News & Events

We’re working on a number of initiatives to expand participation and safety in sports. See what we’re up to.

JAT Chat | Consensus on the Prehospital Care of Athletes With Suspected Cervical Spine Injuries

Dr. Stanley Herring, Co-Founder of The Sports Institute, joined the Journal of Athletic Training’s JAT Chat to discuss his co-authored publications Consensus Recommendations on the Prehospital Care of the Injured Athlete With a Suspected Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injury and Best Practices and Current Care Concepts in Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete in American Tackle Football. Joining him are fellow co-authors Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NRAEMT, CSCS (University of Georgia), James Ellis, MD, FACEP (University of South Carolina) and Brianna M. Mills, MA, PhD (Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center). Listen below!   ...

Introduction: Technology and Partnerships

Originally published on Physician's Insurance By Cindy Lin, MD and Shwetak Patel, PhD Over the past decades, clinical science and medicine have brought an explosion of knowledge, unprecedented ability to diagnose and predict certain diseases, improved management of previously fatal conditions, and groundbreaking innovation in precision therapies and surgeries. Despite these advances, healthcare is challenged in such basic dimensions as quality and outcomes, cost, scalability, and equity. COVID-19 has transformed healthcare by forcing the rapid adoption of telemedicine and boosting the need for technology—for both providers and patients. The pandemic and its associated mortality have cast light on socioeconomic and racial inequities...

NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION RELEASES CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR EMERGENCY PREHOSPITAL CARE OF SPINE-INJURED ATHLETES IN AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Originally posted by NATA Wednesday, June 24 DALLAS, TX – Sports at every level are re-evaluating the safety of play going into this summer and fall. In addition to COVID-19 considerations, the awareness of the critical nature of athlete safety and emergency preparedness is at an all-time high. Sports participation is among the leading causes of catastrophic cervical spine injury (CSI) in the United States. This injury can have devastating and long-lasting effects on athletes and their families. Evidence-based care is essential to maximize the potential for positive outcomes. Two articles stemming from meetings of the Spine Injury in Sport Group (SISG) were...

VIDEO: Spine Injury in Sport – Managing On-Field Cervical Spine Injuries

At The Sports Institute, we work to expand participation and safety in sports. In an effort to educate parents, coaches and medical personnel on best practices in sports safety, we produced a short educational film demonstrating new, recommended techniques for emergent treatment of athletes with a suspected cervical spine injury. These recommendations are made in two peer-reviewed papers written by the NATA Spine Injury in Sport Group and published in the Journal of Athletic Training. Watch the film below and read the manuscripts at cspinefilm.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQe83lVD-bg...

Are Kids’ Summer Activities Canceled This Year? Here’s What To Expect

Originally posted by Romper Most of us have lost count of what day or week it is at this point in the pandemic. What we do know for certain is that we're now officially heading into summer. School for most of the United States is out, kids are (still) home, and parents are scratching their heads trying to decide what is and isn’t safe to do. Can you sign them up for swim lessons? Is tennis too risky? Do we need to sanitize the basketball after every bounce pass with the neighbor kid? Are kids' summer activities still happening this year? As with...

Exercise Rx – Physical Activity During the COVID Pandemic

Physical inactivity is a global crisis that has only worsened with the presence of COVID-19. In this presentation, Cindy Lin, MD, FACSM, Associate Director of Clinical Innovation for The Sports Institute, presents a UW Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds lecture on Physical Activity and the COVID-19 Pandemic. She discusses the physical inactivity crisis, the role of exercise and health, and physical activity solutions during the pandemic. The Sports Institute at UW Medicine works to expand participation and safety in sports. Our work builds a positive cycle of physical activity, and Exercise Rx is an initiative of that work. Learn...

Taylor Sekyra Finds Passion Off the Pitch

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine brings together experts in science and technology to advance participation and safety in sports through evidence-based research. So when Sekyra made her way to SAAS that morning after practice, she knew she wasn’t going to be practicing headers or defensive tackles, but her interview skills....

Lincoln students are taking a mile-long break from schoolwork

School can be stressful, and sometimes it is important for students to clear their heads. Lincoln Elementary School is organizing The Daily Mile, a way to get students some exercise. Students do not actually have to run a mile, but they need to keep moving for 15 minutes at whatever pace they are comfortable. It is called The Daily Mile because a student running should be able to run a mile in the time....