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

U.Va. researchers analyze disparities in autism diagnoses

UVA researchers analyze disparities in autism diagnoses

Having studied and developed diagnostic techniques for autism in boys, many clinicians face difficulty in properly diagnosing this illness among girls. 

The Cavalier Daily

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Living with Autism

What if we lived in a world that was fully prepared to support the 1 in 59 children who live with autism? A world where diagnoses are made faster, interventions happen
earlier, and school districts are equipped to care for the special needs…


From left to right: Dr. Larry Lum, Dr. Trey Lee, and Dr. Craig Slingluff stand in their lab in their white coats

From Bench to Bedside

UVA has made fundamental discoveries in cancer, cardiology, and neurology that are now the standards of care for patients worldwide. Clinical trials and programmatic support help us put our best ideas into practice, every day for every patient, when…


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UVA Researchers Identify Surprising Contributor to Multiple Sclerosis

Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows.