PREVENTING INJURIES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES IN YOUTH SPORT AND RECREATION
The Injury Surveillance in High Schools to REDuce Concussions (SHRed) research study was funded to $12 million by the National Football League's (NFL) Scientific Advisory Board to better understand how common concussions are in high school athletes. This a 3-year longitudinal cohort study to evaluate concussion diagnostic tools, prognostic indicators, and prevention and management strategies among high school-aged youth athletes. SHRed brings the implementation and evaluation of injury prevention strategies to the school setting and will increase the public health impact of our research. This study combines a large team of expert researchers and clinicians across 9 institutions in 5 provinces.
Funding: National Football League's (NFL) Scientific Advisory Board
Amount awarded: $12 million
Co-PI's: Amanda Black, Tyler Cluff, Chantel Debert, Sean Dukelow, Brad Goodyear, Kathryn Schneider, Jon Smirl, Darren Stefanyshyn, Keith Yeates
Postdoctoral Scholars: Christian Clermont, Delowar Hossain, Stephen West
Graduate trainees: Courtenay Kennedy, Ash Kolstad, Jocelyn McCallum, Lauren Miutz, Patrick Pankow, Linden Penner, Heather Shepherd, Isla Shill, Reid Syrydiuk, Jason Tabor, Kenzie Vaandering
Staff: Kimberley Befus, Tanya Childs, Shane Esau, Stacy Sick, Elysa Sandron, Carla van den Berg