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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.

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

Dr. Mark S. Nash

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

John Fox, new Miami Project Executive Director

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

The Microbiome after Spinal Cord Injury

We all know that spinal cord injury (SCI) affects numerous body systems after injury.  Loss of walking function is not the only consequence of SCI.  Also affected are bladder function, bowel function, sexual function, immune system function, autonomic nervous system … Continued

Neuromodulation with Dr. Monica Perez

June Bruno has an appointment at The Miami Project from 8:30-11am five days a week in the lab of Dr. Monica Perez, who is studying neuromodulation.  Accompanied every day by her husband, Jim, she has never missed a session.  Even … 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