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The Emergence of the Novel Coronavirus
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Host John Torpey, director of the Ralph Bunche Institute, speaks with Dr. Rajiv Ratan, Burke Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine, about the emergence of the novel coronavirus from a biological perspective.

Cell Chemical Biology Cover May 2020
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May 6, 2020 – Featured on the cover of Cell Chemical Biology, a new and significant review article by Dr. Raj Ratan, Executive Director of the Burke Neurological Institute, examines “The Chemical Biology of Ferroptosis in the Central Nervous System.”

Dr. Ratan Named School of Health and Natural Sciences Speaker for Mercy College Virtual Commencement

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For the first time in 85 years, Mercy College is saluting graduates at a Virtual Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Raj Ratan is delivering remarks as one of four Honorary Degree recipients. Dr. Ratan is being honored for his demonstrated leadership, lifetime achievements and outstanding contributions to society.
Raj in lab
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John Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University announced with great honor to induct Dr. Raj R. Ratan, executive director of Burke Neurological Institute, into the John Hopkins Society of Scholars. Each year, the Society of Scholars Selection Committee elects a limited number of scholars, artists, and scientists who spent a portion of their careers at Johns Hopkins from among the candidates nominated by Johns Hopkins University faculty.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Nasiru Suleiman, Professor Bilbis of Nigeria, Dr. Sunghee Cho at Burke Neurological Institute
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On Thursday, January 23, 2020, it was a privilege to host Professor Lawal S. Bilbis, Vice-Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto Nigeria for a visit of the Burke Neurological Institute. Dr.

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 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.
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.

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June - July news highlights the unique ways that our Institute, scientists, and staff strive to bring hope to those living with neurological disabilities.

Dr. Edmund R. Hollis IIAwarded National Institutes of Health grant to study strategies to promote motor recovery after spinal cord injury
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Daily Voice Plus by Westchester County Business Journal

Burke Neurological Institute has been awarded a $466,241 annual federal grant for five years, which would total $2,331,205.

Photo of Claudio
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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.
Dr. Ratan in his lab
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Weill Cornell Medicine Newsroom
The chemical element selenium, an essential nutrient for humans and other animals, protects the brain after a stroke and may be a basis for future stroke therapies, according to a study from scientists at Burke Neurological Institute and Weill Cornell Medicine.
A team of scientists at the Burke Neurological Institute
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A team of scientists have discovered that selenium, a micronutrient, can help boost the antioxidant system on the heels of stroke in animals and suggests that a similar treatment could be used to limit brain damage in patients. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States, occurring once every 40 seconds.
Founders of NeuroCuresNY
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New York State
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The Burke Neurological Institute, the University of Rochester Medical Center and Wadsworth Center of the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) were recently awarded a $5 million grant from the Empire State Development Corporation to enable NeuroCuresNY (NCNY) to launch a two-year pilot starting in January 2020.
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.

Dr. Raj RatanAccepts invitation to serve on a study section for the NIH Center for Scientific Review
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With great honor, Dr. Raj Ratan, executive director of Burke Neurological Institute, has been invited to serve as a member of the Neural Oxidative Metabolism and Death Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning July 01, 2018 and ending June 30, 2024.

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?".

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.

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.

BMRI Researchers Discover a Novel Drug to Prevent Brain Bleeding
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On March 2nd, a manuscript from the Burke Medical Research Institute describing a novel drug for improving outcomes following brain hemorrhage was published in Science’s sister journal, Science Translational Medicine.

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Chemical & Engineering News
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ScienceDaily
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Insightful, forward-looking presentation topics focused on neurological conditions, neuroscience research and therapeutic treatments.
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.

F1000Prime
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Rajiv R. Ratan M.D., Ph.D., executive director of Burke Medical Research Institute, has been peer-nominated to be a Faculty Member of F1000Prime.