Dr. Edmund R. Hollis II Awarded Prestigious New Innovator Award  from National Institutes of Health’s  High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

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

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Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury affects approximately 282,000 people in the United States, with roughly 17,000 new cases every year.

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

Cave Lab studies mechanisms that regulate the proliferation and differentiation of adult neural stem cells to develop and treat of neurological disease or injury.
Pursky lab focuses on understanding the nature of adaptive change in the nervous system in animals to apply treatments of visual dysfunction in humans.
Hollis Lab studies the reorganization of neural circuits during learning and rehabilitation with a focus on the function of cortical motor networks after spinal cord injury.

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.

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