Clinical Core for Concussion Research


Women going through exercises for concussion research


Outreach UM Ivy for Concussion Research in Sports

Outreach & Engagement

The mission of the Concussion Center is to maximize societal and individual health through the relentless pursuit of concussion knowledge
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The Center’s structure revolves around three cores with distinct, yet mutually supportive functions:


The Research Core functions as the Center’s foundation, supporting and integrating outstanding University of Michigan faculty to promote innovative research collaborations.


The Clinical Core exists symbiotically with the other cores by identifying clinically relevant research questions, involving patient populations in research studies and translating cutting edge Research Core findings into clinical care and patient education


The Outreach & Engagement Core will help support the mission of the Center and the University by translating research findings to key stakeholders and providing learning resources through externally directed platforms.

NCAA settles Arrington lawsuit

The NCAA reached settlement terms in the Arrington vs. NCAA consolidation case. The terms include $70 million earmarked for concussion testing and diagnosis for NCAA student-athletes.

Measuring brain cell distress

Doctors, engineers, and researchers from Michigan Medicine; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; College of Engineering; and the Michigan Concussion Center have developed a noninvasive way to measure brain cell distress. The new device is comprised of optical fibers delivering infrared light to the forehead in order to measure brain metabolites associated with a head injury.

Dr. Andrea Almeida makes the case for athletic trainers

Clinical Associate Director Dr. Andrea Almeida responds to a Mid-Michigan News report on the increased number of head injuries at the high school sports level and comments on the vital role athletic trainers play at high school sporting events and practices.