Spring 2021
Concussion News from the University of Michigan
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Concussion Scholars Program

The U-M Concussion Center launched its Concussion Scholars Program" thanks to an endowed gift of $2M. The program aims to give U-M students opportunities to work alongside center researchers, faculty, and staff members in various research and academic environments. Over the past year, the center ran a pilot program that enabled students to assist with baseline concussion testing for U-M varsity athletes and complete data analysis in clinical care.

What We're Up To
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Center faculty member Philip Veliz, assistant research professor in the School of Nursing, led a study showing 1 in 4 adolescents self-reported a concussion in 2020, a 20% increase from 2016.
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Center Speaker Series

Dr. Stanley Herring from the University of Washington will join us on Thursday, July 22, 2021, for the talk "Youth Sports Concussions: Addressing the Athlete with Persisting Symptoms."

Concussion Center Spotlight
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bruno Giordani

Dr. Bruno Giordani is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry. His research includes the neuropsychological, electrophysiological, and imaging approaches to assess cognitive change.

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Sensation-Seeking Study

Center member-in-training Spencer Liebel authored a study looking at how an individual's propensity for sensation-seeking behaviors influences their risk and incidence for concussion.

Concussion in the News
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The NCAA Football Oversight Committee will present recommendations to reduce the amount of full-padded camp practices following a February study from the CARE Consortium.
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A study in JAMA Network Open looked at nearly 83,500 adolescent high school soccer athletes to determine if there are male/female differences in concussion risk, management, and treatment.
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