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

Targeting Calcium Overload Could Improve Stroke Outcomes, UVA Research Suggests

Targeting Calcium Overload Could Improve Stroke Outcomes, UVA Research Suggests

Scientists found that excessive calcium contributes to inflammation that may worsen the effects of ischemic stroke.

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Promising MS Drug Could Worsen Disease, Research Suggests

Promising MS Drug Could Worsen Disease, Research Suggests

The drug has not yet made it to human trials for multiple sclerosis, but tUVA scientists are warning their fellow researchers to proceed cautiously.

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Repeated Small Blasts Put Military, Law Enforcement at Risk for Brain Injury

Repeated Small Blasts Put Military, Law Enforcement at Risk for Brain Injury

Military and law-enforcement personnel exposed to low-level blasts have an increased level of brain injury and inflammation compared with a control group.

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Dementia Deaths Rise During the Summer of COVID, Leading to Concern

Dementia Deaths Rise During the Summer of COVID, Leading to Concern

Dr. Laurie Archbald-Pannone discusses some of the factors behind this summer’s troubling rise in dementia-related deaths, including the effect of pandemic-related isolation.

UVA Today

Concussion Discovery Reveals Dire, Unknown Effects of Even Mild TBI

Concussion Discovery Reveals Dire, Unknown Effects of Even Mild TBI

Even mild TBI causes severe, long-lasting impairments in the brain’s ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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