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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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 […]
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
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,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]