NYU Sports & Society Program to Host 2nd Annual Sports in America Series: The Arthur Miller Dialogues “Young Athletes: The Costs, Sacrifices, and Consequences”

Panelists to Include Top Athletes, Sports Media Professionals, and NYU Sports Medicine and Management Experts

Arthur Miller

New York, November 13, 2012 – The NYU Sports & Society Program will host the 2nd Annual Sports in America Series: The Arthur Miller Dialogues. The event, titled “Young Athletes: The Costs, Sacrifices, and Consequences,” will be held on November 19, 2012 and will take the form of a panel discussion that will be moderated by Arthur Miller, NYU University Professor and NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) director of Public Dialogues.

A collaboration between the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management and NYU Langone Medical Center, the event will feature top athletes, sports media professionals, and sports medicine and management experts who will explore a diverse array of perspectives on the risks young athletes take in their pursuit of athletic achievement, college scholarship, and fame.

“The pressure to achieve athletic success brings with it substantial risks to the health and the well-being of young athletes,” noted Arthur Miller. “This panel discussion will focus upon how medical professionals, educators, parents, coaches, and business and community leaders can work together to better protect this generation and future generations of athletes as they pursue their dreams.”

Panelists will include:

Jessica Abramovich, Executive Director, American Youth Football; alumna, M.S. in Sports Business, NYU-SCPS Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management

Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., Bioethicist; Director of the Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center

Dennis A. Cardone, D.O., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center; Medical Director, New York City Public School Athletic League

Mary Carillo, Correspondent, HBO Real Sports and NBC Sports; Former French Open Mixed Doubles Champion, and Wimbledon and U.S. Open Doubles Finalist; Former World-ranked Professional Tennis Player

Harry Carson, Former Captain and Linebacker, New York Football Giants; Member, Pro Football Hall of Fame; Author and Broadcaster

Brian W. Hainline, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, United States Tennis Association; Chief Medical Officer, National Collegiate Athletics Association (January 2013); Co-Author, Positioning Youth Tennis for Success; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Lee Igel, Ph.D., Organizational Psychologist; Associate Professor of Sports Management, NYU-SCPS Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management

Claudette Lajam, M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive/ Joint Replacement Division, NYU Langone Medical Center

Jonathan Vaughters, Former Pro Racing Cyclist; Manager of Garmin-Sharp Professional Cycling Team

Rick Wolff, Author; Sports Psychology and Sports Parenting Expert; Host, WFAN Sports Radio, The Sports Edge

Warren K. Young, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center

The event will take place on November 19, 2012 at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life in New York. For more information about the event, e-mail Samantha Amazan at samantha.amazan@nyu.edu.

To register for the event, visit: Miller Dialogues R.S.V.P.

About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS (scps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYU-SCPS arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education programs in fields such as Real Estate and Construction Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy and Fundraising; Graphic Communications Media, Publishing, and Digital Arts; Human Capital Management, Marketing, and Public Relations; with complementary strengths in the Liberal and Allied Arts; Translation and Interpreting; Management and Information Technology; and Finance and Taxation. More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by 55,000 annual enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, and public events. The School’s community is enriched by more than 25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members.

About NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, recognized as one of the nation’s leading hospitals dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the world’s first university-affiliated facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine– plus NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.