CTE Found in 99 Percent of Former NFL Players Studied

Data suggest disease may be more common in football players than previously thought Ann McKee, director of BU’s CTE Center, is co-author on a new JAMA study that found CTE in 99 percent of brains obtained from National Football League players. Photo by Asia Kepka. A new study suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a […]

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DC Panel: Talking Football, War, and Brain Disease

Members of the panel on brain injuries hosted by BU President Robert A. Brown in Washington last Thursday: Ann McKee, a MED professor of neurology and pathology (from left), Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, NFL Hall of Famer Mike Haynes, and panel moderator Bob Tedeschi, senior writer for online health and […]

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Making Research Real with Boston University

View photos of the panel discussion and reception Read the BU Today story Boston University President Robert A. Brown hosted a panel discussion about brain injuries, head trauma, and concussion – the science, national policy implications, and personal impact. The moderated discussion featured experts on brain injuries and concussion, each with a distinctive perspective: Dr. […]

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Making a Better World, from Neuroscience to Sandwiches

Social goals drive alums on Forbes 30-Under-30 list Christine Baugh (SPH’12) was recognized by Forbes for her work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its link to concussions in sports. Photo by Cydney Scott. Christine Baugh joined the School of Medicine Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center as a research coordinator in 2010, when it was just a handful […]

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“In the Service of the City”

BU and Boston: a heritage of partnership By: BU Today Staff Community service and support and extensive financial contributions—from public works projects to scholarships for public school students—are part of the mission laid out by BU’s third president, Lemuel Murlin. Photo by Flickr contributor Thomas Hawk. The School of Education students working in the fourth-grade classroom […]

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Congress Turns Attention to College Athletes

BU IN DC Gloria Waters, Associate Provost and Vice President for Research, Andy Horner, Vice President for Research Finance & Operations, and Kaci Foster of the Office of Sponsored Programs attended the Federal Demonstration Partnership’s meeting on May 12 and 13. Cornelius Hurley of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy addressed the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers Council annual […]