49ers Doctor, Stanford Professor Daniel Garza Dies - Higher Education

Higher Education News and Jobs

49ers Doctor, Stanford Professor Daniel Garza Dies

Email




by Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. — Daniel Garza, a leading researcher in concussion and brain-related injuries at Stanford University and the medical director and team physician of the San Francisco 49ers, has died.

The university said in a news release Wednesday night that Garza died at his home in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday night. The cause of death and his age were not immediately available.

“The 49ers organization has been informed of a tragedy,” the team said in a statement. “We were saddened to learn Dr. Dan Garza died unexpectedly Tuesday. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this trying time.”

Garza was an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and emergency medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. His primary research focused on the prevention of traumatic brain injury in athletes.

Garza conducted extensive studies on the risk of concussions by fitting athletes, including Stanford football players, with mouthpieces that measure the impact and frequency of collisions.

“Dan Garza was very dedicated to sports medicine, to teaching human physiology and to his research to improve recovery and treatment outcomes for athletes,” said Dr. William Maloney, a professor and chair of Stanford’s department of orthopedic surgery. “He was persistent in his desire to find solutions to one of the most concerning areas in our field, the prevention of concussions and head trauma. We are saddened by his loss and the loss to our profession.”

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Education Management Corp. Lays Off 3 Percent of Workforce PITTSBURGH ― Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. has laid off hundreds of employees at Art Institute campuses across the country, including 41 in the city. The 3 percent reduction in the corporation’s workforce comes as the for-profit coll...
Big Accreditor of For-profit Colleges Could Lose Authority WASHINGTON ― A vote by an advisory panel to the Education Department could set the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges firmly on a path to closing its doors, potentially leaving hundreds of thousands of students at risk of losing acces...
State High Court Orders New Hearing in UConn Animal Research Case HARTFORD, Conn. ― The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a lower court judge to hold another hearing to determine whether the names of some University of Connecticut animal researchers can be kept secret to protect their safety. People...
U of Missouri Dismissive of Grad Student Unionization Effort COLUMBIA, Mo. ― The University of Missouri asserts in a court filing that graduate students have no rights to collective bargaining. And if they do have that right, they are doing it wrong, attorney Michael Kaemmerer wrote in a brief filed last week...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *