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NCAA Chief Medical Officer to Speak at Emporia State

October 2, 2019

web Dec 05 2018__NCAA_LPG_327The Chief Medical Officer of the NCAA Dr. Brian Hainline will be in Emporia on Monday to spend the day with Emporia State students and staff. As the Chief Medical Officer for the NCAA, Dr. Hainline oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster lifelong physical and mental development.

He will have several private sessions with Emporia State students and staff members throughout the day. He will begin the day hitting balls with Hornet tennis coach Les Stafford and several players on the Milton Courts. He will meet with the Emporia State athletic staff and coaches after lunch and then with the student athletic trainers and full time sports medicine staff. He will also meet with members of the Emporia State Biology Department before having dinner with the ESU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Dr. Hainline will wrap up the day with his presentation "Can Sport Save Society?" at 7 p.m. in the ESU Memorial Union's Webb Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

At the NCAA, Hainline developed, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance, which includes the multimillion-dollar CARE Consortium study that aims to understand the natural history of concussion and neurobiological recovery in concussion. The clinical study, with an advanced research component, is the largest prospective clinical study ever conducted in the history of concussion. The Grand Alliance also includes a Mind Matters educational and research initiative, the goal of which is to change the culture of concussion. Hainline has taken a leadership role in addressing other pressing issues of student-athletes, including mental health, overuse injuries, alcohol and drug misuse, and sudden cardiac death. He has developed key alliances with youth sport organizations, understanding that an effective sport model begins during youth and extends to college and beyond, with a premise that sport should be a model of wellness for life.

He is Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine and has been involved in sports medicine for over 30 years, including serving as Chief Medical Officer of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the United States Tennis Association. He co-authored "Drugs and the Athlete" and played a pivotal role in the development of drug testing and education protocols worldwide. He was CMO of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships for 16 years, and then served as CMO of the U.S. Tennis Association before moving to the NCAA.

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