Dr. Port and Dr. Hitzeman have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dr. Nicholas Port and Dr. Steve Hitzeman of Indiana University's School of Optometry have received a grant from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund to study mild traumatic brain injury in local high school athletes. This study will complement Drs. Port and Hitzeman study of IU varsity athletes, funded by the NIH earlier this year (http://www.optometry.iu.edu/news/d_Port_Hitzeman.shtml).  The two-year, $120,000 grant will specifically fund the construction of a portable sideline eye tracker that can be used to test eye movements of athletes during competition as a possible biomarker for the injuries.