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

Dr. Hotz on MSNBC: Concussions and Heading in Youth Soccer

Watch our director, Dr. Gillian A. Hotz, discussing the safety and future of youth soccer heading on this morning’s clip of MSNBC Live with José Díaz-Balart:

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Dr. Hotz and UConcussion congratulate Billy and Jake Reis of PlaySmart StaySmart

This week, Dr. Hotz and members of the UConcussion team had the pleasure of meeting with Billy and Jake Reis – the founders of PlaySmart StaySmart – at UM Athletics; hosted by Vinny Scavo, Head Athletic Trainer and Dr. Cliff Page from Sports Medicine. The Reis brothers, both students at Christopher Columbus High School, formed […]

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VIDEO: WalkSafe Walk to School Day 2015

WalkSafe (an evidence-based pediatric pedestrian injury prevention program) was developed at the KiDZ Neuroscience Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine as a countermeasure to the high number of children injured as pedestrians.  Each year the WalkSafe program selects one school to host our Annual Walk to School Day Event.  This year […]

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UConcussion at UPMC “Targeted Evaluation & Active Management” Concussion Conference

A paper is forthcoming with details of recommendations.This week, Dr. Hotz, Director of the UConcussion Program, participated in the two-day Concussion Conference hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the NFL. The conference, known as T.E.A.M.: “Targeted Evaluation and Active Management,” focused on treatment for concussions, resulting in all experts agreeing that “concussion is treatable.” “[I]t is great […]

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Creating Healthier Generations: WalkSafe & BikeSafe in SRTS 10 Year Report

Our WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs are lifelong partners with the National Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative, encouraging healthy and safety conscious methods of traveling to and from school. As part of this partnership, we participated in the Safe Routes 10-Year Retrospective Webinar last month, along with our partners from the Miami-Dade County School Board and Metropolitan […]

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VIDEO: Focusing on You: Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D.

Watch the latest video from UHealth about the UConcussion program and the future of traumatic brain injury testing and screening: The KiDZ Neuroscience Center would like to thank CBS4 for aiding in the production of this segment.

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The Need for Walking and Bicycling for the Future of our Roadways

Traffic congestion is no stranger to any user of the public roadways in South Florida, nor road users in most metropolitan American cities. We all deserve an equal opportunity to get where we need to go. Cars are an important part of our mobility but it is important to realize that not all trips require […]

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Upcoming Events:

"Share the Road:" City of Aventura Bike Event & Ride
October 15, 2017

Founders Park

Kiddos Magazine's Kiddo-Ween at Downtown Doral
October 21, 2017

Shops at Downtown Doral

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