NPHW: Concussions: What You Need to Know

This presentation will introduce the cause and effects of concussion. Additionally, we will cover each person's role and responsibilities in identifying and managing a concussion at home, in the classroom, at work, or in athletics.

John Beneduce, Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Strength and Conditioning Coach
Julia D. Drattell, MEd, ATC, Program Coordinator, Athletic Trainer, NYU Langone Concussion Center 

John Beneduce is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and strength and conditioning coach. John lost 120 pounds along the way to becoming a professional athlete and world class health and fitness coach. In addition to his athletic pedigree John holds advanced degrees in both History and forensic psychology.

Mrs. Drattell started her athletic training education in the bachelor’s athletic training program at the University of Delaware, immediately followed by a post-professional Master’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training at the University of Virginia. Julia covered both Division I and Division III collegiate athletics in the New York City area for 6 years before transitioning to the Hospital Administration setting. Julia is the Young Professional Committee’s representative for the state of New York, acting to increase engagement and provide opportunities to address the needs of Young Professionals in the state including networking events, volunteering opportunities, and job skills workshops. Julia also serves on the New York State Board of Professions for Athletic Training, assisting with administering professional regulation, advising on licensing requirements and providing community outreach.

Currently, Julia is the Athletic Trainer at NYU Langone Health’s Concussion Center where she is responsible for advancing clinical programming, supporting ongoing research, and developing educational programs for the community and healthcare professionals. She fosters relationships and acts as a liaison for local academic institutions, youth leagues and professional athletic leagues. Julia develops medical policies, including concussion management, at these schools and leagues. She has presented at conferences around the United States and has been published in multiple journals on projects related to developing sideline oculomotor concussion assessment tools and quantitative eye movements.

NPHW is a collaborative initiative of the School of Health Professions and Human Services and Division of Student Affairs

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Student Center Greenhouse, Sondra and David S Mack Student Center, North Campus


Please RSVP for this event: HPHS NPHW Signature programming RSVP


This event is part of National Public Health Week 2019

Full Schedule: National Public Health Week 2019

Wednesday, April 03, 2019



Student Center Greenhouse
Lower level, Student Center - Sondra and David S. Mack
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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