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Summer Scholars Pave the Way for the Future of Neuroscience


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. Eight exceptionally qualified students received offers to be a part of the 2019 program. These students will take part in cutting-edge medical research as part of a research team studying neural repair and restoration. For their research project, participants will be mentored by Burke Neurological Institute research faculty members with academic appointments from Weill Cornell Medicine and given the opportunity to work hands-on with scientists and collaborators from around the globe.

Program participants also attend both introductory and professional level research seminars to gain exposure to a wide array of topics involved in neurological research. The summer program holds a weekly summer seminar series given by Burke faculty that is designed to engage students in discussions about specific topics in neurobiology and neurorestoration, as well as career development in biomedical research. The Summer Science Research Program is a 10-week program that will run from June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019. Trainees will receive a stipend of $3,000 starting on July 1st. Burke Neurological Institute also holds internship opportunities for students throughout the year. This summer 19 high school and college students will be assisting in research programs to learn about innovational projects in neurobiology and neurorestoration. It is a vital part of Burke Neurological Institute’s mission to educate and create learning opportunities for students to help prepare the next generation of neuroscientists.

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