Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Matthew Gfeller Center is under the sponsorship of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Through our clinical and research initiatives, the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center demonstrates its commitment to providing the highest level of care for athletes of all ages suffering from sport-related brain injuries, and to assist parents, coaches, and medical professionals in managing these student-athletes.

The Matthew Gfeller Center carries out its mission through a values-based clinical and research agenda. The program guides clinicians to better manage sport-related concussions and traumatic brain injury and apply the values of:

  • Injury prevention
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity & Responsibility

The Matthew Gfeller Center is housed in a newly renovated 1,200 sq. ft. facility on the top floor of the Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Center in the heart of UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. It is a state-of-the-art center of excellence for treating athletes suffering from sport-related concussion. This dedicated clinical research space offers state-of-the-art balance assessment, neurocognitive assessment, and other neurological evaluations. The close proximity to the main floor of the UNC Athletic Training Room in Stallings-Evans is ideal for treating collegiate athletes, as well as recreational and high school athletes from the surrounding communities.

Our Mission
To improve the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of sport-related traumatic brain injuries through research, education, and clinical practice.

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