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Event Details
  Living, Playing, and Staying Healthy: How to Prevent and Overcome Sports Injuries
  July 16, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Sunset Terrace, Pier 61
Chelsea Piers
New York, NY 10011

About the Program

Whether you play sports professionally, participate in recreational leagues, or watch your little league player from the sidelines, you know that being active puts one at risk of injury. Join fellow alumni, parents, athletes, and friends at the scenic Sunset Terrace on Chelsea Piers for a multi-disciplinary discussion of the impact of sports and how you can protect yourself and your family from serious injuries, moderated by Mark B. Taubman, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr.Elliot Hershman '75, '79M (MD), Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and Team Orthopaedist for the New York Jets, will present his experiences with orthopaedic injury on a professional sporting level. Dr. Jeffrey Bazarian '87M (MD), '90M (Res), '02M (MPH), associate professor of emergency medicine, will present his own research and experience in traumatic brain injury here at UR Medicine. And Oliver Luck, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University and former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers, will discuss his personal and professional experiences with concussion in collegiate and professional sports.

Admission is $15 and includes a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception with an open beer and wine bar. A dessert reception will follow the panel discussion.

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About the Speakers

Dr. Jeffrey Bazarian '87M (MD), '90M (Res), '02M (MPH) is currently an associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His current research interests focus on traumatic brain injury and has published several journal articles on the subject, the most recent identifying differences in mild TBI between the sexes. Dr. Bazarian is the recipient of the Faculty Mentoring Award, Ernst Sayward Award for Excellence in Community and Preventive Medicine, the Kluge Trauma and Emergency Medical Service Award, and the Clinical Teaching Award.

Dr. Elliott Hershman '75, '79M (MD) is a leading orthopaedist in the New York City area, specializing in knee disorders and athletic injuries. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Team Orthopaedist for the New York Jets. Dr. Hershman's research interests focus on artificial meniscus replacement and athletic injuries caused by artificial turf. He has been named one of "America's Top Doctors" by New York Magazine, and a top US Sports Medicine Specialist by U.S. News and World Report. 

Oliver Luck is currently Director of Athletics at West Virginia University. A graduate of West Virginia University, Luck played professional football for the Houston Oilers until retiring in 1986. Luck served as president of the World League of American Football, later NFL Europe, until 2000, and was CEO of the Houston Sports Authority, overseeing constuction of several sporting venues in Houston. He was recently invited to speak at the White House at the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit. He is the father of current Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
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