U-M awards $5.6M for concussion center

Professor Steven Broglio (left) and student Griffin Feinberg (right)

A new center for the study of concussions, an institute for global change biology, and a facility to advance the new field of cryo-electron tomography are among the University of Michigan projects to be funded in the first round of investments from President Mark Schlissel’s Biosciences Initiative.

Five large projects and four smaller ones, totaling up to $45 million, will be funded this fiscal year through the presidential initiative, which aims to create globally leading biosciences research programs focused on solving critical problems.

“We established the Biosciences Initiative to propel the University of Michigan to the forefront in critical areas of life science research. I am thrilled that our faculty have responded with groundbreaking proposals,” Schlissel said. “Our first projects leverage U-M's comprehensive excellence, catalyze hiring in the biosciences and related disciplines, and embrace our mission to conduct research for the benefit of society.”

Dr. Steven Broglio, professor of athletic training,  received $5.6M in funding to create a comprehensive concussion research center. The goal: To use a multidisciplinary approach to answer fundamental questions about concussion prevention, identification, diagnosis, management, and outcomes.

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