KSI COO Rebecca Stearns Joins USA Football’s Medical Advisory Panel

Leaders across pediatrics, kinesiology, neuroscience and adapted sport comprise USA Football's Panel

Ryan Curtis, KSI associate director of athlete performance and safety, runs on a treadmill at the Mission Heat Lab at the Korey Stringer Institute at Gampel Pavilion on Sept. 21, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Outfitted with the latest in climate control technologies and human performance monitoring systems, the MISSION Heat Lab at the Korey Stringer Institute allows researchers to explore new ways to improve human performance, endurance, and safety in the heat. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

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Rebecca Stearns, chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute at UConn. (Contributed photo)

USA Football today announced its Medical Advisory Panel, comprised of experts to assist the sport’s national governing body in delivering leading athlete health and safety standards to America’s grassroots football family. USA Football’s Medical Advisory Panel will deliver direction on the applicability and understanding of relevant research from the medical and sports science space pertaining to athlete health and wellness.

Rebecca Stearns, who currently serves as chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute and assistant professor in residence in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources‘ Department of Kinesiology joins the volunteer, expert panel, which will also provide insight on new products and equipment and assess USA Football recommendations and guidelines to benefit young athletes regardless of race, gender or ability.

“I am honored to participate in this interdisciplinary panel of experts and support USA Football’s efforts to support the health and safety of athletes across the nation,” says Stearns.

Read the full release from USA Football.