Science on Screen: Kathryn Hardin and “Concussion”
Science Lecture – A Concussion Discussion
In the past, a concussion was just a bump on the head. Today, it’s hard to separate the science from the media hype. Soccer teams are changing rules on heading, football teams are avoiding contact practices, and fistfights are coming out of hockey. What does it all mean? Join Clinical Associate Professor Kathryn Hardin for a concussion discussion on the emerging evidence on the long-term effects of concussion for adults and children. What we know, who is at risk, and what remains unknown. After the talk, please join us for a screening of Concussion, the biographical film about the Dr. Bennet Omalu and his ground breaking work on TBI-related dementia, chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Kathryn Hardin is an associate clinical professor in the Dept. Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado and holds specialty certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. Her areas of specialization include concussion, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and the cognitive changes associated with cancer. The SLHC Concussion Assessment and Rehab Team, which provides services to athletes and non-athletes alike, is run by Professor Hardin. This program was selected as the Outstanding Clinical Program in the State of Colorado in 2013, and subsequently nominated for a national award.
Film Screening: Concussion
Will Smith stars in this dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.