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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Michigan Concussion Center partners with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in its concussion research. Under the guidance of Dr. James T. Eckner, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation works across multiple departments and inter-disciplinary clinics within the University of Michigan system to facilitate treatment, research, and education related to traumatic brain injuries.

Its research goals include:

  • Assessment of mild traumatic brain injury in athletes using novel approaches.
  • Prevention of mild traumatic brain injury in athletes.
  • Detection of mild traumatic brain injury in athletes using biomechanical head impact profiles.
  • Assessment of the short- and long-term effects of concussions and non-concussive head impact exposure in athletes.