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Our team of scientists, researchers, clinicians and staff work tirelessly to achieve extraordinary scientific progress in our quest to find a cure for paralysis.

The Education department provides information about research programs, clinical studies, resources for living with paralysis, rehabilitation resources, clinical care referrals, and advice on worldwide investigational treatments and research. They also offer educational tours, lectures and additional outreach events to promote scientific awareness.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was co-founded by Barth A. Green, M.D., world -renowned neurosurgeon, and Nick Buoniconti, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game.

Research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.


I think my dad would be so proud of everything that we have been able to accomplish. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about the last moments I spent with him. He looked me in the eyes and made me promise never to give up until a cure is found.

- Marc A. Buoniconti

Our ultimate vision is to develop successful treatments and therapies that can be administered at different phases of the injury process that complement each other to maximize protective and reparative mechanisms.

- Drs. Barth Green, Allan Levi and W. Dalton Dietrich, III

We are the contractors determined to reactivate and rebuild the neurological system.

- Barth A. Green, M.D.

I am proud of the lives we’ve been able to change through our wheelchair donation program, and by supporting cutting edge research at The Miami Project.

- Darrell Gwynn

I believe there will be a cure for paralysis and people will get out of their wheelchairs.

- Ricky Palermo



Stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands often, physical distancing, and getting vaccinated.

The answers to your questions regarding the vaccine including where to get, what to expect and much more.

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Fitness Guide

The ultimate goal of this program is to achieve a level of fitness that promotes your health and wellness. Not to mention, participating in a fitness program can be fun!

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Make sure you are getting the recommended amounts of vitamin C (90 mg) and vitamin D (800 IU) per day. Focus on protein rich foods and snacks since protein plays an important role in the immune system.

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Because the virus makes it difficult to breathe, people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at a greater risk of requiring emergency care if they contract the virus because many have underlying weakness in their breathing muscles.

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Event Countdown:

The highlight of this evening is paying tribute to our “Great Sports Legends” from different sporting categories and honorees who both inspire and motivate others.  Each year in our in-person events, more than 1,300 celebrities and notables from the worlds of entertainment, business, sports and media are treated to an entertaining and inspirational evening.

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Naples Chapter

Second Annual Naples Golf Invitational
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 8:30am Shotgun

Tiburon Golf Club
Naples, Florida



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Join the Indianapolis Chapter for its 5th Annual Trivia Night on Friday, November 4th at Speedway Indoor Karting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

For sponsor and ticket information, contact Teri Bendell at 1-888-STAND UP or tbendell@miami.edu


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Join the Orlando Chapter for its 25th Annual Golf Tournament presented at Metrowest Golf Club in Orlando, Florida on Friday, May 5, 2023.

For sponsor and golf information, contact Teri Bendell at 1-888-STAND UP or tbendell@miami.edu