Clinical Core for Concussion Research


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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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Concussion Champions

Members of the U-M and state of Michigan community serve as center ambassadors through the Concussion Champions program. The champions promote the center’s mission by participating in outreach and engagement activities to raise awareness of concussion prevention and care.

We are proud to have Jay Alexander, executive director of athletics, Detroit Public Schools Community District; Lloyd Carr, retired U-M head football coach; and Mark Uyl, executive director, Michigan High School Athletic Association, as inaugural champions for the center.

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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.

Center hires first faculty member: Dr. Eleanna Varangis

The Michigan Concussion Center is proud to announce that Dr. Eleanna Varangis, a tenure-track assistant professor of Movement Science at the School of Kinesiology, will join the center in August 2022. She is a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University using neuroimaging and fMRI to study the relationship between brain activity and cognitive functioning in healthy aging. This is the center’s first faculty hire under the U-M Biosciences Initiative.

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