BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will hold its 28th annual Health Sciences Symposium on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Christopher C. Giza, M.D., will give a lecture, “Standing Tall in the Radical Middle of Sports Concussion.”
In addition, the 33rd annual Wellness Fair will be Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kehr Union, Multipurpose rooms A - B. Giza will present “Fact and Fiction and Sports Concussion Biology” at 9 a.m. These events are free and open to the public.
Giza is a professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital. He founded and leads the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program and the Operation Mend mild TBI program. He graduated from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. from West Virginia University, and trained in adult and pediatric neurology at UCLA.
Before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center in 1998, Giza worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team. He served on the California State Athletic Commission from 2005 to 2015 and traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense. Giza also co-authored concussion/mild TBI guidelines for the American Academy of Neurology, CDC and the Concussion in Sport Group.
The Bloomsburg University Office of the Provost, College of Science and Technology, and Berwick Health and Wellness Fund are sponsoring the events.