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Burke Rehabilitation Center to Host Fifth Annual Brain Bee Competition in White Plains

Released January 15, 2016

 Burke Rehabilitation Center to Host Fifth Annual Brain Bee Competition in White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, NY – January 15, 2016 — Know a local high school student who’s a neuroscience whiz? Then the International Brain Bee is the competition for them. On February 11, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be hosting the 5th annual local championship for the International Brain Bee, an annual, not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students that’s designed to encourage them to learn more about the brain while inspiring them to pursue careers in neurology and neurological research.

The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 in Westchester County. At the event, the students will be quizzed on subjects such as human neuroanatomy, neuroscience, types of diagnoses and brain cell identification by a distinguished panel of clinicians and therapists from Burke. Students will also have the chance to speak with some of the Burke’s neuroscientists to learn more about their careers.

“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.”

Local Brain Bees make up the first qualifying round in the International Brain Bee competition. The winners then move on to compete in the national Brain Bee in Washington, D.C. The winner from the U.S. finals will go on to compete in the international championship later in the year.

The Westchester Brain Bee will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11 in Burke’s Rosedale conference room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., building 4, in White Plains. The study guide for the competition is available at brainfacts.org. For additional information or to register, contact Janet Goodman at (914) 597-2237 or jgoodman@burke.org.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its clinical researchers explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

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