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Pioneering Rehabilitation

The Burke Medical Research Institute is a research enterprise that works in partnership with the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical College to develop new therapeutic approaches for a host of impairments that cause disability including paralysis, sensory loss, language problems and dementia.

The Institute's scientists are exploring the frontiers of rehabilitation research and striving to make scientific discoveries that will better the lives of those suffering from disability stemming from injury or illness. In keeping with its commitment to solving the problems of brain repair, the Institute  invested more than $7 million on the renovation of its research laboratories, increasing its regenerative medicine research laboratories to more than 40,000 square feet. Burke officially opened its Regenerative Medicine Laboratories on Sept. 14, 2012.