There will be a lecture next week focusing on sports concussions presented by the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The program will take place on Tuesday, October, 3, at 7PM in University Center 210 on the A&M-Texarkana campus at 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

The free event is open to the public.

According to a press release, Dr. Lena Dobson, president and founder of ScandicNeuro Corp., a neuropsychology research and consulting firm based in New York, will be the guest speaker.
CTE has gained widespread media attention in the past decade following its association with the National Football League in research publications authored by neuropathologist Bennet Omalu, M.D.
Media coverage of CTE has now spread to involve many other professional sports organizations. The concern also has reached youth sports, as well as the area of military practice, but for some reason, science has remained focused on studies involving pro sports.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Science and Technology.”

For more information, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, PLACE chair, at Corrine.Hinton@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at tamut.edu/PLACE.