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The Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration

The mission of this unique research collaboration is to translate advances in basic neuroscience made at the Burke Neurological Institute  into improved treatment for children with neurological impairments - impacting movement, sensation, and cognition - at Blythedale Children's Hospital. 

About the Collaboration

Burke Neurological Institute and Blythedale Children’s Hospital entered into a research collaboration in 2017 to translate advances in basic neuroscience at the Burke Neurological Institute labs into new and improved treatments for children with neurological impairments at Blythedale and beyond. The collaboration seeks to improve movement, vision, and cognition impaired by stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and birth defects, among other neurological conditions. The Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration is the first partnership between a research institute and a children’s specialty hospital to study and treat the developing nervous system.

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If modern medicine has reached the edge of its ability to help, there are researchers who are dedicated to pushing that envelope.

- Jeremy N. Hill, D.Phil., Director of Neurotechnology
Valentino

What we found really helpful - and are so grateful for - is that there was a group of people who understood the brain, who understood the intricacies of what we need to improve and led us.

- Sandra Lee, Parent

Visionary Valentino

"We can, for the first time, know how well a child can see, even if they cannot communicate."

A boy named Valentino and his love of music are the backbone of an innovative research project known as OptokineSys. Watch as the team from the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration work alongside Valentino's parents to unlock his world.

Hemiplegia Center

Hemiplegia Center

The Burke-Blythedale Hemiplegia Center is a multidisciplinary center where children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy can receive expert medical care and participate in state-of-the-art rehabilitation research.

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Blythedale Launches New TBI Program

On Track to Become First U.S. Hospital to Collect Structured Outcome Data for Every Child with Brain Injury

Will my child recover? Will my child ever walk or talk again?

Those are just some of the questions parents pose to their doctors and nurses when given the life-changing news that their son or daughter has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The diagnosis is the #1 cause of disability and death among children in the United States. And, with medical uncertainty surrounding outcomes for many TBI patients, their futures are depend on understanding how the brain reacts to trauma and the subsequent therapies.

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Burke Neurological Institute and Blythedale Announce Landmark Partnership

Research Collaboration Aims to Speed Laboratory Discoveries to Clinical Care of Children with Neurological Impairments

Burke Neurological Institute  and Blythedale Children’s Hospital have entered into a research collaboration to translate advances in basic neuroscience at the Burke Neurological Institute  labs into new and improved treatments for children with neurological impairments at Blythedale and beyond. The collaboration seeks to improve movement, vision, and cognition impaired by stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and birth defects, among other neurological conditions.