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Photos of Kathleen
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As a part of our “Unstoppable” series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kathleen Friel. Dr. Friel was born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disability that affects her speech, walking, and fine motor skills. As she grew up, Kathleen’s interest in science blossomed.
String of flags in Friel Lab
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A few years ago, a member of my research laboratory expressed fear about changing policies regarding US immigration. As an American citizen, my eyes were opened to the challenges that immigrants and visiting scholars must face when they move to the United States.
Man using MacBook
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Dr. Kathleen Friel shares her experiences about living with a chronic neurological disability during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as resources and tips for others living with disabilities.
Kathleen at celebration party
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Burke Neurological Institute congratulated Dr. Kathleen M. Friel on her promotion to Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine, with cake and champagne.

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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American Society of Neurorehabilitation

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

Photo of poster
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Congratulations to the Friel Lab for presenting two posters and a symposium talk at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in Anaheim, California from September 18-21, 2019.

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.
Summer Class of 2019 group photo
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Training the next generation of young talented scientists is a high priority at the Burke Neurological Institute.

Cerebral Palsy Summer Camp 2019

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Friel Lab at the Burke Neurological Institute together with the Center for Cerebral Palsy Research at Teachers College, Columbia University (TC), held a summer day camp that incorporates Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and intensive Bimanual Therapy for children with hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy.
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This month we are shining a spotlight on Darlene H. White, Executive Assistant to Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D. Executive Director, and Claudio Ferre, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow.
#SummerScience2019
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Over 100 undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences applied for coveted spots in the Burke Neurological Institute’s Summer Science Research Program.

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National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies

Dr. Shivakeshavan Ratnadurai-Giridharan was selected to participate in the prestigious Summer Course 2019 at the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies.

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.
Heather P. Lane and Talita Campos at Mamaroneck Elementary School
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Heather P. Lane and Talita Campos were invited to present at Mamaroneck Elementary School last week to discuss what it is like to work as a scientist at the Burke Neurological Institute.

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.
Summer Student Scholars Class of 2018
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Burke Neurological Institute invites interested and qualified undergraduate students to apply to our Summer Science Research Program. The 10-week program will run from June through August 2019. Learn more >

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.
Summer Student Scholars Class of 2018
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Training the next generation of young talented scientists is a high priority at the Burke Neurological Institute.

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.

Personal Interviews Highlight Reel

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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?".

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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.

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.

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For more than three decades wheelchair athletes of all ages from the tri-state area and beyond have headed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to participate in the annual Wheelchair Games.

Annual Retreat 2017 Group Photo
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Faculty and staff of Burke Medical Research Institute (BMRI) ventured off-site to attend a two-day Annual Retreat at the Skytop Lodge, a majestic lodge in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Summer Science Scholars of 2017
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Each summer from June to August, Burke Medical Research Institute mentors the next generation of research scientists through the Summer Science Research Program.

Dr. Kathleen Friel receives the Corbett Ryan Pathways Pioneer Award

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American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

The American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine has selected Kathleen M.

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.
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

Summer Science 2016
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Each summer from June to August, Burke Medical Research Institute mentors the next generation of research scientists through the Summer Student Research Program.

Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists
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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.
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.

2015 Summer Science Scholars
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Each summer from June to August, Burke Medical Research Institute mentors the next generation of research scientists through the Summer Student Research Program.

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Scientific American

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. 

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Westfair Communications

Dr. Kathleen Friel’s intensive therapy day camp at the Burke Medical Research Institute is producing results in motion and brain function.

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NYC Neuromodulation Conference
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.
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The Journal News

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

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