Dr. Omalu

bennetomaluDr. Bennet Omalu, whose story was the basis for the movie “Concussion,” will give an address titled “The Mustard Seed Effect: How Small Steps Can Spark Major Change” on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.* in Gasson Hall, room 100. Dr. Omalu was born in Nigeria and spent part of childhood as a refuge. He went on to became a neuropathologist and was the first to discover chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in NFL players who had experience head injuries. His story was the subject of the book Concussion by journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas. Later this year, he will release his own book, written with Mark Tabb, Truth Doesn’t Have a Side: My Alarming Discovery about the Danger of Contact Sports. Sponsor: Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, with the BAIC-BHM Committee. *Note: Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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