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UM Leading Way in Concussion Study

The University of Michigan will play a leading role in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. The $30 million joint initiative between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense will enhance the safety of student-athletes and service members. Researchers say the study will provide the format to evaluate which tools are the most sensitive to the immediate effects of injury and how multiple years of sport participation may influence cognitive health. Over a three-year period, an estimated 37,000 male and female NCAA student-athletes will receive a comprehensive preseason evaluation for concussion and be monitored in the event of an injury. Research says this investigation will be the largest ever of its type, offering critical insight to the risks, treatment and management of concussion.

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