Wisconsin college gets $5.5M for concussion study


December 17, 2014


MILWAUKEE The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year federal grant totaling $5.5 million to study concussions.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1sBkr8e ) the school is receiving the grant from the U.S. Defense Department. Concussions have become common injuries on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in professional and youth sports.

The study will initially include about 900 athletes from 10 local high schools and two local colleges. It will start tracking athletes before they sustain a concussion. Researchers will conduct extensive tests on athletes who suffer a concussion during the study and will compare them with uninjured athletes.

The school announced in May it would lead a separate $30 million national study of concussions and head impact exposure.


Associated Press