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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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 […]
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
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 […]
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:
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
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, […]
(1/17/16) Today’s Sunday Herald features a two-page spread on the issue, research, and prevention of youth concussions from the University of Miami concussion clinic team and UConcussion. “UM and the country’s fourth-largest public school system work together to catalog and treat concussions in every public high school and for every sport — an undertaking that is one […]