Temple University has been designated as one of a select number of institutions to participate in the largest-ever study of concussion in sport. This research is part of the landmark $30 million NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) initiative to fund the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted.

“We will begin baseline screening as part of the CARE Consortium for all of our student-athletes this summer,” says Ryan Tierney, associate professor of kinesiology and co-principal investigator for the study. “It is our hope that the data being collected at the 30 study locations will provide new insight into concussion and the best ways for us to keep our student-athletes safe.”