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

Riding Smart: For Brain Health, Don’t Get Back on the Horse After a Fall

Riding Smart: For Brain Health, Don't Get Back on the Horse After a Fall

Equestrian and UVA neuropsychologist Stephanie Bajo is raising awareness about concussions in the riding community.

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Epilepsy Discovery Reveals Why Some Seizures Prove Deadly

Epilepsy Discovery Reveals Why Some Seizures Prove Deadly

New research suggests a long-sought answer for why some patients with epilepsy die unexpectedly following a seizure.

UVA Health Newsroom

UVA Develops Imaging Approach to Help Stop Epilepsy Seizures

UVA Develops Imaging Approach to Help Stop Epilepsy Seizures

The new approach could let surgeons determine the best target in the brain to stop epilepsy seizures, opening the procedure to more patients.

UVA Health Newsroom

Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boys, New Research Suggests

Autism Develops Differently in Girls than Boys, New Research Suggests

Scientists warn that conclusions about autism in boys should not be assumed to hold true for girls.

UVA Today

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”?

UVA Today