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The Sports Institute at UW Medicine Announces New Director and Name Change

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, formerly the UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute, has announced that Dr. Samuel Browd, UW School of Medicine professor of neurological surgery, has become the new director of the institute.

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Youth Football Study to Focus on Head Injuries

A two-year study from UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute and Seattle Children’s Research Institute will identify the proportion of youth football players who sustain a concussion, and document the concussion’s effects as well as the factors that influence recovery and re-injury. Study sponsors have paid for licensed athletic trainers to be onsite at all league games and practices to collect data and care for players. (University of Washington)

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Experts issue new guidance on treatment of concussions

A refined definition of concussion, new guidance on rest versus activity, and collaborative treatment highlight the 2017 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sports, published April 26 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. UW Medicine physicians are among the international panel of authors.

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