ropsychology. He is particularly interested in the diagnosis and recovery of function after mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Echemendia is the Director of Penn State’s Cerebral Concussion Program, a multi-sport prospective study of concussion. He is the Co-Director of the National Hockey League Neuropsychological Testing Program and a consultant to the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Club.
Shawn D. Gale is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia Health System. His clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and consultation of various neuropathlogical conditions, consultation with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation treatment teams, and in designing appropriate treatment plans and monitoring treatment outcome. His research interests include neuroimaging and clinical outcome as it relates to the neuropathological, neurocognitive, and neurobehavioral effects of CNS injury and disease.
Kevin Guskiewicz is Associate Professor and Director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina. Over the past eight years, his research has focused on sport-related concussion, investigating the effect of sport-related concussion on postural stability and cognitive function and the long-term effect of soccer participation on neurocognitive performance in college players. Dr. Guskiewicz has been the recipient of eight funded research grants, and has published 20 journal articles and three textbook chapters related to mild head injury in sport. In 1997, he chaired the 1997 NATA Pronouncement Committee on Mild Head Injury in Sport, and served as editor for the Journal of Athletic Training’s Special Issue on Concussion in Athletes (October 2001).
Albert C. Hergenroeder is Associate Professor or Pediatrics and Chief of the Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief, Sports Medicine Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is a team physician for one college and three high school athletic programs. His expertise is in clinical management of sports injuries.
David A. Hovda is Professor of Neurosurgery and the Director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. Over the years his research has focused on the pathobiology of traumatic brain injury and, specifically, on the factors that contribute to cellular vulnerability and consequences when mild traumatic brain injury occurs early in life. He is councilor and past-president of the National Neurotrauma Society and has served as consultant for the National Football Leagues, several biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, and on advisory panels for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
James P. Kelly is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Northwestern University and Medical Director of the Chicago Neurological Institute. He received the 1997 James Brady Award from the Brain Injury Association of Illinois. Dr. Kelly helped develop severity and return-to-play criteria for the American Academy of Neurology.
Donald T. Kirkendall is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Education, Exercise & Sports Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and serves on the Editorial Board for the Soccer Journal of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. His research interest is in the physiology of exercise.
Muriel D. Lezak is Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery at Oregon Health Science University. Dr. Lezak has a long-standing interest in assessment of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI), particularly as they relate to practical, everyday functioning and to rehabilitation procedures and prospects. Her interest in the neuropsychological ramifications of soccer was sparked by the opportunity to work with the Dutch neuropsychologist Eric Matser on the