By Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The University of Pittsburgh is set to announce a foundation named for a pathologist at the center of Will Smith’s new movie, “Concussion.”

Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a former deputy coroner in Pittsburgh who is now Chief Medical Examiner in San Joaquin (WAH’-keen), California.

Omalu discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a former NFL football player, which led the league to adopt new safety rules designed to prevent concussions - as well as a $1 billion federal lawsuit by current and former players who claim to be suffering the after-effects of traumatic brain injuries.

The Bennet Omalu Foundation will seek to drive research into brain injuries and CTE.

The doctor and others will speak about the foundation before and after a screening of the film Tuesday evening at the Southside Works Cinema in Pittsburgh.

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