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

Q&A: What Is ‘Interoception,’ and Why Are Neuroscientists So Fascinated by It?

Q&A: What is ‘Interoception,' and Why are Neuroscientists so Fascinated by it?

You know sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell – but do you know about interoception, your body’s internal “sixth sense”?

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NATO Enlists UVA Health Researcher to Prevent Serious Brain Injuries in Troops

NATO Enlists UVA Health Researcher to Prevent Serious Brain Injuries in Troops

Dr. James R. Stone will help develop guidelines to reduce the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, caused by repeated traumatic brain injury or concussions.

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New Brain Sensor Offers Alzheimer's Answers

New Brain Sensor Offers Alzheimer’s Answers

Researchers have found a reason why Alzheimer’s drugs have limited effectiveness and why patients get much worse after going off of them.

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Sounding Out the Future of Focused Ultrasound

Sounding Out the Future of Focused Ultrasound

UVA's Dr. Jeffrey Elias, who pioneered the use of high-intensity soundwaves to treat tremor and Parkinson’s disease, has now set his sights on erasing chronic pain.

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Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise for Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise for Treating Parkinson’s Disease

The treatment may benefit patients with symptoms that are more severe on one side of body.

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