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Pioneering Rehabilitation

Clinical Trial Participants Needed

Published March 1, 2013

As a leader in rehabilitation research striving to make scientific discoveries that will better the lives of those suffering from disability stemming from injury or illness, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Burke Medical Research Institute conduct ongoing basic, translational and clinical research. Burke is currently enrolling participants for the following trials:


Clinical Research Study for Patients with Spasticity Due to MS

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is currently looking for patients with spasticity due to Multiple Sclerosis to participate in a clinical research study

If you are over the age of 18, have difficulty moving your legs, and are taking Baclofen IR, you may be eligible for participation.

All patients will receive study medication and study-related care with a physician at no cost. Compensation for travel expenses is available.

To learn more contact Rosanna Cirio at (914) 597-2476.


Clinical Trial for Hand Therapy and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation for Children with Hemiplegia

The Burke-Cornell Early Brain Injury Recovery Program is currently recruiting children with hemiplegia (weakness on one side of the body) for clinical trials involving high intensity hand therapy and non-invasive brain stimulation.

Children ages 1-18 are eligible.  For more information, please e-mail the clinic.


Pharmacological Study for Improving Function Post Stroke

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is currently seeking patients who have had an ischemic stroke and continue to have problems with sensorimotor abilities. To pre-qualify for this study, you must:

  • be between 18 and 85 years of age;
  • have had an ischemic stroke six months ago or longer; and 
  • have a history of problems with sensorimotor abilities due to ischemic stroke.

For more information about this study, please contact Diana Zondorak, Ph.D., clinical coordinator, at (914) 597-2827.