August 2016, Dr. Thayne Munce was awarded a Sanford-Mayo Collaborative Research Grant for the 2016-2017 year. He will expand an ongoing collaboration with the Mayo Team to examine head impact exposure and objective measures or neurologic function and brain trauma in adolescent football and hockey players.

June 2016, Dr. Thayne Munce attended the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting in Boston. His team presented on two separate research projects while at this conference: 1) Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football During Different Practice Activities and 2) Injury Rates and Types in Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing at a Small Recreational Ski Area in the Upper Midwest. In conjunction with this conference, Dr. Munce also attended a meeting with ACSM’s Strategic Health Initiative – Youth Sports and Health committee, of which he is a member.

November 2015, Dr. Thayne Munce has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. The ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. As ACSM’s most prestigious distinction, the purpose of the Fellowship is to recognize distinguished achievement in sports medicine and related disciplines, as well as a deep and ongoing dedication to the goals and long-range activities of ACSM.

October 2015, Dr. Thayne Munce was invited to present at both Augustana University and Dakota State as well as be interviewed on SD Public Radio regarding the work that his team does with the Sanford Sports Institute.

October 2015, Dr. Thayne Munce visited Bemidji State to present two invited lectures: the Honors Council Lecture and a course lecture in Advanced Exercise Testing & Prescription Class. Both lectures highlighted the work Dr. Munce’s team does on concussions and brain function.

October 2015, Dr. Munce presented on concussions in youth football for Augustana University's Academy for Seniors program.