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Temple and School of Medicine Collaboration Re-funded as Part of Comprehensive Concussion Study

In 2016, Temple University was designated as one of a select number of institutions to participate in the largest-ever study of concussion in sport as part of a landmark $30 million National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) initiative to fund the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted.

Now, the project has received $22.5 million in new funding from the NCAA and DOD to research the long-term impacts of head injury. Temple University is one of only 30 colleges and military service academies selected to participate in the project.

Led by researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan and the Medical College of Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University, the NCAA-DOD Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium has collected data on more than 39,000 student athletes, the largest sample of concussions ever researched in a single study, according to Indiana University School of Medicine.

Temple’s participation in the nationwide study is a joint collaboration between the department of kinesiology in the Temple University College of Public Health, Temple University Athletics and the department of neuroscience at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Dr. Ryan Tierney, associate professor of kinesiology in the College of Public Health, and Dr. T. Dianne Langford, associate professor of neuroscience and neurovirology, serve as co-principal investigators for the study.

Read more on Temple’s participation in the project.