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Pac-12 launches athlete health study
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While it is impossible to prevent all injuries, in an effort to improve the health and safety of its student-athletes, the Pac-12, including school presidents and chancellors, will begin a "Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative" during the 2013-14 academic year.

The initiative will target ways to reduce injuries, share the best practices and latest studies as well as conduct research which will uncover new ways to keep athletes safer.

"The health and well-being of our more than 7,000 student-athletes competing within the Pac-12 each year is of paramount importance," Pac-12 CEO Group Chair Ed Ray said. "This new initiative is a great step towards taking advantage of the full resources of our research institutions for the benefit of our student-athletes."

The study includes a student-athlete health and well-being research program, a health conference, head trauma task force and football contact reduction.

A $3.5 million research grant is part of the health and well-being research program, while less contact is expected during spring workouts.

"Our athletic departments and coaches have been very progressive in this area," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said.

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