On Television

Dr. Gianluca Del Rossi explains to Mark Schreiner how the sensor equipped football helmet works
Sports Concussions
With more research showing both the short and long-term health repercussions of concussions, USF is getting involved with its new “Concussion Center.” University Beat on WUSF-TV shows us some of the projects the Center is focusing on and introduces us to a high school athlete who stands to benefit from that work.

On the Radio

Goldwater Scholarship winners, USF students Juan Baso & Amber Schmidt
Goldwater Scholars

Until this year, no USF undergraduate had ever won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship—but now TWO outstanding students have taken the honor. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces you to the pair, seniors Juan Baso and Amber Schmidt, and tells us how they’ve combined intelligence, compassion and humility to achieve just a portion of their lofty goals.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Dr. Gianluca Del Rossi, Director of the USF Concussion Center, talks about some of the facts about concussions and prevention methods, and also demonstrates some of the research devices used at the Center.

Freedom High School Senior Josh Tanner and his mother, Ivyia Adams, discuss the three concussions Josh has received while playing football.


Michele McCoy, a certified athletic trainer with the USF Sports Medicine & Athletic Related Trauma (SMART) Institute talks about the treatment of concussions.

For more information

Sports Concussions
USF Concussion Center
Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC, Director
813-974-BRAIN (2724)



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