Science, education, and community working together to prevent and manage concussions


Thank you for your interest in the Maine Concussion Management Initiative.  We’re ready to help you craft your stories by sourcing  the clinical and professional insight that comes from real knowledge and interest in concussion. We have nothing to sell and have no reason to spin. We are affiliated with physicians, parents, athletic trainers, neuropsychologists, academic leaders who can speak, on the record, to the science and the community issues surrounding concussions and mild traumatic brain injury.  Nationally, we are affiliated with hospitals and researchers  doing groundbreaking work on concussion.


Dr. Paul Berkner D.O., FAAP
Director, MCMI


For bios on staff, students, and the board of directors, click HERE.


"Girls’ soccer players – not football players – at greatest risk for concussions"; January 14, 2019

"Certified trainers keep athletes safe from injury. So why do so few Maine schools have them?"; January 13, 2019

"Maine-based concussion research group awarded grant from NFL"  WMTA; December 18, 2018

"Maine concussion group receives $475,000 NFL grant"; December 19, 2018

"NFL Grant Propels Colby Concussion Research to Next Level"; December 7, 2018

“Concussion Concerns” – part 1 of 2 WABI -TV, reporter Jill Hollowell. Air date May 9, 2016

“Concussion Concerns” – part 2 of 2 WABI -TV, reporter Jill Hollowell. Air date May 9, 2016

WAGM-TV package on Concussion Testing March 31, 2016

WMTW-TV news package featuring MCMI and Hannah Willihan at Brain Injury event. Aired 3/25/16

Kennebec Journal:Concussion prevention in soccer tied to strength, technique

Maine Sunday Telegram August 30th “High School Concussions a Serious Issue is Receiving Serious Attention

Maine Public Radio/TV with Dr. Paul Berkner of MCMI.  TV set-up piece 3:25, radio 52:51 air date May 13, 2015.  Producer  Jennifer Rooks.

“Above The Fold” – TV – 5/13/15 featuring Dr. Paul Berkner, on concussion

Colby Magazine “Concussion Study Expands to Include Alumni”

“Plenty of questions remain about concussions, brain injury expert tells Colby” 8 April 2014

6 April 2014 Maine Sunday Telegram story featuring MCMI: “Football at a Crossroads/Emmert

NYT: “When it’s More Than a Headache” blog features Dr. Paul Berkner

Maine DOE release on head injury law

PPH “Bill Addresses…Head Injuries”

An Act To Direct the Commissioner of Education To Adopt a Model Policy Regarding Management of Head Injuries in School Activities and Athletics

WMTW package on MCMI and concussion TRT:00:01:55

WCSH “Concussion Discussion” package TRT:00:00:59

UMPI package on concussion and MCMI TRT:00:03:15

WAGMA-TV package on MCMI, part one TRT:00:02:29

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