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

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 in healthcare. The current system is unsustainable, and we must innovate to improve it....

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...

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....