Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center Archives
Nov. 1, 2018—News of sport-related concussions may rule airtime on ESPN, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the situational factors surrounding concussions and the severity of symptoms were studied from a medical perspective.
Sep. 20, 2018—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new clinical recommendations for health care providers treating children with mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as concussion.
Mar. 8, 2018—New research by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center indicates the severity of concussions among high school football players is worse later in the season.
Mar. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Allen Sills, M.D., has been chosen by the National Football League (NFL) to be its chief medical officer, a newly created position.
Mar. 16, 2017—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering neurocognitive testing that helps physicians better manage treatment of concussions in younger children.
Oct. 13, 2016—Tennessee is about to join a handful of states with “Return to Learn” guidelines that recommend how to help students who have suffered concussions ease back into the classroom.
Jul. 28, 2016—Neuropsychologist Gary Solomon, Ph.D., recently weighed in on one of the hottest debates in sports medicine, asserting that research doesn’t support the popular theory that concussions put athletes at higher risk for psychiatric illness.
May. 26, 2016—Young athletes who experience a sports-related concussion are more likely to suffer a prolonged period of symptoms if they also have a family history of mood disorders, psychiatric illnesses or migraines, according to a study from the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
Mar. 19, 2015—For more than four years, the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center has offered state-of-the-art care to athletes at all levels. Now the Concussion Center is increasing services for non-school-based athletes, which includes local recreational leagues or travel teams, or sports like gymnastics, martial arts and equestrian. “The public is becoming so much more aware of concussion,...
Oct. 23, 2014—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognized Andrew Gregory, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with a Special Achievement Award for leadership in passing concussion-related legislation. Gregory and colleagues at Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center advocated for legislation establishing return to play guidelines and concussion training for...