Campbell and Franks key speakers at concussion research seminar
Duo talk about impact of concussion study for Pioneer student-athletes
June 1, 2017
DENVER – University of Denver Associate Athletic Director of Pioneer Health and Performance Julie Campbell took part in a concussion research seminar on Monday evening. The event was put on by the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging and was held at the Daniel Felix Richie School of Engineering and Computer Science.
The seminar talked about a study, a joint effort from multiple departments around campus, that began 18 months ago that is looking at the effects that concussions have in the physical, balance, emotional and cognitive level in Division I student-athletes.
The seminar was part of the Yale Family Endowed Lectureship Series.
The joint investigation features members from the fields of Psychology, Engineering, Chemistry, Pioneer Health and Performance and the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging.
“It’s an honor to be part of such a highly respected multi-disciplinary team to study concussions,” Campbell said. “DU Athletics is fortunate to be part of this ground-breaking research that can affect the lives of current and future student-athletes.”
Over 200 student-athletes signed up for the study and underwent a battery of tests, which range from balance tests to identifying key blood markers in an athlete’s blood.
The multi-department collaboration also aligns with the school’s strategic plan.