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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 Miami Project's Impact: The Connection

Message from Dr. Barth Green and Marc Buoniconti

Our planet, as we knew it, is spinning and churning in a state of chaos created by the historic Covid-19 pandemic.  With that said, our leadership team remains healthy, strong, and unwavering in our commitment to finding a cure for paralysis.  Over the last thirty five years, our researchers have impactfully changed the practice of medicine by creating new treatments and technologies which are used daily in clinics and hospitals around the world.  How did this historic effort materialize?  With your help!   Full story.


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Marc on GSLD stage

35th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

First-Ever Virtual Event Celebrates Former Red Sox great David Ortiz, legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, Yankees Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, NFL Hall of Famer Ed Reed, Yankees World Series Champion Alex Rodriguez, Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater Tara Lipinski. The … Continued

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2020 Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair Challenge

NASCAR legends Tony Stewart and Darrell Waltrip, Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman, WWE Wrestler Bill Goldberg, Former MillerCoors Chairman Pete Coors, and Bass Pro Shop Founder Johnny Morris among Notables to Participate in the Inaugural Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair Challenge August … Continued

A Moment with Dalton – Dr. Damien Pearse

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton, we talk with Damien D. Pearse, Ph.D., The John M. and Jocelyn H.K. Watkins Distinguished Chair in Cell Therapies, Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project. Dr. Pearse’s lab is … Continued

The Miami Project 2019 Research Review

The Miami Project Research Review magazine is available now in digital format.  This issue includes updates from our laboratories, including how our scientists have adapted their strategies for reaching the community during a pandemic.  Read about new cell-based strategies targeting … Continued

Undergraduate Remote Summer Research Program

Typically, The Miami Project is buzzing with activity during the summer, as young trainees bring fresh excitement to our laboratories. Each summer, these trainees contribute to our scientific mission, while developing their neuroscience knowledge and laboratory skills. For many, this … Continued

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I AM a Face of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

I AM: Deena

I have always wanted to be a physical therapist. My professor told me about The Miami Project, made me love the profession even more because they are an under-served community, their lives changed in an instant. With TMP it was … Continued

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I AM: Ricky

I AM: Ricky Palermo.  I first fell in love with The Miami Project in 1986, while volunteering as one of the first research participants.  I continue to return to participate in studies.  I believe their will be a cure for … Continued

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I AM: Brain Machine Interface

I am one of the first people to be implanted with a BMI which allows me to move my paralyzed arm and hand using the power of my thoughts. Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Department … Continued

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Faces of Paralysis