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Scientific Team

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.The Miami Project faculty is a multidisciplinary team comprised of both basic and clinical scientists with expertise in neuroscience. 

 

 

 

Read a Message from the Scientific Director, W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

 

FACULTY 

 

THE 29th ANNUAL GREAT SPORTS LEGENDS DINNER

 

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, will present the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, September 29, 2014. The annual event, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, and chaired by Mark Dalton, raises funds to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research done by researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis – the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center which is based at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Tom Brokaw will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the dinner, which honors philanthropic heroes and sports legends that inspire and motivate those affected by spinal cord injuries.

The celebration assembles sports legends, celebrities, philanthropic icons and corporate leaders to support the efforts of The Buoniconti Fund Board of Directors and numerous longtime benefactors. The 2014 Great Sports Legends include Hakeem Olajuwon, Warren Sapp, Pedro Martinez, Joe Sakic, Bill Cowher, Mary Lou Retton and Lauryn WilliamsBill Simon will receive the Outstanding Business Leader Award.  Grant Hill and Calvin Hill will accept the 2014 Buoniconti Fund Award. Erik Compton will be the 2014 Inspiration Award Recipient.

 

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CLINICAL TRIALS INITIATIVE

 

The Clinical Trials Initiative is The Miami Project’s efforts to carefully take new discoveries from the laboratory to test as treatments in clinical trials. With a special emphasis on spinal cord injury, the Clinical Trials Initiative was started in 2004 and is aimed at creating the infrastructure needed to gain approval for and to conduct clinical trials at the University of Miami affiliated hospitals. Two treatments we are currently testing under this clinical trials initiative are Schwann cell transplantation and therapeutic hypothermia.  We anticipate these activities will bring new and potentially life-changing treatments to people with central nervous system trauma.

 

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The Clinical Trials Initiative is The Miami Project’s efforts to carefully take new discoveries from the laboratory to test as treatments in clinical trials. With a special emphasis on spinal cord injury, the Clinical Trials Initiative was started in 2004 and is aimed at creating the infrastructure needed to gain approval for and to conduct clinical trials at the University of Miami affiliated hospitals. Two treatments we are currently testing under this clinical trials initiative are Schwann cell transplantation and therapeutic hypothermia.  We anticipate these activities will bring new and potentially life-changing treatments to people with central nervous system trauma.

Scientific Research

Barth A. Green, M.D.Our broad scope of collaborative research is dedicated to finding new treatments for spinal cord injury.    

 

 

Read a Message from the Chairman, Barth A. Green, M.D.

 

 

ADVANCES 

 

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

 

U.S. SENATE RECOGNIZES SEPTEMBER AS “NATIONAL SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS MONTH”


U.S. Senate Resolution 533, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, designates September 2014 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”. This designation is especially timely given the progress being made toward a cure for spinal cord injury at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

 

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MIAMI PROJECT DOCTORS PERFORM FIRST SCHWANN CELL TRANSPLANT

 

Doctors at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, performed the first-ever Food and Drug Administration approved Schwann cell transplantation in a patient with a new spinal cord injury. The procedure, performed at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, is a Phase 1 clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of transplanting the patient’s own Schwann cells.

 

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ASH'S ADVICE

I am a Florida girl through and through, born into a Tallahassee bred family, lived out a happy childhood in Miami, and taught by film experts in Orlando. When my parents told me at a young age that I would be traveling out of the only state I really knew to the thriving metropolis of New York City I became filled with excitement.

 

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Schwann Cell Update

Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D.Miami Project Doctors Perform First Schwann Cell Transplant for Spinal Cord Injury

 

 

Doctors performed the first-ever FDA approved Schwann cell transplantation in a patient with a new spinal cord injury

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Friday - October 10, 2014

Neuroscience Center Seminar Series
12pm

LPLC 7th Floor Apex Auditorium

  

David H. Rowitch, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery
Chief of Neonatology
University of California- San Francisco

 

Upcoming Lectures

  


 

 

Research Review 2013 Cover

 

Did You Know

 

every 48 minutes someone in the U.S. is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury?

12,000 new traumatic spinal cord injuries each year in the USA?

approximately 80.7% of spinal cord injuries occur in men in the USA?

the majority of spinal cord injuries are the result of car crashes?

the estimated lifetime costs to care for a 25 year old who becomes a quadriplegic is more than $4.5 million, and a paraplegic costs exceed $2.25 million?

 

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