UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Medicine Concussion Program, established in 2000, is the first of its kind and largest ongoing clinical service and research program that focuses on diagnosis, evaluation and management of sports-related concussion in athletes of all levels. Led by Dr. Michael Collins, PhD, the program’s internationally known team of clinicians and researchers are world leaders in studying the neurocognitive effects of sports-related concussion and pioneering the development of better methods of post-concussion evaluation to determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to sports. The team provides oversight and consultation to assist sports teams’ medical staff in making objective return-to-play decisions after the occurrence of sports-related concussion.
Cancer Caring Center
Since 1988, the Cancer Caring Center has provided a wide variety of free programs to help patients and families—including children—cope with the emotional impact of cancer. Services feature community support groups at 18 locations, a telephone helpline, individual counseling, children’s groups, “Live Well With Cancer” workshops, resource library and much more. The Center is a local charity with no national office; all funds raised here stay here.
Join the Pittsburgh Steelers as they continue their winning tradition by raising much needed funds for the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and the Cancer Caring Center.