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The Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration

There is an urgent need for research in pediatric neurorehabilitation, because there are few effective therapies and many children with neurological impairments. The Mission of the research program is to translate advances in basic neuroscience made at the Burke Medical Research Institute into improved treatment for children with neurological impairments at Blythedale Children's Hospital. 

The Research Program is organized around neurological impairments; Blythedale patients have a variety of impairments in movement, sensation, and cognition. 

We have targeted the following 3 programs:   

1) Hemiplegia, which is loss of arm and hand movement on one side of the body, 

Innovation within the program is driven largely through emerging technologies.

These programs are described in detail in the linked pages.

About Burke Medical Research Institute 

Burke Medical Research Institute (BMRI) is a nonprofit leading scientific research institute devoted to advancing the study of neurological diseases and injuries, pioneering novel rehabilitation therapies and developing innovative clinical programs and clinics. Based at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and working synergistically with its academic affiliate Weill Cornell Medicine, BMRI is comprised of several neurological disease, injury and functional recovery focused research laboratories. Burke Medical Research Institute has partnered with Blythedale to advance basic neuroscience into improved treatments for children with neurological impairments by establishing the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration.
To know more about Research at Blythedale, please email us at

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