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Conference to feature national leaders on youth sports safety

Jun. 1, 2017—People committed to making youth sports safer will meet in Nashville July 13-14 for a biennial event that has become one of the nation’s premier conferences on the topic.

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NFL names Sills as league’s first-ever chief medical officer

Mar. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Allen Sills, M.D., has been chosen by the National Football League (NFL) to be its chief medical officer, a newly created position.

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Seminar focuses on latest concussion research

Jul. 28, 2016—Neuropsychologist Gary Solomon, Ph.D., recently weighed in on one of the hottest debates in sports medicine, asserting that research doesn’t support the popular theory that concussions put athletes at higher risk for psychiatric illness.

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Sound waves studied to help diagnose concussion

Sep. 24, 2015—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are using novel sound wave technology as part of an attempt to more rapidly and accurately diagnose sports concussions on the sidelines during games.

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Concussion Center reaching beyond school-based sports

Mar. 19, 2015—For more than four years, the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center has offered state-of-the-art care to athletes at all levels. Now the Concussion Center is increasing services for non-school-based athletes, which includes local recreational leagues or travel teams, or sports like gymnastics, martial arts and equestrian. “The public is becoming so much more aware of concussion,...

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Age doesn’t impact concussion symptoms: study

Sep. 26, 2013—Recent scientific findings have raised the fear that young athletes may fare worse after sustaining a sports-related concussion than older athletes.

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Summit explores VU’s wide range of concussion services

Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s wide range of concussion services and research was on display recently during the first-ever concussion summit hosted by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC).

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VU study shows no gender gap in sports concussions

Oct. 2, 2012—A new study conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players revealed no gender-related differences.

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Vanderbilt launches sports concussion center

Sep. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has created a special program to integrate and standardize the care of athletes and others who suffer concussion.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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