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January 30, 2013

Harvard Gets $100-Million Grant to Study NFL Injuries

The union representing NFL players has awarded a 10-year, $100-million grant to Harvard Medical School to study health risks associated with careers in football, according to Bloomberg.

The National Football League Players Association-supported effort will look beyond head injuries—the subject of some 80 pending lawsuits against the league—to assess "all the associated health risks" affecting players' condition and life expectancy, said Lee Nadler, the medical school's dean for clinical and translational research.

The NFL donated $30-million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in September for brain-injury research.