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Paralysis Research at The Miami Project

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 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

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

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez, Marc Buoniconti, and Alex Rodriguez attend the 33rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which raised millions of dollars for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The New York Hilton Midtown on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis ) *** Local Caption *** Marc Buoniconti; Alex Rodriguez; Jennifer Lopez

2018 Great Sports Legends Dinner

The Buoniconti Fund’s 33rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Presented By Tudor Group Superstar athletes Alex Rodriguez, Ray Allen, Bob Griese, Mike Smith, Brian Boitano, Amy Purdy, Nacho Figueras and Chris Evert honored The Buoniconti Fund honored an unparalleled group … Continued

Dr. Kevin Park

Path of Axon Regeneration

The Long and Winding Path of Axon Regeneration After spinal cord injury (SCI), nerve fibers (axons) have a hard time growing across the area of damage to reestablish functional connections, which often results in loss of sensation and movement below … Continued

2018 Great Sports Legends Honorees Announced

ALEX RODRIGUEZ, RAY ALLEN, BOB GRIESE, MIKE SMITH, BRIAN BOITANO, AMY PURDY, NACHO FIGUERAS AND CHRIS EVERT TO BE HONORED AT BUONICONTI FUND’S 33nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner SEPT. 24 IN NYC NBC Sports Bob Costas will Emcee; KC … Continued

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Hassan Al-Ali

Hassan Al-Ali, PhD, Research Assistant Professor at The Miami Project, is not your typical scientist. His previous mentor and current business partner, Dr. Vance Lemmon, describes him like this: “Hassan is unlike anyone I have met.  He is a fusion … Continued

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The Faces of Paralysis

Paralysis does not discriminate

Faces of Paralysis: Jazzmin

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Faces of Paralysis: Jerrod

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Faces of Paralysis: Richard

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