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Breakthrough in Mitochondrial Diseases

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Progress in Stem Cell Treatments

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Moving Day 2013

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ALS Team Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

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Michael Hoffer, M.D.

NFL Grant Awarded to Study Novel Diagnostic Device for Concussions

A $500,000 grant from the National Football League will enable the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical equipment manufacturer Neuro Kinetics Inc. to test the effectiveness of a diagnostic device prototype, the I-Portal® PAS goggle, for early and accurate detection of concussions.

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Coleen Atkins, Ph.D., and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Miami Project Scientists Awarded a $2 Million NIH Grant to Treat Cognitive Dysfunction After TBI

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery, and Coleen Atkins, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, have been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to further develop a promising compound that could potentially help millions suffering from brain injury.

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Front row, from left, are Barbara Simmonds, Ph.D., Ginna Gonzalez, A.R.N.P, D.N.P., Kayla Chomko, D.P.T., and Lourdes Grenier, L.C.S.W. Back row from left are, Muscular Dystrophy Association representative Karina Lambertini, Anita T. Blenke, P.A., former neuromuscular fellow Nita Usmani, Laura Guzman, O.T., Ramiro Tavel, R.T., Ashok Verma, M.D., M.B.A., Michael Benatar, M.D., Ph.D., Hilary Glazer, M.D., Jocelyn Odlum, M.A., Elizabeth McNamara, C.D., and Meri Jaime.

The Kessenich Family ALS Center Receives Center of Excellence Designation

The University of Miami’s Kessenich Family ALS Center continues to receive national recognition for the comprehensive care it provides to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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