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.
The Miami Project believes that an important component of developing treatments for paralysis involves communication with the community.
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.
What Are Clinical Trials?
Clinical research is designed to answer specific questions about dysfunction and its treatment in humans.
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.
Open House Video Library
Expert presentations by Dr. Pantelis Tsoulfas, Dr. Allan Levi, Dr. Damien Pearse , Dr. Jae Lee and Dr. Jen Maher.
Faces of Paralysis
Paralysis does not discriminate.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
SCI Facts and Figures at a glance.
Resources and Care
The Miami Project is not a patient care facility but a research facility that conducts studies aimed at improving treatments for paralysis caused by SCI. If you are looking for an individualized medical evaluation or rehabilitation therapy, we encourage you to review our resource listing.
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Spinal Cord Injury Cures
Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) has devastating effects on the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord.
The Project Magazine
The Project is the official magazine of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Printed once a year, the magazine is designed to serve as an overview of research and fundraising activities throughout the previous year.
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.