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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Walk to School Day is a nationally and worldwide celebrated event bringing schools, community partners and leaders together to raise awareness about the health benefits of walking to and from school. This year, the University of Miami WalkSafe Program and Hibiscus Elementary cordially invite you to join the celebration and raise awareness about pedestrian safety […]
UConcussion visited G. Holmes Braddock High School to film student Terry “Chopper” Hilton performing “Look Look, Concussion,” an original rap by Terry about the importance of taking yourself out of play when you have a concussion. Watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqd-8CbDY7U Special thanks to: Miami-Dade County Public Schools G. Holmes Braddock High School Daniel Brotons Letty […]
ABC’s Good Morning America has released a video report covering the emerging technology of using helmet sensors to detect football concussion injuries. UConcussion’s very own Dr. Hotz is featured, pointing out that the technology is a welcome addition, and needs to be developed further for players of various ages. Watch the video at: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/helmet-sensors-athletes-safe-25426937#.VBGfti7RXrA.email
WalkSafe recently released the findings of a six-year study, measuring our effectiveness statewide. Carly Stafford – a Colorado College student double majoring in Neuroscience and classics compiled the six-year data as a NIH Neurotrauma Summer Research Intern with us. Her summer research study sought to compare pediatric pedestrian injury and fatality rates over a six […]
UConcussion/KiDZ teamed up with USA Football this Wednesday at SunLife Stadium to bring safe playing methods to Miami-based coaches and athletic trainers. USA Football’s Andy Ryland and Chris Merritt discussed proper helmet fitting and tackling techniques, in addition to an interactive tackling simulation, demonstrating the methods necessary to prevent concussions. Making these safety techniques a […]
Following the widespread attention towards concussion awareness, NBC6 recently published the story about Daniel Brett; the teenage football player who suffered multiple, unreported concussions. Daniel suffered from a lack of proper concussion diagnosis and treatment for three years at the hands of well-intentioned – but uninformed doctors from other specialties – until his parents brought […]
Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery, Director of the UHealth Sports Medicine Concussion Program and of several programs at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, attended the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit on May 29. Joining her were young athletes, coaches, parents, NFL players, military representatives and other stakeholders. […]