Concussion In Sport - Learn About The Effects of Concussions

Release Date:
January 22, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY - Please join Curt Campbell, Director of Sports Medicine at Hilbert College, as he hosts an educational session "Concussion In Sport - Voices From The Silent Epidemic" on January 29th beginning at 7pm in the Swam Auditorium at Hilbert.

During the presentation, Dr. Jennifer Teeter (Hilbert College team physician) will cover current management of concussions as it relates to the student-athlete including diagnosis, signs, symptoms and return-to-play procedures.

Ray Ciancaglini, former professional boxer and current concussion awareness advocate who has sturggled with post-concussion syndrome since suffering numerous concussions as a boxing athlete, will discuss post-concussion syndrome and why awareness of the concussion epidemic is so important to the long-term health of an athlete.

Former Hilbert College student-athlete, Ed Heffron, will bring the presentation to a close with the story of his concussive injury and subsequent struggle with post-concussion syndrome.

This presentation is open to the general public.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.