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What kind of research is NorthShore doing to study concussions?
We have an active neurotrauma laboratory which is studying concussion models at the animal level, to better understand the physiology of concussion and potential treatment opportunities. We also are enrolling patients daily in a clinical database that is aimed at understanding the genetic contribution to someone’s experience with concussion. We collect many clinical and examination data points during a typical visit and then correlate them with genetic factors identified in blood genome analysis with the goal of not only understanding the role of genes in concussion but also to personalize care and treatment approaches in the future based on someone’s genetic background.
Find out how Dr. Reams and the care team at the Concussion Clinic helped Rachel Olatunji overcome her sports-related concussion.