Clinical Core for Concussion Research

Clinical

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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; Llyod Carr, retired U-M head football coach; and Mark Uyl, executive director, Michigan High School Athletic Association, as inaugural champions for the center.

Learn more about our champions at concussion.umich.edu/champion-directory.

The Center’s structure revolves around three cores with distinct, yet mutually supportive functions:

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

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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

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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.

Event: Quarterly Speaker Series presents John Leddy

John Leddy (University of Buffalo) will describe aspects of the Physiology of Concussion with respect to The Autonomic Nervous System and Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation, the role of exercise tolerance testing in the prescription of individualized sub-threshold aerobic exercise for the treatment of concussion and persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS), and how the principle of “exercise intolerance” is used in the treatment of mTBI/concussion.

Event: Concussion and long-term neurological health: a panel discussion

Please join the U-M Concussion Center on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 3:30pm for a virtual panel discussion focusing on the long-term impact of concussions. There is growing concern and attention around the long-term neurological health of those sustaining a concussion and/or head impact exposure. The panel will discuss and answer questions on the state of the science, indicating what is known and what has yet to be learned. The discussion will be hosted by Steve Broglio, director of the U-M Concussion Center.

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