NFL taps Purdue brain-injury expert

March 12, 2013

Professor Larry Leverenz, director of the athletic training program at Purdue University, has been selected by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to be part of a $60 million effort to prevent head injuries and concussions. The Head Health Challenge, sponsored by the NFL, GE Corp. and Under Armour, plans a $40 million research program to develop new brain-imaging techniques, and a $20 million innovation challenge that hopes to find new diagnosis and prevention technology. Leverenz has helped Purdue gain national attention for its concussion research.