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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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.

Professor Broglio talks concussion, football, and informed choice on MSU’s “Manifold”

Steven Broglio, director of the Michigan Concussion Center, talks to Steve Hsu, vice president for research and professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State University, and Corey Washington, director of analytics in the Office of Research and Innovation, about concussion risk, prevention, and treatment. Broglio describes how the NCAA emerged from the deaths that almost led Theodore Roosevelt to outlaw college football. He also explains recent findings on CTE, why females may be at greater concussion risk, and why sleep is critical to avoiding long-term brain injury. They discuss how new rules probably make football safer and debate why New England is so down on kids playing football. Steve wonders whether skills are in decline now that some schools have eliminated “contact” in practices.

Toward a portable concussion detector that relies on an infrared laser

A team of doctors, engineers, researchers from Michigan Medicine, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, College of Engineering, and the Michigan Concussion Center have developed a noninvasive way to measure whether brain cells are in distress using an infrared laser. By looking at tissue oxygen and cell metabolism at the same time, doctors could have a fast and noninvasive way to monitor the health of brain cells.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Fred Korley

Dr. Fred Korley is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and a Michigan Concussion Center faculty member. His research program is focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).