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Zuckerman, Scott, Department of Neurological Surgery

Scott Zuckerman, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
615-831-4122 (office)
scott.zuckerman@vumc.org

The purpose of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Research (V-SCoRe) is to improve our knowledge in the area of sports-related concussion (SRC) and the outcome of these injuries in athletes. Goals also include identifying pre and post-concussion variables that influence recovery from a SRC and management approaches that can optimize an athlete’s return to the pre-injury level of function and performance We hope to further expand our research efforts to the following areas that affect SRC outcomes:

Age
Gender
Return to play
Neurocognitive assessment
Number of prior concussions
Seizures
Anxiety/depression

Achieving these goals will be possible by:

Utilizing a prospective athlete registry of neurocognitive tests to identify factors associated with SRC outcomes.
Obtaining long-term patient reported outcome measures to evaluate the longitudinal impact of SRC.
Communicating directly with local coaches and school personnel to identify the important issues surrounding young athletes today.

For more information, please visit the lab website.