NIH NFL Team Up to Fund Concussion-Related Research - Pauline Anderson

 – December 18, 2013  –– 

Eight research projects investigating various aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), including the long-term effects of repeated head injuries, are set to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new funding, announced by the NIH, is provided by the Sports and Health Research Program, a partnership of the NIH, the National Football League (NFL), and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH). A project which will receive $6 million is Neuropathology of CTE and Delayed Effects of TBI: Toward In Vivo Diagnostics. The goal of this project, under Principal Investigator Wayne Gordon, PhD, Professor of Rehabilitation and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is to identify and describe the chronic effects of mild, moderate, and severe TBIs and compare these with the features of CTE.

-Dr. Wayne Gordon, Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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