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UW-Madison's Bell taking part in high school sports panel sponsored by Cap Times on May 8

April 24, 2018

UW-Madison's David Bell will be featured on a Capital Times-sponsored panel on May 8 titled "Should high schools be in the sports business?"

Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the School of Education. 

David Bell
Bell
The panel will explore questions of high school sports as a focus of community life in Wisconsin, and how that role has changed in "an era of elite club teams, brain injury concerns and education reform."

In recent years, Bell and colleagues have conducted a range of studies examining the prevention of lower extremity injuries, with a special focus on knee injuries. In addition, Bell and researchers from across campus have also recently produced a series of groundbreaking studies examining whether or not more young people are focusing their efforts on excelling at a single sport, instead of playing a variety through the seasons.

The panel will take place on Tuesday, May 8 from 7-8 p.m. at James Madison Memorial High School.