Concussion Center Mission
Our mission is to maximize societal and individual health through the relentless pursuit of concussion knowledge. We strive to be the recognized leader in concussion research and clinical practice for a positive impact on patient health.
Identified as a silent epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) is a major public health concern facing the medical community and society at large in the United States and worldwide.
What is a Concussion?
Concussion, sometimes called mild traumatic brain injury, is a brain injury that occurs when a direct or indirect force causes the brain to move quickly within the skull. This sudden movement disrupts how parts of the brain communicate, resulting in symptoms (e.g., headache). Concussions can occur in men and women, boys and girls in all sports and activities.
Nearly 4 million concussions (mild traumatic brain injuries) occur each year in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identifed concussion as a major public health concern facing the medical community and society at large both domestically and worldwide.
The Concussion Center maximizes its impact by facilitating the development and sharing of groundbreaking ideas that translate laboratory, clinic, and community observations into interventions that reduce concussion risk and improve outcomes in those affected by the injury.
Our success is based on:
- Complete cutting-edge science by connecting and developing partners internal and external to the University
- Applying innovative translational science to patient populations
- Disseminate new information to relevant stakeholders at a local, state, national, and international level