Temple To Partake In Biggest Concussion Study In History

PHILADELPHIA— Temple University has been chosen to participate in the largest-ever study of sports concussions in history. The school was chosen in lieu of a $30 million initiative by the NCAA’s Department of Defense to fund the most in-depth study of concussion and head injuries ever conducted.The study will enroll an estimated 25,000 male and female student-athletes nationwide over the three-year study period, which started in 2014. The athletes complete pre-season screening, and are then evaluated again if they experience a head injury. Only 9 schools were admitted to partake in the study out of more than 170 schools that applied. These 9 schools join 21 other schools already participating. Professor Langford also adds, “There is still so much that is not known about concussion and the short and long-term…

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