NFL owners award more than $1.6 million in sports medical research grants through NFL Charities

NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League owners, has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to support sports-related medical research at 16 organizations.  Of these grants, $988,224 will go to studying concussion prevention and treatment.

“We are proud to support sports-related medical research proposals through NFL Charities Medical Research Grants,” said Commissioner Roger Goodell, President of the NFL Charities Board. “These grants will help to address risk factors for football players and all athletes, and make the game safer.”

NFL Charities has actively solicited and placed emphasis on research proposals focused on concussion/traumatic brain injury research, cardiovascular research and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.  Three separate NFL Charities Medical Grant review committees evaluated the 2010 grant proposals based on each committee’s area of expertise.  Recommendations were submitted to the NFL Charities Board of Directors for approval. 

For more information, including the complete list of grant recipients, click here.

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