The Purdue Neurotrauma Group is committed to improving the early detection and rapid treatment of possible impairment in youth sports, protecting soldiers from traumatic brain injury, and developing therapies for everyone who suffers a head injury. Our goal is to ensure that youth are able to play more sports with less risk of long-term impairments and to minimize the effects of accidental injuries in the general population.

If you would like to support the Purdue Neurotrauma Group's efforts to make youth sports safer and develop protective systems for soldiers, please click the link below to be redirected to the University's development website. All donations will be greatly appreciated and expressly directed to the support of this critical research project.

In particular, your donation will help offset the costs of:

  • MRI Scanner time
  • Helmet testing
  • Electrion components and sensor fabrication
  • Computational facilities
  • Neurocognitive testing
  • Development of new energy absorbing materials


Contact Information

Larry J. Leverenz, PhD, ATC
Clinical Professor
Department of Health & Kinesiology

Eric A. Nauman, PhD
School of Mechanical Engineering
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Basic Medical Sciences

Thomas M. Talavage, PhD
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Our Partners

Purdue MRI Facility HK Purdue Engineering HIRRT