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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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We are actively transplanting chronically injured subjects with complete and incomplete cervical spinal cord injury.  Cellular transplantation approaches after spinal cord injury offer hope for people living with paralysis and other quality of life issues.

- Barth A. Green, M.D., W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D. and Allan Levi, M.D.

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First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor Function

Subacute Schwann Cell Safety Trial

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Coleen Atkins, Ph.D.

Recent News

Emerson Fittipaldi, Dr. Stephen Olvey with Marc Buoniconti

Rapid Response Documentary for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center

KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project’s Special Screening of Rapid Response Documentary About Motorsports Safety Pioneer Dr. Stephen Olvey The advance debut of the gripping new Rapid Response documentary based on associate professor of clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, University … Continued

Mark Dalton and Marc Buoniconti

2019 Jack Nicklaus Golf Tournament

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Hosted the 17th Annual Buoniconti Fund Celebrity Golf Invitational Presented By Tudor Group Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer of all time, along with Marc Buoniconti, hosted the 17th Annual Buoniconti Fund Celebrity Golf Invitational Presented by … Continued

Dr. Mark Nash Awarded Paralyzed Veterans Association Grant

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy, and Principal Investigator for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has been awarded a Paralyzed Veterans Association grant.  The grant from the Paralyzed Veterans … Continued

Dr. Nash Receives Coulter Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was recently selected by the Board of Governors of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine … Continued

Miami Project Hires New Executive Director

On behalf of The Miami Project Executive Committee, including Barth A. Green, M.D., Marc Buoniconti, W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., and Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., we are pleased to announce that Mr. John Fox has accepted the position as the … Continued

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The Faces of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

Faces of Paralysis: June

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Faces of Paralysis: Mara

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Faces of Paralysis: Richard

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Faces of Paralysis