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Physical Therapy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Geoff Wright, PhD Physical Therapy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

A $1.2 million grant from the Department of Defense was awarded to Geoff Wright, PhD (PI), together with colleagues Carole Tucker, PT, PhD and Emily Keshner, PT, EdD, the College of Public Health’s Department of Physical Therapy, and Ryan Tierney PhD, ATC from the Department of Kinesiology. This study will investigate chronic symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) using an innovative new virtual reality-based balance assessment device they designed. Young athletes who have suffered a recent head injury will be tested for symptoms of mild TBI using the newly designed device.

Posted:  February 25, 2014