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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 A Moment with Dalton

The Miami Project's Impact: The Connection

Message from Dr. Barth Green and Marc Buoniconti

Our planet, as we knew it, is spinning and churning in a state of chaos created by the historic Covid-19 pandemic.  With that said, our leadership team remains healthy, strong, and unwavering in our commitment to finding a cure for paralysis.  Over the last thirty five years, our researchers have impactfully changed the practice of medicine by creating new treatments and technologies which are used daily in clinics and hospitals around the world.  How did this historic effort materialize?  With your help!   Full story.

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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

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Dr. Pantelis Tsoulfas

Dr. Nagi Ayad

Dr. Gillian Hotz

Dr. Roberta Brambilla

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Drs. Dietrich and Al-Ali

A Moment with Dalton – Dr. Hassan Al-Ali

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton, we talk with Hassan Al-Ali, Ph.D., M.S.M., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Al-Ali and his team focus on understanding the signaling pathways that regulate axon growth, and … Continued

Dr. Sagen's lab studying chronic pain

Combination Strategy for Chronic Pain Following SCI

Chronic pain is a major issue for many people living with spinal cord injury (SCI). This pain, often uncontrollable, can be debilitating, greatly reducing overall quality of life. Neuropathic pain is difficult to manage, and up to two thirds of … Continued

Exosomes Show Promise as a Potential SCI Strategy

Exosome-based therapies are an exciting development that were derived from research on how cells communicate with one another over distances within the body.  Exosomes are nanosized structures within a cell that can be released, such as in response to an … Continued

A Moment with Dalton – Dr. Nagi Ayad

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton, we talk with Nagi Ayad, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, Co-Director, University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative. Dr. Ayad and his team are identifying therapeutic combinations … Continued

A Moment with with Dalton – Dr. Pantelis Tsoulfas

In this episode of A Moment with Dalton, we talk with Pantelis Tsoulfas, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Cell Biology & Anatomy and The Miami Project. Dr. Tsoulfas and his team are working on the development of … Continued

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