association-wide sport safety package legislation at the council’s Oct. 30 meeting in...

NCAA a participant in strategic alliance to enhance head health

In an effort to expand its commitment to the health and safety of its student-athletes, the NCAA announced it will participate in an unprecedented strategic alliance formed by the NFL and GE to facilitate innovation and advance research...

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