Professor Scott Kelso introduced Dr Bennet Omalu at FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society event

 

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Dr. Bennet Omalu (Photo courtesy of Teresa Crane, Asst. Director, Information/Publications Services)

 

Professor Scott Kelso introduced Dr. Bennet Omalu, the discoverer of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in NFL football players–and the focus of the movie “Concussion”–at a recent event held by FAU’s incredible Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter.

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Dr. Kelso introducing Dr. Omalu (right). (Photo courtesy of Teresa Crane, Asst. Director, Information/Publications Services)

 

 

A lively Q & A session moderated by Prof. Kelso followed Dr. Omalu’s lecture.

Mr. Joe Namath, who takes a keen interest in these matters (Joe Namath Neurological Research Center) was also in attendance, as was Provost Perry (seen with Drs Omalu and Kelso below). During discussion, Dr. Kelso described briefly the work done using Functional MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging with FAU Research Professor, Dr. Fred Steinberg of University MRI and our own Dr. Armin Fuchs on concussion and recovery from mild traumatic brain injury in FAU football players.

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(Photo courtesy of Teresa Crane, Asst. Director, Information/Publications Services)