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2019 - A Year in Photos

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Burke Neurological Institute is pleased to share our highlights and impacts achieved during 2019. Together, we renew hope to those living with neurological disabilities by helping people to see, remember, talk, write, and walk again. Enjoy these accomplishments from 2019 as we look forward to a bright 2020!

Happy Holidays from Burke Neurological Institute

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May this holiday season and new year RENEW YOUR HOPE!

Burke Neurological Institute is very grateful to our Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, patients, families, and friends.

Photo collage of Drs. Willis, Friel, Prusky and Shah
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NY Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration receives $4.1M over five years to study vision, movement & sensation in brain-injured kids.
Photo collage of Sep - Oct News Highlights
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Our recent news and publications capture the unique ways that our Institute, scientists, and staff strive to bring hope to those living with neurological disabilities.

BNI at SfN 2019
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Members from labs across Burke Neurological Institute traveled to Chicago to participate in Neuroscience 2019, the 49th annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience.
Talita working on project for the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration
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Congratulations to Talita Campos, M.A., a clinical research coordinator in the Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery at the Burke Neurological Institute.

Photo collage of Kathleen
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Although I did not specifically seek out CP as a research career, I’m so glad it’s worked out this way. Many kids in our studies are amazed to see someone with CP directing a lab.
Let's all Move As One on World Cerebral Palsy Day - Sunday 6 October graphic
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On Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 pm help create a wave around the world, from New Zealand to Alaska. Plan 30 minutes of outdoor physical activity with your friends and family. Share your photos and video cl

"A Celebration of Blythedale" 2019: Glitz, Glamour and Giving Back

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With that passionate statement, Larry Levine, President & CEO of Blythedale Children’s Hospital, helped kick off a special night at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan for “A Celebration of Blythedale”, held last week.
BNI Group Photo at Annual Retreat 2019
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Faculty and staff reconnected and rejuvenated as they reviewed the Institute’s values and mission and discussed this year’s theme of bringing together the BNI team to help many.
Drs. Prusky, Hill, and Alam
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How would you feel or what would you do if you learned your child could not see your face? It is devastating to learn that a child is unable to see due to a traumatic brain injury.
Photo of Dianna E. Willis, Ph.D., as Director of Research for the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration
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“The sky is really the limit in terms of what we can develop here and the impact we can have on these kids’ lives,” Dianna E. Willis, the new director of research for the Burke-Blythedale pediatric neuroscience research collaboration, told the Business Journal during a recent interview.
Photo of Dianna E. Willis, Ph.D., as Director of Research for the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration
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Blythedale Children’s Hospital and Burke Neurological Institute announce the appointment of Dianna E. Willis, Ph.D., as Director of Research for the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration.
2nd Annual Poster Day Displays Cutting-Edge Research
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On January 24, Blythedale Children’s Hospital hosted dozens of staff, clinicians, researchers and scientists for the 2nd Annual Poster Day, an event showcasing pediatric research in the field of neuroscience and the ongoing collaborative efforts of the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration.

Painting at the Annual Retreat 2018

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Faculty and staff of the Burke Neurological Institute ventured off-site to attend a two-day Annual Retreat at the Skytop Lodge, a majestic lodge in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Dr. N. Jeremy Hill Awarded Doctors of Distinction by Westchester County
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Westfair Communications honored Burke Neurological Institute’s Dr. N. Jeremy Hill with the Biomedical Breakthrough award, as one of 13 Doctors of Distinction in Westchester County for 2018. Dr.

Neurotechnology
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The Burke-Blythedale team believes the first step toward discovering effective therapies for children with neurological injuries and impairments is to be able to track, measure and analyze both brain behavior and brain function with far greater accuracy and precision than the current status quo.
Dr. Claudio Ferre Granted CTSC TL1 Training Award from Clinical and Translational Science Center Weill Cornell Medicine
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Claudio Ferre, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow mentored by Kathleen M. Friel, Ph.D.

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In children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP), the brain rewires such that movement of the impaired hand often becomes controlled by the side of the brain opposite the lesion.

Visionary Valentino

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Electronic music is made for dancing, but for the vision research team of the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration, plugging in and pumping up the volume is just part of the job when working with Valentino Guidi.
Researchers Discover a Novel Factor in Restoring Hand Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy
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Cerebral palsy (CP), caused by damage to the brain during childhood development, is the most common pediatric neurological disorder affecting movement. Classically, CP was believed to be purely a problem of movement of hands, arm, or legs.

Kathleen M. Friel, Ph.D., Scientific Advisory Council, Cerebral Palsy Foundation
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The Scientific Advisory Council helps guide the strategic direction of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation's work, ensuring innovation, relevance, and impact.
2017 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker –  Dr.  Jason Carmel
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Dr. Jason Carmel was selected to be the 2017 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker by the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center. The Marilyn R.

Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation
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Burke Medical Research Institute and Blythedale Children’s Hospital hosted the third annual course in the series Emerging Technologies in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation for doctors, therapists, nur

Retreat Team 2015
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Burke Medical Research Institute faculty and staff ventured out of the Institute to Skytop Lodge, a majestic lodge in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for the two-day Annual Retreat.