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2012-10-04 02:27:29

MADISON, N.J. and MIAMI, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, announces a new research partnership with Cirle, Inc., a medical technology incubator, based in Miami, Fla. The partnership brings together the experience and expertise of some of the world's leading eye health experts and medical researchers and Bausch + Lomb's global business and commercial capabilities. As a result, the two organizations will be better positioned to explore novel, early...

2012-09-25 06:24:49

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities, sports legends, corporate leaders and more, joined NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, as they hosted an inspiring, sold-out crowd of more than 1400 guests, in celebration of the 27th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner. Held at New York's famed Waldorf=Astoria, the dinner paid tribute to philanthropic heroes and sports icons that inspire and motivate those affected by spinal cord injuries and raised nearly $18 million. Once...

2012-08-07 02:25:15

Annual Awards Dinner Will Pay Tribute to Philanthropic Heroes and Sports Legends to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, will host its 27(th) Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria on Monday, September 24, 2012. NBC Sports Icon Bob Costas will once again return as Master of Ceremonies, hosting the dinner which...

2012-07-31 06:25:26

MIAMI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a revolutionary Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal cord injuries. Found mainly in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells are essential to sending appropriate electrical signals...

2012-05-17 10:25:18

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted $350,000 to a professor at the University of Miami (UM) School of Business Administration for an innovative study aimed at uncovering cocaine abuse patterns to lead to more effective treatments. Yongtao Guan, a professor of management science at the UM School of Business, will use statistical methods to interpret and categorize data of cocaine users, specifically their patterns of...

2012-04-12 06:20:25

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida is raising the bar in its approach to traffic enforcement and road safety. A powerful traffic safety act uses a portion of traffic light violation fees to fund paralysis research, helping to benefit victims of motor vehicle accidents. The Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act allocates a portion of each fine collected through safety camera enforcement in Florida toward research conducted at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Passed in...

2011-12-15 08:55:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) announced today that the 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit is scheduled for Dec. 3-5, 2012 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111214/DC23304LOGO ) Genetics Policy Institute, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have united to...

2011-11-17 10:09:00

Academy Award winning actor Tommy Lee Jones and his wife Dawn Jones will be honorary event chairs NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bal Harbour Shops, Bal Harbour Village and DEPARTURES magazine are joining forces in support of The Buoniconti Fund's premiere South Florida event, "Destination Fashion" on November 10, 2012 at Bal Harbour Shops in Bal Harbour, Florida. "Destination Fashion" is a unique evening including a spectacular fashion show presented by a world...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and Tenet's Delray Medical Center, St. Mary's Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center today signed an agreement to form a Graduate Medical Education Consortium with Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. The establishment of this consortium of healthcare providers furthers the University's commitment to increase much needed medical...

2011-08-03 08:59:00

MIAMI, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 26th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner will be held at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel on Monday, September 26. The event will honor philanthropic heroes and sports legends while bringing together celebrities and corporate leaders to support the fundraising efforts of Nick and Mark Buoniconti and numerous longtime Buoniconti Fund supporters who continue to stand up for those who can't. The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is a nonprofit, which...