Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) has received increased recognition and concern among clinicians, researchers, military personnel, sporting organizations, athletes and parents, and the general population. It is now a major public health concern facing the medical community and society at large in the United States and worldwide. In many ways, concussion research is in its infancy relative to moderate and severe brain injury with substantial gaps in our fundamental understanding of injury prevention, pathophysiology, diagnostics, management, outcomes, and financial impact.
The overall mission of Michigan NeuroSport is fueled by our research which focuses on discovering optimal care for acute concussion as well as understanding and preventing long-term complications of mild head trauma. Michigan NeuroSport is partnering with the Michigan Concussion Center to undertake cutting concussion research. The mission of our research program is to undertake research that will answer fundamental questions on concussion prevention, identification, diagnosis, management, and long-term outcomes and provide the necessary infrastructure to advance concussion knowledge and health care.