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Our team of scientists, researchers, clinicians and staff work tirelessly to achieve extraordinary scientific progress in our quest to find a cure for paralysis.

The Education department provides information about research programs, clinical studies, resources for living with paralysis, rehabilitation resources, clinical care referrals, and advice on worldwide investigational treatments and research. They also offer educational tours, lectures and additional outreach events to promote scientific awareness.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was co-founded by Barth A. Green, M.D., world -renowned neurosurgeon, and Nick Buoniconti, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game.

Research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.


The Buoniconti Fund
to Cure Paralysis

Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992. The Buoniconti Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds and awareness to help The Miami Project achieve its primary focus; to repair and restore function to the injured and diseased nervous system, thereby improving the quality of life to patients throughout the world.

I think my dad would be so proud of everything that we have been able to accomplish. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about the last moments I spent with him. He looked me in the eyes and made me promise never to give up until a cure is found.

- Marc A. Buoniconti

Our ultimate vision is to develop successful treatments and therapies that can be administered at different phases of the injury process that complement each other to maximize protective and reparative mechanisms.

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

We are the contractors determined to reactivate and rebuild the neurological system.

- Barth A. Green, M.D.

I am proud of the lives we’ve been able to change through our wheelchair donation program, and by supporting cutting edge research at The Miami Project.

- Darrell Gwynn

I believe there will be a cure for paralysis and people will get out of their wheelchairs.

- Ricky Palermo

The Project

Research Review 2022

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. Our Annual Research Review summarizes our broad scientific programs by highlighting selected scientific papers published that year.

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Fitness Guide

The ultimate goal of this program is to achieve a level of fitness that promotes your health and wellness. Not to mention, participating in a fitness program can be fun!

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Make sure you are getting the recommended amounts of vitamin C (90 mg) and vitamin D (800 IU) per day. Focus on protein rich foods and snacks since protein plays an important role in the immune system.

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Because the virus makes it difficult to breathe, people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at a greater risk of requiring emergency care if they contract the virus because many have underlying weakness in their breathing muscles.

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Stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands often, physical distancing, and getting vaccinated.

The answers to your questions regarding the vaccine including where to get, what to expect and much more.

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Event Countdown:

38th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner
Monday, October 16, 2023
New York Marriott Marquis
New York City, New York



19th Annual Golf Tournament
Pittsburgh Chapter
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Carmichaels Golf Club
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania


Event Countdown:

16th Annual Tailgate Party
Charleston Chapter
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Charleston, South Carolina