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.

Re-Writing Textbooks

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 System. 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.

Spotlight: Neuroimmunology

Jonathan Kipnis and the BIG Center are transforming our understanding of the brain’s relationship to the immune system. His team's groundbreaking discoveries may hold the key to treating Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and autism. Learn More.

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Stories of Care & Discovery

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

Living with Tuberous Sclerosis: A Doctor's Rare Disease Experience

Living With Rare Disease: A Doctor’s Tuberous Sclerosis Experience

Derek Bauer, MD, is a UVA neurologist who has tuberous sclerosis. He also sees TSC patients. Read about how he handles his diagnosis and symptoms.

Healthy Balance

Top Virginia neuroscientists meet at UVA Medical School

Top Virginia neuroscientists meet at UVA Medical School

Some of Virginia's top brain scientists have gathered at UVA to present the latest developments in the treatment of traumatic brain injury.

Researcher Seeks Early Detection to Forestall Glaucoma’s Ravages

Researchers Seeks Early Detection to Forestall Glaucoma's Ravages

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness. The key to slowing the progression of the disease is catching it early. A UVA neuroscientist is gaining insights.

UVA Today

UVA neurosurgeon describes surgery to save girl's vision

UVA Neurosurgeon Describes Surgery to Save Girl's Vision

A UVA neurosurgeon says the location of Mercy Nderitu's tumor is challenging, but he's optimistic she will have a positive outcome.