The Department of Neurology is proud to be part of the Michigan State University Concussion Consortium. The Michigan State University Concussion Consortium is devoted to improving the prevention, evaluation, and management of sport-related concussion through research, education, and clinical practice.

At MSU, on the field management of concussion in football consists of a consortium approach provided by a variety of disciplines including athletic training, primary care, orthopedics and neurology. 

Dr. David Kaufman and Dr. Eric Eggenberger work closely with faculty from the Departments of Radiology, Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on their concussion research.

For more information on our research on concussions, please visit the Concussion Research Consortium site. 


Concussion Team on the Field

The New York Times article: 'In Michigan, Sidelines Are Offices of Neurologists'


Research Presentations:

Dr. Kaufman, President Simon, AD Mark Hollis

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis tackle the issue of concussions and head injuries with MSU neurologist Dr. David Kaufman.

Hear the Conversation – October 3, 2013

Hear the Conversation – September 23, 2013




Here is an example of their research presentation on: ‘The Dynamically Changing Default-Mode Network after Concussion in Sports: a Resting-State fMRI and DTI Integration Study’.

 Zhu DC, Covassin T, Nogle S, Doyle S, Russell D, Pearson RL, Monroe J, Liszewski CM, DeMarco JK, Kaufman DI.

A potential biomarker in sports-related concussion: brain functional connectivity alteration of the default-mode network measured with longitudinal resting-state fMRI over 30 days.

Journal of Neuotrauma

2014, In Press.

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