Miami Dolphins Foundation: Countywide Concussion Care Partnership
The Miami Dolphins Foundation joined our mission in 2017, making it possible for the University of Miami and Countywide Concussion Care Program to continue providing baseline testing and concussion education to the student athletes of Miami-Dade County's 35 public high schools.
Approximately 15,000 students in all sports are baseline tested with the concussion protocol each year, setting a standard for concussion safety in educational institutions.
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 […]
Scythian Biosciences: Cannabinoid-based concussion treatment (2016-2021)
This five-year partnership with Scythian Biosciences will assess the effectiveness of a new cannabinoid-based pill to treat concussion injuries. Theis partnership aims to propel this research and potential treatment forward by using two classes of drugs in a combination that scientists believe will reduce brain inflammation and the immune response. Learn more at UM News.
NCAA CARE Consortium Study (2016)
This study, led by the University of Michigan, provides a prospective, multi-institution clinical research protocol whose aim will be to study the natural history of concussions among NCAA student athletes.
GE Healthcare & BrainScope: Advanced MRI Applications for mTBI Phase 2 (2015)
The GE Healthcare project is a multi-site perspective study, evaluating mTBI injuries through cognitive testing and MRIs to further understand how concussions affect the brain. BrainScope is a companion study to the GE Phase 2 project, designed to collect and share post-mTBI data with other researchers using BrainScope's EEG device.