KiDZ Neuroscience Center News

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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Animated BikeSafe Videos Teach Cycling Techniques

Big news from the BikeSafe Program: We have created a new video series for safe cycling, covering topics for all rider ages and riding locations – from sidewalks to roads. The image above is a screenshot from just one of the three videos we’ve released to date. Watch the series on YouTube, Facebook, or right here:

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UConcussion program clears IndyCar racer Will Power

Earlier this week, IndyCar announced the University of Miami’s clearing of F1 racer Will Power to return to the 2016 IndyCar series. Power, who failed SCAT (Sports Concussion Assessment Tool) tests earlier this week, was cleared after ImPACT testing at the UConcussion facilities at UHealth Sports Medicine. Read more at AutoWeek: http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/indycar-driver-will-power-does-not-have-concussion

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2015 WalkSafe Poster Contest Winners Recognized by MDCPS

The 2015 Statewide Poster Contest Winners were recognized at the Miami Dade County School Board Meeting. The three grand prize winners showed off their artwork showcasing their knowledge on pedestrian safety. A component of the University of Miami WalkSafe Program is its educational curriculum focused on pedestrian safety. As part of the three day curriculum, […]

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