Concussion Research and Education

Concussion Research and Education

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The IU School of Medicine is co-leading a national research project to improve our understanding of what causes concussions, how to prevent them, and how to improve recovery.

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Concussions are a significant problem in sports, in the military, and among members of the general public. But we still know very little about why some people suffer from concussions when others don’t, and what factors affect recovery.

This is a pressing problem.

From 2001-2009, there was a 57% increase in the incidence of emergency department visits for sports-related injuries resulting in a concussion/traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis in people 19 and younger. 

With a gift to this campaign, you will support concussion/mild TBI assessment, research, and education in the Department of Psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine.  

A nationwide leader in concussion research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, the IU School of Medicine is the administrative coordinating center for the CARE consortium, an initiative between the NCAA, the US Department of Defense, and participating institutions to study and prevent sports-related concussions and enhance the safety of student-athletes, service members, youth sports participants and the broader public. The CARE Consortium is led by three investigators from the IU School of Medicine, the University of Michigan, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

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