Congratulations Dr. Edmund R. Hollis II on being a 2017 recipient of the prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. A grant of $2,775,000 in NIH funds is directed to support Dr. Hollis’ creative and revolutionary spinal cord injury research with promise to impact the development of treatments for individuals living with spinal cord injury. #NIHHighRisk
Developing Novel Cures for Disabilities by Repairing the Nervous System
As we advance in improving patients’ quality of life from acute and chronic neurological conditions, a paradox of progress is that the prevalence of neurological disabilities continues to grow. Our institutional mission at the Burke Medical Research Institute is to innovate, develop and implement novel treatments to repair the brain and spinal cord and to cure neurological disabilities.
Our mission is one that not only propels bottom up approaches from molecular and cellular neuroscience toward the bedside, but also accelerates safe and ethical treatments that can be delivered to patients today. With more than 20 Cornell faculty and 100 employees working on a 50,000 square feet footprint, Burke Medical Research Institute's collective effort to repair the nervous system represents one of the largest in the world.