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The Miami Project's 2019 Research Review
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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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A Case for Inspiratory Muscle Training in SCI : Potential Role as a Preventative Tool in Infectious Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19

Manuscript Demonstrates that a Home-Based Respiratory Muscle Training Program Can be Beneficial to Strengthen the Respiratory System to Help Combat COVID-19 and Other Breathing Complications Following SCI

Anne E. Palermo, PT, DPT, Ph.D. Candidate and Staff Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and The Miami Project, and colleagues, recently published a paper in Spinal Cord Series and Cases that demonstrates the benefits of respiratory muscle training (RMT) in the home setting.  The researchers, including Lawrence P. Cahalin, PT, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, and Mark S. Nash, PhD, Associate Scientific Director for Research, The Miami Project, reviewed home-based RMT programs completed by individuals with SCI that have been published since January 1, 2019 and incorporated data from a single case study to show the respiratory improvements that are possible for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI).  Full story.

 

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4th Neural Engineering Research Symposium

4th Annual Neural Engineering Symposium

The Institute for Neural Engineering at the University of Miami hosted more than 200 neuroscientists and biomedical engineers from leading institutions across the State of Florida during the virtually-held 4th Neural Engineering Research Symposium on October 26th and 27th of … Continued

Inspiratory Muscle Training in SCI

A Case for Inspiratory Muscle Training in SCI : Potential Role as a Preventative Tool in Infectious Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19 Manuscript Demonstrates that a Home-Based Respiratory Muscle Training Program Can be Beneficial to Strengthen the Respiratory System to Help … Continued

35th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

First-Ever Virtual Event Celebrates Former Red Sox great David Ortiz, legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, Yankees Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, NFL Hall of Famer Ed Reed, Yankees World Series Champion Alex Rodriguez, Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater Tara Lipinski. The … Continued

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I AM a Face of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

I AM: Deena

I have always wanted to be a physical therapist. My professor told me about The Miami Project, made me love the profession even more because they are an under-served community, their lives changed in an instant. With TMP it was … Continued

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I AM: Ricky

I AM: Ricky Palermo.  I first fell in love with The Miami Project in 1986, while volunteering as one of the first research participants.  I continue to return to participate in studies.  I believe their will be a cure for … Continued

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I AM: Brain Machine Interface

I am one of the first people to be implanted with a BMI which allows me to move my paralyzed arm and hand using the power of my thoughts. Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Department … Continued

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Faces of Paralysis