UVA Brain Institute:
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

The UVA Brain Institute connects talented faculty and students across the University to develop better methods for understanding the brain; to seek new ways to prevent, treat, and cure brain diseases and injury; and to equip the next generation of neuroscientists and clinicians. Learn more.

Re-Writing Textbooks

The latest breakthroughs in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and epilepsy live at the University of Virginia. Your support helps make our most promising ideas come to life, moving discoveries in our labs to the patient's bedside. Learn more.

Care Tailored to our Patients' Needs

Providing the right care, at the right time, at the right place is the goal of UVA Health System. We are pioneering new models of care for patients suffering from complex neurological conditions. Learn More.

A 21st Century Neuroscience Education

UVA is one of the few academic institutions that trains young doctors in emerging fields of science like neuroimmunonolgy. Learn how you can help foster the next generation of neuroscientists and clinicians. Learn more.

Spotlight: Neuroimmunology

Jonathan Kipnis and the BIG Center are transforming our understanding of the brain’s relationship to the immune system. His team's groundbreaking discoveries may hold the key to treating Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and autism. Learn More.

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Stories of Care & Discovery

They'll Have to Rewrite the Textbooks

They'll Have to Rewrite the Textbooks

Overturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

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Neuroscience Major’s Research Pursues ‘Moonlighting’ Metabolism Molecule

Neuroscience Major's Research Pursues 'Moonlighting' Metabolism Molecule

Dove-Anna Johnson’s research examines a specific molecule and how it influences body weight, in an effort to find treatment options for eating disorders ranging from obesity to anorexia.

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Stilling Parkinson's Tremors

People with Parkinson’s often deal with debilitating tremors and limited dexterity, symptoms that can make every day actions like pulling money from a wallet or attending social gatherings challenging and sometimes embarrassing.


UVA’s Jonathan Kipnis Receives Prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

UVA's Jonathan Kipnis Receives Prestigious NIH Director's Award

The award includes $5.6 million in funding to advance the Kipnis lab’s cutting-edge research into links between the brain and the immune system.

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UVA Brain Discovery Could Block Aging’s Terrible Toll on the Mind

UVA Brain Discovery Could Block Aging's Terrible Toll on the Mind

In the latest discovery from the lab of neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis, researchers were able to dramatically enhance aged mice’s ability to learn and improve their memories.

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