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Message from the President

Marc Buoniconti
Marc Buoniconti

Dear Miami Project and Buoniconti Fund friends and supporters:

I am proud to announce that the state of The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund are healthy and strong!

Our research team continues to push the envelope as they develop new strategies to protect, repair, and regenerate the spinal cord, in hopes of restoring movement and sensation to people with paralysis.

Our neuromodulation program incorporates a combination of intense physical therapy, magnetic stimulation of the brain, and electrical stimulation of the muscles. This integrated approach is showing promise, resulting in improved control of muscles affected by paralysis.

The Human Clinical Trial Initiative has just transplanted Schwann cells into a person with cervical-level, incomplete chronic spinal cord injury. This is the 8th person with a chronic injury, and 14th overall, to receive Schwann cells as a part of this program.

Our Hypothermia Trial continues to cool newly injured patients, with the goal of minimizing secondary damage in the spinal cord. Some participants have experienced a significant improvement of function, and outcomes from this trial may change the standard of care for patients with new injuries.

Our fundraising team is already gearing up for our 17th Annual Buoniconti Fund Celebrity Golf Invitational at the Bear’s Club with Jack Nicklaus, scheduled for Sunday, April 28 – Monday, April 29, 2019.

You can find more details on all of our research at and fundraising events at

I have never been more excited about the future of The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Marc A. Buoniconti
President, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
President, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

To learn more about Mr. Buoniconti, please view his biography.