UF Health neurologist Michael Jaffee (left), UF Health neuropsychologist Russell Bauer and former NFL player Rob Henry answer questions from UF students at the Reitz Union Auditorium before a screening of Concussion starring Will Smith on March 25.
Organized by the student group Athlete Brain, which promotes concussion education and awareness, the event was part of the free GatorNights series and held in support of Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month and Brain Awareness Week. Free bicycle helmets and fittings were provided by the Florida Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Resource Center.
The film, which hit theaters across the country last December, features a portrayal of
McKnight Brain Institute interim executive director Steven DeKosky.
Athlete Brain accepts the 2015 award for “Most Innovative Event of the Year” by UF Student Activities and Involvement for their helmet safety initiative “Scoot Safe!”. Funded by the PEPSI Refresh Gators Give Back Grant (featured below) Athlete Brain members seek to increase helmet use, education, and awareness in the UF Community.