Welcome to the KiDZ Neuroscience Center.

The University of Miami KiDZ Neuroscience Center is dedicated to reducing the number of children and adolescents that sustain brain and spinal cord injuries.

Our programs provide "safety through the ages" - safety education for each stage of your child's growing years, making physical well-being a fun, daily activity.

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KiDZ News

South Florida Community Shares Their Visions for a Bicycle Friendly Miami

Even though 2017 has been with us for barely three months, we’re already at the region’s peak season for bike riding weather. For our BikeSafe team, this means preparations are underway for Bike to School Day and Florida Bike Month of March. And a special Florida Bike Month it is, with the Florida Department of […]

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Is a concussion treatment on the horizon?

A five-year study will soon begin at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to learn whether a cannabinoid-based pill can reduce brain cell inflammation following a concussive (mTBI) injury. Together with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Dr. Gillian Hotz, director of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center, is heading a team of researchers through the […]

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A parent’s guide to concussion safety for the fall sports season (Miami Herald)

(9/12/16) Pick up a copy of the September 12th Herald – or check out the link below – for a parent’s guide to preventing concussions during the 2016 fall sports season, brought to you from the University of Miami concussion clinic team and UConcussion. “The inherent competitive nature of sports and culture to win at all costs may […]

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2016 UConcussion ATC/AD Workshop; Dr. Hotz awarded President’s Council Community Leadership Award

This Tuesday, the UConcussion program hosted our annual Concussion Workshop for the Certified Athletic Trainers and Athletic Directors of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This was our 20th anniversary celebrating the initiation of the concussion clinic. The workshop, in conjunction with UHealth Sports Medicine, is held each year for all UConcussion to exchange the latest information […]

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Dr. Hotz on girl’s lacrosse, FHSAA decisions: Headbands are not helmets @ NPR

Tampa Bay’s NPR recently interviewed our director, Dr. Gillian Hotz, about the questionable effectiveness of headband use in Florida high school girl’s lacrosse: “No helmet prevents concussion,” Hotz said. “It’s acceleration-deceleration. It’s a back and forth [motion]. So  these cap-like helmet covers, that they’re thinking of for the women’s lacrosse,  I just don’t think they’ll be effective […]

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BikeSafe featured in Miami Herald’s “Keeping Kids Fit” column

Our BikeSafe program has been featured once again in the Miami Herald. Read the full article at: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article73832137.html

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Thank you to Gulliver Schools

The KiDZ Neuroscience Center and UConcussion Program teams would like to extend a huge “Thank you!” to Gulliver Schools for their yearly “Make a Splash” Swim-A-Mile fundraising and donation to the UConcussion program for continued concussion research. Frank Steel, Gulliver’s Head of Schools, introduced their top fundraiser, Luca Patterson; a 2nd Grade student. Student chairs, Pablo and Nicole, presented the check to […]

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