A lifestyle intervention diabetes prevention program for SCI is something that Miami Project researchers have been looking into for many years. Everyone knows that being overweight poses risks for heart disease and Diabetes. However, anyone who’s tried to lose weight … Continued
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 Buoniconti family merged with the spinal cord injury community and became ONE with the same goal – curing paralysis.
- Nick Buoniconti
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Monica A. Perez, P.T., Ph.D. , Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, received the 2017 Outstanding Neurorehabilitation Clinician Scientist Award from the American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) Education Foundation Board. The Board is made … Continued
We are sad to report that Christine Thomas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, who has been a researching neuromuscular weakness, fatigue, spasms and regeneration at the Miller School for more than 27 years, passed away … Continued
Ioan Opris, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at University of Miami, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and his colleague Dr. Manuel F Casanova from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, have edited and published a groundbreaking book about the … Continued
The spinal cord can be injured in many ways. Car accidents, falls, violence, and sports are the four leading causes of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Regardless of the cause, the resulting damage to the spinal cord develops in a … Continued