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Burke Rehabilitation Center Invites Students to Register for Brain Bee Competition

Released December 2, 2014

Burke Rehabilitation Center, an acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY, invites all Westchester County high school students to sign up for the International Brain Bee Competition. The competition is designed to test students’ knowledge of the inner-workings of the brain and nervous system. Burke will host the 4th annual Brain Bee regional championship in February.

 “We’re especially excited to host next year’s regional Brain Bee event, as 2015 marks our 100thyear anniversary,” said Barry Jordan, MD, 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 Brain Bee challenges students in a question and answer style tournament in which students are tested on the human brain, its function, disease and research. The Westchester County regional contest will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in the Rosedale Conference Room in Building #4 on the Burke Campus, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY.

Burke sponsors the event with the goal of inspiring local students to pursue careers in neuroscience.  Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants. The winner of the regional Westchester competition is also qualified to participate in the national Brain Bee competition in Washington D.C. against other regional winners. To sign up for this year’s competition, please contact Janet Goodman at

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