Two Triad universities have received a grant to continue participating in the largest-ever study of sports-related concussions.
The grant is roughly $500,000, and will allow Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University to continue research on the effects of concussions on student-athletes.
They're among 30 such schools participating in the study. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is also part of the team.
Baptist has already been directing baseline studies for concussions on athletes from Wake Forest and WSSU.
The researchers are also now testing to see if concussions might affect an athlete's DNA.
Since 2014, the consortium that originated this research has collected data from about 40,000 college athletes.
Winston-Salem State is the only historically black university to be a part of the study.