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

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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‘Kids & Concussions:” A special report in Sunday’s Miami Herald

(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 […]

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Runnin’ Refs 2015: Donation to the KiDZ Neuroscience Center

Learn more and watch the 2015 Runnin’ Refs 5k Run/Walk video The Runnin’ Refs is a group of referees from the Greater Miami Athletic Conference football officials (GMACFOA) that participate in a 5K run/walk, raising money and helping GMACFOA officials get fit for the season. This year is the sixth year for the Runnin’ Refs […]

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KiDZ Neuroscience Center Director inducted into Iron Arrow Honor Society

The team at the KiDZ Neuroscience Center wish to extend a warm and heartfelt congratulations to our director, Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D, who was inducted into the University of Miami’s Iron Arrow honor society last Thursday. The Iron Arrow award is the highest honor that can be received at the University, and is a tradition that has been with […]

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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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