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Volume 1 Issue 7
August 2013

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Wheelchair Games Volunteer Sign-Up and 5K Pre-Registration Deadlines Approaching
2013 Heels & Wheels Race and Walk in Sept.
Headgear Comes Off for Amateur Boxers
Burke Medical Research Institute Student-Scientist Awarded Summer Fellowship to Study Parkinson’s Disease
Former Burke Patient Returns After 30 Years to Share Story, Hope to Current Spinal Cord Injury Patients
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Wheelchair Games Volunteer Sign-Up and 5K Pre-Registration Deadlines Approaching
Each year, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital hosts its Wheelchair Games, bringing wheelchair athletes to this very special competition. Burke’s Wheelchair Games gives those with physical impairments an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy sports, and compete. Wheelchair athletes participate in separate...
2013 Heels & Wheels Race and Walk in Sept.
The 2013 Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race and Walk will be held on Sept. 28, right after the start of the 2013 Wheelchair Games. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. The race will begin and end at the Burke campus...
Headgear Comes Off for Amateur Boxers

This summer, amateur, elite male boxers will be back to competing without headgear after nearly three decades of being required to wear one during competition. The headgear rule was put in place by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) before the 1984 Olympics but now, elite, male boxers will be competing in much more professional style. So what will this mean for concussion rates and concussion risk?

Burke Medical Research Institute Student-Scientist Awarded Summer Fellowship to Study Parkinson’s Disease
As an avid pianist and dancer, Ava Weibman of Bedford Corners, N.Y., has always taken an interest in movement. In the summer of 2012, after completing her freshman year atOberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, she followed that curiosity further by shadowing a neurologist specializing in treating...
Former Burke Patient Returns After 30 Years to Share Story, Hope to Current Spinal Cord Injury Patients
It’s been nearly three decades since Michael Babboni wheeled through the halls of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital but this summer, Babboni returned to where his second life began. Babboni toured the nursing unit and the clinic where he spent nine months rehabilitating after his spinal cord injury...
In the Next Issue
• Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
• New Grants at Burke Medical Research Institute
• New Joint Replacement Class
• Wheelchair Games Plus Heels & Wheels