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The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was founded in 1985 with the help of Barth A. Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. The Miami Project is a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting edge discovery, translational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries. Since its inception, research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.
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…the research being done at The Miami Project and other institutions will help to direct and advance the field in the direction where it can make the biggest impact for people with SCI.
- The Project 2016
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The Buoniconti Fund Honored Sports Icons, Celebrities, and Philanthropists at 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Presented by Tudor Group The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, honored an unparalleled group of … Continued
Dan Liebl, Ph.D. and Colleagues Awarded a 5-year $2.2 Million National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Grant Titled Stabilizing the tripartite synaptic complex following Traumatic Brain Injury Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami … Continued