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Brain Bee Set To Return To Burke

Published January 8, 2018

Know a high school student who dreams of being a brain surgeon? Have them sign up for the 7th annual local championship for the International Brain Bee hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday, February, 28th.

The Brain Bee is a not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students designed to encourage them to learn more about the brain while also inspiring them to pursue careers in neurology and neurological research.

Students in grades 9-12 will be quizzed by a distinguished panel of clinicians and therapists from Burke on a wide range of topics including human neuroanatomy, neuroscience, types of diagnoses and brain cell identification.

Hosting the Brain Bee is just one of Burke’s initiatives geared toward fostering the next generation of medical and neurology professionals. The hospital’s residency program and its 2-year nuerorehabilitation fellowship are just a few other examples of how Burke remains committed to the future of neuroscience and its role in rehabilitative medicine. 

“The Brain Bee is a great opportunity for budding neuroscientists to test their knowledge while also learning more about the brain and nervous system,” says Janet Goodman, LMSW, case manager for Burke’s Brain Injury Program and coordinator for the Brain Bee in Westchester. “These young women and men will be the future of neuroscience and this competition helps expose them to the profession and find out how they can be a part of helping discover cures for injuries and illnesses that affect millions of Americans.”

Burke’s Brain Bee is part of the first round of qualifying in the International Brain Bee competition. The winner will move on to compete in the national Brain Bee in Washington, D.C. Winners from the U.S. finals will have the chance to compete in the international championship later this year.

The Brain Bee will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Rosedale Conference room of Building #4 on the Burke campus located at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.

For additional information or to register, contact Janet Goodman, LMSW at (914) 597-2237 or email at jgoodman@burke.org.

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