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

Why is Stroke So Deadly for People of African Descent?

Why is Stroke So Deadly for People of African Descent?

An international team of scientists has completed the largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in people of African descent.

UVA Health Newsroom

Your Brain Parasite Isn’t Making You Sick. Here’s Why.

Your Brain Parasite Isn’t Making You Sick. Here’s Why.

More than 30 million Americans are infected with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most never show symptoms. New research from the School of Medicine explains why – and why it matters.

UVA Today

Focused Ultrasound Shows Potential Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

Focused Ultrasound Shows Potential Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

The technique, developed at UVA, replaces scalpels with sound waves to battle glioblastoma.

UVA Today

Four Reasons for optimism from Autism Researcher Kevin Pelphrey

Four Reasons for OPTIMISM from Autism Researcher Kevin Pelphrey

Inspired by his daughter and many others, Pelphrey has become one of the nation’s leading autism researchers and an adviser to the federal government. He explains four key advances in understanding the disorder.

UVA Today | Illimitable

In the Inner Ear, UVA Finds an Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity

In the Inner Ear, UVA Finds an Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity

UVA researchers have made a surprising discovery about hair cells that sense sound, gaining insight into hearing loss and some genetic disorders.

UVA Today