Programs

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. view more

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Sports Concussion Initiative
The Brain Research Foundation (BRF) announced at its annual Gala Dinner that it will provide a $50,000 grant to fund an initiative designed to improve the Chicago Public Schools’ ability to respond to sports-related head injuries. view more

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. view more

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. view more