Clinical Lab Manager
Burke Neurological Institute
NYC, New York, United States
In the Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery, research was focused on improving upper extremity function in children and adults living with cerebral palsy and the research focused on the importance of harnessing motor activity to enhance neurorehabilitation.
At Burke, Talita was assigned the responsibility of coordinating research through a partnership at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Her work was focused on implementing protocols to collect data on upper extremity function in children with hemiparesis as a result of various acquired brain injuries. She aided in investigating intensive therapeutic modalities and robotic studies and their effects on the sensorimotor function and neural connectivity. During this time Talita started her graduate studies at Teachers College, Columbia University in Biobehavioral Studies with a concentration in Motor Learning and Control.
She was consistently reminded of the journies these young patients are undergoing and have been experiencing since birth, she took a special interest in how gestational and neonatal experience played a role in the development of their brain injuries. She remains involved with the lab at BNI and throughout the pandemic, she assisted in deploying virtual studies for patients with neurological conditions in order to continue providing cutting-edge interventions safely so that patient health integrity did not suffer complications due to the pandemic. She is currently working as a Neonatal ICU RN in NYC and is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University. She is a Scholar in the National Health Service Corps dedicated to closing the gap between the complexities behind the comprehensive care children with chronic neurological conditions require while bringing the best care to underserved/underprivileged communities. She is working to provide comprehensive primary care backed by high-caliber, reliable evidence in pediatrics with a focus on developmental and early intervention care for patients that experienced brain injury during gestation or in early life.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
3:15 PM – 3:31 PM