Tackling Concussions Head-On

This excerpt is from the article “Tackling Concussions Head-On” featured in the Fall 2017 University of Miami Magazine. Read the complete article here. “An avid sports fan who grew up in Canada, Gillian Hotz loved the brawling physicality of ice hockey. Yet as a young research neuroscientist who came to the University of Miami in […]

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UM Team Studying Effects of Cannabinoids on Concussion Visits Experts in Israel

Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery and director of the concussion program at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, visited experts in Israel this month with some members of her multidisciplinary team leading a study on the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating mild traumatic brain injury. Hotz, who is principal investigator […]

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New Clinic Will Treat Children’s Concussions

More and more young people are being diagnosed with concussions. Heightened media attention and new state laws have led to improved early detection and treatment of sports-related concussion. However, concussions are not limited to sports. From bike or car accidents to falls on playgrounds, kids can suffer concussions in a number of ways. To serve […]

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Dolphins and UM Partner in High School Concussion Program

The Miami Dolphins Foundation, through their revamped Youth Programs platform, has partnered with the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute and KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to sponsor The University of Miami Countywide Concussion Care High School Program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In all, the program will impact more […]

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Is a concussion treatment on the horizon?

A five-year study will soon begin at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to learn whether a cannabinoid-based pill can reduce brain cell inflammation following a concussive (mTBI) injury. Together with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Dr. Gillian Hotz, director of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center, is heading a team of researchers through the […]

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