Each summer the Burke Neurological Institute (BNI) welcomes promising undergraduate and high school students with bright futures in the field of neuroscience to its campus. Drs. Dianna E. Willis and Vibhu Sahni, co-directors of the BNI Education Program, are engaging these young neuroscientists and hoping to instill in them a love of scientific enquiry by establishing immersive on campus and remote educational programs for high school and college students.
Grace Hansen, a summer undergraduate student at Burke Neurological Institute (BNI), recently won a scholarship to attend the Youth Assembly Conference in New York City in August. Grace is one of five people from the United States chosen for this scholarship.
The Burke Neurological Institute (BNI) has received a five year award expected to total $45 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch a large-scale, multi-center clinical trial to evaluate benfotiamine, a synthetic precursor of thiamine (vitamin B1), as a potentially effective therapy for mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that celebrates the contributions of women and girls in research globally. BNI promotes the next generation of neuroscientists through our educational programs for high school and college students.
Our mission is to translates groundbreaking research into clinical treatments that repair the brain and spinal cord to help people walk, speak, see, and remember again. Discovering scientific breakthroughs to restore abilities, can help reduce the sacrifices made by caregivers and renew hope for millions.