Trey Crisco
10-25-1996, 12:02 AM

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment
(NOCSAE) is again proud to offer funds to support qualified research

Since its inception in 1969, The National Operating Committee on Standards
for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has been a leading force in the effort to
improve the safety of athletic equipment. This effort includes the support
of related research and the development of standards for protective
athletic equipment. NOCSAE is soliciting scientific grant proposals on the
mechanisms and the prevention of sports injuries, as related in some
rational manner to protective equipment.

Preliminary one-page proposals are due by December 1, 1996.
Contact Dr. Crisco for further details and an application form.
Eligible institutions are limited to North America.


Efficacy/Resiliency of Chest Protectors to Reduce the Risk of Injury due to
Baseball Impacts in Children
Gopay Jayaraman, Ph.D.
Michigan Technological University. $39,861.

Mechanisms of Head Injury During Freestyle Ski Jumping: A Biomechanical Analysis
Stephen C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Orthopedic Biomechanics Institute. $39,975.

Biomechanics of Second Impact Catastrophic Brain Injury
Glenn W. Kindt, M.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. $9,822.

Effectiveness of Protective Eye Wear in Scholastic Girls' Lacrosse: A
Prospective Controlled Study
Dwight A. Webster, M.D.
S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center at Syracuse. $37,442.

Early Prediction of Severity of Closed Head Injury in Football Accidents
Using Neuropsychological Testing, MRI, and Pet Scanning
Howard H. Kaufman, M.D.
West Virginia University School of Medicine. $35,700.

The Role of Vertebral Geometry and Density and the Effectiveness of Neck
Protective Devices in Cervical Impact Injuries
Marie Shea, M.S.
Beth Israel Hospital. $40,000.

Commotio Cordis Registry
Barry Maron, M.D.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. $13,900.

Static and Dynamic Impact Behavior of Balls
Rick Greenwald, M.S.
Orthopaedics Biomechanics Institute. $29,470.

Facial Injuries In Youth Baseball Registry
Fred Mueller, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina. $8,000.

Impact Characteristics of Batters Helmets Using a Novel Force Measurement
and Computer Simulation Technique
Rick Greenwald, M.S.
Orthopaedics Biomechanics Institute. $15,090.

Development of a Biological Model for Commotio Cordis: Use in Evaluating
Baseball Injury and Chest Wall Protection.
Mark S. Link, M.D.
New England Medical Center Hospitals. $40,000.

Comparisons of Shin Guards in Preventing Tibia and Fibula Fractures in Soccer.
William E. Garrett, Jr. M.D.
Duke University Medical Center. $22,162.

Limiting Performance Studies of Sports Helmets.
Walter D. Pilkey, Ph.D.
The University of Virginia. $12,000.

Effect of Mild Head Injury on Cognition and Postural Stability.
Kevin Guskiewicz, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. $84,095.

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J.J. Trey Crisco, Ph.D.
Director Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics, RIH
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, RIH
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University

Mailing address:
Orthopaedic Research, SWP-3
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI 02903
Voice: 401-444-4231
Fax: 401-444-4559
Email: joseph_crisco_iii@brown.edu
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