December 2011

December 1: Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz

  • Honored to receive the McArthur award
    • You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with
    • It’s all about the environment you’re in
  • Make sure you get good advice from people any time you’re going to change direction
  • Was athletic trainer for Steelers and he didn’t like the way the league was handling concussions
    • Then moved on the UVA
    • Concussions research became his passion while he had experiences there
  • Debate about whether concussions required rehab
  • 1996 surgeon general came out with a report that kids needed to be pushed into exercise
    • There were suddenly going to be overuse injuries
    • There was a need to increase sports-related injury research
      • In all areas
  • Cases of athletes dying after concussions
    • It took these deaths for people to wake up and look at these injuries
  • Trickle- down effect
    • If the care is not done correctly on the elite levels , it won’t be done correctly at levels in which kids participate
  • Research for the sake of research is useless
    • Research should be done to improve something in society
  • Costs associated with traumatic brain injury
    • 3.8 million sport related TBI annually
    • $56.3 billion in direct and indirect costs
  • A helmet does not prevent concussions
    • The brain is like egg yolk inside of an egg
    • The helmet can prevent skull fracture but not movement of the brain
    • The better we make the helmets, the more the head can be used as a weapon
      • The league is trying to change rules to make the game safer
  • Less than 10% of all concussions involve loss of consciousness
  • We need to start focusing on the prevention side rather than getting to the injury assessment side
  • Started a helmet and a mouth guard system to measure impact
  • The brain can withstand a large number of impacts without clinically distinguishable injury
    • Most dangerous hits occur on special teams plays and hits to the top of the head
    • But what are the long term effects?
      • Center for the Study of Retired Athletes
      • Increased risk of depression
  • Behavior modification is the best choice in concussion prevention
  • Ability to transfer TBI research to the military
  • Gfeller-Waller Concussion Law

December 5: Dr. Deborah Stroman

Careers in Sport

  • Explore. Engage. Empower.
    • Creativity
    • Relationships
    • Having control
    • Explore
      • What do you have to offer?
      • What is your brand?
      • Who is in your circle of friends? Why?
      • What is on your student business card?
      • What is your elevator pitch?
        • Define what your mission is
  • Job search
    • UNC resources
      • University Career Services
      • Be Present! Listen and Learn
      • Non-UNC Resources
        • NASSM-Teamwork Online
        • SBJ sponsors and advertisers
        • NCAA Market
        • The Pros-Big Four
        • Sport Conferences
          • Municipalities
          • International
  • Volunteer
  • Engage
    • Personal skills
    • Goal orientation
    • Communication skills
      • Written communication
      • Oral communication-Read
  • Organizational skills
  • Experience
  • Professional appearance
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Computer skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Honesty/integrity
  • Teamwork skills
  • Interpersonal skills
    • Attitude adjustment
  • Motivation/initiative
  • LinkedIn
  • Resume vs. reputation
  • Thank yous
  • Empower
    • Work on action plan
    • Knowledge of industry
    • Diverse experiences
    • Search for opportunities
    • Perseverance
    • Pull someone else up with you

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