Sports and Health Research Program

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The Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) is an innovative partnership among the National Football League (NFL), the NIH and the FNIH. It was launched in 2012 with a founding $30 million commitment from the NFL to help accelerate research that enhances the health of athletes at all ages and levels, and to extend the research’s impact beyond the playing field to benefit others in the general population, including members of the military. With an initial focus on traumatic brain injury, SHRP is designed to expand to encompass other areas of research on serious medical conditions prominent in athletes and to engage additional funders who represent a breadth of relevant interests. Research supported through SHRP is conducted under the direction of the NIH.

Read about the Sports and Health Research Program: Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research and Sports and Health Research Program: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Delayed Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury.

Goals

  • Accelerate research that enhances the health of athletes at all ages and levels.
  • Focus on research of traumatic brain injury and other serious medical conditions prominent in athletes.

Results & Accomplishments

Media

NIH News Release (Sept. 5, 2012): The National Football League Commits $30 Million Donation to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to Support Medical Research

Partners

National Football League
National Institutes of Health

Contacts

Development Office, development@fnih.org