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Willis, Sahni, and Yoshida in the lab
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At the Burke Neurological Institute (BNI), our researchers are diving deeper to discover new and innovative therapies and support for individuals living with Muscular Dystrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and other related neuromuscular diseases.
Dr. Willis, Kids of Kliptown, Summer Science Scholars
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Did you know that less than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women? Only around 30 percent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.

Photo of Dianna and Thulani
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On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Dr. Dianna Willis spoke about life of a scientist to children of the Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, an educational program that helps boost academic excellence among very disadvantaged children.

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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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!
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.
Photo of Dianna E. Willis, Ph.D., as Director of Research for the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration
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Professors of Weill Cornell Medicine, the Burke Neurological Institute, and the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project to develop a non-opioid, non-addicting medicine for a hard-to-treat form of pain called neuropathic pain.
Collage of news highlights aug to sep 2019
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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 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.
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Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience
Congratulations to Dr. Victor Wong! He received the Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
#SummerScience2019
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Each year @BurkeNeuroSci invites extraordinary students from around the country to take part in cutting-edge medical research as part of a research team studying neural repair and restoration.

#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.

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.
Victor receiving award
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Weill Cornell Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in New York, New York

Dr. Victor Wong, postdoctoral fellow of the Laboratory for Axonal and RNA Biology at Burke Neurological Institute, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Pioneers in Diversity Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D. Award.

SCI 2020
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Labs from Burke Neurological Institute focusing on spinal cord injury are participating at the SCI 2020: Launching a Decade for Disruption in Spinal Cord Injury Research Conference sponsored by the 

Alpha-Tubulin Acetyltransferase Is a Novel Target Mediating Neurite Growth Inhibitory Effects of Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans and Myelin Associated Glycoprotein.
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Full-Text on PubMed now available for the journal article published by Willis Lab @BurkeNeuroSci and Dr. Brett Langley @WaikatoUni.

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.
Dr. Victor Wong Wins Diversity Award for NeuroTrauma2018
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International and National Neurotrauma Societies and AANS/CNS Section in Toronto, Canada

Dr. Victor Wong, a postdoctoral fellow of the Laboratory for Axonal and RNA Biology at Burke Neurological Institute, is a recipient of a diversity award to attend NeuroTrauma2018 in Toronto, Canada held August 11 to 16.

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.

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.