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Youth concussion programs get $1.5 million from gov't

2012-01-25

Queen’s University pediatric professor Garth Smith is available to talk about today’s announcement that the federal government is giving $1.5 million for new education programs designed to reduce concussions and other brain injuries in children and youth who play team sports.

Dr. Smith specializes in youth concussions and can talk about the seriousness of the problem. He is only available for phone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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