Tracking long-term neurobiological outcomes from pediatric concussion


Description: Concussions are a leading cause of childhood morbidity. Serious concern has been raised about possible long-term effects of concussions on developing brains, but studies of the chronic period post-injury are sparse and long-term outcomes (>1 year) are not well documented. This project focuses on the critical question, “does pediatric concussion result in long-term effects on brain functioning?”. This project utilizes state-of-the-art imaging tools to study neurobiology and employs a multidisciplinary approach (i.e., integrating neuroimaging, behavioural, and cognitive variables) to conduct  a long-term follow-up on individuals who participated in the A-CAP Study (PI: Dr. Keith Yeates).  

Funding: Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)

Amount of funding awarded: $25,000

Project years: 2018-2020