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Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture:
"The Female Athlete and Concussions"

Female athletes and concussions will be the hot topic of discussion during the University of Minnesota's Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport spring distinguished lecture, tomorrow Thursday, April 14.

"Female Athletes and Concussions: The Untold and Unexamined Story," will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, West Bank Campus, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Tucker Center at 612.625.7327.

Research findings on the rising incidence of sport-related concussions have ignited a national conversation about this injury, but for the most part, the discussion and research focuses on male athletes at the professional level. The Tucker Center aims to change that by raising awareness of the realities about female athletes and concussions.

The April discussion will address questions such as: Do gender differences exist in sport-related concussion risk, symptoms, outcomes, and recovery? To address these critical issues, nationally recognized experts will discuss the latest research about what is known and not known regarding the impact of concussions on female athletes. Strategies for future research, as well as educational and prevention efforts will also be examined.

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