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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.  The clinical trials are testing the safety and efficacy of different neuroprotective, repairative, or modulatory interventions.  The clinical studies are investigating questions regarding exercise science, nutrition, rehabilitation training, pain, male fertility, aging, and brain-machine interface technology.

If you would like to be considered for these or future Miami Project trials or studies, please see our Register for a Research Program section, send us a message, or call The Miami Project Education Office at 305-243-7108.

CURRENT SURVEYS

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Pain Survey                    International Spinal Cord Injury SCI) Basic Pain Data Set Survey for Self-Report Measure
Perspectives on Clinical Trial Participation  Risk-Benefit Value of Improvements in Arm/Hand and Trunk Function by an Implanted Electrical Stimulation Device Targeting Chronical Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

CURRENT STUDIES

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Lower Body Blood Flow During and After Electrically Stimulated Cycling in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

Effects of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) on Metabolism and Dysglycemia, in Overweight/Obese Persons with SCI

Fitness and Independence after SCI: Defining Meaningful Change and Thresholds

Effects of Acute Body Weight Support Treadmill Training (BWSTT) and Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) on Metabolism, Dysglycemia, and Cardiovascular-Autonomic Functions in Persons with SCI

A Lifestyle Intervention Targeting Enhanced Health and Function for Persons with Chronic SCI in Caregiver/Care-Receiver Relationships:  Effects of Caregiver Co-Treatment

Energy Expenditure During and After Electrically Stimulated cycling in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

Stakeholder Perceptions and Clinical Assessment of Cardiometabolic Disease/Syndrome after Spinal Cord Injury

Fertility Studies Fertility Evaluation
Pain Study

Perspectives on Management of Severe Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

Utility of MRS Brain Biomarkers of Pain Phenotypes after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Aging Muscle Weakness and Fatigue with Age after Spinal Cord Injury
Human Motor Control and Plasticity

Bilateral Control of Arm Movement After Spinal Cord Injury

Synchronization of Corticospinal Volleys After Spinal Cord Injury

Reorganization of Descending Pathways After Spinal Cord Injury

Relationship between Clinical and Physiological Outcomes of Sensorimotor Function and Spasticity

Targeted Neuroplasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

Hand and Upper-Limb Motor Training

Acute Intermittent Hypoxia and Motor Function

Sleep Study Sleep Disordered Breathing in Chronic SCI: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Treatment Impact on Cognition, Quality of Life, and Cardiovascular Disease

 

SCHWANN CELL IND PROGRESS

 

  • Organized Schwann cell clinical trial team
  • Obtained guidance from external SCI experts and FDA consultants
  • Held informal discussion with the FDA
  • Developed GMP cell processing and manufacturing procedures for human Schwann cells
  • Performed toxicology and tumorigenicity experiments in rodents
  • Designed the safest procedures for injecting cells