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2011 Spring Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture

The Female Athlete and Concussions: The Untold and Unexamined Story

April 14, 2011

Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Jill Brooks, Aynsley Smith

Research findings on the rising incidence of sport-related concussions have ignited a national conversation about this injury, but for the most part, the discussion and research focuses on male athletes at the professional level. The Tucker Center aims to change that by raising awareness of the realities about female athletes and concussions.
The April discussion will address questions such as: Do gender differences exist in sport-related concussion risk, symptoms, outcomes, and recovery? To address these critical issues, nationally recognized experts will discuss the latest research about what is known and not known regarding the impact of concussions on female athletes. Strategies for future research, as well as educational and prevention efforts will also be examined.

University of Minnesota, Tucker Center

University of Minnesota, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport

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