News : 2010 : September

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, left, visited The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis on Monday to announce $5.6 million in funding for the Project’s scientific work, which he discussed with, from right, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Barth Green, M.D., and Marc Buoniconti.

Senator Nelson Helps Secure $5.6 Million for The Miami Project

On Monday, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson delivered the good news that a key Senate panel has approved $5.6 million for The Miami Project’s advanced research into spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, the hallmark injury of U.S. soldiers serving overseas.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., right, greets Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive during the prime minister's visit to University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center's Ryder Trauma Center on Wednesday. Bellerive toured the center with hospital executives and physicians, including Barth Green, M.D., left, to learn more about how Haitians were cared for after the January 12 earthquake.

Haiti Prime Minister Thanks UM/Jackson for Earthquake Aid

On a visit to Miami eight months after a catastrophic earthquake devastated his country, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, was visibly moved Wednesday after touring Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Young Man Paralyzed in Accident Walks Again

David Del Cristo was paralyzed from the waist down, and doctors couldn’t say if he would ever walk again. He underwent a six hour operation by Dr. Michael Wang to realign his spine with several rods and pins. Within a month of the accident, Del Cristo took his first steps.

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