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Univ. Miami to be key player in brain-injury care June 29, 2009

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The University of Miami Medical School is part of a new national consortium of 52 top medical institutions being created to study and treat what it calls the leading cause of death and disability in children — brain injury.

The medical schools and hospitals are joining forces with a New York lawyer/lobbyist whose daughter suffered a brain injury when shaken by a nurse to raise $125 million or more for the consortium. Its goal: national coordination of the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and further study of pediatric brain injuries.

”This is huge,” said Gillian Hotz, co-director of the Pediatric Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Program at the UM med school. “All of us in trauma centers around the country have been sitting in our little silos all these years. This is a chance to have a national program get more resources, more programs for children with catastrophic injuries.”…

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