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The Miami Project at the Lois Pope LIFE Center

May 14, 2013

Lois Pope and The Miami ProjectIn 1985, Dr. Barth A. Green partnered with Nick Buoniconti, an NFL Hall of Fame linebacker whose son suffered paralysis from a spinal cord injury, to found the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. In 2000, following a generous $10 million donation from philanthropist Lois Pope, the University of Miami School of Medicine opened the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a state-of-the-art neurological research facility.

Headquartered at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, the Miami Project is the leading research organization for spinal cord injury. A research team of 250 international scientists and clinicians study the condition, develop innovative solutions for those suffering an injury, and conduct experimental trials with an aim for a cure.

Since the 1980s, many advances have been made in understanding the spinal cord and paralysis. However, there is still a long way to go until these complex neurological processes are sufficiently understood to rebuild damaged areas in a patient’s nervous system. The Miami Project’s mission is to develop more effective treatments for these types of injuries and ultimately find a cure for those living with a spinal cord injury.

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