By: Patrick Damp / KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research is adding a Pro Football Hall of Famer to its board of directors.
The organization, which is dedicated to reducing the impact of sports-related brain injuries, is adding former Steelers athlete Jerome Bettis.
“The Chuck Noll Foundation’s mission to reduce the impact of head injuries extends beyond professional sports – and has the potential to affect every child who is injured playing in the front yard and everyone who falls or has an accident. cars,” said Bettis. “I am honored to be a part of this important work and look forward to helping shape the future of concussion and traumatic brain injury research.”
After it was founded in 2016, the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research has awarded 14 early-stage research grants totaling $1.7 million and has also used an additional $10 million in support. aid.
Research-focused funding priorities will address the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of brain injuries, and those resulting from sports-related injuries.
“I am honored that Jerome Bettis has agreed to join the Chuck Noll Foundation Board of Trustees, and will provide his insight and perspective,” said Council Chairman Arthur J. Rooney.
Endowments from the foundation have supported research at the Allegheny Health Network, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Medical Center, and the University of West Virginia.
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