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Burke Rehabilitation Center to Host Fourth Annual Brain Bee Competition in White Plains

Released February 5, 2015

“Burke Rehabilitation Center to Host Fourth Annual Brain Bee Competition in White Plains”

WHITE PLAINS, NY – February 5, 2015 -- Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be hosting the 4th annual
local championship for the International Brain Bee competition on February 11th. The International Brain Bee is
an annual, not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students designed to encourage them to learn
about the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in neurological research.

The contest is open to all high school students in Westchester County. They will be judged by a
distinguished panel of clinicians and therapists who will quiz the students on human neuroanatomy, neuroscience,
types of diagnoses and brain cell identification. “The Brain Bee gives budding neuroscientists the opportunity to
test their knowledge and further pique their interest in the brain and nervous system,” said Janet Goodman,
LMSW, case manager for Burke’s Brain Injury Program and coordinator for the Brain Bee in Westchester. “We
need to continue to encourage these young men and women who will be the next generation of scientists seeking
cures for the disabling injuries and illnesses that affect millions of Americans.”

Local Brain Bees make up the first qualifying round in the International Brain Bee competition. The
winners then move on to compete in the national Brain Bee — the location and dates of which are yet to be
determined. The winner from the U.S. finals will go on to compete in the international championship later in the
year.

The Westchester Brain Bee will be held at 4:30 p.m. on February 11th in Burke’s Rosedale conference
room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., building 4, in White Plains. For additional information or to register, contact Janet
Goodman at (914) 597-2237 or jgoodman@burke.org.