In this episode of Kid’s Brains Matter Podcast,Host Bruce Parkman interviews Dr. Nowinski, a partner with Boston University in the creation of the world’s leading resource for CTE research. Nowinski is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. He has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine. He is also the author of Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis in 2006, where he emphasizes the goal to change sports and save brains.
Personal experience has shaped his social entrepreneurship and life’s mission to change the public health problem of sports related brain injuries. After his All-Ivy Harvard football career, he became a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar performing on Monday Night RAW. A concussion in 2003 changed the trajectory of his life resulting in retirement from professional wrestling,
On this episode, you will hear about Nowinski’s co-founding of the non-profit Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF). He will also discuss his partnership with Boston University and the VA to create the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, the world’s leading resource for CTE research.
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Story Key Notes:
- Dr. Christopher Nowinski’s Background
- Change is Challenging
- ‘Flag Football Under Fourteen’ Program
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