Fletcher McDowell, M.D., Founder of Burke Medical Research Institute

The Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff of the Burke Medical Research Institute,
an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine mourn the loss of our founder, friend and colleague. 

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Featured Clinical Trials

Friel Lab Clinical Trials
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
Forthcoming / Currently Recruiting Participants
April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Cerebral Palsy, Motor Recovery
Esko Bionics Ekso GT
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
August 23, 2016
Motor Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke

Stroke
Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. One out of six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.

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 Research

Faculty Spotlight

Zhong Lab focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that drive and direct axon growth and regeneration during early development after injury or degenerative disease.
Focused on preclinical stroke studies, Cho Lab closely examines stroke pathology to address the gap between preclinical and clinical settings for translational medicine.
Carmel Lab studies recovery of motor function after injury to the central nervous system focusing on the corticospinal system, which connects motor cortex to the spinal cord.

How We Make an Impact

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.

Our Impact

Recent Publication

Upcoming Event

EVENT: 
Grand Rounds
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Board Room A & B
Chani Traube, M.D.
Guest Speaker