In a landmark research study on eighty-two children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) on one side of the body, researchers at Burke Neurological Institute, Teacher’s College-Columbia University, and Weill Cornell Medicine learned that two intensive training therapies improved hand and arm function, allowing children to learn new, long-term life skills regardless of how the injured brain had re-wired itself.
According to a recent clinical randomized trial conducted by the Burke Neurological Institute, Teachers College of Columbia University, the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Queens College City University of New York, and the Université Catholique de Louvain, improvements in upper extremity function following intensive training are independent of corticospinal tract organization in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy.
To conclude National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation announced with great honor, Dr. Kathleen Friel of the Burke Neurological Institute is the 2021 National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Research Award recipient.
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be quite challenging for patients and their families. Since April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, it’s a perfect time to highlight the importance of exercise in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life in people living with PD.
Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing journey, we are committed to honoring diverse minds and beliefs held by all. With great honor, Dr. Kathleen M. Friel, a brilliant scientist and a key influencer in changing the future of cerebral palsy, shares with us her insightful perspective on the need for cerebral palsy awareness, the demand for CP research, going beyond science, and what you can do.
The Friel Lab has quickly adjusted our daily work focus and our long-term vision for clinical trials. They are grateful for the opportunity to focus on data analysis and writing papers from a recently completed clinical trial.
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!
Burke Neurological Institute is very grateful to our Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, patients, families, and friends. Thank you for bringing our mission to life and for supporting our efforts to advance the Science that Hope Demands!
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.
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.
Alexandre Barachant, Ph.D. (aka Cat), a postdoctoral fellow at Burke Medical Research Institute, and teammate Rafal Cycon (aka Dog), recently placed first in a non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) challenge, Grasp-and-Lift EEG Detection, sponsored by WAY Consortium.