Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prof Kevin Guskiewicz Wins "Genius Grant"

Kevin Guskiewicz, the chair of the department of Exercise and Sports Sciences, has been awarded one of this year's 22 MacArthur fellowships, informally known as "Genius Grants." The $500,000 grant is intended to give recipients "unprecedented freedom and opportunity to reflect, create, and explore." Guskiewicz's research focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related brain injuries. CNN has a great story about Dr. Guskiewicz's research, including how he came to specialize in the study of concussions and other sports-related injuries.

Update: Watch Dr. Guskiewicz discuss his work in a video from the MacArthur Foundation.