— The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a
four-year federal grant totaling $5.5 million to study
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.
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
announced in May it would lead a separate $30 million
national study of concussions and head impact exposure.