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Game Changer

Through his research on sport-related concussions, Kevin Guskiewicz is making sports safer from kickoff to final whistle.

Through his research on sport-related concussions, Kevin Guskiewicz is making sports safer from kickoff to final whistle.

“You think you’ve got it all figured out and Kevin will ask you a question and give you a whole new perspective. He has high expectations and leads by example.” — Rob Lynall, doctoral student in the human movement science curriculum and Guskiewicz advisee

Did you know that UNC-Chapel Hill Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz is also a neuroscientist and internationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions?

He was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2011—also known as a “Genius” award—for his innovative work on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sport-related concussions. In 2013, Time magazine named him a Game Changer, one of 18 “innovators and problem-solvers that are inspiring change in America.”

A UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member for more than 20 years, Guskiewicz cofounded the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center.

He was also the dean of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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This is story number 112 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

Kevin Guskiewicz was appointed interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on February 6, 2019.

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