Burke Medical Research Institute News

Published March 3, 2015

The Burke Medical Research Institute is making strides every day to develop game-changing approaches to treating neurological illness and injuries and reducing disability. Here, a look some recent BMRI highlights: 

Dr. Ratan to Chair Oxidative Stress & Disease Gordon Research Conference
Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Burke Medical Research Institute and Associate Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College  will serve as the chair for the Oxidative Stress & Disease Gordon Research Conference from March 1 – 6 in Ventura, CA.

This important international meeting will focus on oxidative stress, aging and disease and bring together junior and senior investigators from around the globe who are focused on the biology and therapeutics of oxidant and antioxidants.

Click here to learn more about the conference. 


Dr. Putrino Talks "Technology for Humanity" at EmTech Singapore
David Putrino, Ph.D., P.T., director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation at BMRI, was among the invited speakers at this year’s EmTech conference, held January 27-28 in Singapore.  (See photo, above) EmTech is an annual conference on “emerging technologies that matter” hosted by MIT Technology Review.  The event brings together innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world who have a shared passion for using cutting-edge technology to address major global issues.

At BMRI, Dr. Putrino is developing low-cost and accessible ways to deliver rehabilitation therapy through telemedicine, including state-of-the-art motion capture technology that allows therapists to remotely monitor patient progress. In his EmTech presentation, “Making the World a Better Place: Technology for the Sake of Humanity,” Dr. Putrino spoke about his work with Not Impossible Labs, including the Brainwriter and Project Daniel. —Nina Bai 

Advances in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation: Unilateral Brain Injuries & Associated Impairments 
The course "Advances in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation: Unilateral Brain Injuries and Associated Impairments" will take place on March 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. It will present and demonstrate cutting-edge research strategies and therapies for children who have unilateral brain injuries. Therapists, physicians, researchers, and caregivers welcome. BMRI's Jason B. Carmel, M.D., Ph.D. and Kathleen Friel, Ph.D. are among the speakers. 

Course Fee: $30

Register here: Or contact (914) 831-2510, or
(Continuing Education Credits for therapists and physicians may be available) 

For more info, including the agenda, click here

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