This short video features six spotlights of Burke Neurological Institute faculty members who share their personal commitment and dedication to neurological science by answering the question "What do you love about coming to work everyday?".
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.
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.
Mar Cortes, M.D. , clinical scientist of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory at Burke Medical Research Institute, has been invited to present at the first "Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States" held at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Dr. Cortes was interviewed by Scientific American about her work using non-invasive brain stimulation techniques in combination with robotic therapy to restore motor function in patients with chronic spinal cord injury.
BMRI was delighted to take home two: a Young Investigator Award, for prominent neuromodulation research from young investigators, went to Dr. Cortes; and the Clinical Award, for advancement of neuromodulation clinical trials, went to Dr. Edwards.
Dr Mar Cortes is interviewed by The Journal News, where she explains how some of the therapies and treatment for brain injuries at the Burke Medical Research Institute in White Plains have been made possible thanks to federal stimulus money