McDowell Symposium Hope for Stroke

We welcome stroke survivors, caregivers, clinicians, physicians, scientists, and the general public to be our guest while an all-star panel of women in neurology from notable institutions including Yale, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, Brown and of course, the Burke Neurological Institute present on Hope for Stroke.

The science hope demands


We are a research institute dedicated to finding cures for chronic neurological disabilities. We translate groundbreaking research into clinical treatments so that people can see, talk, and walk again.

The longing for hope

More people than ever are living with chronic neurological issues caused by strokes, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Their prospect for recovery too often feels hopeless, as they wait for major breakthroughs in treatments and cures. With brilliant and compassionate science that leads to life-changing cures, we can change this.

Our Role & Cause

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury
52% are considered paraplegic. 47% are considered quadriplegic.

The science hope demands

Hope demands brilliant science, and every day we translate groundbreaking research into promising neurological treatments. We put patients at the center of discovery by combining rigorous science and specialized clinics.

Our Research

Faculty Spotlight

Cave Lab studies mechanisms that regulate the proliferation and differentiation of adult neural stem cells to develop and treat of neurological disease or injury.
Ratan Lab's focus is to understand adaptive programs that facilitate the brain's ability to combat injury and to foster repair.
Willis Lab focuses on sensory neuron axonal biology, particularly on how local events within the axon are important in driving normal and pathological behaviors. 

Featured Clinical Trials

In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
July 26, 2018
Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurodegenerative Diseases
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019
Stroke, Motor Recovery

We renew hope

Burke Neurological Institute brings hope to those living with neurological disabilities.
We help people to see, remember, talk, write, and walk again.

Our Impact


Dr. Victor Wong Receives 2019 Pioneers in Diversity Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D. Award
Awarded By: 
Weill Cornell Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in New York, New York

Recent Publication

Upcoming Event

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Billings Building #4, Rosedale Conference Room