Dr. Bennet Omalu changed the conversation about head injuries in contact sports, particularly football, through his concussion research. He discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, a brain disease detected in some athletes post-mortem.
Dr. Omalu grew up in war-torn Nigeria. He emerged as one of the world's premiere neuropathologists and is now the chief medical examiner in San Joaquin County, California. He is also a professor at the University of California at Davis.
The movie Concussion, starring Will Smithas Dr. Omalu, tells the story of Dr. Omalu's CTE research and the pushback he received as a result.
Dr. Omalu will be here to discuss his latest book, Truth Doesn't Have A Side: My Alarming Discovery About the Dangers of Contact Sports.
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