Initial Findings of the Concussion Biomarkers Assessed in Collegiate Student-Athletes (BASICS) Project Now Published

Neuropsychology students and faculty from the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, along with collaborators from Neurology, Community Health and Family Medicine, the University Athletic Association, and Banyan Biomarkers, Inc., recently published the Concussion Biomarkers Assessed in Collegiate-Student Athletes (BASICS) paper series.  This 3-part series appears online in Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology, which is among the most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journals.  The project was led by Breton Asken, MS, ATC (CHP, BauerLab), Dr. James Clugston, MD (CHFM), and Dr. Russell Bauer, PhD (CHP), with support from several other faculty and student co-authors:

CHP (Bauer Lab)

Zac Houck
Adrian Svingos
Gabrielle Hromas
Charles Moreno


Dr. Steven DeKosky
Dr. Michael Jaffee


University Athletic Association

Jonathan Boone
Dewayne DuBose

Banyan Biomarkers

Ronald Hayes
Arthur Weber



American Academy of Neurology Press Release:

Article Links

Concussion BASICS I: Normative study –

Concussion BASICS II: Baseline serum biomarkers, head impact exposure, and clinical measures –

Concussion BASICS III: Serum biomarker changes following sport-related concussion –

(Editorial) Concussion serum biomarkers: a quest for the Holy Grail? –

Medpage – “Concussion Serum Biomarkers Miss the Mark in Sports” :