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W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and Professor of Neurological Surgery has received the National Institute of Health Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for demonstrating scientific excellence and productivity in neurological research. The Javits Award recognizes investigators with a distinguished record of substantial contributions to neurological science. “This award…

(June 2023) – The Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Program is a 10 week immersive, competitive, funded, research-driven summer internship seeding the future of neuroscientifically informed care and cure efforts. This year, eight scholars entered the program and are already well on their way to producing, and then defending, their projects at the program’s culminating final…

It’s no secret that science is an expensive endeavor.  When the goals are curing paralysis and solving some of the most complex neurological injuries and conditions, the experiments, techniques and technology add up rather quickly.  When you come to realize that most peer reviewed funding sources, like the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health,…

(April 29th, 2023) The Equestrian Legends Celebrity Polo Match & Gala, presented by Valentino, to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis was held on April 29th at the National Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. The event featured a cocktail reception, a silent and live auction as guests witnessed an equestrian demonstration from Olympic and…

S. Shelby Burks, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery at the Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, was recently awarded Department of Defense (DOD) funding for a project titled “The Efficacy of Spinal Accessary Nerve Transfer Surgery in the Treatment of Patients with High Tetraplegia.” The…

(March-2023) Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., professor at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and co-director of the Miller School of Medicine’s Medical Science Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.), was recently awarded a $2.6 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) entitled “Stabilizing the tripartite synaptic complex following TBI”. This award allows for continuation of…

(January, 2023) After growing up in a big family in Long Island, Eric Rosemary knew from an early age that he wanted a family of his own, that he wanted to be a dad. Then came Memorial Day weekend of 2009. While boating with friends off Peanut Island, he fell into shallow water and shattered…

(February, 2023) Miami is flat, snowless, has no state income tax, and is home to world-class academic medical centers—such as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, home of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis—delivering and advancing paralysis research and care. Combined, these factors make the region a lighthouse for people with mobility impairment,…

(March, 2023) Altered sensation sits at the top of shifted perceptual experience following paralysis, and the presence of post-paralysis pain has the potential to consume those affected. Accordingly, The Miami Project has been long pointed at this problem, with a stack of research approaches including application of technology usually not associated with pain management. Now…

(December, 2022) On November 28th the Kidz Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Countywide Concussion Care Program and passing of the Youth Concussion Legislation in 2012, known at the time as Florida House Bill 291. A throng of…