International Pediatric Stroke Organization (IPSO)

Founded in February 2019, IPSO is an organization of health professionals, scientists, and patient advocates who care about stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases in childhood. IPSO developed out of its original collaborative network, the International Pediatric Stroke Study (IPSS).

IPSO's mission is to improve the lives of children with cerebrovascular disease worldwide through research, education, clinical care, and advocacy. 

IPSO's vision is a world in which international, multidisciplinary collaborations advance the understanding, care, and outcomes of childhood cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Heather Fullerton serves as the inaugural president of IPSO. For more information on IPSO, click here.


Brain Recovery Education Initiative (BREd)

BREd's mission is to innovate tailored, dynamic cognitive rehabilitation programs within an educational framework for children recovering from acquired brain injury (ABI) in order to maximize their outcomes using a multidisciplinary approach. BREd recognizes that there is inseparable overlap in the medical, mental health, and educational needs in this population.

BREd's vision for children throughout the Bay Area recovering from acute brain injury to have access to array of multidisciplinary cognitive rehab options integrated with educational programs to maximize outcomes. BREd aims to create a system where recovery is supported after discharge and not dependent on family means. UCSF is a leader in critical care, and the Pediatric Neurorecovery Clinic will expand this expertise to become a leader in brain recovery.

Dr. Bethany Johnson-Kerner is the director of BREd, with support from UCSF pediatric stroke staff. For more information on BREd, click here