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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The Role of Molecule p75 in Eating Disorders

Known to be important in forming the nervous system, molecule p75 also “moonlights” in other jobs in the body, such as controlling metabolism and body weight.
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NIH Provides $23 Million for iTHRIV

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has been awarded nearly $23 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance translational and clinical research.
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Chairman Receives 2018 Pioneer in Medicine Award

Jonathan Kipnis honored with the 2018 Pioneer in Medicine award from the Brain Mapping Foundation
and Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics.
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Over the Moon: A UVA Physician-Scientist Reflects on Her Work With NASA

On March 3, 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came home from a yearlong stay on the International Space Station, and a young physician-scientist, Francine Garrett-Bakelman, was waiting anxiously. She had…

If You Take Vitamins, Read This

A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health found no benefits to taking vitamin supplements and suggests we should be getting our vitamins the old-fashioned way: by eating…

@Justsaysinmice Just Says, ‘IN MICE’

There’s a new Twitter account grabbing eyeballs even though it says very little. The account is @justsaysinmice, and it just tweets, “IN MICE.” Why? To point out news stories that…

The Arc of Science

It’s interesting to see how discovery leads to discovery around here. Case in point: A while back, our Gary K. Owens, PhD, and Olga A. Cherepanova, PhD, found that a…

UVA Oncologist's Work Among Top 10

UVA researcher's work in childhood cancer honored as a top 10 clinical research achievements.

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Significant Increase in Research Funding

Federal funding for UVA's medical research surged from $101.2 million in 2015 to $121.4 million in 2017.

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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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