The University of Miami Concussion Program provides South Florida with a solution to the growing concern of concussions in youth sports. Incorporating innovative research and community outreach, our program strives to improve concussion management and awareness.
We want your players to be safe. Our resources aid sports leagues, school districts, and counties seeking to build community awareness and apply standardized concussion safety models.
Concussions are more widespread than you think. In 2013, almost 330,000 children aged 19 or younger were treated for a sports-related concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States, according to the CDC. But, that number only includes diagnosed cases; the real number of injured kids may be 50 to 75 percent higher. Most are […]
This excerpt is from the article “Tackling Concussions Head-On” featured in the Fall 2017 University of Miami Magazine. Read the complete article here. “An avid sports fan who grew up in Canada, Gillian Hotz loved the brawling physicality of ice hockey. Yet as a young research neuroscientist who came to the University of Miami in […]