Rep. Upton Plans Congressional Review of Concussions

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Steven Broglio, AT associate professor and concussion researcher, comments in a Detroit News story about an upcoming congressional review of concussions, headed by Representative Fred Upton, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“If (Upton) has a committee and from that comes more funding for research or athlete trainers at high schools, that could help,” Broglio said.  But he also stated that concussion research is in its infancy. “Where we were in the 1950s with ... heart (research), that’s where we’re at with concussion (research) today. We have a long way to go.”