UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football

Article ID: 620905

Released: 22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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    Dr. Christopher Giza

In case you are doing a story the signing of a California bill AB 2127 restricting contact drills for high school football, Dr. Christopher Giza, director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program and a professor of pediatrics and neurosurgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, is available for interviews.

Christopher Giza, M.D.Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT ProgramDr. Giza leads the Pediatric TBI/Sports Concussion program at UCLA. Eminently qualified, he served as Vice-Chair for the California State Athletic Commission, traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense and Co-Chaired the American Academy of Neurology's committee, which developed an evidence-based Practice Guideline for Management of Sports Concussions in 2013. Dr. Giza serves on the Center for Disease Control's Pediatric mild TBI committee, the NCAA Concussion Task Force and the Major League Soccer Concussion Program Committee. He is currently a Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.


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