November 2022

Concussion News from the University of Michigan

Photo: Concussion Center members pose for a group photo during the 6th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in October.

International Concussion Conference

University of Michigan Concussion Center faculty, staff, and student members made their way over to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to attend the 6th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport from October 27-28. The conference presented new research surrounding concussion and its definition, management, treatment, return-to-play protocols, and long-term effects. Center member research was highlighted throughout the conference's podium and poster presentations.

DEIJ In Action

The U-M Concussion Center values diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) and has placed these values at the center of all we do. Each quarter, we highlight our members' work that helps foster an inclusive community where we continue to maximize individual and societal health.

Diverse group of female athletes facing away from camera with arms around each other.

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Female Athlete Under-Representation

U.S. Air Force Academy professor Dr. Christopher D'Lauro led a review identifying female athletes are under-represented in research informing three influential concussion consensus statements. 

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Emergency Department Disparities

Center member Dr. Landon Lempke examines the racial and ethnic disparities in injury occurrences and patient treatment during concussed adult emergency department visits.

What We're Up To

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BIAMI Fall Conference

Center faculty members hosted two informative sessions (CARE Consortium presentation and Q&A panel) during the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Fall Conference in September.

Dr. Doug Smith standing in front of a television monitor.

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Smith Speaker Series Event

Dr. Doug Smith (Univ. of Pennsylvania) discussed with a live and virtual audience what happens to the brain during a concussion and how the brain recovers from the injury.

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Concussion Headliners Podcast

The first three episodes of Concussion Headliners: Behind the Scenes with the Experts are now available for download. Download on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other platforms. 

Steve Broglio

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Broglio Honored By BIAA

Center Director Dr. Steve Broglio is the recipient of the Brain Injury Association of America's 2022 William Field Caveness Award for his concussion work with NCAA student-athletes and the military.

Center Spotlights

Concussion Trailblazer: Video Interview with Dr. David Millward

Member Spotlight: David Millward

Dr. David Millward is the Athletic Medical Director/Head Team Physician for University of Michigan Athletics. His goal is to help patients understand their injuries so they can choose from the best possible treatments to allow full recovery and expeditious return to sport.

Meet Dr. Millward

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Concussion Symptom Predictors & Patterns

A study co-authored by School of Kinesiology PhD student Adrian Boltz examined NCAA male and female student-athletes to determine the odds of concussion symptoms appearing together.

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Concussion in the News
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Media Highlights

Center Director Steve Broglio was quoted in CNN, Yahoo News, Washington Post, Fox News, and the Oakland Press regarding various concussion topics around safety and symptom presentation.

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World Cup Concussion Protocol

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will see the debut of a new series of measures designed to identify and treat concussive injuries and a single additional permanent concussion substitute.

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