Still seeking former players
The Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center is still seeking former players to participate in a landmark research study of CTE under the direction of Dr. Robert Stern. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health with the goal of developing ways of detecting and diagnosing CTE during life(instead of the current method of post-mortem examination of the brain).
The study takes place in Boston and involves three days of examinations, including PET, MRI and MRS scans, lumbar puncture, clinical evaluations (including neurological, neuropsychological, and psychiatric), and other tests. All travel expenses are covered by the study and all testing is free of charge.
The researchers are looking for former players between the ages of 40-69 who played a minimum of two years in the NFL and who played offensive or defensive line, linebacker, defensive back, or running back.
To find out more about the BU CTE Center, go to their website: www.bu.edu/cte.
To find out more about participating in the study, contact Nate Fritts at: [email protected] or 617-414-8391.