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

His Hand Shook Uncontrollably Until UVA’s Focused Ultrasound Stopped the Tremor

His Hand Shook Uncontrollably Until UVA’s Focused Ultrasound Stopped the Tremor

The patient’s hand shook uncontrollably for years, rendering it virtually useless for normal functions. Then in a single day at the UVA Focused Ultrasound Center, under the care of Dr. Jeffrey Elias, the shaking caused by essential tremor disappear...

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Epilepsy research reveals unknown trigger for seizures

Epilepsy research reveals unknown trigger for seizures

Epilepsy seizures can be triggered when a natural braking system meant to control brain activity goes awry, UVA researchers found.

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Study: Missing Well-Child Visits Leads to Delayed Autism Diagnoses

Study: Missing Well-Child Visits Leads to Delayed Autism Diagnoses

At a time when parents may be wary of taking unvaccinated children to a medical facility, the study raises concerns about the possible consequences.

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Discovery of New Role for Brain’s Immune Cells Could Have Alzheimer’s Implications

Discovery of New Role for Brain’s Immune Cells Could Have Alzheimer’s Implications

The finding could benefit battles against dementia, stroke and other conditions.

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Cholesterol Drives Alzheimer’s Plaque Formation, Study Finds

Cholesterol Drives Alzheimer’s Plaque Formation, Study Finds

The new findings may explain why genes associated with cholesterol have been linked to increased risk for Alzheimer’s.

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