CBS News (Philadelphia): Thomas Jefferson University medical student gives insight into NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative


Feb 13, 2024

Azra Dees, a fourth-year medical student at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is one of only 30 in the United States selected for the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative. “I think the NFL’s initiative has been amazing,” Dees said. The NFL developed the program to encourage medical students from diverse backgrounds to […]

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MedPage Today: One Way to Make It to the Super Bowl: Become the Team Doctor


Feb 07, 2024

We spoke with Timothy McAdams, MD, a clinical professor in the division of sports medicine in the department of orthopedic surgery at Stanford University, about his work as the head physician for the San Francisco 49ers and the president of the NFL Physicians Society. McAdams became interested in orthopedics in medical school, in part due to his […]

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11 Alive: AEDs could be required in all Georgia schools thanks to new bill


Jan 31, 2024

Georgia lawmakers are set to review a new bill that would require all public schools in Georgia to have an automated external defibrillator, or AED, on-site for emergencies. Awareness around AEDs and quick response to cardiac events gained new attention following NFL safety Damar Hamlin’s on-field collapse in January 2023. Now, advocates tell 11Alive they […]

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Cleveland Browns News: Penelope Halkiadakis gains hands-on experience with the Browns through NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative


Nov 20, 2023

Penelope Halkiadakis didn’t realize her passion for orthopedics until her first year in medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She entered medical school thinking she would specialize in general trauma surgery because of her previous experiences working as an EMT. She first volunteered with the EMS starting her sophomore year of […]

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UTHealth Houston News: Hancock’s Headlines: Expanding the Field


Sep 28, 2023

McGovern Medical School’s, Department of Orthopedic Surgery plays a critically important role in keeping athletes of all levels on the playing field. The department and its faculty have had a long standing relationship with our very own Houston Texans NFL team, providing care for the most elite athletes. McGovern Medical School is honored to partner […]

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