Lily Cabour ’14 (right) and Margie Rayford of Tougaloo College were research partners for Summer 2014 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

MCMI‘s Concussion Research Consortium will grow its internship program thanks to generous gifts from Bill ’72 and Joan Alfond and William Goldfarb ’68 P’00. The funds will allow five Colby students to serve as researchers this summer at several sites, including Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalMaineGeneral Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

“The Colby Concussion Research Consortium is poised to make important scholarly contributions that may very well lead to a reduction in concussions among student athletes across the country,” stated Goldfarb Center Director Dan Shea. “This new funding allows even more students to be at the center of these efforts.”

The Colby Concussion Research Consortium was formed to partner students, researchers, and physicians at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and other Boston-area institutions to produce scholarly work aimed at understanding brain injuries and their impact on the human body. The consortium’s internship program was launched in the summer of 2014 when Lily Cabour ’14 served as a researcher at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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