NOCSAE Donates $845k to Sports-Related Concussion Researchers

Written by Laura Dyrda | January 25, 2012 | Print  |
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment has awarded more than $845,000 for new research in sports-related concussions and head injuries, according to an organization news release. In addition to the new grants, NOCSAE's scientific advisory committee also approved $1 million in second year funding for ongoing concussion research. The organization is committed to funding research promoting safe performance standards and protective equipment for athletes. The new grants awarded include:

•    "Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on acute treatment of sport-related traumatic brain injury" at the University of North Carolina
•    "Head accelerations from various stick checks in girls lacrosse" at Brown University
•    "Influence of concussion education on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors among youth athletes, coaches and parents" at the University of North Carolina
•    Concussion assessment in high school athletes — learning disability, history, GPA" at Ohio State University
•    "Assessment of structural and metabolic brain changes in concussion" at Princeton University

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