Pain & Sensory Recovery

Pain & Sensory Recovery
In the U.S. alone, more than 100 million people suffer from chronic pain as a result of a traumatic injury, condition or disease.

Featured Clinical Trials

Microsoft Kinect 2
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
Forthcoming / Currently Recruiting Participants
September 16, 2016
Motor Recovery
Esko Bionics Ekso GT
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
August 23, 2016
Motor Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury

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

Hill laboratory focuses on spinal cord injury repair and the development of therapeutic interventions to promote recovery of function.
Pursky lab focuses on understanding the nature of adaptive change in the nervous system in animals to apply treatments of visual dysfunction in humans.

Cortes Lab's research studies are oriented to understand and enhance the underlying mechanisms of motor dysfunction and enhance motor recovery after spinal cord injury in humans by using 3 approaches:

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: 
Weekly Seminar
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale