One of the overarching goals of the Burke Medical Research Institute is to educate the general public about the ways in which we are working to better the lives of those afflicted with neurological disorders. Developing new therapeutics that impact the growing prevalence of neurological disability from stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer’s disease are central goals of the Burke Medical Research Institute.
Our scientists are working at many stages in the translational pipeline, from pre-clinical models to clinical interventions in order to encompass all of the challenges associated with finding effective treatments for these afflictions. In order to convey this message to the public at large, our faculty and staff routinely interact at a local level in the form of speaking at public forums, judging science fairs in the community, as well as personally discussing their research with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital patient and their families. In addition, our faculty attend and give lectures at national and international meetings, giving Burke a strong presence in the scientific community at large.