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IU School Of Medicine To Lead Nationwide Concussion Research

The Indiana University School of Medicine is leading a three-year, $30 million concussion study sponsored by the NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense.

The project will fund long-term research of concussion injuries and how treatment and prevention can be improved.

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The project will fund long-term research of concussion injuries and how treatment and prevention can be improved.

The Indiana University School of Medicine has been tapped to lead a a three-year, $30 million concussion research and education alliance, President Barack Obama unveiled at a news briefing Thursday.

The Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium will involve athletes from as many as 30 universities and aims to fund long-term research of concussion injuries and how treatment and prevention can be improved.

It will also develop education programs meant to change the culture of concussion reporting and management.

The U.S. Department of Defense and the NCAA are each contributing $15 million toward the research. The IU School of Medicine will work in collaboration with the University of Michigan and the Medical College of Wisconsin to complete the studies.

Kat Carlton

Kat Carlton is the Morning Edition newscaster and reporter for WFIU/WTIU news. She plans to finish her masters in journalism from Indiana University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and political science. You can follow her on Twitter @katcarlt.

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