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. In 2015, the Burke Neurological Institute partnered with Blythedale Children's Hospital to bring neuroscience advances to children with neurological impairments through the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration.
Fifteen research studies were on display (an increase from last year) from research labs at Burke Neurological Institute and various departments at Blythedale Children's Hospital including nursing and therapies, as well as clinical staff. Hands-on demonstrations were also held by the vision, hemiplegia and cognitive recovery teams and show cased neurothecnology.
"The annual Poster Day is the perfect opportunity for the entire Blythedale and Burke communities to come together and share the cutting edge clinical research that is being done right here at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. It was wonderful to see so many people come out, and demonstrate their enthusiasm and passion for our mission of translating advances into improved treatment for children with neurological impairments,” said Dr. Dianna E. Willis, Director of Research for the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration.
“This event strengthens the connection between the clinical practice at Blythedale and the scientific research at Burke,” said Larry Levine, President & CEO of Blythedale Children’s Hospital. “Research is a critical activity at the Hospital to greater understand the disease impacting the kids we treat, and ultimately, find new treatments.”