Ross D. Zafonte is the Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, vice president of medical affairs at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published extensively on traumatic brain injuries (TBI), TBI/concussion, and other neurological disorders. His research has been federally funded (National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Center for Disease Control, and the Department of Defense) for more than 20 years. Zafonte’s textbook Brain Injury Medicine is considered one of the standards in the field of brain injury care, and he has extensive administrative experience as the principal investigator of large, national multisite clinical trials and center grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.
Teams: Leadership Team, Research Team
What is the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University? How is the Football Players Health Study different? Who are the Player Advisors? I've participated in studies before and I never saw results. How will this study be different? Watch this video to find out.
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"It's the first time the players have directed it. They have basically told us 'these are the areas we care most about," William Meehan, III, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics.
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