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

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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Does Forgetting a Name or Word Mean That I Have Dementia?

Does Forgetting a Name or Word Mean That I Have Dementia?

In a recent piece for The Conversation, Dr. Laurie Archbald-Pannone discussed signs of dementia and how to differentiate between occasional memory lapses and more serious impairment.

UVA Today

Adolescence Can Help Unlock Autism Diagnosis in Girls

Adolescence Can Help Unlock Autism Diagnosis in Girls

A UVA researcher is working on a study aimed at improving the social skills of teen girls with autism, who tend to be diagnosed later than boys.

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Top Coma Experts Seek to Improve Patient Outcomes

Top Coma Experts Seek to Improve Patient Outcomes

Coma experts have created an ambitious plan to help doctors better care for comatose patients and answer that awful question: “Will my loved one wake up?”

UVA Health Newsroom

This UVA Pediatrician Can Predict Your Stroke Risk

This UVA Pediatrician Can Predict Your Stroke Risk

Doctors can use a free scoring tool, focusing on metabolic conditions including high blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body fat, to assess risk and help patients avoid strokes.

UVA Today