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Research Participants

What is Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the spinal cord becomes damaged, most commonly, when motor vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence, and sporting accidents fracture vertebrae and crush the spinal cord.

What Should You Know About Research Participation?
Researchers rely on individuals with SCI to serve as volunteers for specific studies or protocols. Each study is designed to answer questions about some aspect of SCI or the effectiveness of a particular treatment. Our research studies do not provide therapy for individuals.

Current Clinical Studies
The Miami Project clinical researchers currently have several clinical trials and clinical studies available for people who have had a spinal cord injury; some are for acute injuries and some are for chronic injuries.

Past Clinical Studies
Past clinical research and clinical trials designed to answer specific questions about dysfunction and its treatment in humans.

What Are Clinical Trials?
Clinical research is designed to answer specific questions about dysfunction and its treatment in humans.

Register Now!
To be considered for current and future Miami Project research studies, you must complete an Intake Form. Information from the Intake Form will be maintained securely in The Miami Project’s database as a screening resource for Miami Project researchers.

Experimental Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury
For people with SCI, their families, friends and caregivers, the decision to receive an experimental treatment or enter a clinical trial is a challenging one.

The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Institute
The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial Medical Center will open in 2020 and be one of the world’s premiere rehabilitation hospitals.