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Foundation For the NIH Joins NIH In Seeking Proposals to Study Sports-Related Brain Injuries
Date:4/3/2013

ratory/developmental grants for research on such topics as mechanical and biological mechanisms of injury and recovery; genetic and environmental risk factors; development of age-appropriate diagnostics and equipment for prevention; ways pain medications, psychiatric medications, and other substances may interact with the effects of trauma, and preclinical therapy development for improving outcomes.

“NINDS is eager to engage the scientific community to definitively answer a vexing public health question of concern to millions in the US who have suffered concussions,” said Walter Koroshetz, Deputy Director of the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke which will oversee the research. “We are grateful to both the Foundation and the NFL for providing this opportunity and look forward to a rapid advance in this field.”

The NIH’s sports-related research projects are open for submission of applications between April 14 and May 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT. The NIH will review the applications for scientific merit beginning in August and present the highest rated proposals to the Institute’s advisory council in October so that research can commence before the end of the year.

For more information, please visit http://www.fnih.org/work/key-initiatives/sports-and-health-research-program.

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