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Carter Published in University of Missouri’s Law Review, Shares Research with Faculty Members

Tracy CarterAssistant Professor for the College of Law Dr. Tracey Carter recently had an article, titled “From Youth Sports to Collegiate Athletics to Professional Leagues: Is There Really “Informed Consent” by Athletes Regarding Sports-Related Concussions,” published in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review’s Winter 2015 edition. She also presented her research on during a meeting hosted by the College of Law’s Faculty Development Committee.

Carter’s article highlights the health problem of sports-related brain injuries, especially football-related concussions, in the United States. The article emphasizes the serious problem of sports-related concussions and addresses whether youth, collegiate and professional athletes are really “informed” regarding sports-related concussions. Carter concludes with recommendations to better protect athletes and to decrease the number of sports-related concussions and ensure the best outcomes for athletes, families, youth sports, collegiate teams, professional leagues and society.

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