Early-Stage Investigator Lecture Features Baugh, May 11
NIH’s Office of Disease Prevention will present the Early-Stage Investigator Lecture with Dr. Christine Baugh of University of Colorado School of Medicine on Wednesday, May 11 at 11 a.m. ET.
Millions of youth, adolescents and young adults participate in sports and recreational activities annually. Although sports have numerous benefits, they also come with potential harms, including brain injury. The health consequences of sport-related brain injury range from acute to chronic and from minor to catastrophic.
Given the wide array of health effects, a multimodal prevention strategy is essential. Preventing the injury from occurring, rapidly identifying those that do occur and minimizing downstream effects are all vital to consider.
In this presentation, Baugh will describe what is known about sport-related brain injury and its health consequences, and highlight a range of approaches for reducing harm. She will discuss ethical implications and current debates in the field.
Baugh is an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at University of Colorado School of Medicine. She conducts multidisciplinary research at the intersection of health, policy, ethics and sport. Much of her work focuses on prevention of concussions and other sport injuries.
Registration is required. For details and to register, click here. The presentation will be recorded and available on the ODP website within approximately 2 weeks.
The lecture recognizes early-career prevention scientists who are poised to become future leaders in prevention research.