University of Illinois Research Project

Time to make another push for the University of Illinois’ research project.  Spend 20 minutes and get a chance to win an iPad!

This is not a “giveaway” that you must register for and get a ton of junk email and have a ton of requirements to meet.  This is a bona fide research project being performed at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, under the direction of Steve Broglio, PhD, Director of the Neurotrauma Research Lab and Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Athletic Training.

Want to win an iPad and aid concussion research?

If you have paid attention to the news recently then you are aware how hot a topic concussions have become.  All of the media outlets are reporting on a growing number of athletes that have been concussed weekly in high school, collegiate, and professional sports.  In fact, a 2009 report from the Centers for Disease Control estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sport related concussions occur annually in the United States.  Worse, 5.3 million, or 2% of the American population, need assistance performing daily activities due to concussion.

There are plenty researchers examining how the brain is affected immediately following injury, but only a few are examining the long-term effects.  More specifically, the Neurotrauma Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois is conducting a survey  to see what effect a history of concussion has on the quality of life.  They are presently recruiting everyone over 18 years old with or without a concussion.  The Neurotrauma Research Lab (as featured on ESPN,Chicago Tribune, CNN, and US News and World Report) needs YOUR help to make sports safer for everyone.

The online survey takes 20 min to complete and will help to better explain if there are long-term effects of a concussion.  In return you will be eligible to win an iPad or an iPod shuffle!  It does NOT matter if you have not had a concussion; you can still take the survey.  Concussion has become a hot topic over the past few years and you can be part of the movement to better understand the effects. With the information gathered the Neurotrauma Lab is hoping to better educate people about the seriousness of concussions and with your help they will be another step closer to achieving that goal.

Again, it does NOT matter if you have not had a concussion; you can still take the survey to better understand the effects of a concussion and make yourself eligible to receive an iPad, or 1 of 20 iPod shuffles!

It is really that easy, I took it and it was very simple – just click HERE (or HERE if the first is not working) and begin.  Dr. Broglio is and has been on the cutting edge in his lab; being part of the Riddell HITS program from very early on, he and his students are very aware and are supporters of this blog.

The goal of the survey is to get 1000 respondents, I think we can do better.  Spread the word and be a part of concussion research at the same time get a chance to win a sweet gift.

3 thoughts on “University of Illinois Research Project

  1. mlutz30 December 16, 2010 / 16:20

    I submitted mine. Doesn’t take long at all.

  2. James Syrowski January 18, 2011 / 10:39

    Doug informed me of the research and as I have had a serious concussion as a child, I will complete the survey when time permits.

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