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09/14/2011

Post Lecturer to Focus on Science of Sport Concussions Sept. 22

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 Kevin Guskiewicz, director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, will deliver the fall 2011 Post Lecture.
 The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Kevin Guskiewicz

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Kevin Guskiewicz, speaker for the fall 2011 Julia H. Post Lecture, will discuss "The Science of Sport Concussion: Translating Data Collection into Concussion Prevention" Sept. 22.

Guskiewicz, chair of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will deliver the lecture at 11 a.m. in Dina's Place. He is the Kenan Distinguished Professor and director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. He also holds joint appointments in the Department of Orthopaedics, the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and the doctoral program in human movement science at UNC-Chapel Hill. Over the past 17 years, Guskiewicz’s clinical research program has focused on sport-related concussion.

Throughout his career, Guskiewicz has received 22 funded research grants, and published more than 120 manuscripts (85 peer-reviewed journal publications and eight textbook chapters on sport concussion). Since 1996, he also has presented more than 200 national and international lectures on the topic of sport-related concussion. Guskiewicz teaches courses in sports medicine, human anatomy and research methods in sports medicine.

The Julia H. Post Lecture, established in 1984, honors Julia H. Post, former 30-year chair of Winthrop's physical education department.

The lecture is free. For more information, contact Steveda Chepko, professor of physical education teacher education, at 803/323-3688 or chepkos@winthrop.edu.


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