Male fertility following spinal cord injury (SCI) remains a problem that many injured men deal with in their lives. After SCI, most men face obstacles when pursuing sexual activity and biologic fatherhood. Damage to the spinal cord contributes to sexual … Continued
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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In 2011 I was paralyzed. Today I can walk. I am thankful to God, and for all of the support I had from my family and friends. Special thanks to Marc and Nick Buoniconti, and The Miami Project for all they’ve done to help people.
- Jorge Valdes
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Darrell Gwynn announced the kick off his Put the Brakes on Paralysis campaign to commemorate the midpoint in his journey fighting paralysis. The significance of this milestone is that twenty-eight years ago, while twenty-eight years old and at the top … Continued
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, researchers from The Miami Project hosted an exhibit on spinal cord injury at The 2018 Miami Brain Fair, in partnership with the Miami –Dade STEAM Expo. Students of all ages assembled candy models of spinal … Continued
A lifestyle intervention diabetes prevention program for SCI is something that Miami Project researchers have been looking into for many years. Everyone knows that being overweight poses risks for heart disease and Diabetes. However, anyone who’s tried to lose weight … Continued
Monica A. Perez, P.T., Ph.D. , Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, received the 2017 Outstanding Neurorehabilitation Clinician Scientist Award from the American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) Education Foundation Board. The Board is made … Continued