The UCSF Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Group is a group of pediatric stroke neurologists and full-time support staff performing clinical research in cerebrovascular diseases, principally stroke. Its experienced research personnel include a full-time epidemiologist and biostatistician, project manager, clinical research coordinators and research analyst. The group also benefits from many dedicated research volunteers, many of whom go on to matriculate in medical and nursing schools. Dr. Heather J. Fullerton, Chief of Child Neurology serves as the director of the group and manages the numerous research studies that utilize its infrastructure. The group has monthly clinical research meetings, with video-conferencing to join investigators at its three sites (Mission Bay, Parnassus, and San Francisco General Hospital). It successfully coordinated an NIH funded multi-center clinical research, Vascular effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke study (VIPS; PIs Heather Fullerton and Gabrielle DeVeber).  The group also has a long-standing collaboration with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Department of Research—the Kaiser-UCSF Stroke Program (KUSP)—performing numerous epidemiological studies of adult and pediatric stroke.