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Sports Concussions

See experts discuss the benefits and risks of contact sports, new developments in the treatment of concussions and what it feels like to get your “bell rung” in an NFL game.

The Optimists

John DiFiori
John DiFiori Head Team Physician for UCLA Athletics, chief of sports medicine in the department of Family Medicine, associate director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program, NBA director of sports medicine.
Adriana Galván
Adriana Galván Director of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at UCLA, associate professor of psychology, executive member of UCLA’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.
Roman Phifer
Roman Phifer Director of Player Development & High School Relations for UCLA Football, UCLA student-athlete (1986—90), 15-year NFL veteran, three-time Super Bowl champion, producer of the documentary Blood Equity about life after football.