MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hello Friends of The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project,
It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I report that the state of The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project are stronger than ever.
A combination of basic and clinical science at the Lois Pope LIFE Center and the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center has propelled The Miami Project and has become one the most comprehensive and productive research and rehabilitation centers in the world.
Under the leadership of Dr. W. Dalton Dietrich, our basic science team has exceeded our expectations and continues to develop cutting-edge results through cellular regeneration, gene therapy, drug discovery, and understanding how to repair axons and help promote their recovery. The combination of cell biology and biomedical engineering are working together to transplant cells and apply electrical currents as therapy to regenerate the cells to promote recovery.
Dr. Matija Milosevic leads our clinical research program and has launched our brain interphase program at The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center and will be conducting research to stimulate the brain and open new neuro pathways to promote functional recovery.
The Miami Project research team has broken all records for obtaining research grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Health and Human Services (HHS), and National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS).
I have never been more excited about the progress of The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund’s outlook for 2024 and beyond. The Buoniconti Fund has given multiple grants to select Miami Project researchers as seed money to kick-start their studies and provide the much-needed data to apply for future grants from government and private organizations. The Buoniconti Fund also provides funding for essential equipment, supplies and research salaries. In fact, The Buoniconti Fund provided a grant to support Dr. Milosevic’s work to bring him to Miami.
I am often reminded of my father’s commitment and promise to never give up! I have several photos of my father throughout my office, and it serves as a motivation for all of us at The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund.
Every person at The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund dedicates their life to fulling my dad’s promise and delivering Dr. Barth Green’s vision to cure paralysis. We have taken a vision and have even expanded our research to include all neurological diseases and disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. This new approach will help us understand the whole brain and the mechanism for injury and recovery.
It is time to repair the brain and therefore repair the spinal cord.
I want to thank everyone that has helped contribute to The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project. Every donor has made a difference. A special thank you to The Buoniconti Fund Board of Directors for their dedication and on-going support.
Thank you for being part of our success!
Marc A. Buoniconti
President and Co-Founder, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
President and Co-Founder, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
To learn more about Mr. Buoniconti, please view his biography.