Why all the talk about concussions?

Why all the talk about concussions?

Join us to listen and learn as highly regarded speakers discuss the topic of concussions. In honor of National Athletic Training Month, the Athletic Training Program presents:

“Why all the talk about concussions?”

Thursday, March 23
6-8 p.m.
Wiegand Hall West — Room 116

Guest Speakers: Dr. Gillian Hotz and Ray Crittenden, MSC

Hotz is a research professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a nationally recognized behavioral neuroscientist and expert in pediatric and adult neurotrauma, concussion management and neurorehabilitation. Hotz is the director of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center, WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs, and has been co-director of the Miller School of Medicine’s Concussion Program since 1995. She continues to assess and treat many athletes from Miami-Dade County public and private high schools, University of Miami, and from other colleges and the community.

Crittenden is a concussion research coordinator with UConcussion and a graduate of Virginia Tech where he was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and soccer). He later played six years in the NFL for the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers. After his professional sports career, Crittenden completed his master’s in biomedical sciences and has been conducting clinical research in oncology for five years at the University of Miami.