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On Concussions in Today's Sports: A Chat with Dr. Pat Bellgowan, a Neuroscientist at Laureate and TU


Why are concussions in sports --- at the grade school, high school, collegiate, and professional levels; especially over the last decade or so --- becoming more and more common? And what exactly does the term "post-concussion syndrome" (or PCS) refer to? On this edition of our program, an interesting discussion with Dr. Pat Bellgowan, who's a neuroscientist at The Laureate Institute for Brain Research here in Tulsa as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at TU. A week from tonight --- on Thursday the 6th, beginning at 6pm --- Dr. Bellgowan will participate in a free-to-the-public film screening and panel discussion at the Gussman Concert Hall in TU's Lorton Performance Center. The screening will present "Head Games," an acclaimed documentary film by the director of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters," and the post-screening Q&A discussion will address the ongoing crisis of concussions in American sports. Other panelists for this event will include sports medicine specialists, high school as well as collegiate coaches, psychiatrists, and physicians. To learn more, please see this link from the TU website and/or this PDF flyer.

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