The Brain Research Foundation hosts the 14th Annual Neuroscience Day on Friday, January 17, 2014. Neuroscience Day is an annual event sponsored by the Brain Research Foundation that introduces new, exciting research through poster presentations and lectures. This unique forum encourages scientific interaction among universities and gives the Chicago-area neuroscience community a chance to meet and share interests in an informal setting.
Proper Helmet Fitting
Properly Fit Helmets Save Lives - Protect your head and brain every time you ride. Bicycle helmets only provide safety when they are properly fitted, adjusted, and worn. A bicycle crash can happen at any time. A properly fitted bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88 percent. Helmets are the single most effective way to prevent head injuries resulting from bicycle crashes. Wearing a helmet each ride can encourage the same smart behavior in others.
BRF Grant to Study Concussive Events Among Grade School Children
BRF gives a $30,000 grant to fund research at the Institute for Sports Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The grant will fund research that aims to improve pediatricians’ ability to evaluate and manage sports-related concussive injuries among young children, and guide future research regarding the diagnosis, treatment and long term effects of these events.
BRF Launching New Program on Sports-Related Brain Injuries
Brain injuries related to youth sports activities are of increasing concern in communities across the country. The Brain Research Foundation is launching a new educational initiative to heighten awareness about these injuries, gather expert information, and facilitate dialogue among national and international experts on how to keep children and adolescents safe.
New Chicago ordinance aimed at reducing sports brain injuries
When Chicago Alderman Ed Burke attended the 2010 Discovery Dinner, he learned of the national movement to adopt new laws related to the care of young athletes with head injuries, and went to work right away with his colleague Alderman Latasha Thomas to move the City of Chicago forward in adopting an ordinance to do the same.