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Current 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.  The clinical trials are testing the safety and efficacy of different neuroprotective, repairative, or modulatory interventions.  The clinical studies are investigating questions regarding exercise science, nutrition, rehabilitation training, pain, male fertility, aging, and brain-machine interface technology.

If you would like to be considered for these or future Miami Project trials or studies, please see our Register for a Research Program section, send us a message, or call The Miami Project Education Office at 305-243-7108.

CURRENT STUDIES

TOPIC

STUDY

Activity

A Lifestyle Intervention Targeting Enhanced Health and Function for Persons with Chronic SCI in Caregiver/Care-Receiver Relationships: Effects of Caregiver Co-Treatment

Stakeholder Perceptions and Clinical Assessment of Cardiometabolic Disease/Syndrome after Spinal Cord Injury

Statin Monotherapy for Treatment of Endocrine Metabolic Disease Risk

Postprandial Fat Metabolism Following an Acute Exercise Bout in Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries

Fertility Studies Fertility Evaluation
Pain Study

Utility of MRS Brain Biomarkers of Pain Phenotypes after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Altered body representation in people with spinal cord injury and its association with pain

Development of pain education for improving pain health literacy and quality of life after spinal cord injury

Peripheral Nerve Injury
The safety and efficacy of autologous human Schwann cell (ahSC) augmentation of nerveautografts after severe peripheral nerve injury

 

SCHWANN CELL IND PROGRESS

 

  • Organized Schwann cell clinical trial team
  • Obtained guidance from external SCI experts and FDA consultants
  • Held informal discussion with the FDA
  • Developed GMP cell processing and manufacturing procedures for human Schwann cells
  • Performed toxicology and tumorigenicity experiments in rodents
  • Designed the safest procedures for injecting cells