University joins nationwide concussion study

Temple will be part of the largest study of concussions in sport, according to a university press release on Wednesday.In May 2014, the NCAA and Department of Defense announced a $30 million initiative to enhance the safety of athletes. It is managed by the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium centered at Indiana University Bloomington. The university is one of 30 institutions participating in the study and one of nine schools joining the study this year. Temple will join the University of Michigan in the Longitudinal Clinical Study Core section of the research project, focusing on the history of NCAA student-athlete concussions. “We are thrilled to be one of the schools chosen to take part in the CARE Consortium’s concussion study,” Athletics Director Pat Kraft said in a university released…


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