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The Project Magazine 2019
The Project Magazine 2019

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.

Clinical Studies

The Miami Project's Impact: The Connection

ON THE EDGE OF DISCOVERY
Miami Project investigators unlock a novel mechanism for treating SCI

The Miami Project scientists are working hard to make sure that their science is not only solid and novel, but, more importantly, translatable.  With the increasing costs of drug discovery, and bringing encouraging candidates to clinical trials, The Miami Project’s research team is acutely cognizant of all the components and problems that tend to lead to failures in translating basic research into therapies for patients.

Because of that challenging climate, researchers like Hassan Al-Ali, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project are paying close attention to not only positive results in their lab, but reproducibility by other outside labs in the early stages of studies.

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The Buoniconti family merged with the spinal cord injury community and became ONE with the same goal – curing paralysis.

- Nick Buoniconti

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. Dan Liebl with Dr. Dalton Dietrich

A Moment with Dalton – Dr. Dan Liebl

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton we catch up with Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project.  Dr. Liebl discusses his two decades at The Miami Project and University of Miami Miller … Continued

On the Edge of Discovery

Miami Project investigators unlock a novel mechanism for treating SCI The Miami Project scientists are working hard to make sure that their science is not only solid and novel, but, more importantly, translatable.  With the increasing costs of drug discovery, … Continued

A Moment with Dalton – Dr, Katie Gant

We want to introduce a new periodic segment called A Moment with Dalton. From time to time, our Scientific Director, W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., will sit down with a member of our faculty or one of our researchers to hear … Continued

New Studies Using BrainQ

Since The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was founded more than 30 years ago, our scientists have been focused on restoring function to people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Although our research strategies are constantly evolving, improving transmission within the … Continued

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