Award Winning Scientists: Our scientists have been awarded numerous federal, state and private grants to conduct cutting edge research.
Ivy League Affiliation: All Burke faculty have appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
Training the Next Generation of Leaders in Brain Repair: BMRI fosters and cultivates young scientists, clinicians, and clinician-scientists who will lead the next generation in studies on repair and rehabilitation of the nervous system.
Focus on Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research Related to the Brain: Burke is currently the only major basic Research Institute in the United States that functions in synergy with a rehabilitation hospital.

Pioneering Rehabilitation

Message From Our Director

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a recognized leader in delivering  state-of-the art care for the injured and disabled. 

An important engine for Burke’s quest to deliver the best rehabilitation strategies not only for today but also for tomorrow is the Burke Medical Research Institute.

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Faculty Spotlight

Glen Prusky, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Vision Restoration
Research Focus

“Our research program is centered on understanding the nature of adaptive and maladaptive change in the nervous system over the lifespan.”

Ekso GT

Clinical Trials

Burke is currently seeking participants for clinical trials in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and children with hemiplegia.

Featured Clinical Trial

WISE (Walking Improvement for SCI with Exoskeletons) Study
Motor Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury
August 22, 2016 - Ongoing
Recruiting Participants: Yes
We are currently recruiting for the WISE (Walking Improvement for SCI with Exoskeletons) Study. The study will evaluate improvement in independent gait speeds of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients undergoing rehabilitation with the Ekso GT™.