UR CTSI Helps Make Connection that Spurs $10M Grant to Study Concussion

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In 2017, Jeffrey Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H., a concussion researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center, wanted to pull together a national network of concussion clinics to run multi-site clinical trials. He turned to the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI) and Trial Innovation Network (TIN) for help and ended up connecting with a group already working toward the same goal. Now, he is part of a new national pediatric concussion research network that was just awarded $10 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

“If I hadn’t applied to the TIN, I wouldn’t have found this group to become a part of this new network,” Bazarian said. “This grant will open doors for some of the country’s most brilliant concussion researchers to work together to advance concussion research and patient care.”

With the new grant, the Four Corners Youth Consortium, led by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, will test ways to predict delayed concussion recovery in children and teens.

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