NFL Donates $30M for NIH Sports Medicine Research FeaturedWritten by Jaimie Oh | September 10, 2012
The National Football League has donated $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to help fund research on serious medical conditions prominent in athletes and relevant to the general population, including brain injuries.
With this contribution, the NFL becomes the founding donor to a new Sports and Health Research Program, which will be conducted in collaboration with institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health. Specific plans for the research to be undertaken remain to be developed, but potential areas under discussion include chronic traumatic encephalopathy, concussion, sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes and heat and hydration-related illness and injury.
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