Welcome to the Cerebrovascular and Neurocognitive Research Group (CNRG)
A multidisciplinary group of clinical and bench researchers has been formed at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to study cerebrovascular disease. The Cerebrovascular and Neurocognitive Research Group (CNRG), which consists of faculty from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microbiology and Immunology, and Vascular Biology will leverage advanced brain imaging technologies to investigate a number of diseases, including stroke, cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), and vascular dementia.
Significant scientific advances in cerebrovascular and related neurocognitive disorders require an infrastructure that facilitates collaborations among clinicians, clinical and basic scientists. CNRG will become a catalyst for innovative research in cerebrovascular and related neurocognitive disorders, providing the link between basic research and clinical trials.
These efforts are being supported in part by a new $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, to study how chronic inflammation drives cerebrovascular disease and disrupts the structure and connections between different parts of the brain.