Valerie C Anderson, Ph.D., M.C.R.

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Abnormal movement of water into and out of the brain plays a key role in many neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Anderson's laboratory is focused on the application of high-field magnetic resonance techniques to the study of water permeability and the vascular microenvironment of Alzheimer's disease.


M.C.R. Clinical Research, OHSU, Portland, OR (2005)

Ph.D.Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1982)

B.S. Chemistry, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (1976)


Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, OHSU, Portland, OR 1995- present.

Instructor, Division of Neurosurgery, OHSU, Portland, OR 1994-1995.

Senior Research Associate, Division of Neurosurgery, OHSU, Portland, OR, 1992-1994.

Senior Research Associate, Oregon Graduate Institute, Beaverton, OR, 1988-1992.

Research Associate, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 1985-1988.

Associate Research Scientist, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1984-1985.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983.

Selected Publications

"Response," Journal of Neurosurgery (Vol: 119, Issue: 2, Page 535-) - 2013

"Society of Neurological Surgeons boot camp courses: Knowledge retention and relevance of hands-on learning after 6 months of postgraduate year 1 training," Journal of Neurosurgery (Vol: 119, Issue: 3, Page 796-802) - 2013

"A national fundamentals curriculum for neurosurgery PGY1 residents: The 2010 society of neurological surgeons boot camp courses," Neurosurgery (Vol: 70, Issue: 4, Page 971-981) - 2012

"Vagus nerve stimulation for partial and generalized epilepsy from infancy to adolescence: Clinical article," Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics (Vol: 10, Issue: 3, Page 200-205) - 2012

"Emergency neurosurgical care solutions: Acute care surgery, regionalization, and the neurosurgeon: Results of the 2008 CNS consensus session," Neurosurgery (Vol: 68, Issue: 4, Page 1063-1068) - 2011



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