The Center for Cerebrovascular Research (CCR) is a core group of faculty and staff pursuing integrative and interdisciplinary study of cerebrovascular disease, utilizing the tools of vascular cell biology, animal models, human genetics, disease epidemiology and treatment outcomes research. Our main area of focus is vascular malformations of the brain, which are an important cause of hemorrhagic stroke, and include arteriovenous malformations (AVM), intracranial aneurysms and cavernous malformations. We also have a special interest in the inherited disease, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), which is one of the few inherited causes of brain AVM. Our main laboratories and facilities are located at the San Francisco General Hospital campus. Patient recruitment also takes place at the Parnassus campus.
The UCSF home departments are Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, with allied and collaborating faculty in a number of neuroscience and vascular biology fields. The CCR is a unique group by virtue of the interdisciplinary team approach that includes a spectrum of clinical and basic researchers. In these pages you can explore some of the activities underway. Patients and relatives searching for information on AVM (Arteriovenous malformation) can find out more about the disease and our research by reading our information on "what is an AVM"?
The CCR is headquartered in San Francisco General Hospital's historic Building 10
To advance and translate seminal metadisciplinary neuroscience, by combining insights and information across multiple perspectives and disciplines, with the common goal of providing effective, safe, and humane treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.
To provide the opportunity for students and faculty to pursue all levels of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and post-graduate training and intellectual development.
WILLIAM L. YOUNG, MD
It is with great sadness that the Center for Cerebrovascular Research is informing that its beloved founder and director, William L. Young passed away on August 1st 2013.
The 5th Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship
The 5th Edition is coming soon on April 24th.
Special Guest: Dough Marchuk, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Lookup details and previous editions at The Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship
Related Neuroscience News at UCSF
Multidisciplinary AVM Treatment
Cerebrovascular Malformation Research
Dr. Young receives award ASA Newsletter
and Anesthesiology Journal
CCR Scientists awarded NIH Rare Disease grant
See details on the available positions
Research Support and Sponsorship
The Michael Zodda Foundation
The Leslie Munzer Neurological Institute
Donate to Stroke Research
CCR/PPG Research Seminar
Presented by Center for Cerebrovascular Research Dept. of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital.
February, 19 2014
RICHARD DANEMAN, PhD
Department of Anatomy
"Regulation of the Blood-Brain Barrier During Health and Disease"
School of Nursing, Parnassus Campus
For Information, call:(415) 206-8906
Click here for a list of recent CCR seminars
The Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship