Kevin Guskiewicz, a professor at UNC-Chap Hill who is one of the world’s leading experts about concussions suffered by athletes, is one of 22 people to be named a MacArthur Fellow.

The fellows receive $500,000 in financial support from the Chicago-based foundation over the next five years. The fellows were named Sept. 20.

“Kevin Guskiewicz is a wonderful example of how a faculty member’s innovative research – both in the lab and in the field – advances knowledge that saves lives,” said Chancellor Holden Thorp. “He has become one of the go-to experts in America when it comes to the widespread problem of sports-related concussions. We are thrilled and proud that the MacArthur Foundation has selected him for such important recognition.”

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