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Student-Athlete
Health & Well-Being Initiative

Pac-12 SAHWBI

Created in 2013, the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative (SAHWBI) is a collective effort between the Pac-12 and all 12 member universities to find ways to reduce injuries, share current best practices and latest studies and conduct research to uncover new ways to keep student-athletes as safe as possible.

Industry Engagement // Contact Us

The Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative (SAHWBI) is a collective effort between the Conference and our member universities to find ways to keep student athletes safe, and we’d like to collaborate with interested partners to improve our research. 

Industry partners interested in engaging the Pac-12 SAHWBI, and interested Pac-12 researchers, should direct initial inquiries to Pac-12 Research Development Director, Dr. Kimberly Harmon at kharmon@uw.edu.

Student-athlete health and safety is the primary focus of SAHWBI and our Initiative harnesses the full resources of the Pac-12's research institutions for the benefit of our current and future student-athletes.  Dr. Harmon works collaboratively with appropriate Pac-12 representatives and other individuals to provide guidance related to Pac-12 student-athlete projects.  She will be happy to work with and connect interested parties to researchers at their institutions.

More developed inquiries can be submitted via our formal Research Collaboration Request Form.

More information on the SAHWBI, and how interested parties may be able to have an impact on the health and well-being of our student-athletes, can be found here.

Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee

As part of the Pac-12's continuous efforts to protect the health & well-being of student-athletes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference established a special medical advisory committee among its member universities. As a part its ongoing review and update of its return-to-play guidelines, the committee has created and regularly updates its considerations, which can be found here: Pac-12 COVID-19 Return to Play Considerations – Dec. 4, 2020. 

On Nov. 2, ahead of the season's return to competition, the Pac-12 announced further details related to football game week testing protocols which can be found here

On Dec. 1, upon the commencement of the basketball season, the Pac-12 announced further details related to basketball testing protocols which can be found here

A complete list of members on the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee can be found here.