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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 >
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.
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?".
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