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Interview: Tackling concussions with Dr. Bennet Omalu

Chief Medical Examiner of San Joaquin County Bennet Omalu.
Chief Medical Examiner of San Joaquin County Bennet Omalu. The Record

Dr. Bennet Omalu, chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, talks about his research into concussions and brain disease.

Omalu is a forensic pathologist who is also professor in the UC Davis Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

The Fox40 interview here comes in anticipation of the film “Concussion,” scheduled for a Dec. 25 release, starring Will Smith as Omalu. Omalu’s autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster led to his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players.

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