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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

 

Marc and Nick Buoniconti with the 2014 Legends and Honorees 

 

 

NEW YORK (September 29, 2014) – Celebrities, sports legends, corporate leaders and more joined NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, his son Marc, and Event Chair Mark Dalton as they hosted a sold out crowd in celebration of the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner presented by Carnival Corporation & PLC and the Carnival Foundation. Held at New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria on September 29, the dinner paid tribute to philanthropic heroes and sports icons that inspire and motivate those affected by spinal cord injuries, and raised important funds for research and the Human Clinical Trials Initiative.

 

 

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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 

 

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

Raising money to help The Miami Project and The Buoniconti Fund find a cure for paralysis has been my number one goal since learning only weeks after my car accident that I would never walk again.

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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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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

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Fall Project Magazine


 

 

 
 
 
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