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.
On May 20th, the Burke Neurological Institute hosted the 3rd annual McDowell Symposium and Awards, an event that honored the legacy of Dr. Fletcher McDowell, the founder of BNI, and his enormous commitment to improving stroke treatment and care.
In this fifteen-minute video vignette, “Part 2: What Happens Now? Motor Recovery” you will gain an understanding of the network of the brain and motor function in the body, neuroplasticity, physical therapy, and current technology to help improve motor abilities.
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.