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

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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Heads Up Football Training for Moms at Sports Authority Dadeland

The KiDZ Neuroscience Center’s UConcussion program teamed up with Sports Authority last weekend to bring USA Football’s Heads Up training and certification to the Pop Warner Palmetto Bay Broncos team. We’d like to thank Sports Authority’s Emily Perez for helping us coordinate this event, and Coach Alfred Farrington of the Palmetto Bay Broncos for coming to the event […]

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2015 Miami-Dade Schools Concussion Workshop

This past Thursday brought Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Certified Athletic Trainers and Athletic Directors to our annual Concussion Management Workshop, presented by the KiDZ Neuroscience Center’s UConcussion program and UHealth Sports Medicine. These workshops are yearly meetings by which UConcussion team and all Athletic Trainers and Directors from Miami-Dade County’s public high schools  exchange feedback […]

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UConcussion in Denver: 2015 AAN Sports Concussion Conference

This July, UConcussion’s Dr. Hotz joined 450 neurologists, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, and other physicians at the American Academy of Neurology’s 2015 Sports Concussion Conference in Denver. Dr. Hotz presented on a panel discussing the management of post-concussive symptoms in neurosport clinics, including the UConcussion program’s protocol and forms used in Miami-Dade County. “This was […]

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WalkSafe and BikeSafe 5E schools; UConcussion recognized by Miami-Dade School Board

We at the KiDZ Neuroscience Center take great pride in our relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Executive School Board.   On July 16th, 2015, the WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs were recognized for their involvement in the prevention of pedestrian and bicycle injuries in elementary and middle school-aged students.  The School Board also recognized UConcussion’s efforts […]

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UConcussion thanks AutoNation’s 2014 Scholar Athlete

The KiDZ Neuroscience Center and our UConcussion Program would like to thank Lisette Tellez; the recipient of Miami-Dade County’s AutoNation 2014 Scholar Athlete of the Year award. As co-captain of the Ransom Everglades girl’s volleyball team, Lisette was a driving force in leading the team to the top ranking in Miami-Dade County – while simultaneously […]

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