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Expert on Brain Injuries Available for Interview on Repetitive Brain Trauma

Samuel Merritt University

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Expert on Brain Injuries Available for Interview on Repetitive Brain Trauma
Samuel Merritt University professor Gordon Giles available to comment on brain trauma and multiple concussions

(OAKLAND, Calif., May 3, 2012) Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Occupational Therapy professor Gordon Giles, Ph.D., OTR/L., FAOTA, well-known researcher in addressing brain injuries, is available to offer expert insight on concussions, head trauma and more. Dr. Giles is an expert on the emotional and behavioral consequences of brain trauma. He can speak on brain damage/injuries and the effects of chronic, repetitive brain trauma, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). He is available to speak on the concerns that former star NFL linebacker Junior Seau could have sustained due to a lengthy football career and what that toll might have taken.

Dr. Giles is available for interviews regarding brain injuries and receiving rehabilitation through occupational therapy. To set up an interview with Dr. Giles contact Elizabeth Valente, SMU Media Relations Director at 510.725.7980 or evalente@samuelmerritt.edu.

Samuel Merritt University, located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners who are committed to making a positive difference in diverse communities since 1909.  Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Mateo.  The University offers an undergraduate degree in nursing; master's degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant; and doctoral degrees in nursing, physical therapy and podiatric medicine.  For more information visit www.samuelmerritt.edu.