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IU School of Medicine researchers awarded $300,000 GE/NFL grant to study concussions
Date:1/23/2014

those changes over time.

Launched in March 2013, the Head Health Challenge is part of the Head Health Initiative, a four-year, $60 million collaboration between GE and the NFL to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. The initiative includes a four-year, $40 million research and development program from the NFL and GE to evaluate and develop next-generation imaging technologies to improve diagnosis that would allow for targeting treatment therapy for patients with mild traumatic brain injury.

In addition, the NFL, GE and athletic clothing maker Under Armour launched two open innovation challenges to invest up to $20 million in research and technology development to better understand, diagnose and protect against brain injury.

The GE NFL announcement in 2013 named a 10-member advisory board of experts from across the country, including Thomas W. McAllister, M.D., the Albert E. Sterne Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. McAllister and Andrew Saykin, Psy.D., director of the IU Center for Neuroimaging, also are members of the IU School of Medicine team that will conduct the high school athlete imaging research.


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Contact: Eric Schoch
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317-274-8205
Indiana University
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