Concussion Biomarker Study
"Geno-metabolomic biomarkers for post-concussion symptoms" - In this translational study, involving investigators from WakeForest Baptist Hospital Bioengineering, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Family Medicine and SportsMedicine, we aim to take a geno-metabolomics approach, with a particular emphasis on fatty acid metabolism and the fattyacid desaturase (FADS) gene to identify novel biomarkers that are associated with post-concussion symptoms.
The imaging Telemetry and Kinematic (iTAKL) modeling study relates head motions during hits in youthand high school football to neurocognitive and imaging data to determine effects of subconcussive and concussive headimpacts, and true incidence of cognitive and objective imaging changes.
Dr. Rosenbaum is involved with implementing an Athletic Training in Youth Football organization as part of our iTAKL efforts.
NCAA-Department of Defense (DoD)
Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University joined the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium in the summer of 2016. TheConcussion Assessment Research and Education (CARE) Study involves completing baseline concussion assessments on allathletes before their first official practice as well as post-concussion assessments on athletes that sustain a diagnosedconcussion during the year. Wake Forest University is led by primary investigator and team physician ChristopherMiles, MD and PI and team physician, Laura Lintner, DO, leads the study at Winston-Salem State University.