UFC, the world’s choicest blended martial arts organization, these days introduced a five-12 months extension of its longstanding collaboration with Cleveland Clinic and its persevered assist of the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study.
This multi-12 months commitment, that is supported through a $1 million contribution to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, guarantees that studies will maintain to assist decide the long-time period outcomes of repetitive head trauma and elements that positioned positive people at better chance of growing persistent demanding encephalopathy (CTE). Since becoming a member of the landmark examine in 2011, UFC has devoted extra than $2 million through 3 rounds of monetary assist.
Now getting into its 10th 12 months, this examine – led through Cleveland Clinic’s Charles Bernick, M.D., and Aaron Ritter, M.D. – is the most important of expert athletes uncovered to repetitive head trauma and the primary to encompass retired and lively male and girl warring parties concurrently.
“UFC is proud to continue its support of both Cleveland Clinic and the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study,” UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein said. “UFC has supported this study since its inception, and we take pride in standing at the forefront of helping set new standards for athlete health and safety in all sports. Dr. Bernick and Dr. Ritter are doing an amazing job, and we look forward to helping them advance their research.”