NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc of The Buoniconti Fund, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, hosted an inspirational evening with more than 2,000 supporters to celebrate Destination Fashion 2012, presented by Micky and Madeleine Arison
News : 2012
Dileep Yavagal, M.D., assistant professor of clinical neurology and neurosurgery and Director of Interventional Neurology, is conducting a phase 2 clinical trial of a revolutionary new treatment for ischemic stroke derived from a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells.
Recognizing the contributions of UM’s concussion experts and a high school soccer player lucky enough to be one of their patients, Governor Rick Scott visited The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis last week to officially sign into law a bill designed to safeguard Florida’s youth athletes from the potentially devastating consequences of brain injuries suffered on the playing field.
In UM WalkSafe’s 11th year of decreasing pedestrian injuries, increasing physical activity and improving the environments around schools, program faculty and staff joined more than 500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders on October 3 to promote safety and wellness at Miami Park Elementary School on International Walk to School Day.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is among 15 organizations that will share more than $1.5 million in grants awarded by NFL Charities September 11 for sports-related medical research, mostly in the area of concussion prevention and treatment.
Sixteen-year-old Yasser Lopez was overcome with tears when he was reunited with the woman whose quick thinking may have saved his life. Lopez was accidentally shot in the head with a spear by a friend in June. Doctors said that if he had pulled the spear out, he would have died.
As UHealth continues to build and expand its clinical practice, UHealth experts are now available at the newly opened UHealth Plantation. Located in central Broward County in the Crossroads Office Park, UHealth Plantation is just minutes from I-595 and University Drive, providing easy access to high-quality care and services in one central location.
Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., the Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience and a Professor of Cell Biology and Neurological Surgery at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and her colleagues recently learned that the Bunge-Wood-Monje Laboratory’s 39-year-old NIH grant to investigate Schwann cell biology and transplantation would be funded for another five years.
Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., and a multidisciplinary team of Miller School investigators have received a $2.8 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to search for genetic determinants of subclinical carotid disease, cardiac hypertrophy, and left atrial enlargement
Recent findings from the Department of Surgery at the Miller School were published in the April edition of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The study led by Nestor de la Cruz-Muñoz, M.D., associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, shows that bariatric surgery results in significant and dramatic weight loss and improved fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c levels (a marker for diabetes) as far as three years post surgery among ethnically diverse adults with diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Amanda pesaba 300 libras antes de someterse a esta operación que le devolvió la salud y las ganas de vivir.
Underscoring the body’s remarkable ability to protect itself, Miller School researchers have published two studies that indicate the brain and heart each create a localized state of hypothyroidism to decrease energy metabolism during a stroke or heart attack.
Twenty-eight teams of neurosurgeons from some of the top medical institutions across the United States and Canada competed June 9 at the 9th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament in New York City. But it was the Miller School’s Department of Neurological Surgery that took home the title.
Twenty-two of the nation’s most innovative young researchers, including Kevin K. Park, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts on June 14.
In honor of National Bike Month this May, UM’s BikeSafe team joined hundreds of students, parents, teachers, local police and Miami Dolphins mascot T.D. at Hialeah Gardens Middle School for the first National Bike to School Day on May 9.
The first physician in South Florida to use the newly FDA-approved Solitaire FR revascularization device, Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D., successfully removed blood clots from the brain of a stroke patient, restoring blood flow and mobility.
Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., the Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and professor of cell biology, neurological surgery, and neurology, and an internationally recognized authority in central nervous system regeneration, was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award on April 5.
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is holding its 80th Annual Scientific Meeting in Miami April 14-18, and, as a prelude, published a ‘Profile in Courage’ on the Miller School’s own Roberto C. Heros, M.D., professor and co-chair of neurological surgery and residency program director, who exemplifies the convention’s “We Are Neurosurgery” theme.
A record number of school children celebrated Brain Awareness Week with University of Miami scientists at the Brain Fair 2012 on Saturday, March 17, at the Miami Science Museum.
The Miller School’s John L. Bixby, Ph.D., who loves “being able to discover something that nobody else in the world knows,’‘ has been appointed vice provost for research, a post in which he will shape UM’s research enterprise.
The first patient in Florida to receive a novel vaccine for brain cancer, Cathy Hoffman-Booker is optimisitc about her participation in a clinical trial using a vaccine derived from her own brain tumor – a glioblastoma multiforme, the most common form of brain cancer.