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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated a coalition of U.S. sports medicine institutions that includes University of Utah Health as one of 11 IOC research centers worldwide. The centers promote research, development, and implementation of effective prevention and treatment for sports-related injuries and illnesses.

“It’s a huge honor to be part of this very collaborative group that has and will continue to do important research that allows athletes to participate in their sports at the highest levels of competition while mitigating the risk of injury,” says Travis G. Maak, M.D., the coalition’s representative at U of U Health, head team physician for the Utah Jazz, and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at University of Utah.

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