Does the brain repair itself after repeated NFL concussions? Johns Hopkins research is just beginning to search for the answer to that question, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation is supporting that important study. If you are a former NFL player, you may be eligible to participate in a brain imaging study at Johns Hopkins.
- be between 25 and 40 years of age
- have at least 2 years of experience in the NFL
- have no history of psychiatric disease
- be within 5 years of last NFL play
- a PET scan
- an MRI scan
- an optional lumbar puncture
Dr. Jennifer Coughlin is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins. Her main research interests include concussion and PET Imaging research. Dr. Coughlin received her M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her residency in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Principle Investigator: Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D., Application #: IRB00030788