CHOP Injury Researcher Co-authors IOM Report on Youth Concussion

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Image of Arbogast Kristy Arbogast October 30, 2013 — 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) and part of the Minds Matter Concussion Program team. 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.

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