We welcome stroke survivors, caregivers, clinicians, physicians, scientists, and the general public to be our guest while an all-star panel of women in neurology from notable institutions including Yale, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, Brown and of course, the Burke Neurological Institute present on Hope for Stroke.

The science hope demands


We are a research institute dedicated to finding cures for chronic neurological disabilities. We translate groundbreaking research into clinical treatments so that people can see, talk, and walk again.

The longing for hope

More people than ever are living with chronic neurological issues caused by strokes, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Their prospect for recovery too often feels hopeless, as they wait for major breakthroughs in treatments and cures. With brilliant and compassionate science that leads to life-changing cures, we can change this.

Our Role & Cause

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury
1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually.

The science hope demands

Hope demands brilliant science, and every day we translate groundbreaking research into promising neurological treatments. We put patients at the center of discovery by combining rigorous science and specialized clinics.

Our Research

Faculty Spotlight

Willis Lab focuses on sensory neuron axonal biology, particularly on how local events within the axon are important in driving normal and pathological behaviors. 
Prusky lab focuses on understanding the nature of adaptive change in the nervous system in animals to apply treatments of visual dysfunction in humans.

Featured Clinical Trials

In-Progress / Not Recruiting
July 26, 2018
Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurodegenerative Diseases
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019
Stroke, Motor Recovery

We renew hope

Burke Neurological Institute brings hope to those living with neurological disabilities.
We help people to see, remember, talk, write, and walk again.

Our Impact


Glimpse - 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Entry

Heather P. Lane and Talita Campos at Mamaroneck Elementary School

Recent Publication

Upcoming Event

Weekly Seminar
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:30pm
Billings Building – Rosedale