Category: Dr. Stern

The evolving field of traumatic brain injury: from ‘punch drunk’ to CTE

December 11th, 2013 in Dr. Stern, Sports Related Injuries

Listen to a new podcast on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) featuring Drs. Robert Stern and Thor Stein from our BU CSTE and ADC, as well as Dr. Alex Lin from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dr. Charlie Bernick from the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.  This podcast is from Biome, a new feature from BioMed Central.  It stems from a new Special Series on CTE edited by Dr. Stern, in the high impact journal, Alzheimer Research and Therapy.

NFL Player Dave Duerson Suffered from Advanced CTE

May 3rd, 2011 in Chris Nowinski, CSTE in Print, Dr. Cantu, Dr. McKee, Dr. Stern, Keith Primeau, NFL, SLI on TV

By: BUniverse (462) in facultystaff

Researchers at the Boston Unviersity Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (BU CSTE), revealed today that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February at age 50, was suffering from moderately advanced case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain trauma. Duerson played safety in the NFL for 11 seasons, for the Chicago Bears, NY Giants, and Phoenix Cardinals. He was named to four Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls, with the Bears in 1986 and the Giants in 1991.

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Concussions Can Have Serious Long-Term Effects

January 28th, 2009 in CSTE on TV, Dr. Stern

WBZ-TV, 1/28/09:
“Concussions Can Have Serious Long-Term Effects” featuring Dr. Stern (video)

Does pro football cause brain injury?

January 28th, 2009 in Dr. Stern, NFL

The Takeaway, 1/28/09: “Does pro football cause brain injury?” featuring Dr. Stern (audio)