Pages related to "Sports and Health Research Program"

Pages related to "Sports and Health Research Program"

For NINDS, 2015 was a year marked by the launch of innovative programs as well as the flourishing of ambitious initiatives.

To begin on a personal note, I was honored to be named the director of NINDS in June. I look forward to many years of leading the institute's efforts towards understanding how the brain makes us who we are and finding treatments for disabling disorders of the nervous system.

NIH supports research on traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major public health problem that affects all age groups and is the leading cause of death in young adults, as well as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a form of brain degeneration that affects some individuals who suffer progressive, long-term consequences of repeated concussions.

On March 31, 2015, NINDS and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) convened 39 scientists and clinicians as well as representatives from several organizations including the National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League, United States Olympic Committee, and other NIH Institutes for the Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) Stakeholders Board Meeting.