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The Neurological Consequences of Brain Injury in Football

Dr. Ann McKee will speak about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease most commonly found in athletes participating in boxing, American football, ice hockey, other contact sports, and military service.

Dr. Ann McKee is a neuropathologist and expert in neurodegenerative disease at New England Veterans Administration Medical Centers and is Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. She is particularly known for her work studying Alzheimer’s disease and the consequences of repetitive traumatic brain injury. McKee has presented her findings to National Football League officials and testified before the United States House Judiciary Committee. Dr. McKee completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin and received her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.