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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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A critical mission of The Miami Project is to make new discoveries through basic and translational research to support our future clinical studies and trials.

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

From the Experts

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

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No Two Spinal Cord Injuries are the Same

No two spinal cord injuries are the same. Two people with the same level and grade of injury may have very different functional capabilities. In an uninjured state, the system that controls movement of the body (motor system) is incredibly … Continued

Dr. Vance Lemmon

Replication Studies and The Miami Project

Replication Studies and The Miami Project: A Firsthand Report From the Trenches by Dr. Vance Lemmon Over the past ten years or so a consensus has emerged that, before a new therapy is tested in humans with spinal cord injuries, … Continued

Poker4Life 2019

Poker4Life 2019 (P4L) was recently held in New York City at The Pennsy to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The 14th edition of the event did not disappoint as more than 200 players vied for the coveted P4L … Continued

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

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

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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