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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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Our neuromodulation program incorporates a combination of intense physical therapy, magnetic stimulation of the brain, and electrical stimulation of the muscles.

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From the Experts

First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor Function

Subacute Schwann Cell Safety Trial

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Coleen Atkins, Ph.D.

Recent News

Florida Legislature Appropriation to The Miami Project

Florida State Senator Lauren Book and Florida State Representative Vance Aloupis, sponsors of the recent budget appropriation for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, visited our research facilities at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine on Friday morning … Continued

Students Gain Valuable Research Experience

Computer savvy students gain valuable research experience at the UM Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and other research departments.  Students from colleges around the country spent the summer with science professors across the university to bolster … Continued

No Two Spinal Cord Injuries are the Same

No two spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are exactly the same. Two people with the same level and grade of injury may have very different functional capabilities. In an uninjured state, the system that controls movement of the body (motor system) … 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