Clinical research and clinical trials are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications, medical devices or procedures by studying their effects on human beings. Clinical research trials can be conducted by government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, researchers affiliated with a hospital or university, independent researchers, or private industry such as pharmaceutical companies.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital actively seeks volunteers, also known as study subject to take part in clinical trials. Eligibility to participate in trials is based on pre-determined criteria. Subjects are usually divided into two or more groups, including a control group that does not receive the experimental treatment and receives a placebo instead or receives an already approved treatment for comparison purposes. Government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) either approve or deny approval of new treatments based on the results of clinical trials. Clinical trials are conduced at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York.
Advancing Neuro-Rehabilitation Research in Partnership with Burke Neurological Institute
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has enjoyed a long-standing synergy aiming to advance neuro-rehabilitation research with its partner Burke Neurological Institute, two separate entities sharing one campus. Learn more about novel clinical trials and outpatient clinics including breakthrough robotic-assisted rehabilitation offered at the Burke Neurological Institute here.
Restorative Neurology Clinic at Burke Neurological Institute
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital refers patients to the Burke Neurological Institute, an on-campus research partner, to participate in breakthrough robotic-assisted rehabilitation. The Restorative Neurology Clinic at Burke Neurological Institute is a self-pay clinic offering state-of-the-art robotic neuro-rehabilitation therapies for individuals who are recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, other neurological conditions. Learn more about upper and lower limb robotic programs and clinical trials.