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The brain's reaction to impacts in high school football

Eric Nauman, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, basic medical sciences and biomedical engineering, can speak about research into the potential health effects on the brains of high school football players suffering repeated head impacts. He is a member of the Purdue Neurotrauma Group, which has been studying brain changes in high school football players since 2009, research spanning six years. He also is studying high school soccer players.

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Nauman also can discuss:

  • The lasting effects of repeated blows to the head, with medical imaging evidence showing players may not fully heal from season to season.
  • A new Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium made up of eight institutions to garner support and funding for research into the neurological effects of contact sports. 

Contact: Eric Nauman, 765-494-8602,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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