In the NCAA, a Push to Reform Health Standards

March 4, 2015 2:35 AM

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In the NCAA, a Push to Reform Health Standards

When the NCAA hired a neurologist two years ago to improve protocols for handling concussions, nobody foresaw that he would make a priority out of sudden cardiac death.

But as the first chief medical officer in the history of the NCAA—an organization founded to promote athlete health— Brian Hainline has no intention of limiting his influence to neurology. “Concussions have overshadowed everything,” says Hainline, a New York University neurologist. “Why aren’t we ta...

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