Dr. Julian Bailes, chair of WVU’s Department of Neurosurgery, has appeared on a host of media outlets recently, discussing a study commissioned by the NFL that indicates increased rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease among the league’s former players.

Bailes, an international expert on head injuries and former physician for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, has been interviewed on CNN’s “American Morning,” and Ron Regan’s “Air America” radio show and his comments have been featured in stories in The New York Times, USA Today and a variety of newspapers across the country.

The new study, which was conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, corroborates Bailes’ research from four years ago.