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

Kathleen M. Friel, Ph.D.

Director, Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery
Research Focus

“Dr. Friel’s work aims to improve hand function in children with cerebral palsy. Her research focuses on the importance of motor activity in neurorehabilitation.”

Do you have a spinal cord injury? Burke is currently looking for subjects for three clinical research studies for patients with spinal cord injuries.