Monday, November 17, 2014

Task Force for Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes

Andrew Lincoln, ScD, MS, Director of MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center, has been asked to testify in support of HB 1332 in the last Maryland legislative session and attended the signing along with high school athletes, area coaches, and a World Cup champion/Olympic gold medalist. 

The goals of the Task Force are to: 1) review the medical literature, 2) identify effective methods of reducing sports injuries incurred by high school female athletes, 3) determine whether the Maryland Department of Education should develop requirements for high school female athletic programs for the prevention of injuries, and 4) make policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly. Andy helped promote the research findings from the MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center which will contribute to the efforts of the Task Force and advance the health of high school female athletes.

Andy was invited to serve on the Task Force as an epidemiologist with expertise in adolescent female sports injuries in collaboration with clinicians, legislators, coaches, educators, and high school athletes. This is a great example of how our research furthers our recognition as experts that help translate research into results in our community.  Congratulations Andy!

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