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WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute receives $150k grant for research on concussions, traumatic brain injury

The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute has received a grant worth $150,000 from the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury to support research in concussions and traumatic brain injury.

The grant is part of the Foundation’s second round of funding for research seeking to improve patient care for those with neurological disease or traumatic brain injury.

“The scientists and researchers at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, under the leadership of Dr. Ali Rezai, are committed to transforming the lives of individuals who suffer from debilitating brain disorders and injuries and we are proud to support the incredibly important work that they do,” Arthur J. Rooney II, chairman of the Foundation board, said.

A team of researchers led by Joshua Hagen, Ph.D., Scott Galster, PhD, Victor Finomore, PhD and Ali Rezai, MD will study automatic nervous system monitoring and the use of neuromodulation technology, such as flotation tanks, in concussion treatment and recovery. The study will be conducted with athletes and military and clinical patient populations.

The Chuck Noll Foundation was established in 2016 by the Pittsburgh Steelers in honor of former head coach Chuck Noll.