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Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. One out of six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and is the fifth cause of death. Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability.

At the Burke Neurological Institute, we are devoted to the study of stroke. From laboratory investigations to clinical research and beyond, neuroscientists are focused on advancing prevention, medical treatments, state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapies, and wellness strategies for stroke. We are carrying on with our mission to push the boundaries of stroke research.

F.A.S.T. − Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, Time to Call 911

Stroke is a Medical Emergency. If you or someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, call 9-1-1 as soon as possible even during the COVID-19 pandemic. By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Stroke Awareness

Learn more about stroke awareness so you can be a stroke hero.

Stroke Prevention

Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. While some risk factors for stroke can't be changed there are several risk factors that you can change. Ask your primary care physician about how you can prevent stroke and take action.

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Stroke Clinical Trials

Burke Neurological Institute is currently recruiting participants with stroke to join our clinical research registry. Learn more about clinical trials for stroke seeking participation or are currently in-progress.

Stroke Resources

Research Labs

Research Centers

Patient during TDCS Apraxia Study
Finding methods for the rehabilitation and recovery of speech and language disorders.
Patient using OptokineSys

The Burke Center for Vision Repair constitutes a collection of world-class vision research laboratories, a vision assessment core, a collaborative/contract research facility, a device development division, and a community outreach program.