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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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. […]