Chris Nowinski Speaks At The Many Faces Of Brain Injury Event March 27

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association announced that Chris Nowinski, sports and entertainment figure, author, and activist, will be speaking at the annual fundraiser – The Many Faces of Brain Injury - on March 27, 6-8 p.m., at The Mill, 1601 Gulf St.

Mr. Nowinski, featured in the Frontline Interview "League of Denial" and the award winning documentary "Head Games," is instrumental in bringing national attention to promoting education and policy change about sports concussions and brain injury.  Mr. Nowinski can be described as an expert and activist in regards to sports-related brain injury.  He is a Harvard alumnus who earned a BA in sociology, and was an all Ivy League Conference defensive tackle for the Harvard University football team.   Following graduation, he pursued professional wrestling.  

Mr. Nowinski’s interests in brain injury stem from personal experience.  He wrote the book Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis in 2006 (updated in 2012)  which details his personal story about his career-ending injury, and promotes understanding of the dangers of concussion in contact sports.  

Mr. Nowinski co-founded the Sports Legacy Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy and research.  He serves as a co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, and as an advisor on the NFL Players Association Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee and the Ivy League Multi Sports Concussion Committee.  Mr. Nowinski is the narrator for the Center for Disease Control's on-line training for concussions.  In 2012, Mr. Nowinski received the United States Sports Academy Distinguished Service Award, and the Sport at its Best Award as a Player Safety Advocate from Ralph Nader’s League of Fans.

Tickets for The Many Faces of Brain Injury are $60, or $480 for a table of eight.  This is CABIA's major fundraising event.

For more information call Lisa Morgan at 634-1572 or visit www.cabiatn.org



Senate Health Committee To Hold Zika Hearing On Feb. 24 At 10 A.M.

Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced Thursday the Senate committee overseeing public health policy will hold a hearing on the Zika virus on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. Chairman Alexander said: “Americans have many questions about the Zika virus, as we have watched news of its spread through Central and South America, as well as ... (click for more)

Dade County And The Arts - Dancing With Breast Cancer

In 2006, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had bi-lateral mastectomies. Now, almost 10 years later, I look back at how dance and art transformed my life-challenging situation into beauty. With the help and support of my friend and artist Mary Petruska, I decided not to do reconstruction. From a beautiful drawing of wild passion flowers by Mary, we went to tattoo artist Skip ... (click for more)

Underground Fire Closes Several Downtown Streets

An underground fire closed several downtown streets late Saturday afternoon. At approximately 5:20 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a man-hole at the corner of Chestnut Street and W. 8th Street. When fire companies arrived on the scene, they found black smoke coming from an underground electrical service line. The man-hole cover had been ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Head In East Ridge Dies

Monserrate Ferrer, the 16-year-old who was shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died. Investigators will meet early next week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case. The shooting that involved two juveniles was at the 4200 block of Bennett Road. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. East ... (click for more)

The City Failed To Watch The Chattanooga History Museum Dollars

The tell tale signs of the History Museum's folly have been evident for years. When I was a former member of City Council I interviewed Dr. Daryl Black, Ph.D. to determine if I should argue for or against the annual funding of his organization. His interview, the multi-year history of administrative non-performance (despite consistent repetitive funding), and a review of the organizational ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Greenholtz: A No-Brainer

I am going to make this as simple as I possibly can. There are three fine lawyers now running for Criminal Court Judge and anywhere you go there will be people who like and admire Tom Greenholtz, Boyd Patterson and Mike Little. But when we select a judge, it should never be based on popularity. That’s why Gov. Haslam picked Greenholtz over both Little and Patterson this summer to ... (click for more)