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UAMS doctors oversee NFL-funded study of non-opioid concussion treatment

Dr. Erika Petersen, M.D, is a professor of neurosurgery at UAMS who chairs the multispecialty Sports Management Task Force for the American Society for Pain and Neuroscience.
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Dr. Erika Petersen, is a professor of neurosurgery at UAMS who chairs the multispecialty Sports Management Task Force for the American Society for Pain and Neuroscience.

The National Football League and its player’s union recently awardedmore than a half million dollars to study non-opioid alternatives for treating traumatic head injuries to American Society for Pain and Neuroscience. Dr. Erika Petersen, a professor of neurosurgery at UAMS who chairs the multispecialty Sports Management Task Force for the American Society for Pain and Neuroscience, is one of the doctors leading the study.

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