Renu Nadkarni MPH'15
Eric Nylund MFA'15
Nejc Prah MFA'15
Glorili Alejandro Yale ‘13
Athletes know the immediate symptoms of a concussion, such as headaches, dizziness and confusion. What they often don’t know about is the continued brain trauma caused by concussions: defects in long-term memory and attention span, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. We created a poster that attempts to visualize a common long-term symptom of concussions — memory loss. As one concussion greatly increases the risk of subsequent concussions, we hope that this poster can prevent premature return-to-play by showing young athletes that concussions not only have immediate effects, but also long-term impact on their future.
Maria Diuk-Wasser (second from right) and three research assistants prepare to collect ticks in Mansfield,Conn., as part of an ongoing study of the range of babesiosis and how it is evolving.