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

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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Solving the Concussion Crisis at the Konkussion Retreat: Consensus 2015 White Paper

This past week, our director, Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D, traveled to Kleinburg, Ontario as a participant of the 2015 Konkussion Retreat – a summit organized by Dr. Neilank K. Jha, a neurosurgeon from Toronto Western Hospital – to bring the world’s leading concussion experts together to finalize an international consensus by which concussive traumatic brain injuries are understood. “It […]

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Jesse Lehman and Zach Wiener tell kids to “Get Your Helmet On”

The BikeSafe team would like to thank Jesse Lehman and Zach Weiner for their help in making sure that kids in Miami-Dade County have bicycle helmets. Their donation to the BikeSafe Program will be used to purchase bike helmets for kids in need. Due to his involvement in two previous bicycle crashes, Jesse Lehman knows […]

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10 years of Safe Routes to School Webinar

The KiDZ Neuroscience Center’s WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs will be joining Safe Routes to School (SRTS) for a discussion of Safe Routes’ soon to be released report, Creating Healthier Generations, A Look at Ten Years of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program; a 10 year retrospective examining the accomplishments of the Federal SRTS program […]

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UHealth Sports Medicine Concussion Update

Last Thursday evening, UHealth Sports Medicine and our UConcussion team held a pre-game concussion update seminar for local physicians, with presentations by Dr. Lee Kaplan, Chief of UHealth Sports Medicine; Dr. Gillian Hotz, Director of KiDZ Neuroscience Center and UConcussion Program, Dr. Kester Nedd, Medical Director of UConcussion Program, Dr. Michael Hoffer, Director of the […]

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Walking to school and its positive impact on health: WalkSafe in the Miami Herald

Our latest article about the benefits of your child walking to school has been published in the Miami Herald. View the article at: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article30427077.html

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VIDEO: UConcussion at Running Refs 5K

This weekend, the Runnin’ Refs team of the GMACFOA (Greater Miami Athletic Conference Football Officials Association) ran the Lifetime Miami Marathon Kick-Off 5K to support the KiDZ Neuroscience Center and UConcussion Program’s traumatic brain injury research. “It’s a great marriage between our association officiating football, and the program that helps treat our student athletes when they are injured,” […]

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