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NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance

Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and sport-related concussion (SRC) are major public health problems. Although significant advances have been made in our understanding of concussions, to date, the natural history of concussions remains poorly defined. This investigation is poised to address the true natural history of SRC clinical recovery, which has critical implications for improving safety, injury prevention, and medical care in athletes and military personnel.

  • Sponsor
    U.S. Department of Defense
    (subcontract from University of Michigan)
  • Principal investigator
    Julianne D. Schmidt
    Associate Professor, Kinesiology
  • Active since
    August 2014


Conduct a prospective, longitudinal, multi-site, multi-sport investigation that delineates the natural history of concussion in males and females by incorporating a multi-dimensional assessment of standardized clinical measures of post-concussive symptomatology, performance-based testing (e.g., cognitive function, postural stability), and psychological health.
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