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

COVID-19: UVA Discovery Spurs Clinical Trial of Antidepressant to Fight Virus

COVID-19: UVA Discovery Spurs Clinical Trial of Antidepressant to Fight Virus

UVA found that fluvoxamine may prevent dangerous immune system overreactions, a major threat to COVID-19 patients.

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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.

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Spinal Cord Injuries: UVA Scientists Probe Individual Cells to Find Better Treatments

Spinal Cord Injuries: UVA Scientists Probe Individual Cells to Find Better Treatments

Two of the School of Medicine’s leading researchers are teaming to take on something that neither may have attempted on their own: the riddle of spinal cord injuries.

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Brain Discovery Could Have Important Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Brain Discovery Could Have Important Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases

An unexpected form of cellular cleanup in developing brains could play a role in conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and autism.

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Researcher Uses Computer Models to Get Inside Heads of TBI Victims

Researcher Uses Computer Models to Get Inside Heads of TBI Victims

You can’t just whack people on the heads to see what happens, so Matthew Panzer and his team are developing computer models to understand how the brain deforms under impact, working with the military, the NFL, auto manufacturers and more.

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