Mr. Breton Asken, a doctoral student in the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, and co-authors have been selected to receive the 2016 Journal of Athletic Training’s Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Practice Advancement.
[Photo: Mr. Breton Asken]
The award is given in recognition of an article by Mr. Asken and his co-authors, “Playing through it: delayed reporting and removal from athletic activity after concussion predicts prolonged recovery,” that appeared in the journal last year. The study found that college athletes who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more days of play than athletes who immediately reported concussion symptoms.
Mr. Asken will accept the award at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Convention in June in Houston, Texas, during the distinguished scholars presentations. He will present a special topic at the conference on “Clinical and Pathological Outcomes Associated with Repetitive Brain Trauma: Biopsychosocial Considerations.”