Delving into Brain Injuries with the NFL’s Money – Ken Belson

 – December 16, 2013  –– 

The National Institutes of Health outlined Monday how it planned to use part of a $30 million grant from the National Football League to finance a series of research projects designed to answer some of the most vexing questions about how and why athletes sustain traumatic brain injuries. The NIH has allocated $12 million to researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, a leader in diagnosing CTE in deceased players, and doctors at The Mount Sinai Hospital, which is working with researchers at the University of Washington who have been examining the brain tissue of thousands of people. The second project, led by Wayne Gordon, PhD, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Hospital, will seek to describe the effects of mild, moderate and severe brain trauma and compare them to features of CTE.   

-Dr. Wayne Gordon, Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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