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Paralysis Research at The Miami Project

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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Hypothermia, cooling the body temperature, is one neuroprotective strategy that holds much promise for acute SCI.

- The Project 2016 Hypothermia

From the Experts

First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor Function

Subacute Schwann Cell Safety Trial

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Coleen Atkins, Ph.D.

Recent News

GIVING TUESDAY — November 28, 2017

GIVING TUESDAY — November 28, 2017

Support our groundbreaking research and donate today to The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis/ The Miami Project and help us find a cure! Text PARALYSIS to 243725 or visit bidpal.net/paralysis

Living With Chronic Pain After Spinal Cord Injury

Unfortunately, living with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) can also mean living with chronic pain. Up to 80% of people living with SCI experience some form of long-term pain. The two most common types of pain are muscle-related (musculoskeletal) and … Continued

The Buoniconti Fund’s Great Sports Legends Dinner

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

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The Faces of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

Faces of Paralysis: Jazzmin

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Faces of Paralysis: Jerrod

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Faces of Paralysis: Richard

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