TeachAids receives $1.5M to kickstart development on CrashCourse
At a historical signing in December 2017, Tad and Dianne Taube donated $5M to initiate the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative: a joint research venture with leaders from the Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and TeachAids.
“Tad and I share the concerns of fellow parents about the safety of young athletes in our community and beyond,” Dianne Taube said. “Our hope through this gift is to ensure the safety of our youth and provide current, useful information to educate parents, coaches and players.”
Partnered with Stanford University, TeachAids is poised to develop CrashCourse, a free ten-minute interactive concussion education that targets misconceptions and increases reporting among students. With 1.5M seed funding from the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative, TeachAids will design and produce this first of its kind interactive learning experience. CrashCourse discusses balancing athletic engagement with safety while enabling young athletes to stay in the game longer by protecting them from brain injuries.
Since the formation of the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative, CrashCourse has created its newest Overview Film, featuring renowned former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young and Stanford Football Coach David Shaw. TeachAids has also expanded its research initiatives, collecting Institutional Review Board-approved ethnographic data from hundreds of students and athletes, integrating quantitative and qualitative results into the creation of CrashCourse and launching the design of its largest studies yet.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Gerald Grant and bioengineering professor Dr. David Camarillo — both CrashCourse advisors — join TeachAids CEO Piya Sorcar to lead the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative and transform concussion research, treatment, prevention and education for young people everywhere.