Current Progress on Neuroprotection & Repair Following Spinal Cord Injury: Miami Project Experience

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis over the last several years has initiated several clinical studies and trials targeting both chronic and acute injury. This lecture will summarize recent findings utilizing therapeutic hypothermia, human Schwann cell transplantation and extensive rehabilitation strategies to improve long term function in subjects with severe spinal cord injury. Clinical studies as well as FDA approved trials are demonstrating the safety and efficacy of these experimental treatments.

Miami Project Trials LINK PAGE

Dr. Dalton Dietrich and Ignacio Montoya at Working 2 Walk 2015

Dr. Dalton Dietrich and Ignacio Montoya at Working 2 Walk 2015

W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD, Scientific Director, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Dr. W. Dalton Dietrich is Scientific Director at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Anatomy from the Medical College of Virginia in 1979 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1981. Dr. Dietrich has published 4 books, 70 book chapters, over 300 refereed journal articles, 260 abstracts, and 20 editorial comments. He serves on study sections for NIH, Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration, and several Editorial Boards. Research in Dr. Dietrich’s laboratory is focused on clarifying the pathophysiology of brain and spinal cord injury with the ultimate goal of developing new therapies to protect and enhance recovery of function.

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