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.

Spotlight: Autism

Dr. Kevin Pelphrey is pioneering imaging and genomics techniques that are making it easier for doctors to diagnose autism, and that have implications for how we study other neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Learn More

Life-Changing Discoveries

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. 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.


Interested in learning more? Email Kelly Reinhardt, Director of Development, Neurosciences:

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Stories of Care & Discovery

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"Empathy Kits" Offer a Look into Living with a Neurological Disorder

Five-minute “Empathy Kit” videos, created by undergraduate students in a course on neurodegenerative diseases, offer outlooks on what it is like to live with a neurological disorder.

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UVA Health Earns Highest Designation for Epilepsy Centers

UVA Health Earns Highest Designation for Epilepsy Centers

UVA Health has been recertified as a Level 4 center – the highest level of care – by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

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Ketogenic Diet Shows Major Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

Adopting a keto diet may help MS patients alleviate fatigue and depression, and improve quality of life, UVA Health co-authored research finds.

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Seizures Can Cause Memory Loss; Brain-Mapping Research Suggests One Reason Why

A recent UVA study found that seizures and memory formation follow the same brain circuits.

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Research Boosts Case for New Gene Therapy to Treat Severe Form of Epilepsy

The work shows how the novel approach reduces seizures and prolongs survival in Dravet syndrome.

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