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Internationally renowned expert in sports-related concussions to give talk on evidence-based advances in concussion management at USM

Dr. Michael

The University of Southern Maine’s Corporate Partners will welcome Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins ‘91 back to campus on November 30 for “Beyond the Fear: The Truth about Sports-related Concussions,” a presentation on how evidence-based advances in the clinical management of concussions are helping athletes of all ages.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a welcome reception, followed by Collins’ program at 6 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on USM’s Portland campus. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

An internationally-renowned expert in sports-related concussions, Dr. Collins is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology, and a master’s and doctorate degree from Michigan State University.

During his time at USM, Collins was a member of the Huskies’ 1989 NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship baseball team—the first USM baseball team to compete in the NCAA Division III World Series.

Today, Collins serves as director and founding member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program, established in 2000 as the first program of its kind in the nation. The Sports Management Concussion Program remains the largest research and clinical program focused on the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, research and education of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury in athletes of all levels. He is also one of the co-founders of the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) neurocognitive testing model now used with student-athletes in high schools throughout Maine and at numerous levels across the nation.

Collins also serves as a consultant to numerous athletic organizations and teams, including Major League Baseball, the NFL, NASCAR, USA Rugby and many major college programs. His expertise attracts elite athletes from all over the world.

Learn more about Collins in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of USM Connects.

Beyond the Fear: The Truth about Sports-related Concussions
Monday, November 30
Reception at 5 p.m., program at 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Register here.
Hannaford Lecture Hall, USM Abromson Center
88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101

Learn more about USM Corporate Partners here.