James Voos, MD, Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospitals and Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns, Elected NFL Physicians Society President

James Voos, MD, Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns and the Jack & Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at University Hospitals (UH), was unanimously elected President of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) at the group’s annual meeting Thursday.

UNLV Experts Available: Super Bowl 2024

The Super Bowl: It’s annually one of the nation’s most-watched television broadcasts. And this year it’s happening in what’s perhaps the most fitting destination yet — Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World. From tourism and gaming to history and health, UNLV has experts who are uniquely poised to share perspectives on the sport, as well as the city where the Big Game is being held.

Taylor Swift is good for the NFL, says Virginia Tech sports media expert

Taylor Swift’s Swifties and professional football fanatics typically do not rub elbows. But in the past two weeks, they’ve been finding some common ground.   When the pop superstar attended a Sunday night prime time NFL match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets, her appearance set in motion a frenzy of attention and situated the league in front of a new fan base.

UTHealth Houston student shares key takeaways from clinical rotation with Houston Texans

After a rare view inside the world of professional sports and orthopedic medicine through a clinical rotation with the Houston Texans this summer, Analisa Narro, a fourth-year student with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, brought back key lessons from the enriching experience.

Roger Goodell, Commissioner, National Football League, Joins the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for a Fireside Chat at the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) announced that the 2023 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with Roger Goodell, Commissioner, National Football League.

Sports Psychologist Offers Insight on Damar Hamlin’s Collapse and the Future of Football

University at Albany’s Bruce Svare, professor emeritus of psychology and neuroscience, is an expert in sport psychology and the relationship between sport and society. We caught up with Svare to gain insight into the potential implications of Hamlin’s injury on the sport, whether the incident might incite changes to policies around player protection and how this event might influence perceptions of the sport among youth athletes and their caregivers.

New Finding Suggests Cognitive Problems Caused by Repeat Mild Head Hits Could Be Treated

A neurologic pathway by which non-damaging but high frequency brain impact blunts normal brain function and causes long-term problems with learning and memory has been identified. The finding suggests that tailored drug therapy can be designed and developed to reactivate and normalize cognitive function, say neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Henry Ford Athletic Trainer Leading Pandemic Safety Efforts for Detroit Lions

DETROIT – As Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn addressed the news media ahead of players reporting to training camp in July, he detailed the team’s plans to make the practice facility safe during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of those plans, Quinn announced that Henry Ford Sports Medicine athletic trainer Matt Barnes had been tabbed to help quarterback that drive.

Concussion discovery reveals dire, unknown effects of even mild brain injury

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain’s ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems.


At a glance:

In a study of former NFL players, Black, Hawaiian, and athletes from other racial backgrounds report worse physical, mental health outcomes than white players
The widest health gaps emerged between Black and white former NFL players
Black former players reported worse health outcomes in all five health categories, compared with their white peers
Presence of health disparities among former NLF players reflects the deep and pervasive nature of systemic inequities that persist even among elite athletes

Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond

FACULTY Q&AThe Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality prompted the NFL to acknowledge it should have listened to players who wanted to peacefully protest and led to NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags at its races.Ron Wade, clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and former director of marketing for the Detroit Tigers, discusses what these actions mean.


I n anticipation of National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the risk of injury due to youth sports specialization.