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Scientific Team

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

 

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

 

FACULTY 

 

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.  As a result of the infrastructure created as part of the Initiative, The Miami Project is already involved with several clinical trials.

 

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THE 29th ANNUAL GREAT SPORTS LEGENDS DINNER

 

Marc and Nick Buoniconti with the 2014 Legends and Honorees 

 

 

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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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.    

 

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

Christmas may be more than a month away, but I know most of you have already began the hunt for a perfect gift for those you love the most. Even if you do not celebrate Christmas, the tradition of this season is and will always be the miracle of giving.

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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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Human Clinical Trials

Allan D.O. Levi, M.D.The Miami Project has many ongoing clinical trials for spinal cord and brain injury.

 

If you are interested in participating in our clinical trials, complete our intake form today.

 

UPDATE 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Wednesday - December 3, 2014

Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series
12pm

LPLC 7th Floor Apex Auditorium

  

“Inflammation and TBI Pathophysiology”

 

Pramod K. Dash,PhD
Professor
Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Neurosurgery
Director of Research
The Vivian L. Smith Center for Neurologic Research
University of Texas Medical School   Houston, TX


 

Friday - December 5, 2014

Neuroscience Center Seminar Series
11am

LPLC 7th Floor Apex Auditorium

 

"The Assembly and Evolution
of Neural Circuits for Locomotion"


Jeremy S. Dasen, PhD

Associate Professor
NYU Neuroscience Institute
Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
NYU School of Medicine

 

 

Upcoming Lectures

 

 

2014 Fall Project Magazine

 

 

 
 
 
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