Concussions are a hot topic these days and Jim Mensch talks about this important issue and how it is affecting youth sports, specifically football and lacrosse.
Dr. Mensch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education & Athletic Training at the University of South Carolina. Since his arrival to USC in 2000, he has served as Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Temple University, Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University, and PhD in Education from the University of Maryland. He has published numerous research articles in sports medicine journals and authored a text book entitled “The Athletic Trainer’s Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral”. Over the past 10 years Dr. Mensch has been involved in research grants totaling more the 10 million dollars to examine the impact of athletic trainers in diverse settings, including the military and youth sports population. In 2008 he secured a 1.8 million dollar grant through the Department of Defense to integrate athletic trainers into Fort Jackson Army
Dr. Maryah Stella Fram, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on child food insecurity and hunger, child and family poverty, and early childhood education and care. Recent projects have been funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Nord Family Foundation. She teaches undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students, primarily in the areas of social policy, human behavior in the social environment, and social theories of inequality.
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