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

A UVA Health discovery of a gene responsible for a type of brain tumor could also lead to better treatments for some kinds of childhood cancer. (Photo illustration by Emily Faith Morgan, University Communications)

GENE DISCOVERY COULD LEAD TO BETTER TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD CANCERS

UVA researchers have found that a gene known to cause a deadly type of brain cancer is behind two other childhood cancers as well. The discovery could lead to more effective treatments for cancers in children and adults.

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UVA HEALTH DEVELOPING NEW WAY TO RELIEVE CHRONIC PAIN

UVA researchers are exploring whether brain stimulation can bring relief for chronic pain when medicine doesn’t help.

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Professor Sarah Kucenas and recently minted doctor of neuroscience Ashtyn Wiltbank take a moment to reflect on Wiltbank’s journey working in the lab over several years.

School of Fish: UVA Grad Students Expand the Field of Neuroscience in Mentor’s Lab

In Sarah Kucenas’ lab, graduate students learn to navigate the waters as professional research scientists, in some cases leading to major scientific discoveries.

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Discovery Points to Better Treatments for Brain Tumors

Discovery Points to Better Treatments for Brain Tumors

New research identifies vulnerabilities on brain tumors that CAR T-cell immunotherapy could attack.

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UVA NEUROSCIENTIST THINKS HER AI FOR BRAIN BLEEDS CAN BEAT HUMAN ASSESSMENTS

Successful in an early, limited study, Dr. Natasha Ironside’s measurement tool for brain bleeds and swelling is being put to a more rigorous test in a multi-institutional study.

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