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.

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One UVA Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Improve Brain Surgery Around the World

One UVA Neurosurgeon's Quest to Improve Brain Surgery Around the World

More than 5 billion of the world’s 7.3 billion people lack access to safe surgical care. UVA neurosurgeon Dr. Hasan Syed hopes his new Global Brainsurgery Initiative can help, and he’s already found success in Vietnam and Panama.

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How Does Autism Differ in Boys and Girls? Scientist Leads Effort to Find Answers

How Does Autism Dinner in Boys and Girls? Scientist Leads Effort to Find Answers

Why are four times more boys than girls diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders? Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and his team are determined to find out.

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Empowering Patients and Caregivers

When a Charlottesville-area woman began struggling with memory loss, UVA Health was there to help.


Study examines blood sugar levels and stroke patient recovery

Study Examines Blood Sugar Levels and Stroke Patient Recovery

A study led by researchers at UVA and looking at stroke patients from across the country has found intensive blood glucose control treatment does not improve outcomes for certain stroke patients.