Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Child Neurology (left), and Phil Stieg, PhD, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, are both dedicated to raising concussion awareness and improving assessment of concussion in student-athletes.
Our concussion research program relies on funding from Federal and Foundation grants and from the support of people like you.
With your help, we hope to advance:
- a blood test used for diagnosing traumatic brain injury on the field, court, ice, and elsewhere
- new MRI “pulse sequences” that will help us to take pictures of the brain in higher definition, so that we can better see structural deficits in the connections that allow the brain to “talk” to the rest of the body
- a drug that helps the brain to deal with the “energy crisis” that can cause lasting secondary damage following traumatic brain injury
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WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT IT OUT!
If you get hurt and experience any of the following symptoms, stay out of the game. You could substantially worsen your concussion by taking another hit.
Take care of your brain—you only get one.
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