NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium
The largest prospective sport concussion study to date, this investigation will enroll an estimated 35,000 student-athletes from 30 universities across the country. For each year of the study, all athletes (football through golf) will complete the Clinical Study Core (CSC) which includes an in-depth demographics questionnaire, a cognitive evaluation, balance assessment, and symptom reports. Injured athletes will be evaluated at five additional time points. A sub-set of athletes will also participate in the Advanced Research Core (ARC) and receive sophisticated imaging and blood biomarker analyses. The findings of this study will define the natural history of concussion and lay the groundwork for a 30 year prospective investigation on the long-term effects of concussion. For more information on this study click here.