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Burke to Host 4th Annual Brain Bee Competition

Published February 3, 2015

Burke will be hosting the 4th annual local championship for the International Brain Bee competition on Feb. 11. The International Brain Bee is an annual, not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students designed to encourage them to learn about the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research.

“We’re especially excited to host this year’s regional Brain Bee event, as 2015 marks our 100th year anniversary,” said Barry Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., attending neurologist and assistant medical director at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “Burke has a long legacy of neurological rehabilitation and we’re committed to encouraging future neuroscientists and neurologists through programs like this one.”

The contest is open to all high school students in Westchester, who will be judged by a distinguished panel of clinicians and therapists. The Brain Bee challenges students in a question and answer style tournament in which they are tested on the human brain, its function, disease and research.

Local contests make up the first qualifying round in the International Brain Bee competition. The winners then move on to compete in the national Brain Bee. The regional event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in the Rosedale Conference Room in Building #4 on the Burke Campus.

For additional information, contact Janet Goodman at jgoodman@burke.org.

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