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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Brain Bee Student Competition

Released February 21, 2020

High school students who aspire to pursue careers as brain surgeons or neuroscience researchers will have an exciting opportunity to compete in the 9th annual Brain Bee, hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The event will take place on Burke’s campus (785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.  

With a mission to “build better brains to fight brain disorders,” Brain Bee culminates in an international world championship, to take place this year in Washington, D.C. More than 25,000 students from 50+ countries compete each year in the competition. At Burke’s Brain Bee event, local students in grades 9-12 will be quizzed by a panel of the hospital’s clinicians and therapists on topics that include neuroanatomy, neuroscience, diagnoses and brain cell identification.

“The Brain Bee is one of the only student events that focuses on neuroscience and encourages young people to enter this important field, where they can help to discover crucial cures for illnesses and injuries,” says Janet Goodman, LMSW, a Social Work/Care Manager in Burke’s Brain Injury Program and coordinator for the Brain Bee in Westchester. “It is an ideal opportunity to spark excitement for the field of neuroscience among students, in keeping with Burke’s unparalleled commitment to the field.”

In addition to hosting the Brain Bee, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital offers a number of important initiatives to foster the next generation of elite neuroscientists, including the hospital’s nationally recognized, ACGME-accredited residency program. 

The Brain Bee will be held in the Rosedale Conference Room of Building #4 on the Burke campus. Competitors must be high school students (grades 9-12) in Westchester County.

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

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