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Vol. 1, Issue 2
February 2013

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Tackling Concussions Head On
Burke Scientist Demonstrates Personal Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy
Dr. Jordan Appointed to NCAA Concussion Task Force
Help Bring Back Spinal Cord Injury Research Funding
Clinical Trial Participants Needed
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03/12/2013
Exploring Biology and Disease with Small Molecules View PDF
Brent R. Stockwell, Ph.D.
03/26/2013
Phagocyte-Mediated Brain Cleanup as Target for Stroke Recovery View PDF
Jaroslaw (Jarek) A. Aronowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Tackling Concussions Head On

Concussion has not had wide-spread attention historically, despite being one of the most common sports-related injuries with potential long-term consequences. Fortunately, this has changed in recent years and there is now a push for more education on prevention and treatment.

Burke Scientist Demonstrates Personal Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy
For millions of children, buttoning their shirts or tying their shoes are simple tasks of everyday life. This was not the case however for Kathleen Friel and the approximately one million people in the U.S. who suffer from cerebral palsy, a disorder of movement and posture caused by injury to the...
Dr. Jordan Appointed to NCAA Concussion Task Force
Barry Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., assistant medical director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been selected to be part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Concussion Task Force that will begin meeting in April to study the issues surrounding sports concussions in student athletes.
Help Bring Back Spinal Cord Injury Research Funding
Update: We just received terrific news that the New York State Senate not only included the full $8.5 million for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund but also also adopted stronger language so that the funds, which have been directed to other purposes since 2010, can't be taken away again in...
Clinical Trial Participants Needed
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.
In the Next Issue
• Pharmacologic Effects on Post Stroke Recovery
• BMRI Scientists Further Spinal Cord Injury Repair
• Burke Award 2013