Sports-Related Head Injuries Lecture – What is the cost of repetitive head injuries to our athletes, and how can damage be prevented? That’s the question to be explored at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), when two local physicians who have studied sports-related injuries will share their findings. The presentation is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, in IUSM-SB’s Raclin-Carmichael Hall, followed by an informal reception. The event is the second annual medical school presentation co-sponsored by the Indiana University Alumni Association and the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley.
“Repetitive Head Injury: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment,” will feature the work of neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Losiniecki, of North Central Neurosurgery, and Dr. James Moriarty, University of Notre Dame football team physician. The lasting impact of repetitive head injuries has been a national focus, particularly with the suicide deaths of former Notre Dame and Bears player Dave Duerson and San Diego Charger Junior Seau. But research has raised questions about the damage is being sustained by athletes at the high school level and younger. IUSM-SB is at 1234 Notre Dame Avenue, across from the main entrance to Notre Dame. The presentation is free and open to the public; ample parking is available. Contact Ryan Trzaskowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-850-1855 with any questions.