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John L. Bixby, Ph.D.Doctors Bunge and Bixby publish a paper in SCIENCE that demonstrates postive results for spinal cord repair

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2014 Research ReviewThe Project, published bi-annually, is the official magazine of The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund and are available electronically.  Our Annual Research Review summarizes a selection of research publications from the past year.  Register for our monthly e-news, The Connection.

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The broad scope of research carried out at The Miami Project has focused on answering questions that help define human spinal cord injury and reveal strategies for the repair of damaged spinal tissue...MORE

 

 

CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE

DIGNITARIES GATHER FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF THE CHRISTINE E. LYNN REHABILITATION CENTER FOR THE MIAMI PROJECT TO CURE PARALYSIS

 

Marc Buoniconti with Christine Lynn

April 2015 –Nick and Marc Buoniconti, University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos A. Migoya, and other dignitaries gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 

 

“UHealth and Jackson provide not only South Florida, but the world with first-class health care across all areas of medicine,” Shalala said. “By combining our shared excellence in neuroscience research, clinical care and rehabilitation, we will be able to provide the most advanced and comprehensive care for patients with spinal cord and brain injuries.”

Mrs. Christine E. Lynn, whose generous donation of $25 million helped spearhead the fundraising for the center, was on hand to ceremonially break ground on the rehabilitation building. The remaining funds to build the new rehab center will come from a designated portion of the $830 million general obligation bond overwhelmingly supported by Miami-Dade voters in 2013 to upgrade Jackson’s infrastructure and build new facilities.

Once completed, the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center will offer state-of-the-art rehabilitation that will unite the spinal cord and brain injury clinical, basic science and translational research excellence of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with the clinical and rehabilitation expertise at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

“The generosity of Christine Lynn and the community of Miami-Dade toward this project is helping cement Miami’s reputation as a global destination for cutting-edge rehabilitation,” said Migoya. “When paralysis is cured, the smart money bets it will happen at the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson.”

Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine and CEO of UHealth, said, “Our scientists, clinicians and technicians at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis are leading the way in exploring Schwann cell transplantation to treat spinal cord injuries.  This new center for treatment and rehabilitation will help us provide extraordinary care for our patients.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Wednesday - May 6, 2015

Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series

12pm

LPLC 7th Floor Apex Auditorium

 

T. George Hornby, PT, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept. of  Physical Therapy
University of Chicago
Research Scientist/Director Locomotor Recovery Laboratory
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

 

“Serotonergic Modulation of Motor Function in Human Incomplete SCI”

 


 

 2014-2015 Lecture Schedule

 

 

2014 Research Review

 

 

 
 
 
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
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Lois Pope LIFE Center
Miami, FL  33136 USA
p. (305) 243-6001 or 1.800.STAND UP
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