Southeast Hosts Lecture by Expert on Sports Concussions

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Jan. 9, 2004 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Athletic Training Education Program will host a lecture by Dr. Michael Collins, assistant director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program, on Jan. 22.

Collins’ presentation will cover recent progress and developments that have been made in the management of sports concussions. Collins is the author of two major multi-site studies involving the effects of concussion and return-to-play evaluation methods which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He administers and oversees clinical programs for concussion management for sports teams at several major colleges, universities and high schools throughout the country. Collins is also a clinical consultant to major league baseball, the New Zealand Rugby Union, and to several national and international amateur and professional sports organizations.

Collins completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Michigan State University in 1998, and subsequently completed a clinical neuropsychology internship at the University of Florida residency at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He also holds a master’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from the University of Southern Maine.

Collins’ presentation will serve as a continuing education unit (CEU) for certified athletic trainers and as continuing medical education (CME) for physicians by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society.

The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. in the Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall on the Southeast campus.