November 2021
Concussion News from the University of Michigan
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Detroit Schools Partnership

The U-M Concussion Center and Detroit Public Schools Community District have partnered to develop a concussion toolkit to improve concussion prevention, identification, and care for student-athletes. The toolkit addresses gaps in concussion education, lists available resources, and provides information for follow-up care. It was a product of workshops with leadership from both organizations and DPSCD coaches, staff, and parents. The Michigan High School Athletic Association also contributed expertise.

What We're Up To
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MICHR Research Jam

U-M concussion faculty members from over a dozen campus units joined the center for a research discussion facilitated by MICHR, with contributions from the U-M Office of Research.

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Concussion & Neurological Health

The center hosted the panel discussion "Concussion and long-term neurological health: Have we just scratched the surface of what we know?" in October.

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Center Speaker Series

Dr. John Leddy from the University of Buffalo discussed the role of aerobic exercise tolerance for the treatment of concussions and persistent post-concussion symptoms.

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CARE Consortium Granted $42.65M

The NCAA-DOD CARE Consortium has received a $42.65M award to launch the next phase of the landmark research project that is co-led by the University of Michigan.

Concussion Center Spotlight
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Faculty Spotlight: Jingwen Hu

Jingwen Hu is the associate director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He researches the impact/injury biomechanics of motor-vehicle crashes.

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Dynamic Supervised Exercise Benefits

Jeremiah Freeman, director of the Athletic Training Residency Program at Michigan MedSport, discusses a study exploring if dynamic supervised exercises can aid in concussion recovery.

Concussion in the News
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The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1B settlement of concussion claims.
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Ingrid Ichesco, a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Michigan Medicine, was a site PI on an FDA-designated Breakthrough Device to treat concussions.
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Michigan Concussion Quarterly News is a newsletter produced by the U-M Concussion Center. If you have any questions, contact the center communications team at [email protected].