University at Buffalo sports medicine researchers have been awarded $100,000 from NFL Charities to develop the most objective, scientific method of determining when an athlete who has had a concussion can safely return to play.
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A story on WBFO/WNED reports UB has been awarded $100,000 by NFL Charities to further develop a standardized exercise test for athletes who have experienced concussions. The grant announcement received wide coverage locally with stories also appearing in the Buffalo News, WGRZ-TV, WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, YNN and WBEN-AM. The Associated Press also distributed an article, which appeared in outlets around the country, including the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and Alabama Public Radio.
An Associated Press article reports UB is among 15 organizations that have received grants from NFL Charities for sports-related medical research. The article appeared in news outlets around the country, including ESPN, Fox News, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post and Huffington Post.
An article in Business First reports the funding to UB will support sports medicine research at the Concussion Management Clinic in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.