With more research showing both the short and long-term health repercussions of concussions, USF is getting involved with its new “Concussion Center.” University Beat on WUSF-TV shows us some of the projects the Center is focusing on and introduces us to a high school athlete who stands to benefit from that work.
From youth leagues all the way up to the professional level, the dangers of sports-related concussions are becoming better recognized. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes us to the new USF Concussion Center, where medical experts are looking at the latest advances in the treatment and research of athletic head trauma.
Dr. Gianluca Del Rossi, Director of the USF Concussion Center, talks about some of the facts about concussions and prevention methods, and also demonstrates some of the research devices used at the Center.
Freedom High School Senior Josh Tanner and his mother, Ivyia Adams, discuss the three concussions Josh has received while playing football.
Michele McCoy, a certified athletic trainer with the USF Sports Medicine & Athletic Related Trauma (SMART) Institute talks about the treatment of concussions.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.