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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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 […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]