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October 30, 2013

CHOP Injury Researcher Co-authors Significant IOM Report on Youth Concussion

On Oct. 30, the Institute of Medicine Released a report entitled Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture. The report was co-authored by 17 experts from around the country, including CHOP's Kristy Arbogast, PhD, Director of Engineering at CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP). As an expert in pediatric biomechanics, Dr. Arbogast's contributions focused on the biomechanics of concussion, biomechanical thresholds associated with concussions, and the effectiveness of protective devices (such as helmets), equipment and sports regulations for the prevention of concussions.

More information

Read the USA Today article

Read Dr. Arbogast's blog post on the science behind whether helmets protect kids from concussions

View our Minds Matter videos  by CHOP experts on concussion-related topics

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