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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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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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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10 years of Safe Routes to School Webinar

The KiDZ Neuroscience Center’s WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs will be joining Safe Routes to School (SRTS) for a discussion of Safe Routes’ soon to be released report, Creating Healthier Generations, A Look at Ten Years of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program; a 10 year retrospective examining the accomplishments of the Federal SRTS program […]

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WalkSafe and BikeSafe 5E schools; UConcussion recognized by Miami-Dade School Board

We at the KiDZ Neuroscience Center take great pride in our relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Executive School Board.   On July 16th, 2015, the WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs were recognized for their involvement in the prevention of pedestrian and bicycle injuries in elementary and middle school-aged students.  The School Board also recognized UConcussion’s efforts […]

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