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Research

Message from the Scientific Director
Exciting progress is being made daily at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Over 200 scientists and investigators are conducting cutting edge basic science, translational and clinical investigations targeting brain and spinal cord injury. This year, several neuroscience discoveries are providing new treatment strategies for successfully treating people with neurological disorders.

Scientific Faculty Members
Since its inception, a goal of The Miami Project has been to increase the number of laboratories undertaking SCI research by recruiting the premier scientists to the field, and by training students who will establish new research laboratories throughout the world.

Areas of Research
Cell Transplantation, Exercise Science, Fertility, Neurophysiology, Neuroplasticity, Neuroprotection, Neuroregeneration, Nutrition, Pain, Spasticity, and Traumatic Brain Injury

What Are Clinical Trials?
Clinical research is designed to answer specific questions about dysfunction and its treatment in humans.

Research Participation
Participating may or may not help you personally. Taking part in research is voluntary and the results could help others with similar health problems.

Scientific Events
Gail F. Beach Memorial Lecture Series, Neuroscience Center Seminar Series and the Annual Brain Fair

Current Studies
The Miami Project clinical researchers currently have several clinical trials and clinical studies available for people who have had a spinal cord injury; some are for acute injuries and some are for chronic injuries.

Spinal Cord Injury Cures
Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) has devastating effects on the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord.

Publications and Reviews
The Project is the official magazine of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Printed once a year, the magazine is designed to serve as an overview of research and fundraising activities throughout the previous year.

Career and Student Opportunities
Post-Doctoral Associate and Graduate Student programs are available as well as Student Fellowships and an NIH Neurotrauma Summer Research Fellowship.

Core Facilities
Electron Microscopy, High Content, Histology, Microscopy and Viral Vector Core Facilities are available.