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.

 

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Stories of Care & Discovery

Focused Ultrasound Shows Potential Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

Focused Ultrasound Shows Potential Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

The technique, developed at UVA, replaces scalpels with sound waves to battle glioblastoma.

UVA Today

Four Reasons for optimism from Autism Researcher Kevin Pelphrey

Four Reasons for OPTIMISM from Autism Researcher Kevin Pelphrey

Inspired by his daughter and many others, Pelphrey has become one of the nation’s leading autism researchers and an adviser to the federal government. He explains four key advances in understanding the disorder.

UVA Today | Illimitable

In the Inner Ear, UVA Finds an Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity

In the Inner Ear, UVA Finds an Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity

UVA researchers have made a surprising discovery about hair cells that sense sound, gaining insight into hearing loss and some genetic disorders.

UVA Today

COVID-19: UVA Discovery Spurs Clinical Trial of Antidepressant to Fight Virus

COVID-19: UVA Discovery Spurs Clinical Trial of Antidepressant to Fight Virus

UVA found that fluvoxamine may prevent dangerous immune system overreactions, a major threat to COVID-19 patients.

UVA Today

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.

UVA Today