For Immediate Release
April 26, 2012
Contacts: David Ottalini, 301 405 4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UMD Talk Showcases Latest Research on Preventing and Treating Sport-related Head Injuries
Friday, April 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
The Department of Kinesiology will host Dr. Alan I. Faden, M.D., professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of their Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) & National Study Center for Shock and EMS, for the 2012 Husman Lecture "Heads Up: Revising Concepts of Brain Trauma and Sport-Related Head Injury."
Dr. Faden will discuss the consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with a focus on sport-related head injury, and describe new approaches to prevention and treatment, which have implications for public health policy and rules governing organized sports. The severity and increased incidence of sports-related head injuries experienced by professional athletes and youth sport participants alike, has brought attention to the need for better prevention and treatment strategies.
School of Public Health, Room 1312, 1st Floor lecture hall
Dr. Faden's research focuses on the impact brain damage has on brain cells. He is particularly interested in ways to treat athletes of all ages, soldiers, and accident victims who suffer traumatic brain injuries.
Members of the media are welcomed to cover this event. Parking is available in front of the School of Public Health building. To get a validation code for the parking kiosk, contact Jessica Duque at 301-405-1249 or email@example.com.
Directions to the School of Public Health:
From the main entrance to the University of Maryland campus (from US Rt. 1):
From Campus Drive (road from main entrance), proceed to the roundabout with the large "M".
Turn right onto Regents Drive.
At the 2nd stop sign, turn left onto Farm Drive.
Turn right onto Valley Drive and continue to the SPH Building (#255).
Metered parking is available in front of the building (You must pay or enter a validation code at the nearby kiosk.)