NCAA and Pentagon Plan $30 Million Study of Concussions

May 29, 2014

As part of a White House summit today on concussions in youth sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense are committing to spend $30 million on research on concussion risks, treatment and management, CBS Sports reported. The summit is designed to raise awareness among parents and young people about sports-related concussions, and as at President Obama's higher education summit last fall, the White House has pressed participants to commit to a set of actions. The NCAA and Pentagon, whose officials have envisioned a database to comprehensively track the histories of players' concussions to drive understanding and eventually treatment, jointly plan to produce one.

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