NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium – Advanced Research Core (ARC)

The PI of this project was: Alison Brooks, MD

This project was funded by: NCAA/DoD

The term of this project was: September 2015 to May 2017

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 20

The NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium offers the promise of a large-scale, multi-site study of the natural history of concussion in both sexes and multiple sports, that will address the current gaps in our knowledge, and shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms of concussion symptoms and trajectory of recovery. In this study, MRI images of the brain will be used to assess brain structure and function. This study is designed to assess important neurological changes within an athlete following a head injury. The data will allow for a more accurate treatment following injury and a better understanding of different symptoms that manifest in student-athletes. It will provide a cohort of richly phenotyped individuals with sport-related concussion (SRC) to contribute to other datasets for public use, and result in a more informed public debate about concussion care and policy.