SuperBowl Special – Head Injuries and Concussions

06 Feb, 2011

This episode aired on February 6, 2011 and is now available as a free download on our iTunes page!

On this Super Bowl Sunday, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. Several hours earlier, we tackled the topic of head injuries in professional sports by speaking with a panel of experts:

  • Alex Bagley, MD/PhD student at Harvard University
  • Dan Daneshvar, MD/PhD student at Boston University.
  • Dr. Matthew DiPaola, Radio Rounds Special Correspondent and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Wright State University.

Alex and Dan are the founders of the Sports Legacy Institute Community Educators (SLICE) program, where they study the science behind concussions. We discuss their work in the Boston area, educating youth about the dangers of head injuries, and we discuss the perception of concussions within the realm of professional sports.

Learn more about the SLICE program on their website and find out how you can get involved or contact Alex and Dan directly.

Again, remember that, as always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page!

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