Archive for January, 2016

Bennet Omalu Foundation’s Hybrid ‘T22’ Model Exposes Mixed Messages of Someone Who Should Be Speaking With Full Throat As a Public Intellectual

Published January 7th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   PREVIOUSLY: “Venture Capital For CTE Detection Key to ‘Concussion’ Movie’s Bennet Omalu’s Ethics-Challenged University of Pittsburgh Foundation,” January 6, https://concussioninc.net/?p=10645   I am not an expert on nonprofit law. As with all matters journalistic, I educate myself as I go, I seek experts to consult on the technicalities, and I openly […]

P.S.: West Virginia University Says Omalu-Bailes Brain Institute Is Independent

Published January 6th, 2016, Uncategorized

Our story yesterday on the background of the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh has added this information:   West Virginia University spokesperson John Bolt told us, “The Brain Injury Research Institute was a project of Dr. Julian Bailes when he was on faculty here. It was established independently from West Virginia University, and […]

Venture Capital For CTE Detection Key to ‘Concussion’ Movie’s Bennet Omalu’s Ethics-Challenged University of Pittsburgh Foundation

Published January 5th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Bennet Omalu, protagonist of Will Smith’s fictional (and at times fanciful) movie vehicle, is an equity partner in TauMark, LLC, a California company with exclusive licensing rights to an experimental imaging probe used in research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other neurodegenerative diseases. Omalu’s unpublicized commercial interests may hold the key […]

George Gibney Cohort John Furlong’s First Nations Victims Appeal to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

Published January 5th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Our January 15 hearing in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, in the Freedom of Information Act dispute over the 100-plus pages of rapist former Irish national swim team coach George Gibney’s American immigration records, has been pushed back to February 12. I believe the delay is caused by Judge Charles […]

Cosby Arrest Wasn’t Only Good News Over Holidays — U.S. Speedskating Great Andy Gabel’s Membership Is Terminated

Published January 5th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   U.S. Speedskating sources have told Concussion Inc. that a campaign by dissident members — who support the stories of Bridie Farrell and others that they were molested by one of the sport’s leading historical figures, Andy Gabel — concluded successfully with a decision by the organization last week to revoke Gabel’s […]