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Trey Crisco
12-20-1993, 10:02 PM
A Posting for Preliminary Solicitations by the
National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment
(NOCSAE)

In the year 1968, there were an unprecedented 32 fatalities in organized
American football. All occurred from impacts to the helmeted head. In
1969, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic
equipment (NOCSAE) was formed to commission research directed
towards the reduction of such injuries. Since its inception, NOCSAE has
been a leading force in the effort to improve athletic equipment, and as a
result to reduce injuries. Some of these efforts have produced Test
Standards for Football Helmets and Faceguards, Baseball/Softball
Helmets, and Lacrosse Helmets and Faceguards. The National Collegiate
Athletic Association and the National Federation of State High School
Associations now mandate that these protective devices meet the
NOCSAE standard.

As NOCSAE heads into its third decade, we are formulating new
directions (no longer exclusive to head injury) with aims of funding basic
scientific research and organizing a scientific meeting on SPORTS
INJURY MECHANISMS AND PREVENTION. Formal guidelines and
deadlines will be posted within the next six months.

The purpose of this posting is a preliminary solicitation for individuals
with specific interests in sports injury mechanisms and prevention who
would

[1] be interested in applying for financial support from NOCSAE (approx.
$20k per year and renewable) for basic research related to sports injury
mechanisms and prevention and /or

[2] be interested in a scientific meeting that specifically focuses on injury
mechanisms and prevention in sports.


[3] Individuals interested in developing and performing experimental tests
on protective sports devices through a contractual basis, are also asked to
respond.

Please respond directly via E-mail. Include your name, degree, institution,
specific research interests, and identify item [1] and/or [2]. Individuals
interested in item [3] are asked to provide a brief history of their
laboratory and its capabilities.

Sincerely yours,

J.J. Trey Crisco, Ph.D.
Director of Research
NOCSAE

Crisco@biomed.med.yale.edu