Wilmington College picked to join $30M concussion study

Wilmington College picked to join $30M concussion study

WILMINGTON, OH (FOX19) - The NCAA picked Wilmington College to participate in a $30 million concussion study.

The study is the largest and most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted, according to Wilmington College spokesperson Randall Sarvis.

"Ultimately, it will help those of us in the profession to better treat and manage concussions and head impact exposure for the benefit of all our student athletes," said primary investigator Brian Dykhuizen

Wilmington is among 30 colleges and universities named to the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium, which is gathering data for the study whose goal is to change concussion safety behaviors and the culture of concussion reporting and management.

An estimated 25,000 male and female NCAA student-athletes will be enrolled in the study over a three-year study period.

Wilmington College officially will join this summer for the study's third and final year.

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