Research

UVA’s cutting-edge medical research program is built on innovation and collaboration, bringing together basic and clinical scientists and spanning disciplines to pioneer the treatments and cures of tomorrow. Advances such as the molecular genetics revolution, human genome sequencing, advanced imagingtechniques, and high-performance computing make it an exciting time to be engaged in the advanced medical research currently underway at the UVA School of Medicine.

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Egelman Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Edward H. Egelman, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for a scientist.
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Preeti Chhabra, PhD, and Kenneth Brayman, MD, PhD, discuss a potential way to prevent type 1 diabetes.

Potential Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Identified

Preeti Chhabra, PhD, and Kenneth Brayman, MD, PhD, discuss a potential way to prevent type 1 diabetes by restoring the immune system’s natural balance. The approach may also prove effective for battling other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and eczema, they hope.
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Loren Erickson, PhD, and his team have shed light on the meat allergy by identifying biological changes brought on by tick bites.

The Meat Allergy: UVA IDs Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites

Loren Erickson, PhD, and his team have shed light on the meat allergy by identifying biological changes brought on by tick bites.
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Treating Babies Suffering Seizures Gave This Doc a Special Mission

Dr. Jennifer Burnsed is seeking to understand how the seizures affect the brain, and why they can lead to behavioral and learning problems years down the line.

Good Read on Walter Reed

Here's a very interesting write-up about Walter Reed, his efforts to show that mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, and his connections to UVA. Click for link.

The World’s Most Comprehensive Study of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

The deadly heart condition can strike at any age and is the No. 1 cause of cardiac death in young athletes.

MS Discovery Unmasks ‘Bystander’ Cells as Perpetrators

A certain cell type scientists have largely ignored in multiple sclerosis is actually a key driver of the disease, we discovered.
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$226M in Funds Awarded this Year

In 2018-19, research at the UVA School of Medicine tops $226 million in funding.

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iTHRIV Receives $23M from NIH

State-wide grant awarded to the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV).

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Top 10 Center of Biomedical Research

Hartwell Foundation recognizes UVA innovative biomedical research directed toward children's health.

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